Depending on the department, the City of Portsmouth can be a difficult or enjoyable place to work.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – April 18, 2017
Depending on the department, the City of Portsmouth can be a difficult or enjoyable place to work. The department of Social Services is a high stress environment, with enormous responsibilities to the public. There is no room for advancement within a specific position, and there are no raises. In order to advance with the city, you must apply for alternate positions, and generally, those positions have no relation to your current position. The city has a high turn over rate, and I experienced extreme disorganization, lack of communication and quite often, you do not have the tools or ressources to do your job effectively. It can be a very rewarding place to work through public service.
Benefits, City paid Life Insurance, State Retirement Plan
Lack of organization, resources and communication