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Virginia Beach Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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William D. Sessoms, Jr.
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  1. "Registered Nurse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Virginia Beach, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and rewarding work

    Cons

    Low salary, no salary negotiations available for current employees looking to advance.


  2. "Below Average Pay and Benefits of a Large Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer I in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer I in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Typically has better benefits then many small companies. Great place to get started.

    Cons

    Low promotion outlook and pay below average.

  3. "Direct Support Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and leave are great.

    Cons

    Lack of raises and head management

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  4. "Wasting talent."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Activity Center Leader in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Activity Center Leader in Virginia Beach, VA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Beach part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good schedule.
    Better than average pay.
    Some benefits offered

    Cons

    Lots of issues in the supervisory positions
    Confusing policies and expectations
    Lack of upward movement in many departments

    Advice to Management

    Grow your talent rather than holding good employees in lower positions only to lose them to nearby cities.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Everyone is NOT Created Equal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eligibility/Benefits Worker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Eligibility/Benefits Worker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the supervisors are supportive and work is not difficult, workload (if managed properly) is not bad. This could be a very rewarding job, you are providing services for people in need, sometimes you are their only ray of Hope. If upper management would just listen to the employees, there are viable options that will help the management and employees.

    Cons

    Upper Management is completely unreasonable they have either never been a Benefits Worker or it has been so long that They have no idea how much work goes into the position. Office is run by fear tactics where everyone is afraid of losing their job, an office run on fear will never succeed. This is the most discriminating office I have ever worked, if you are caucasian and educated this IS NOT the office for you, you will never get ahead. The city's Human Resource department has no idea how crooked and underhanded the hiring practices are in this organization - they have a few people who hire who they want and if they aren't the most qualified they change the hiring matrix to meet their friends criteria. If you are educated and Caucasian you are automatically on the bottom of the hiring list, there is no reason to apply. And if you do apply it takes 5-6 months from interview to start date.

    Advice to Management

    Let the interview process for the hiring of new employees or the promotion of those currently employed in the office be completed by people outside the office, a temp has no place in choosing the employees being promoted or hired. If an applicant was chosen by the interview committee as number one then that person should be hired, race or who they know should not be a factor. The racist atmosphere needs to stop!! Why does Virginia Beach have a Human Resource department yet this office does not adhere to their hiring practices and does all the hiring steps behind closed doors with no transparency.


  6. "Eligibility Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers a good benefits package. Progressive when it comes to LGBT issues & needs. Tuition reimbursement has been reinstated as well which is always a plus.

    Cons

    Lacking severely in professional leadership; most of the EW supervisors are concerned with their salaries more so than helping those citizens in need.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those with authentic leadership abilities and groom them to be exemplary leaders. It is time to weed out those who are only there for a paycheck.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Change needs to be more than words"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Management in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Mid Management in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits used to be comparable to other cities but is now lagging behind.

    Cons

    Good old boy system - lacking accountability
    City leadership does not stand up for what is right and caters to a few.

    Advice to Management

    To be a great organization you must hold members accountable, and pay should be based on merit. It's well known that there are a few doing the work and many just barely meeting minimum requirements.

  8. "Recreation aide 2"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Recreation Aide II in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Recreation Aide II in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach part-time

    Pros

    Building relationships with people in your community

    Cons

    Pay, hours, no chance of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Need better pay


  9. "Job Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MH/MR Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - MH/MR Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hours that are accommodating to my family.

    Cons

    Don't become to friendly at work.


  10. "A total joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Museums in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Museums in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule (since they mandate the limited number of hours you can work so they don't have to give you benefits), PT people do accrue some, although measly, PTO.

    Cons

    micromanagement, incompetent people, internal ethics violations, petty people, laughably low pay, no room for advancement, senior staff belittles part time people, bad company culture overall, internal conflicts affecting morale, mishandling of money, time, and resources, coworkers put your health and safety at risk due to their laziness and incompetence, doing other people's jobs so you can't focus/don't have the time do do your own work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people for the work they do, get rid of the dead weight, and re-evaluate your entire History Museums staff because its very clear that most of you don't know what you're doing and don't want to be there.


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