Virginia Beach Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2021

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Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. (no image)
William D. Sessoms, Jr.
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, great benefits (health and dental insurance)(in 8 reviews)

  • "Job security and retirement are the main pros(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The low flexibility along with low PTO accrual made work-life balance tough for some(in 4 reviews)

  • "No room for error, lives are literally on the line(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Applications Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've worked here for almost 10 years. Overall, a great place to work

    Cons

    I dont' have any complaints

  2. "Solid"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Case Manager 

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Reliable, Organized, Consistent and Data Driven Decisions

    Cons

    Rigidity, Pay, Opportunity for Feedback


  3. "Positive atmosphere"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good hours, nice environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow advancement, long hours

  4. "Good coworkers"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers and I enjoy working together.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great but benefits are better than private sector.

  5. "Great work life balance for engineers!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Pay compared to other municipalities. Amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    Public sector doesn’t pay as well, but that’s the nature of municipal work.

  6. "Great place and better pay compared to other Cities"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace and life balance

    Cons

    Not much, maybe that you can get more money in private.

  7. "It’s a job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Consistent pay and that’s about it

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management, hard to take leave

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  8. "...."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Virginia Beach part-time

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors and clients at the gym

    Cons

    not enough business for personal training

  9. "Bad environment"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Virginia Beach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Managers screams at their employees and belittle them in front of co-workers. Chief of HR needs to go! They need a new administration.

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  10. "Great city structure"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Support from many sources within the city

    Cons

    lots of meetings that often don't seem productive

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