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Updated Feb 1, 2023

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Found 379 of over 406 reviews
3.9
76% Recommend to a Friend
Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
68% Approve of CEO

Found 379 of over 406 reviews

3.9
76%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
Edward L. Long
64 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Employer

    Jan 31, 2023 - Engineer Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    benefits are amazing, good atmosphere, job security.

    Cons

    a long commute, no raises,

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Avoid the Crime Analysis Unit for the Near Future

    Nov 17, 2022 - Crime Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Healthcare. Used to have more pros when I started, but by the end the County crushed everything I loved about it.

    Cons

    No chance for growth. Wouldn’t mind the lack of growth opportunities if at least there was a salary raise every year, but Fairfax does not promise any pay increases or even a COLA. Fairfax is somewhat flexible with your schedule, however the current person in charge of the analysts, does not believe in telework or agree with the county’s 60% telework policy.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    school aged child care

    Feb 1, 2023 - Head Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    fun to work with kids and do projects, laid back environment

    Cons

    - you can get stuck with horrible supervisors - horrible schedule (split-shift)

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fairfax county government

    Jan 14, 2023 - Chief of Staff in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There is reliable market rate adjustments

    Cons

    The chairman is an evil tyrant

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Former Employee

    Jan 24, 2023 - Deputy Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities, Training, People were great

    Cons

    Tough to meet performance targets within 1st year

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Employer

    Dec 25, 2022 - IT Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amount of knowledge and hands on experience significantly higher than peers

    Cons

    Few promotion opportunities unless you transfer agencies

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Professionalism

    Jan 6, 2023 - Administrative in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Training opportunities, professionalism, friendly environment, large employer, promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    Excessive burocracy New positions are created for specific people. Process is not always competitive.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Nice place to work

    Dec 14, 2022 - Clerk in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I like this place fine

    Cons

    This place is pretty good

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Nov 17, 2022 - Devops Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fairfax County has ranked 2nd among America's top ten in the 2022 Digital Counties Survey by The Center for Digital Government in partnership with National Association of Counties (NACo). The survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties.

    Cons

    Accelerate the adoption of cloud native technologies, namely Kubernetes.

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  11. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fairfax County

    Jan 5, 2023 - Probation Officer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    None at this time. Adds experience to resume for next job

    Cons

    None At this time. Lack of communication with upper level management produces a chaotic environment

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Fairfax County Virginia has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 406 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Fairfax County Virginia to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Fairfax County Virginia employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Fairfax County Virginia. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

76% of Fairfax County Virginia employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Fairfax County Virginia 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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