Battle Creek VA Medical Center

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Battle Creek VA Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
58 Reviews
3.5
58 Reviews
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
Eric K. Shinseki
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

  • Overall large pay cut to come to work for the Portland VA (government job) (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The VA is a great place to work. Extensive training, state of the art equipment and I loved taking care of the veterans

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Battle Creek VA Medical Center

    Pros

    All the equipment is state of the art

    Cons

    Staffing shortages, hard to find wheelchairs

  2.  

    Great job! Great experience for future careers

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    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant  in  Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good People, great Benifits

    Cons

    long hours, a lot of information to understand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A nice boss is always the best boss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    outstanding

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    good working environment for everyone.

    Cons

    large healthcare system with lots of polictics

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    Work environment and future prospect

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    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Stability, lay-back environment in general

    Cons

    Thick layers of bureaucracy. Political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and customer feedbacks.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I can't complaint of my employer

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    Current Employee - Secretary  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Secretary in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I have nothing wrong to said about employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to speed hire process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Bay Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Bay Pines, FL

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

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are great

    Cons

    There are major politics in the workplace

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Place

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    Current Employee - Facility Engineer
    Current Employee - Facility Engineer

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead people and manage the paperwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Case Manager  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Helping veterans is extremely rewarding.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the fine job you guys are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    improving daily in cultural transformation

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    Current Employee - Nurse  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nurse in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    population we serve make the day possible

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out of the office more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    VA Medical Center

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    Current Employee - Surgeon  in  Northport, NY
    Current Employee - Surgeon in Northport, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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