US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in Tucson, AZ

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

Pros

The plus to this job is serving the veterans. Taking the extra step always makes the veteran very happy. A little kindness goes a long way. Veterans will remember who you are when they return and always be happy when they return to the facility knowing that they were helped when they needed to be helped.

Cons

To much work required for the pay. In addition, a degree is also required for this job position. No growth within the organization. Non-veterans have been hired over veterans. Non-veterans have been hired in a higher pay grade than veterans. Veterans have been more qualified then non-veterans, but the non-veteran still was hired.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Veteran service rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay Pines, FL

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This position allows career ladders that may lead to gs 11. Step increase annually. If you don't like customer interaction and prefer paperwork mainly this job would be perfect for you.

    Cons

    Mandatory ot at any time of 20 hours. Immature high school like gossipy environment. Constant change more than average in processing which can make the job frustrating along side with the need to make unrealistic production points and meet unrealistic quality. Dead end unless you want to be a rvsr or dro

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak up to service center managers and let them know reasons why what they are implementing can and will fail stop just going along with it this could help forecast disasters that cause many set backs in processing and getting rid of the backlog

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Holidays off. Benefit package. Retirement plan

    Cons

    Tend to move management up from within even if they are not the best qualified. You end up with a boss that knows less than you but since they have been there since they settle the first brick for the building you end up getting all the work delegated to you. The fact is they get the credit and you dont. Only way to move up is when someone that has been there forever retires, but who would do that if they can technically rub their seniority on your face and even threaten you with insubordination if you go to HR ( who does usually nothing about it). If you are willing to work as a peasant for someone for 20 years before you can see any opportunities for advancement this is the place for you. Be prepared to work hard, get little or no recognition for your effort and get the same pay as other people that just skate by doing the minimum required to get a satisfactory in their evaluation. Their evaluation system is so poor that allows for most workers that due the bare minimum to get a satisfactory and just stay in the system forever without minimum effort or contribution to the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate efficiency and contribution of those managers that have been in the system forever ( nick named "lifers") they are reluctant to change and hold back the system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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