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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated September 23, 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. "Good experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia as an intern

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly

    Cons

    There wasn't much to do in terms of work


  2. Helpful (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.

  3. "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


  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. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "FCPD"

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

    I have been working at Fairfax County Virginia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, great department, unlimited specialities

    Cons

    expensive to live, traffic is the worst


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