US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.2 of 5 375 reviews
www.vacareers.va.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Great work/life balance, if you don't mind the bureaucratic red tape and limited opportunities for advancement.

Research Health Science Specialist (Current Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

ProsGreat work/life balance.
Cutting-edge research.
Feel-good factor in working with veteran population.
Great launch point for students transitioning between undergrad and grad school.
Built-in pay raises.
Decent benefits.

ConsBureaucratic red tape, e.g. hiring is a frustrating and complicated process. Upward mobility limited depending on your job title. Little social interaction between employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTouch base with lower level staff more often. Better mentoring and fostering of personal growth. Promote social activities to enhance employee and supervisor relationships.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unorganized Chaos

Contract Administrator (Current Employee)
Saint Petersburg, FL

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs


Pros: The VA seems to be fairly top heavy in pay grades. So a lot of people make quite a large… Cons: The leadership, or management, seems to be very incompetent. Information is hoarded and… Advice to Senior Management: Stop living an entitlement life and actually manage, or get… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good Ole Gals Club

Psychology Technician (Current Employee)
Durham, NC

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs


Pros: Gov't Jobs still have the best benefits. Outstanding time off. Normally 40 hours for salary position. Budget cuts like everyone else, … Cons: Maturity levels are very low, as you might expect from young Phd's, Interns and Fellows. High School and clicky attitudes. Keep your… Advice to Senior Management: Get over yourselves and take some management classes. When you earn true respect it will breed… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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