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I love caring for the Veterans!!!

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse
Current Employee - Registered Nurse

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than a year

Pros

It's very rewarding to care for the Veterans. The Government has great benefits for its employees. There are lots of great employees that work for the VA. Employees can transfer to any VA, and there are lots of job opportunities on usajobs.gov.

Cons

Politics. No accountability. Lazy-inefficient workers. Employees in management positions (and physicians) only hob-nob with each other, and ignore workers that aren't either managers/chiefs/physicians/ or any other position of power.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please evaluate each employee's resume and work experience, and assign them to the most appropriate specialty. If a person has a disability, please assign them to an area that will allow them to demonstrate the safest production outcome.

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Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to advance, branch out and try new things. Great patient population! Veterans are (for the most part) very appreciative of the care they receive at the VA. Great benefits, holidays and vacation and health and retirement plans. Modern IT infrastructure with updates and new systems coming on-line all the time. Opportunity for school, transfer to other VAs ... for those that like Union representation ... we do have Unions for Nurses, Allied Healthcare, MDs and workers.

    Cons

    Some people that should be fired are not ... hard to get the bad apples out of the system. Pay freeze has hit people hard (after 3 years of a freeze, just got a 1% raise this year) ... for those that don't like Union representation ... we do have Unions for Nurses, Allied Healthcare, MDs and workers (hence, the first bullet). The politics, bureaucracy, daily challenges and other day-to-day cons are no different than any other big hospital system (VA is the largest hospital system in the US).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk-about. Get out and get to know the workers and patients. The "numbers" you see on the daily reports represent the Veterans, employees and the work done to keep the facility operating at the level you insist upon. Trust the word and advice of your mid-management folks ... they see what's going on at the worker level ... they can help and they are your future replacement ... offer more opportunities for upward growth in your own facility. Succession training should be mandatory.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible poorly run Hospital where fraud, waste and abuse is common and encouraged

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent paycheck some opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Incompetent and incapable leadership, deviant behavior is protected by those in authority. Fraud, waste and abuse goes unpunished and covered up by administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put qualified, experienced personnel in leadership positions to include men. Those that aspire and take a few classes are put in leadership and the fail, miserabley.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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