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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
Edward L. Long
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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. "Great place to work!"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and lots of flexibility

    Cons

    pay is below market rate and moving up is very competitive


  2. "Helpful resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Tons of Resources that helps when working with the community.

    Cons

    What you to use their specific language during interviews.

  3. "Fairfax DPZ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great collaborative work environment, tons of smart people, very interesting projects

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy, limited upward movement but if with patience and hard work you will be rewarded


  4. "2011-2014"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great benefits. Excellent health care.

    Cons

    Pay freeze for several years. Upper management fails to inspire confidence in the ranks.


  5. "Call Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around within the county.

    Cons

    Little support from management, high call volume.


  6. "great job"

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    Former Employee - Probation Officer I in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Probation Officer I in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, supportive environment, supportive management and coworkers, good place for career advancement

    Cons

    case loads can get high, but are manageable


  7. "It is a wonderful place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Professional and very nice coworker.

    Cons

    I could not think of any.

    Advice to Management

    I am thankful for my supervisors. They are very supportive and understanding. I could not ask for more from the management.

  8. "N/a"

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

    Pros

    Benefits and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Strict time schedule for arrival and departure


  9. "Logistics"

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    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.


  10. "Fairfax County Government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (vacation, tuition assistance, medical/dental/vision insurance)

    Cons

    Obtaining a promotion can be difficult. There are a lot of dead-end career paths that have no equivalent anywhere else.
    Employees who are motivated receive more work, but not more meaningful work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and consult employees before making operational decisions that affect every day work.


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