US Department of Veterans Affairs

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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
548 Reviews
3.2
548 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance as overtime typically is frowned upon (in 19 reviews)

  • Great Benefits- little on the high end for premiums but I have 4 children (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • A miserable work environment with the threat of being fired hanging over your head constantly (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management has no idea what's going on and no desire to make changes (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great job, great people and great patients

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    benefits, veteran patients and people that you work with.

    Cons

    not really any that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Dietetic Intern

    Current Employee - Dietetic Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Dietetic Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent medical center for dietetic interns to complete their internship. Knowledgeable staff, plus the rewarding job of being able to work with Veterans makes it an incredible internship. I would recommend the Cleveland VA Medical Center internship to every future intern.

    Cons

    I have no cons about the VA.

  3.  

    Work on Federal Grants

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to speak with Senators, Congress personal, Governors, city council personal, and county officials on creating jobs, improving Veterans services, and better their life after their military service.

    Cons

    Getting use of the Navy removing furniture out of the room without your notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to keep hiring college graduates for their positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything is great and wonderful

    Cons

    Nothing all is great and wonderful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Serving veterans in need and improving their lives.

    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Hicksville, NY

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Improving the lives of America's veterans

    Cons

    There are not any cons to this job

    Recommends
  7.  

    Most of my years at the VA were amazing because the patients were very appreciative.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Nurse in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The VA have really great benefits and they also offer competitive pay.

    Cons

    You could never get to know everyone because of its size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to be a great boss and have your employees work really hard for you, you must respect and appreciate them. You must also be fair to everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The government has its issues, but their dedicated people here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Reno, NV

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great mission
    Customer oriented
    Work environment was very friendly, and encouraging to Veterans as patients and as employees.
    A true help to your community.

    Cons

    The trails of those whom are your patients can have troubling levels of stress. With suicide, and other issues that will confront on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chin up! the views of the general public does not understand the lengths that you and your team go through to meet the demands of an aging Veteran Population.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Job stability, great pay, great benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons available , great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    extremely dedicated, compassionate staff. strong, hardworking leaders

    Cons

    there are definite obstacles and bureaucracy that comes with having congress/white house as an oversight body.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great staff

    Cons

    no cons, great place to work

    Recommends

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