City of Alexandria Virginia - Great at first | Glassdoor
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"Great at first"

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Former Employee - Recreation Leader II in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Recreation Leader II in Alexandria, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Good benefits, great coworkers and schedules.

Cons

New Management took over. RPCA lost 30% of their people while senior management gave themselves 6% raise.

Advice to Management

To Human Resources
Please be careful who gets hired.

Other Employee Reviews for City of Alexandria Virginia

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Little opportunities for promotion for women"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a very wealthy local government with a lot of money to throw at managers and very little requirement or incentive to create efficiency in the delivery of services.

    Cons

    If you anticipating a career where you start in a less skilled position and then move into a higher skilled position -- don't, this isn't the place for you. All of the persons employed in an administrative (secretarial) capacity are women. I know of very few woman who have managed to crack the glass ceiling and make it into entry level management jobs. The City is rife with cronyism in the hiring and promotional process. An entitled management demands unlimited work from stressed and overburdened support staff, operates from an "on high" without any sense of democracy the need for collaboration in the assignment of work to woman in support positions. Very paternalistic and dependent on the notion that input from non exempt staff is akin to insubordination.

    Advice to Management

    At the very least if you aren't going to offer training and promotional opportunities for non exempt women Try to remember you are in pubic service sooo......Go get your own cup of coffee and stop asking me to serve you food and drink.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mid-size local government, room to grow if you look for opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, flexible work schedules, generally good senior management, opportunities for growth/exposure to executive leadership, public facing

    Cons

    political, salary discrepancies between departments, aging management is sometimes not attuned to needs of younger staff

    Advice to Management

    embrace more telework opportunities, invest in better IT infrastructure, and explore more cross-seeding employees (allowing flexibility to advance careers through experience in other departments)

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