City of Virginia Beach Employee Reviews

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Van Driver (Current Employee) –  Driver, VAFebruary 12, 2019
On site 12 hours a day yet work 8 because of a split shift. Management care's about the employee's. The hardest part of the job is the down time between shifts.
Pros
Easy work
Cons
to much down time
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Split Shift
Van Driver (Former Employee) –  City of Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 4, 2019
Everything was explained by the supervisor before I accepted the position. Co-workers were great but clicky.
Great working conditions driving 13 passager vans
Pros
hours
Cons
Harsh weather at times
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Exciting
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 21, 2019
This establishment gave me a lifetime of experiences that I am very grateful for. I loved the trust and the endless amount of relationships you can build within this establishment.
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Great place to work
Activity Center Assistant Leader (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 17, 2019
Overall, the workplace was very fun and team orientated. I learned just how much impact we have a child's development. After spending several months with the children and playing games with them, there was a sense of family or togetherness within the work site. This was by far the most enjoyable part of the job.
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Terrible place to work at DHS/social services- RUN
Human services worker (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 11, 2019
Management expects line workers to give up family and work. Upper management is lazy and do not know simple federal guidelines for state mandated programs. Bullying and hostile work environments happen by most management. Lazy workers get promoted when they mess up and get to cover their tracks. Hard workers with ethics get punished for speaking up and then get more worked dumped on them. If you know people in higher positions, you can pretty much run your own business out of your office and not work(this happened while I was there). Conflict of interest is ALLLLL over the place. They divert mandates for their friends in managements and allow neglect to happen in the community. This list goes on.
Pros
Easy to get in if you know someone, healthcare, pension, clients are awesome and families are mostly grateful
Cons
Lack of support, voluntold 10 hours OT, Management
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The Human Services Department is Miserable
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 11, 2019
Upper management (AKA: Executive Leadership Team) is out of touch. The Director is rude, uncaring and a dictator. Staff morale is very low due to being overworked, poor treatment by supervisors, and unrealistic expectations. Until something changes at the top, within the Department (like the resignation of the Director and the rest of her team) the Human Services Department will continue to suffer. Executive Leadership is more interested in how to look good to the public than actually doing the work.
Pros
Getting out of there
Cons
TOXIC environment from the top down.
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Excellent work culture
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 10, 2019
I had the most enjoyable experience during my tenure at VA Beach police department. The training was excellent and the caliber of officers I worked with far exceeded my expectations.
Pros
excellent workplace
Cons
none
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Professional & Growth Oriented
Employee (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VADecember 3, 2018
Given many growth opportunities from various classes, tuition reimbursement and certifications. Enjoy a professional work atmosphere. Sometimes stressful based on work load and customer expectations.
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Short staffed, over worked, unrealistic expectations
Caseworker (Current Employee) –  VirginiaNovember 12, 2018
I am a current employee of the city and am actively looking for employment elsewhere due to the conditions I am currently working under. For the most part the team I work with is tolerable. My supervisor does her best. However the hiring process and amount of time it takes for ppl to get hired places undue stress on current employees. There is no reason that one person should ever be expected to carry a caseload of over 80 people. It is reckless and completely absurd. There are very apparent "favorites", making it a very uncomfortable and unwelcoming culture for newer employees to start in. There is also misuse of employee talents, and very hard working and talented employees are being managed in a way that it is impossible for their full potential to be seen.
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Pay, culture, work load, zero flexibility
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3.0
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Part-time hours didn't work for me
Office Assistant II (Former Employee) –  VirginiaOctober 26, 2018
I had no benefits due to part-time hours (32). The workplace culture was professional at all times. There was no time for play all work, very serious.
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It was ok
Mechanic Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 17, 2018
Managers need more training
To much gossip and backstabbing
Need more training on equipment
Employees need more say on time for fixing equipment
Snow should be voluntary
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Backstabbing
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Steady working environment
Driver (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 16, 2018
Flexible hours and staff. Mostly new well maintained vehicles that are serviced regularly. Plenty of informative training by very experienced staff.
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Tired
MR Case Management Services (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VASeptember 16, 2018
As things change within the state more work is provided. Everyone is burnout and unable to leave. Its draining and stressful. The work is never done or caught up. Also there is no support given by management. Also there is unfair of work distribution.
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4.0
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it was a good place to work at
MAINTENANCE WORKER (Current Employee) –  VirginiaSeptember 14, 2018
i have learned team work. the upper management did all it could to make the the job as save as possible. The hardest part of the job was sometimes we had to work longer hours, also working in the bad weather. The best port of the job was seeing the how your work look when you were finish. A typical days of work would be getting to the job and do the work.
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Fast paced work environment
Refuse Collector (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAAugust 29, 2018
If you are hard working and looking for a career with job advancement then the city of va beach is where you want to work. You get to see different areas of the city and are able to interact with the public.
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Fun place
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER/KITCHEN MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAAugust 21, 2018
I loved working here was a great experience and was still able to enjoy and have fun. The staff was great and it was fast paced so the time never seemed to drag.
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Simple job with benefits
Groundskeeper landscaper (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAAugust 13, 2018
They hire people who don’t work out and then never get rid of them. No quality control, people aren’t held accountable, management doesn’t know the job, no tradesmen in the trade
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No room for advancement, low pay
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Training
Clerk III, Stormwater Management/BMP (Current Employee) –  VirginiaAugust 7, 2018
the city of Virginia beach is very good with training and taking classes to get certified in different fields. The city of Virginia beach s great as far as us working 4-10hr days.
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Great place to work
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJuly 29, 2018
City of VB is a great place to work and has a wonderful ethic and integrity mission. They strive on being the top notch and a fore-runner in the local government industry.
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good place to work at
Recreation Specialist (Current Employee) –  VirginiaJuly 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.
Pros
clean safe workplace
Cons
no free membership
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