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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  • budgetary constraints have made pay raises a rarity for the past 6 years (in 7 reviews)

  • Standard promotional caps once in a merit position, no matter how skilled/proven you are (in other words NEGOTIATE YOUR SALARY on 1st full time offer (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Logistics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and Retirement; Job Security/stability

    Cons

    Compensation; Growth opportunities; lack of empowerment

    Advice to Management

    If you want/need good people - realize that-that will be difficult to attain/retain if their compensation suggests that they are really not that good.


  2. "Environmental Health Technician"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Health Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Environmental Health Technician in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere. Very professional and kind people to work with. Everyone truly cares for each other and the community they serve.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  3. "Substance Abuse Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, upward mobility, and solid benefits.

    Cons

    Facing constant program closures/budget cuts, raises don't always happen.


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    "Human Service Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You actually can help some people in need.

    Cons

    If there is a personality conflict with your manager the manager wins. They will make your life miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Allow workers to review managers.


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great experience to have my internship there. It was valuable time.

    Cons

    I had very few people to work with. It requires strong confidentiality.


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Comp Time
    Independent work
    Education and outreach
    Direct contact with consumers

    Cons

    Difficult to transfer to new positions with different sjill sets. HR too narrowly certifies potential candidates based on direct expeperience of current position.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct exit interviews to gain insight on why people choose to leave the organization. Activel consider suggestions for improvement.


  8. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Gardener in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Volunteer Gardener in Burke, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I work as a volunteer gardener at Kings Park Library and my experience has been great. The master gardener is very knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to share what she knows. She always tells me how to handle things the right way and guide me through it. At the end of every work, she's always grateful. The other volunteers are very friendly too.

    Cons

    So far, I haven't seen any downsides while working at Kings Park Library garden.


  9. "counseling"

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    Current Employee - Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and the hours are great.

    Cons

    Its takes forever to get a raise and if you are black especially a black man you will have a hard time getting promoted unless you kiss butt or are buddies with someone.


  10. "Emergency Management Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Emergency Management Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Emergency Management Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Great partnerships with the community

    Cons

    Managers were unprofessional; upward mobility is limited


  11. "Cable TV Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Cable Television Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Cable Television Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    steady employment for an employer

    Cons

    very limited advancement, no or 1% pay raises about every other year


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