Battle Creek VA Medical Center
3.2 of 5 57 reviews
www.battlecreek.va.gov Battle Creek, MI

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Battle Creek VA Medical Center Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki

Eric K. Shinseki

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good benefits, somewhat competitive salary, step increases yearly, job security"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Good starting salary, benefits, pay raises, great work hours, job security"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "As the title mentions, there is a heavy amount of red tape within the VA medical center environment"
    in 5 reviews
  • "50% of employees do 100% of the work (mostly the new employees who have come from the private sector and are used to working hard)"
    in 3 reviews
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Director (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood working environment for everyone.

Conslarge healthcare system with lots of polictics

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Great job! Great experience for future careers

Program Support Assistant (Former Employee)
Leavenworth, KS

I worked at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay, Good People, great Benifits

Conslong hours, a lot of information to understand

Advice to Senior ManagementA nice boss is always the best boss.

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

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Clinical Pharmacist (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStability, lay-back environment in general

ConsThick layers of bureaucracy. Political

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and customer feedbacks.

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I can't complaint of my employer

Secretary (Current Employee)
Providence, RI

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

ProsYou need to love the community, working with returned soldiers.

ConsI have nothing wrong to said about employer.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to speed hire process.

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

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A good place to work

Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee)
Bay Pines, FL

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than a year

ProsThe benefits and salary are great

ConsThere are major politics in the workplace

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible Place

Facility Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than a year

ProsAbility to help support veterans and uphold President Lincoln's promise to care for our veterans.

ConsLack of policy and procedures or policy and procedures that are not shared with workers so management can change their mind of not follow it altogether. Check Federal Soup for further information within their forums.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to lead people and manage the paperwork.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Place To Work

Case Manager (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than a year

ProsHelping veterans is extremely rewarding.

ConsI don't think of any cons about working for the VAMC.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the fine job you guys are doing.

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

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improving daily in cultural transformation

Nurse (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

Prospopulation we serve make the day possible

Consstill too much of "who you know" rather than how much you accomplish

Advice to Senior Managementget out of the office more often

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

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Clinical Research Coordinator (Current Employee)
Madison, WI

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsThe VA offers great benefits. You work with a wonderful patient population. You work in very nice state of the art facilities.

ConsToo much red tape to get studies approved. The administration could be more supportive in facilitating the approval of studies. There are too many road blocks. It used to take 2 months to get a study up and running and now it approaches 5 months. Not good for industry sponsored trials.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate paper work and provide more active support to initiate studies and recruit subjects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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VA Medical Center

Surgeon (Current Employee)
Northport, NY

I have been working at Battle Creek VA Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

Prospublic service and patriotism in serving the veterans, flexible job, pleasant patients, excellent EHR

Conslow pay, bureaucratic, poor admin, NO appreciation from admin

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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