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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Fairfax County Virginia County Executive Edward L. Long
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  • budgetary constraints have made pay raises a rarity for the past 6 years (in 7 reviews)

  • Most of the people you won't want to work with will be supervising you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Human Service worker"

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    Former Employee - Human Service Worker III
    Former Employee - Human Service Worker III
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My supervisor was flexible and allowed us to telework. She was understanding about the heavy caseloads.

    Cons

    Sometimes caseload become unmanageable and management knows you can't get the work done. They tell you to do as much as you can. Maybe human service workers quit because they have 800 case in load. They expect too many admin task instead for us focusing on client and processing cases.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease caseloads for workers. Hiring doesn't help because people quit when they realize all they need to do for the pay.


  2. "Assigned as a call center agent for the department of family services as an E status employee maximum 30 hrs per week"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continued training, ability to apply for in county positions. Call center managers are understanding and transparent, team operates as a team.

    Cons

    Limited benefits, no vacations, no sick days, no federal holiday pay, no retirement, expensive health insurance for this type of position.

    Advice to Management

    Value their employees, provide more advancement positions and better benefits to E status employees

  3. "Fairfax County Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Its difficult to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Offer more competitive salaries-reduce turnover


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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