Animal Control Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – June 24, 2017
This position required expertise in animals, law enforcement, conflict resolution skills and shelter operations. Great team of officers with the same goals. Hardest part of the job is dealing with citizens who abuse their pets/animals. Most enjoyable is rescuing an animal and prosecuting offenders.
Prosecuting cruelty cases, assisting with adoptions, rescuing animals
Poor Management, Poor Cultural Competency, Very Little Caring
Clinician (Current Employee) – CIBH – June 15, 2017
The City Of Chesapeake is a huge entity but overall it appears that the level of care for employees is the same. It appears that this city of ruled by power and control. The Director of Human Services in addition to the some of the administration at Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (Chesapeake CSB). They are governed by selfish motives. There have been several employees who have abruptly quit and resigned due to the conflicting philosophies, poor management styles, immoral leadership styles, retaliatory approaches to discipline, among unethical and disturbing practices. I had two amazing supervisors but I am displeased and disgusted with management. I enjoyed my experience working with my clients but I would never return under the same leadership/management.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – April 27, 2017
Working at the residential facility was a nightmare. Management has made a 360, none of the original supervisors are there, says a lot for a place that hasn't been open for 5 years yet. Lot of turmoil, favoritism, and unjust things go on in this place with employees and to the residents. They are big liars (management) and when ever you talk to their supervisors about it or someone in HR about what's going on there they lie and cover it up! All NEW floor staff, which don't work, lazy, and don't do any active treatment for those people, especially on their second shifts. They don't abide by their own policies. It's jus a new overall!!
School Crossing Guard (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – February 20, 2017
I loved working for the City Of Chesapeake. My job allowed me to still take my kids to appointments and make it back to work in time. Never a problem on pay day. Back then we had paid sick days etc. even for part-time employee's.
Library Assistant I (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – February 7, 2017
There is always plenty of work to keep you busy. The people you work with are easy to get along with. The patrons are pretty easy to please. This is a great place to work on and implement your customer service skills.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – January 23, 2017
Their known for saying they are "The City that Cares." What they care about has yet to be determined. It is definitely NOT their employees. Police officers, Sheriff deputies and Fire Fighters are well underpaid and under appreciated. Public Safety officials have been fighting for years to get this matter solved with no success.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – May 20, 2016
The actual atmosphere of the job itself was laid back. Dress code was comfortable. My immediate supervisor was good, she worked with in situations such as time off for family needs and/or personal needs and medical needs. My co-workers were cool, I can get along with anyone. The hardest part of my job was dealing with allegations from family members of the individuals I was caring for. Upper management took their truth without evidence to support their allegations. If they made a complaint against you that was pretty much the end of your job. Upper management did not look at the fact that the employee has never had any such complaints against them, never been written up for any such complaint in all their years of working in the caregiver field.
Able to eat dinner that we cook for the residents
Not listening to the Drect Support Staff that have several years experience.
Crossing Guard (Current Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – May 2, 2015
I enjoy my job as a crossing guard and would enjoy the opportunity to be of more use to my community and the police department. I look forward to my daily interaction with the mobile population as I stand watch on my corners preparing for my charges aka ducklings. I feel privileged to have the support of the traffic division as well as the crew at the Greenbrier YMCA
they pay for uniforms, i don't work when the schools are not open, great flexibility
the weather, the unstable moods of middle schoolers, not a true team environment as my job is a lone person job