US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Streamline the Veterans Admin. hospital

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs

Pros

The starting classes were small which meant you could learn quicker if you had any questions.

Cons

The upper management had no idea what was happening in the different departments.

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Down size upper management

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    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Jackson, MS

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Security, excellent resources connected to major University sites, studies

    Cons

    Many employees come to sit and work as little as possible

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    Need Washington to contact employees and evaluate supervisors without reprecusions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great organizational mission statement and great people, but hindered by bureaucracy...

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    Current Employee - Veteran Service Representative
    Current Employee - Veteran Service Representative

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

    Pros

    The employees all love helping veterans.

    Cons

    VA is a very large organization, which by nature has a good amount of dysfunction and barriers to communication between the upper and lower levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more creative ways to take advantage of true talent, rather than making those people go through the same cattle herding promotion system as everyone else. There should always be exceptions to the rules, because exceptional people do exist and do want to do great things for the organization. These exceptional people do not want to sit around waiting for an opportunity to get promoted while being mentored by people that were just the best available at the time they were promoted, and not actually a quality manager.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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