VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System Reviews

15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    good working environment

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    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine PA in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine PA in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    lots of support staff, learning environment

    Cons

    limited womens health, no children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2.  

    It was enriching and very thought provoking, just to be there with other veterans especially those who have accomplished

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    Current Employee - CWT Comoensated Work Therapy in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - CWT Comoensated Work Therapy in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Working with the veterans that served in different wars

    Cons

    I really didn't have anything bad to say other than they have a lot more work to do for the vets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to listen to the voices of heroes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    I worked with a lot of good people.

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    Former Employee - Research Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Biologist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The parking used to be a Pro but not anymore.

    Cons

    Since this job is grant supported it is difficult to get funding these days.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A fair assessment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    The benefits are better than private sector employers. The insurance is decent, the pay is consistent, but the management is horrible. I think too many kneejerk reactions are exercised, due to the lack of proper planning.

    Cons

    The level of education isn't stressed as much as in the private sector - typically diminishing the potential for productivity and effective leadership. I understand that even people with specialized education aren't all the best; however, the experience combined with the education is a better foundation for one to contribute effectively to an organization. The "good ole boy" system is employed entirely too much in the federal sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage in training and continuing education to stay abroad of current business practices.

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  6.  

    not perfect, but pretty good

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    to build clinical skills and take care of patients in a system that is continuously improving and without the interface of insurance problems of the private sector

    Cons

    government beurocracy
    older managers who are not using best practices to motivate employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is advice for nursing management at this VA:
    support your employees
    avoid the top-down management style that you currently use (my way or the highway)
    listen to suggestions and grievances

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great pay and benefits if you can tolerate the boredom and mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are unmatched by private sector

    Cons

    culture of mediocrity is tolerated and encouraged, making waves or working too hard often backfires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop counting the days until retirement and start looking for ways to improve morale and culture around here

    Recommends
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