For a lifeguard at a government owned park....Great!
Lifeguard Watermine (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – August 2, 2017
It was a nice summer job between semesters. Of course it was not really going to progress anywhere, but for what it was it was great. Sometimes customers were cruddy but the management was never a pain.
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 10, 2018
As a front desk administrative assistant I see many people coming and going. I assist various sections within my office as needed on data entry and other clerical duties. I have learned to post our cafeteria menus on our website. I am learning how to use Microsoft One Drive as that is what we're moving towards. At my office the atmosphere is friendly and sometimes like a family. The hardest part about my job is some of the work is very repetitive, perhaps not challenging enough. In closing, the benefits, hours and staff are great.
Paid leave, promotional opportunities, additional training and classes available
lack of raises, cost of living is too high to live close by
Support Coordinator II (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – September 28, 2018
SC Supervisors were not helpful and did not want to mentor or teach new employees. Very inflexible but expected as this is the local government. The culture was terrible. They do not take into consideration your family, drive time, etc. no opportunities to move to other areas so when you get to one, you’re stuck.
Human Service Specialist II (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – August 22, 2018
Fairfax County is a lovely place for someone to work who is interested in benefits and working in front of a computer all day. I am more a creative visual person, therefore this type of work is not ideal for me. I also do not believe the compensation is fair for my background.
Instrument Technician (Former Employee) – Lorton, VA – May 18, 2018
I worked in the sewage plant in Lorton the shop was extremely dirty with mice dropping all over the place the refrigerator in the shop was disgusting and the people in the shop not friendly . won't miss the place.
Social Services Specialist III (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – April 19, 2018
I was comfortable and enjoyed the job duties, Hated the job insecurity and lack of management support. From the minute you are offered the position , you really dont have time to learn the job correctly because you have to focus on all the mandatory trainings.
A positive work environmental with opportunity for advancement.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – March 7, 2018
Fairfax County Government was a terrific place to work and grow career wise. If you wish to advance your career then it's where you should be. I had the pleasure of working with Fairfax County Government for 28 years until I retired.
Spanish Interpreter (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – March 7, 2018
I enjoy working with the Fairfax County Court system because it is a good place to learn a lot about different languages and cultures. I learned about different countries where people speak Spanish. For example, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.