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Helpful (1)

Great Place to work, Great Mission, I come to work to serve veterans and work with great co-workers

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Current Employee - Supervisory Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Supervisory Program Analyst in Washington, DC

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay, Experience, Great Mission, Vision, Good people

Cons

Commute, some lackadaisical workforce, workplace politics

Advice to Management

None, I am management. Communication works, nothing really to gripe about. You have good days and bad days. it's up to you to make the best out of your career. No point in griping on a website about things you can't change. If you come to VACO, expect to work hard or get left behind.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not Your Veterans Dream Job

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    Former Employee - Veteran Services Representative in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Veteran Services Representative in Oakland, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Located in beautiful, downtown Oakland federal building, close to public transportation. If public transportation is used, VA will reimburse your costs.

    Cons

    Terrible, dog eat dog management. Emphasis is on fast processing of veterans disability claims regardless of ethical considerations or veterans' needs. Veterans Service Representative are under enormous pressure with thousands of claims backlogs. VERY understaffed, which continues in 2012 despite Congressional oversight.

    Advice to Management

    Either adopt professional ethics and dedication to veterans' services, or get another job.

  2. If you're looking for more money go somewhere else

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist (GS-12) in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist (GS-12) in Leavenworth, KS

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good hours
    Holidays off
    flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No Bonues, raises or appreciation from congress or management

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