US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in San Antonio, TX

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

Pros

Stability, coworkers, benefits, hours, decent pay

Cons

micromanagement, poor training, poor technology

Advice to ManagementAdvice

dont be afraid to say no to some vet and take care of your people.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, stifled professional growth, no incentives for performance or loyalty

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Denver, CO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    25 days of paid leave a year. 10 days of sick leave. Small pension. Staff is like family. Most of us actually do a good job for our Vets.

    Cons

    This is not the place you come to work if you are hungry to advance your career. This is the place you come to enjoy lots of time off. Raises are automatic (every 2 years) and there are no incentive based raises offered. This means that whether you are an outstanding employee or a slacker you will advance at the same rate as everyone else. That said, there are a handful of overachievers-all of them get duped into joining leadership and are miserable thereafter. Also, at a certain point once you max out the pay scale you don't receive anymore raises. Most nurses hit the max 8-10 years before they are eligible for retirement. This creates an interesting work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for management because the bureaucracy is too entrenched for them to actually do anything positive for their employees. My advice for the people seeking employment here: Don't come on board if you have aspirations of climbing the ladder-the "glass door" is more like a brick and mortar wall. However, if you like your time off, and like Vets this is the place for you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Weak leadership, and poor talent pool amongst IT Staff

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    Current Employee - Supervisory IT Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Supervisory IT Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The Federal Government has a benefits package which is hard to match. Great work life balance as overtime typically is frowned upon

    Cons

    Senior level management doesn't listen to the recommendations of field staff. Incompetent staff are never reprimanded or fired and continue to be a waste of Government assets and a burden to their peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire IT staff from outside the VA in order to bring in Fresh ideas and talent. Employ a program to systematically assess the skills of current IT staff in an effort to weed out dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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