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City of Alexandria Virginia Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great management. Fun place to work where they have employee fun days, team sports events and recognition for Star employees.

    Cons

    Limited on moving up in salary and grade level.


  2. "One of the Best Places to Work in the D.C. Area!"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The City of Alexandria values its employees. The City Council as adopted to grow the Employee Wellness Program for all City staff as part of its strategic plan. Since I have been employed with the City, I have been able to take advantage of several professional development opportunities that have furthered my career.

    Cons

    The downsides of working for the City of Alexandria are less than working for more local governments. The City has a AAA Bond rating and actively connects with a larger network of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote communication, creativity, diversity, ethical behavior & accountability.

  3. "Good to have a job..."

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great; love working with people in human services; pay is competitive (now);

    Cons

    Too many members of management; could be more effective with treating clients if team members were more flexible and attentive

    Advice to Management

    Listen more; talk/direct less- even direct care staff have much to contribute to how things should be handled/ran


  4. ""The Office""

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were some of the best.

    Cons

    Management, more interested in appearing as if they are doing something than actually doing something to control a problem.
    Employees have low moral because of management problems.

    Advice to Management

    Take action, make a decision, move forward, be honest


  5. Helpful (1)

    "GIS Analyst III in the GIS Unit"

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst III in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst III in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. My supervisor and the unit chief were both very nice and easy to talk to.
    2. Very friendly and supportive employees.
    3. Hours can be flexible.
    4. Salary was good and negotiable.
    5. There are many transportation options to reach the building. You can park the car in the King Street metro/VRE station for free and take either the city bus of the Old Town trolly for free to the building.
    6. The location is amazing with many great dining options around the building.

    Cons

    1. If you need to park your car in the building, you have to pay a daily or monthly fee.
    2. Not very open to use other non-ESRI related technologies.


  6. "Lack of Mangement"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, easy job, not a lot of work

    Cons

    no parking, pay $10 day to park, traffic is bad

    Advice to Management

    Mangement needs big improvment


  7. "Planner II"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Planner in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting projects, collaborative environment, great environment for learning and growth.

    Cons

    Benefits are somewhat limited, needs to promote diversity more heavily in the city as a whole

    Advice to Management

    More Interaction between management and staff

  8. "Been a temp for 2 years and still not permanent. Management claims due to lack of funding my position is temp."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Have weekends off as well as 12 holidays. Co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Minimal growth opportunities. Management is petty. Overwhelming workload. Temps tend to feel like a mouse in a wheel.

    Advice to Management

    There are more important things to be concerned about than an employee having their door closed!


  9. "If you are young and considering the health department reconsider"

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    Current Employee - Nursing in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Nursing in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get you foot in the door of local government, ability to utilize your skills, right off interstate (AHD), good health insurance (state employee)

    Cons

    work culture not conducive to young people, lack of upper-management addressing the aging work population by changing work dynamic that will help to attract and retain young professionals, lack of telecommute options, management ignores and lacks to address high turnover of young people, IT issues (hard to do productive work with old and lacking technology, only about 5% of employees actually work while the remainder are just taking up space and making it much more stressful for the few who actually do work

    Advice to Management

    Really address the needs of young people, address the issue of turn over of young people, improve work culture, give young people more leadership opportunities at the health department, improve technology, make the health department a culturally competent place for guests who frequent the establishment by focusing in on customer service and retention. Also, address the health equity of its employees.


  10. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great!

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very negative, not a team environment, lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with actions when it comes to changes in team members and atmosphere.


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