There are newer employer reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs
There are newer employer reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

See Most Recent

I love caring for the Veterans!!!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Registered Nurse
Current Employee - Registered Nurse
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. RN Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Great place to work if interested in federal government

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Health Science Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Research Health Science Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    mission driven organization and employees, education and training programs for employees, good pay, veterans are often friendly and inspirational

    Cons

    can have bureaucratic process (e.g. approving travel expenses)

    Advice to Management

    continue supporting employee growth and development


There are newer employer reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs
There are newer employer reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

See Most Recent

Work at US Department of Veterans Affairs? Share Your Experiences

US Department of Veterans Affairs

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.