US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Large Federal Department with a compelling mission

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Helping Veterans, their families and survivors

Cons

Not the past time to be a public servant. The mood in Congress toward Feds is not good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some risks and be leaders

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

600 Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs (View Most Recent)

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    Great organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Readjustment Counseling Technician in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Readjustment Counseling Technician in Lakewood, CO

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

    Pros

    You have to love the mission of the VA, serving veterans who served the US. Pay, benefits, etc are all competitive. Good work/life balance and you get out of it what you put in.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, difficulties with VA patients navigating the system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good start and excellent teaching facility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay
    Great job security
    Can transfer to any facility in the U.S.
    Lots of leave accrual
    Schedule is flexible

    Cons

    Many people retire there so few opportunities for advancement.

    Once you reach your last step increase in grade your the only additional funds one gets is through cost of loving and bonuses.

    Difficult to change operational systems due to policies and bureaucracies.

    Despite getting an advance degree while employed, compensation is not provided in an increase of pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new and fresh ideas

    Pay your advance degree providers more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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