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Commonwealth of Virginia Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Terry R. McAuliffe
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  • limited growth and antiquated technology (in 2 reviews)

  • Reliant on legislature and people not in direct contact with your field to make the proper decisions (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "The only way to get a good raise is to change jobs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and administration/direction changes every 4 years.


  2. "Ungodly wasteful and where careers go to die!"

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    Former Employee - Not A Police Officer At State PD in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Not A Police Officer At State PD in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Job security and great benefits

    Cons

    If you do more than your job requires or go the extra mile, it is frowned upon! Poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good ole boy club. Look inside at how much employees severely abuse the system.

  3. "Good and bad - stereotypes are true"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Work with very well meaning people, have a positive mission
    Great retirement and benefits - more time off than you can use, excellent healthcare

    Cons

    Work with many "retired in place" people that can't or won't get the job done
    Most agencies are underfunded so IT work is grabbing for pennies
    Politics is real. Many agencies get new leadership every 4 years like clockwork


  4. "Information Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    best run in the country

    Cons

    cost cutting impacting security initiatives


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Definitely the people. Everyone is great to work with and very helpful when you need help with something

    Cons

    No training, pay isn't that great, and no training.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time helping out your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) - Fisheries Management Division"

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    Former Employee - Fisheries Management Planner in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Fisheries Management Planner in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Exposure to regulatory processes; some opportunity for fisheries data analysis

    Cons

    Bullying by upper management; negative atmosphere; limited opportunity for advancement (senior staff have been in their positions for 20+ years); high turnover in entry-level positions


  7. "Sad it's closing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    State benefits, great coworkers, good bosses.

    Cons

    Harder hours due to current staffing shortage. Many staff are leaving due to impending facility closure.

    Advice to Management

    none at this time.

  8. "Promotions Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    job security for entire life

    Cons

    They do not encourage new ideas.


  9. "State work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Hours. Benefits. Flexibility. Potential for movement.

    Cons

    Pay. No more pension. Reliant on legislature and people not in direct contact with your field to make the proper decisions.


  10. "Good Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Good mission. Ok, pay. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The guard changes when the governor changes. Have to change jobs to get a raise. Low raises.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hard workers.


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