US Department of Veterans Affairs

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Lpn in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Lpn in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Full time employment and great benefits

    Cons

    Nights are difficult and the schedule is not the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rewarding, great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Rewarding working for the VA and serving Veterans. A lot of room to grow and develop professionally if willing and able to move around.

    Cons

    Wish there was more opportunities to telework and that more jobs were open to individuals outside current facility. Lose out on a lot of great talent. Some locations have a lot of turnover at the leadership level which can be challenging for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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