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Productive
Office Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAFebruary 17, 2019
Provided front desk operations, using the register at an advanced level for problems that needed emergency assistance as well as any assistance.
Writing incident, comment, and complaint reports along with evaluating information for intake allowed me to create a very safe and professional environment.
Constantly collaborated with superior management by reporting gathered information.
Improved the guest service department by suggesting a problem solving anaylsis which later increased the scores of the department.
Respected the confidential nature of privacy and information.It was a very fast paced job. Very professional and yo
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If you need a job...
Juvenile Detention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAJanuary 24, 2019
This is a place to work if only you need a job and/or health insurance. The departments are very biased in terms of gender and ethnic background. Management make up their own rules that do not match actual city policy. Human Resources is absolutely useless and incompetent. There are multiple lawsuits against the City of Chesapeake because of this. Also, the pay does not match the cost of living for the area.
Pros
Health insurance, paid time off
Cons
Management is incompetent, equal opportunity does not exist
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Laid back
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VADecember 10, 2018
Alright job could pay more..co workers are cool. I enjoy the paid holidays off and what littles overtime becomes available. Management has its favorites and least favorites. Working with city of Chesapeake you will quickly find out what side of the line you are on with the supervisor
Pros
Hours
Cons
Pay
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i had fun
Storm Water Laborer (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VANovember 15, 2018
this job was a very demanding one. labor intense but we made out and had fun with the crew i was on. the machines were limited so in that being said. you were the machine
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Love the people I work with
Public utilities (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VANovember 8, 2018
A typical day at work we get calls and go to them to clear the sewer stoppage! We also open up manholes in the road to make sure they are flowing well!
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Account Technician II (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAOctober 30, 2018
What I can appreciate about working with the city is the state holidays and compensation. Otherwise, it's not what you know but who you know that gets you advanced there.
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Good place to get your foot in the door
Office Assistant I (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAOctober 18, 2018
Its a pretty laid back job, I talk to customers all day when they are calling about their benefits. The management is okay but they don't make you feel appreciated. A lot of the social workers do not like to answer their phones or call the customers back and it makes my job a little harder when I cannot reach them for the customer. Some of the workers are mean and rude for no reason at all.The most I like about the job is, the paid holidays we get off. It would be nice if they paid more money.
Pros
Paid Holidays
Cons
Low pay, lazy employees
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Poor compensation & benefits, but work with great people
Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAOctober 10, 2018
Highly political environment. Many times engineering judgement is over-ridden by politics. Average less than 3% increases in past 10 years. Insurance costs have risen approximately 10% annually over past 10 years. Gives unfair advantage to outside candidates who are able and encouraged to negotiate salaries while promotion from within must follow strict protocol.
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Zero Stress.
Electrical Inspector (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAOctober 8, 2018
8hr Day with zero stress.
Extremely low pay.

Management is great to work for from what I have seen. Hard to learn to slow down from working in the field.
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Can be a nice work place
Office Specialist II, Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VASeptember 9, 2018
Fast pace place to work and need soft skills. Must be flexible and able to be call on to serve in emergency situations and may be required to work overtime.
Cons
Work can become over whelming
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A great place to build a career
Office Specialist 1 (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VASeptember 7, 2018
Depending on the department and supervisor, it could be a great place to work and build a career. Everyday there is always something to learn. The most enjoyable about working for the City of Chesapeake, they always have daily/weekly updated for
employees about all the great things that can you participate in.
Pros
doughnuts on fridays
Cons
As a temporary agent, you are limited to a lot of things
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Good place to work at but no advancement
Recreation Leader (Current Employee) –  1001 Riverwalk pwayJuly 16, 2018
Good place to work but no advancement. Been working for City of Chesapeake for 8 years.Have applied for full time 18 times and never got an interview.
Pros
Working with the community
Cons
no advancement
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Productive with room to grow
Water Production Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAJuly 13, 2018
Ge your task for the day and go at it. Learned a lot of from seasoned workers and their experience working for the city. It is a family environment and their are those who is willing to help you.
Pros
paid time off
Cons
Pay could be better for skilled crafts
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Solid City job.
Juvenile Detention Counselor (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAJuly 11, 2018
Good place to work, show professionalism, always look for personal development opportunities inside and outside of the city and don't kiss up to get promotions, if its for you it will come to you.
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Hard work
Storm Water Laborer (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAJune 26, 2018
You have to be willing to work if you pursue this job. therer are no machines because you are the machine. if you arent willing to work, storm water is not for you
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Poor Management
Chesapeake (Former Employee) –  ChesapeakeMay 30, 2018
City of Chesapeake has numerous complacent managers working within that are not willing to innovate to create a better work environment.
Wages are far below local living standards and the City does not execute wages.
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bus driver
BUS DRIVER (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAMay 19, 2018
It is an ideal job for people who are looking for extra time for family. If you have children you are able to take them with you. Fantastic benefits. Most employees work appx 25 hours per week. 2 & 1/2 in the morning and 2 & 1/2 in the afternoon. There are extra runs, like kindergarten runs that give you extra hours, so it is very easy to get 35 to 40 hours per week.
Pros
No daycare expenses
Cons
Can be a little chaotic.
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Not very polite
Laborer/Operator (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAApril 26, 2018
Back breaking work and extremely hard to get notice on the work you do cause everybody thinks they are better than someone else workers go above and beyond to get noticed but never did
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Short breaks and had to work in all weather conditions
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great atomsphere great job
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAApril 20, 2018
great mornings meetings good management staff
breaks on time no hassle
fast pace work environment great learning expereince
met people n interacted
travel to different areas
Pros
oppurtunity moving up
Cons
lay offs
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No Human Resources or EEO
Janitorial (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAApril 4, 2018
Complaint process is lacking and human resources is only there to reinforce city management.

City management targets employees and merit increases are awarded not on talent and skills but on a policy of favoritism.

Don't work here unless you like documenting every interaction with management and when you complain to Human Resources its a waste of time.
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