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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
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  • "No real pay raises in 8 out of last 10 years for senior employees" (in 8 reviews)

  • "High cost of living in Northern Virginia" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, hours, and locations

    Cons

    Hiring process takes a while.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Supervisor
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Extensive and lengthy hiring process

  3. "Great people, tough arena and pay does not suffice for MAI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    wonderful people, caring relationships, community

    Cons

    pay does not suffice for MAI, long hours, management issues

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees, pay them enough so they can live and work in the area!!


  4. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great-health insurance, retirement, etc.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, not a lot of room for growth within divisions.


  5. "Fairfax County HSW"

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    Current Employee - HSW in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - HSW in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, experience, growth, coworkers, friends

    Cons

    vacation time, long hours, overtime, office politics, workload


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Detective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Health care and pension is solid.

    Cons

    Salary is fixed. Underwhelming for detectives and those who go above and beyond.


  7. "survey nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Surveyor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Surveyor in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits pay and time off are great. The training that you can take is very good.

    Cons

    Employees do not follow safety at all and will put you at risk. Stay where you are currently working.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and practice what you preach.

  8. "Programs Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia part-time

    Pros

    Great ELT staff work and you have the freedom to work and facilitate whatever programs you want.

    Cons

    Management sucks at times so you have to speak up and advocate for yourself.


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. I love them.

    Cons

    No cons that I can report.


  10. "Inefficient work structure"

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    Current Employee - Park/Rec Specialist II in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Park/Rec Specialist II in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to serve people

    Cons

    Not enough time to complete work assignments

    Advice to Management

    Reorg is necessary to improve efficiency and customer service delivery.