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Prince William County Government Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Therapist II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Prince William County Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to move around to different departments

    Cons

    Difficulty with moving up in the agency


  2. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Prince William County Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, great people (although some are just counting down to retirement)

    Cons

    Minimal pay increases always more than offset by benefit cost increases; departments block transfers to other departments so no advancement opportunities outside of your own department.

    Advice to Management

    To the Board of County Supervisors - appreciate the County employees, without whom you would not have jobs.


  3. "Housing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Prince William County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is very help within PWC Government

    Cons

    Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire some a diverse pool


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  5. "Need to pay more"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist II in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist II in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Prince William County Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the people I work with generally
    good work life balance
    my job can be easy some days

    Cons

    the salary is much too low for this area of the country
    barely any training opportunities
    not a lot of schedule flexibility
    very limited opportunities for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Please pay people a little more, give them more than 2-3 percent raises. A lot of people are really struggling to even get gas to get to work.


  6. "Human Service Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince William, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince William, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Prince William County Government full-time

    Pros

    people that you work with, benefits - paid time off

    Cons

    government work....if you do a great job, you will get to do extra work for others who are behind.


  7. "School Bus Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Prince William, VA
    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Prince William, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Prince William County Government part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Summers off. Mid-day often off. Satisfaction of helping special needs children

    Cons

    Day can start early (as early as 5:30 AM)

    Advice to Management

    Better pay would get you more employees


  8. "Social Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Prince William County Government (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good feeling to help other needy people to get assistance they qualified for.

    Cons

    You will face furious and angry people most of the time, some times people with mental disorder. You have to deal with them in nicely an professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to handle the job, employees are overwhelmed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friends don't let friends work for Prince William County."

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    Former Employee - Community Inspector in Prince William, VA
    Former Employee - Community Inspector in Prince William, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working there makes you appreciate the possibility of working somewhere else. The commute will not be bad. You will travel in the opposite direction of most of the traffic. If you live in the county you wouldn't have to drive far at all. You will be close to any restaurants. You will be close to the minor league baseball park. The best part of your day will be leaving. If you're lucky another employee will smile at you during the day. All of the public meetings are during the day, no night meetings. The restrooms are always clean. The building is generally nice.

    Cons

    You are disconnected with other departments with the county. Support from upper management is minimal to non-existent. Many times it felt as though you were working against them and that you could get fired at any moment for any reason. There were times when you would work on a case for months and upper management would let the person off the hook. The county itself is not very nice. I hated getting up in the morning knowing that I had to go to work there. I was stuck in a room with five other people and we were connected to the other employees within the department. It was as if we were being quaratined.

    Advice to Management

    Read everything written in both sections above particurly the downsides and adjust. You are disconnected with other departments with the county. Support from upper management is minimal to non-existent. Many times it felt as though you were working against them and that you could get fired at any moment for any reason. There were times when you would work on a case for months and upper management would let the person off the hook. The county itself is not very nice. I hated getting up in the morning knowing that I had to go to work there. I was stuck in a room with five other people and we were connected to the other employees within the department. It was as if we were being quaratined.


  10. "Senior Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prince William County Government full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, enjoyable staff.

    Cons

    Long hours, work on weekends, tough schedule.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "I really like my current job."

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone I have met so far are very nice and friendly. The pay is great and some benefits are great too!

    Cons

    I don't think there is anything bad about working for the county other than perhaps not being paid enough for the work you do. I think though my salary is reasonable.


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