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Updated Nov 25, 2021

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3.8
79%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
Edward L. Long
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including a good pension(in 22 reviews)

  • "great benefits and paid leave policies(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No real pay raises in 8 out of last 10 years for senior employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to other county agencies in the DC Metro area(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Sep 3, 2021 - Health Services Administrator in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing benefits. Great to work for

      Cons

      Long hours, high stress environment

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Employer

      Nov 25, 2021 - Construction Manager in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job Security Great Retirement and other Benefits

      Cons

      Pay Parity with Other Jurisdictions Too Bureaucratic at Times

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      enjoy

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

      Positive work environment, no complaints

      Cons

      no complaints, no complaints, no

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Working in Fairfax Government

      Oct 30, 2021 - Firefighter in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The opportunities and the people make it the best job in the world.

      Cons

      Required amount of hours has increased.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Starter Job with potential to grow

      Aug 3, 2021 - Day Care Center Teacher I in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Job is easy going *Hours are good *Lots people to work with *You work in a school *They will always confront you professionally when they have an issue with you or your work ethic and give you a chance to fix it

      Cons

      * Staff can be unprofessional, especially Supervisors *Questionable people in higher up positions * Hours can be tedious *Schedule is fixed and not very flexible *Benefits are getting cut rather than added *Supervisors tend to over use their power for their own benefits *Promotion is based on favorites and can be played in your favor over someone who is more qualified. *

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Very political

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and great leave

      Cons

      Low pay, little growth for advancement. No significant pay raises in years. Little flexibility for remote. Management gives plenty of surveys asking for employees feedback but never takes any action and gives the same excuses each year on why they can’t give employees raises. Management has become very political. Not a place of tolerance for people with different beliefs. Has made the workplace incredibly political over the past 6 years.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work. Easy going.

      Sep 30, 2021 - IT Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work place, flexible, easy going,

      Cons

      if you are a contractor, you don't get any benefits.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Human Service Worker II

      Oct 3, 2021 - Human Service Worker II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      County provides great Benefits for employees

      Cons

      Very stressful, Caseload is pretty heavy

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Nov 2, 2021 - Food Safety Specialist in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great autonomy and variety of experiences

      Cons

      Lots of work off the clock

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Better than Many Other Local Government

      Sep 5, 2021 - IT Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fairly well run and interesting projects and good people around

      Cons

      Still a lot of red tapes within the department and other agencies.

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