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Morally right; professionally challenging

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Former Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A wonderful opportunity to give to those who have given so much to this country. The veterans are generally warm and appreciative of all you do. Plenty of career opportunities if you are in certain jobs; very limited in others.

Cons

Leadership is significantly lacking; too many jobs are held by interim staff who do not have,or do not feel they have, authority to make decisions. Supervisors can be specious in their treatment of staff (personal issues are routine). HR staff pre-screens all applications, but lack knowledge of jobs so referrals may not include best qualified.

Advice to Management

Give subject matter experts more control, eliminate acting positions in favor of establishing leadership roles. Realize that leadership skills gained in military service may be different than those needed in government administrations.

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    Current Employee - Section Chief, Critical Care in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Section Chief, Critical Care in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mid-level providers are committed to patient care and their work.

    Cons

    No clear vision for future development of services based on patient population served.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear vision.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxing environment for some projects, although some others are very challenging.

    Cons

    Ridiculous, un-reasonable managers or higher-ups, and they are very technical illiterate.

    Advice to Management

    I think that you should select people for their talents, not based on relationship. Look closer, I think you'll find many many examples... One famous person once said, there are 3 types of people, those who are smart, those who are not smart (or normal), and those who are normal but want to be smart; please don't use the third type, please just make them in normal positions


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