Recreation Specialist (Current Employee) – Virginia – July 17, 2018
typical work dy here you come in and clock in for your shift.Depending on what station your in you might want to get as much time yourself as possible.i learned the importance of bing ontime to work working there. the culture depends onwhat rec center they ssign you too.
Room for advancement within City, not at Human Services
Eligibility Worker II, Senior worker (Former Employee) – Virginia – July 15, 2018
I enjoyed my work experience at the City of Virginia Beach. I was promoted a few times during my tenure with the City; however, towards the latter part of the years and with new management, it became challenging to advance to another position.
Direct support professional/case manager (Current Employee) – Virginia – April 30, 2018
on a typical day staff on duty will adhere to the client activity list than we determine which staff is taking what client. Our outings are always client centered and fun. Management can be either involved or distant but she taught us all how to work as a team and that's what matters most.
Fast paced advertising, marketing and public relations agency challenges every employee to be their best
Public Relations Manager (Former Employee) – Virginia – April 30, 2018
I was so impressed by the team of the advertising, marketing and public relations agency that recruited me in Virginia Beach, VA, that I relocated to work a short contract with them. The position involved areas of the marketing and advertising field that were new to me, and the opportunity to broaden my skill set was priceless.
Extremely creative environment, terrific team members, high level client projects
Demanding 24-7 schedule, large agency that occasionally had communication difficulties internally
Police Recruit (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – April 28, 2018
Typical day of work varies with job title. I learned many skills all taught at the expense of the city. Management is professional. Culture is somewhat none existent. Hardest part was getting job offer. Most enjoyable part was being part of a very professional team.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Virginia – March 14, 2018
Everyone use to talk about once you got into the City of VB you were golden to have a long career there--that is far from teh case. The application process and interview process is insane. Only to get in to find your manager or supervisor is out to get you because they perceived you as a threat to them. This makes for a very stressful situation and work environment.
Good job for hard working individuals. Stressful but worth it.
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – January 18, 2018
A typical day at work can range from slow and boring to extremely busy and stressful depending on the day's events and rentals. I have learned a lot about teamwork and time management with this position and expect to continue my growth throughout the years. Management can sometimes be a bit stubborn but if you push for what you need (hours wise), you can usually get it. The workplace is a combination of relaxed and stressful but there is a lot of cooperation and friendliness among the workers. The hardest part of the job is enforcing the rules evenly and consistently with other guards, especially with stubborn patrons and dealing with the stress and worry about an emergency occurring at any moment. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know the regular patrons and connecting with the community.
Mandatory, half-hour lunch breaks without pay for any shift over 5 hours
Recreation Specialist (Former Employee) – Virginia – January 15, 2018
Working with the City of Virginia Beach was an incredible experience. Having the opportunity to work with the community and build friendships with amazing co workers was a life changing experience that helped me grow personally and professionally. Working in Parks and Rec. was just as fun as I had hoped it would be.
Flexible schedule, Paid leave, holiday pay
Competitive upward mobility, little opportunity for advancement
Eligibility Worker I (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – December 8, 2017
NO TRAINING , LACK of Training, Training is horrible if you know nothing about Human Services . No one wants to train a new person , Only certain teams have a really good Supervisor and care about what you are doing and learning . And the CITY and Human Services knows about the complaints from other team members about a certain Supervisor . It's in all who you know . If you know the big people in that office then you will not get into any trouble or be held for lack of professionalism .
Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – December 1, 2017
They preach thin blue line and how they have your back, yet you spend most of your time watching your own back. Lies, cut throat, etc. There are some great people there to work with, however, most of the ranked positions are all back stabbers. They listen to the inmates over the deputies. Terrible place to work and truly is a black eye on the law enforcement community.