VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Does Not Reward Good Work Ethic, Encourages Laziness and Sub-par Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and relationship with Supervisor at least in my position

    Cons

    The HR process is painfully slow. Took 6 months to get hired and has taken 5 months to receive a promotion to a new job 2 desks over. Encourages young, talented people to get fed-up and move on to private companies, encourages older employees, many of which are lazy and are set in their ways to stay at the VA until retirement. No risk of getting fired or even reprimanded for doing a poor job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    There are better organizations to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    The best part of working there is that you can pay your bills while looking for another job.

    Cons

    There are numerous hassles working at the VA. Even getting to work is difficult. The parking is bad and it rolls down hill from there. Even if you never work with patient data you are under demands to protect your data on computers. Wasteful retraining is required for irrelevant material. As a researcher in the biological sciences if found it cumbersome to work under rules designed for medical workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really didn't deal with them. I would generally say that there are huge bureaucracies between people that work there and the senior management. A typical government agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not even close to being a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ultrasonographer in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Ultrasonographer in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    The benefits are from the government. Huge stable organization.

    Cons

    Run down dark and dingy facilities with out-dated equipment. The staff seems miserable and not of the highest caliber. A lot of the Dr's seem un-caring, just going through the motions. If you don't smoke or use vulgarity on a regular basis you won't fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the facilities and make even the grounds non-smoking. Set some standards of dress and hygiene and curb the raunchy talk amoungst employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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