US Department of Veterans Affairs
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 466 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki

Eric K. Shinseki

(197 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good benefits, systemic issues

    Staff Nurse (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, and job security that cannot be matched. Solid pay, and opportunities to learn and grow.

    ConsIt takes a long time to get hired. The job security + Union intervention creates a work environment in which employees do what they want without fear of true punishment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold employees accountable for their actions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay, if you know people on the inside...

    Staff RN (Current Employee)
    Lake City, FL

    ProsGood benefits and paid time off. They offer one of the highest rates of pay in the city, but pay rates vary greatly based on region.

    ConsMost things are based on who and not what you know! Important things like your starting salary, evaluations, and bonuses will depend on who you know and not the quality of your work or contributions to the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBase evaluations on the quality of a person's work and not their friendship with you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's ok

    Ophthalmic Technician (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits, health and vacation days are great

    ConsEmployees not managed, take advantage

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage Employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They're trying is the only good part. The setup doesn't allow the Secretary to acutally enforce anything.

    Senior Operations Research Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsStability, chance to help people (especially veterans), good way to give back to your country and have a career, plenty of learning opportunities

    ConsLeadership, inability for the Secretary to actually enforce anything on other divisions of the VA, very easy for your division to be locked out from necessary pieces of data and there is nothing anyone can do (including Congress apparently).

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the Secretary the ability to actually enforce policies and ideas. Find a way to reward innovation, creativity, and hard workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, good perks

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGovernment position, pay is ok.

    ConsHard to deal get anything done at times, lots of red tape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Outpatient Pharmacist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPersonally rewarding, benefits, great position for slackers (not my cup of tea)

    ConsAdvancement is solely seniority based.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work

    Medical Technologist (Former Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsBenefits are great pay is better starting

    ConsSoul stealing bureaucracy does not inspire good work

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    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsSome of the best people I have ever worked with, a great mission, and career stability.

    ConsSome of the worst leadership I have ever worked under. Long term career/empire builders are entrenched in outdated mindsets and methods, which recent scandals have revealed are across all areas of the VA. The truth about pay is that on the lower end of the GS Pay Scale, salaries are higher than averages. On the higher end of the GS scale, you are seriously underpaid for what you do, the education and experience levels, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease retire. Your time is done. It's time for a new generation to take over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    VA Medical Center in Durham

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe mission of the agency, many people on staff at the Durham VA are veterans themelves and go above and beyound

    ConsBad workers can not be fired, there is constant in fighting going on and blame going around. If the low producers could be fired with ease like at a private company things would improve fast.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great mission, poor execution

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood medical care for a very large body of people.

    ConsIt organization needs some work at the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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