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Virginia Beach Reviews

Updated February 25, 2019
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William D. Sessoms, Jr.
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Pros
  • "Job security and retirement are the main pros" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Very flexible schedule and great benefits, great people to work with, great retirement pacakge and lots of time off" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay and benefits are low compared to private companies" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Anyone hired after 2013 only earns 10 hours a month - NO work-life balance" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to spend your career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Minority Business Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Minority Business Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Will go above and beyond to prevent layoffs.

    Cons

    Pay raises can be slow to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Met a lot of good people that wanted to see me succeed in my fields"

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    Former Employee - Utility Crew Leader in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Utility Crew Leader in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule a lot of on job trainings that can further your career

    Cons

    No room to grow your career and to much micro management

  3. "Not enough hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach part-time

    Pros

    fun environment, hourly is high

    Cons

    not enough hours, poor supervisor communicatioin


  4. "Chill Job"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Beach part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Usually get 30 minute breaks every time you get down from stand unless there are lessons, events, Birthday Parties, etc Going on
    Discount on taking WSI Course (Teaching lessons you get paid 13.50)
    Most supervisors are pretty chill

    Cons

    Gets boring after a few months
    Sometimes the kids and adults can get a lil wild
    30 min lunch breaks every 5 hours barely have enough time to go get something to eat or prepare your food


  5. "Deputy Sheriff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Team work and great friends made. Lots of training and they teach you how to do the job. Sense of empowerment and pride putting on the uniform everyday. Lots of room for over time and additional pay.

    Cons

    Shift work , overnights, rotation every 60 days. long hours of standing and walking.


  6. "Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed supporting the customers; fairly laid-back

    Cons

    Poor communication and direction in IT leadership; leadership would rather lead by intimidation rather than by collaboration;


  7. "My review"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst

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

    Pros

    The City of Virginia Beach is a good place to work if you are seeking job security and a stable work environment.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement might be limited due partly to the stable work force and a possibile reluctance to create new positions.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be a tendency to hire from within which might lead to a lack of motivation if there is an expectation that promational will be granted instead of worked for.

  8. "City Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Virginia Beach full-time

    Pros

    Job security and retirement are the main pros

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, lack of mobility within department

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay if you want to start having better employee retention numbers and staff more satisfied with their jobs. My job is extremely dangerous and I do not even make a livable wage.


  9. "Virginia Beach Police Officer"

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    Current Employee - Police Sergeant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Police Sergeant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities and training are top notch and above par for most organizations.

    Cons

    The negatives are normal for this type of profession. Work/Life balance may suffer due to shift work and working holidays. Your salary raises depend on the current economic climate and the willingness of your City to put public safety before other revenue generating projects.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fire Captain"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fire Captain in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Fire Captain in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work, cares about employees and movement upwards is available if you desire. Safety is number one and training is the best in the country.

    Cons

    Shift work. 56 hours work week.

    Advice to Management

    They seem to listen most of the time.