US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Unsupportive bureaucratic culture

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Current Employee - Social Worker  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Social Worker in New York, NY

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

Pros

The best starting salary and above average benefits (except for vacation time) The work is meaningful and the clients are great.

Cons

Social Workers feel oppressed, disregarded, disempowered and misinformed by unnecessary mid-management. ethics leave much to be desired. Can't tell if middle management is incompetent or just nasty. I hope this is different in other VA locations but will leave as soon as the right job presents itself. I'm sorry
 I let the pay suck me in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to manage people -- it shouldn't be by fear tactics and negativity. And stop with the impossible to meet metrics. Don't you read/listen to the news?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    promote their friends and make new positions to raise their salaries.

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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

    If you can get in good with top management, they will make a position in middle management for you where you rarely if ever have to make a decision about anything.

    Cons

    The people doing all of the work and actually taking care of the veterans make the least amount in salaries and never get any kind of bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making new positions for your friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with Veterans
    Flexibile work hours
    Paid Vacation

    Cons

    Working with civiilians
    Some lazy civilian employees

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