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Fairfax County Virginia Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "it was nice"

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

    Pros

    money today is then where why togethher

    Cons

    not enough money but the location was wonderul

    Advice to Management

    just doing this to access info on the website, sorry


  6. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Very competitive benefits and generally decent pay compared to local agencies

    Cons

    Only wish they would start with a little higher vacation and sick time, but still competitive compared to others


  7. "Good Culture but Bad Prospects"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Current Employee - Police Officer
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, Good reputation, Quality training

    Cons

    Staffing is so poor that opportunities to advance within the department are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new system for selecting supervisors


  8. "Great benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great health benefits and great retirement plan!!!

    Cons

    if you don't negotiate before coming in you will start at the listers possible salary on the pay scale!


  9. "Government Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfax County Virginia full-time

    Pros

    The team I worked with was very kind and hardworking. A pleasure to do so.

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive depending on the work you're doing.


  10. "Substance Abuse Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, upward mobility, and solid benefits.

    Cons

    Facing constant program closures/budget cuts, raises don't always happen.


  11. "working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    working here have its ups and downs... just remember the reason why you are here

    Cons

    caseload processing management... some days it may be frustrating, but most of the time it is a pleasant place to work



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