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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated August 31, 2018
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Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Admin III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work place is closed to my home.

    Cons

    Management does not work perfective ly

    Advice to Management

    They should avoid micro mângement


  5. "Big Local Government"

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

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

    Pros

    You get paid on time.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any.


  6. "Public Heath Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Good schedule, decent pay, and the ability to switch departments after 1 year

    Cons

    There is not much of an opportunity to negotiate salary, and raises are not guarenteed.


  7. "If you are a minority(based on your skin color) consider yourself safe and lucky. Reverse discrimination at it's finest."

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay. The feeling of working for the best of the best in the area.

    Cons

    If you are a white male... you may not lose your job for no reason... but. You are at high risk. If you are a white female... get ready to lose your new job... immediately. It is a pattern and a trend. Nuff said.

    Advice to Management

    How about hiring unbiased, educated, humans, who are professional and qualified to be in charge, regardless of skin color... to be the decision makers who have power over everything? The only racism occurring within the county is the reverse racism which I, as an open minded person, never thought existed... until working for Fairfax County.

  8. "Awesome Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Peer Support Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Peer Support Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of room for growth. Employees are encouraged to move around and explore positions.

    Cons

    Long process to get hired. Could take 4-6 months, but worth the wait.


  9. "Code Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Managers, Great Benefits, great ammenities

    Cons

    Too much politics, to hard to cut thru red tape with leadership


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cool place to work overall"

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

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

    Pros

    Onsite Cafeteria
    Onsite Fitness Center
    Employee Recognition programs

    Cons

    Not a friendly or welcoming environment for new employees.


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