Not great for ambitious women. Limited diversity and inclusion.
Just a number (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – November 4, 2017
Limited advancement, must get job offer elsewhere to negotiate a raise; the benefits are not conducive to families with only 12 days off per year including sick and vacation; 1-2% merit increases for all, including poor performers; limited diversity and inclusion - don't be fooled by their mandatory training, women get the raw end of the deal; no female Deputy City Managers; the city manager is impulsive and decisions are based on emotions; he's often irrational. Obtaining a high position is often due to who you know. Overall, it's unhealthy from my experience. But, with the Virginia economy in shambles, it is better than nothing.
You can't get fired, even if you're bipolar with toxic behaviors. There are really great people who work there, but go unnoticed.
Compensation, limited or no flexibility, culture, lack of advancement opportunities, highly political with nepotism, work alongside some with mental and behavioral disorders.