Job can be demanding at times, but the work/life balance is excellent, a four day work week is allowed, opportunities for overtime and pay for on call time (if you work in a position that requires it are there). I have never had a job in my life where I have earned so much leave. Off on holidays, VERY laid back workplace. As long as you do your job nobody gets in your business. Some employees are drama, but that is everywhere. Some people complain, but that is everywhere. I have worked at enough bad jobs to know that this is an excellent place to work and an excellent county to work for. I feel the county executive truly has employees backs. The agency director and management are very approachable and reasonable people. The county has increased pay several times in the last few years and just did another increase. The county pays very well for my position (perhaps the best out of northern VA counties at this point) and the benefits are also very good. Insurance is super cheap if you are single. It's still pretty reasonable (for insurance) if you have a family. Training and career advancement is always there, it also isn't too difficult to lateral to other agencies. No employer is perfect, but I have been happy here and enjoy my coworkers and feel very respected overall.