US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Friendly work environment, but repetitive and boring work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time

Pros

Federal government opportunities with great benefits

Cons

Might take years to get where you want.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get to know your staff!

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience. Don't do it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    1) Hard to get kicked out of the government.
    2) Steady paycheck (even when you get furloughed)
    3) You can transfer any where after you get your 1 year in.
    4) Retirement is..meh...ok.

    Cons

    1) For those of you coming from the real world to the government, its going to suck because..
    2) Lack of common sense in most government employees.
    3) They have to many rules that lead to their own inefficiency
    4) Most people who go to work, just go for the paycheck
    5) Budget (the lack of money) is a constant issue.
    5) Manpower (the lack of people to do the job) is a constant issue
    6) High GS employees are very egotistic because of their pay grade.
    7) Incentives are not given to good workers with great attitude who work hard
    8) Overall work environment has a bad vibe and poor quality in appeal. Lots of animosity in the air, lots of rats that gossip to upper management, you can't be creative and be yourself.
    9) "Good ol boy" system exists everywhere. Its crap. If you're an attractive girl that can put on a nice dress, you got the job. If you are friends with upper management, you got the job. The best and most qualified candidate does not get the job
    10) Retirement system is crap. It's not like it used to be under the civil service days. Now we are under FRS and you have to invest under TSP. (PFF!!!! TSP is a joke)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Management...and their rats:

    You're killing your young. You suck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding helping Veterans, good benefits, educational/advancement opportunities, and caring staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Serving those who have served us, good benefits, time off, endless educational and advancement opportunities for those who are willing to work hard, majority of staff members genuinely care about the Veteran's wellbeing and are pleasant to work with, flexible work schedule, pay differential

    Cons

    sometimes short staffed, hiring is slow making it difficult to replace staff turnover, not a lot of accountability for actions, some staff are entitled and rude

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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