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Updated Nov 17, 2021

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3.6
69%
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92%
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Fairfax County Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon
Kirk Kincannon
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment with friendly people that are passionate about improving the counties park land(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good training, serious work enviroment(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and the pay was not great(in 3 reviews)

  • "Your experience will vary from facility to facility depending on the managers, this is specifically about the McLean rec center(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Starting Job

      Sep 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The hourly rate and community Friendly coworkers

      Cons

      Hours in the water Monthly audits

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great summer experience

      Nov 14, 2021 - Marina Attendant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to spend a lot of time on the water and waterfront. Nature is nice around opening and closing.

      Cons

      Work can be physically demanding at times.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Decent place

      Nov 17, 2021 - Entry Level in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      working out side in nature

      Cons

      i have nothing to say

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't expect much

      Oct 12, 2021 - Lifeguard in Oakton, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Okay-ish hours - Flexible scheduling

      Cons

      - Pay is pretty bad for how certified you are - Management will leave you in the dark about pay raises for other staff with the same qualifications as you

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Aug 1, 2021 - Human Resources in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture; agency communication; flexibility and accommodation to personal needs; understanding of work-life balance; employee acknowledgment and engagement.

      Cons

      Little opportunity for upward growth

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Fine for summer work

      Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun coworkers, easy enough job

      Cons

      Pretty low pay, but fine for a high school summer job

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love my job

      Jun 30, 2021 - Park Support in Clifton, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Chill management Easy to work your way up Great benefits

      Cons

      Working with public Have to work early mornings and late nights as well as weekends

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Assistant Supervisor

      Aug 1, 2021 - Assistant Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun outdoor environment good coworkers easy hiring process good job for young person

      Cons

      low pay no flexibility micromanaging from higher ups not much growth

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay job

      Apr 29, 2021 - Lifeguard in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -okay pay -usually not difficult -got to sit down for most of it

      Cons

      -had to jump in the pool with your clothes on for practicing CPR multiple times a month with no warning -management lied to me and told me if I got a certification I’d get a raise, and I did not -have to do in-water training 2x a month

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Ok Place to work

      Mar 23, 2021 - Recreation Coordinator in Clifton, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice peoples to work with.

      Cons

      Hours can be inconsistent depending on what position you are in.

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