Pros: professionalism. compensation. progressive. emphasis on providing quality services.
Cons: office politics, personality driven, reductions in force have created very heavy workloads for remaining staff.
Fairfax County is not much different that most places of work. There are some agencies that are great and others that are not. One could be in a very healthy, flexible and enjoyable work environment one day and be in the opposite situation the next day due to a change of managers. That is the key. It's the managers that create the environment and an – more... employee's assessment will be based on values and preferences. I retired afteer working there for almost 24 years and my experiences ran the gamut. – less