US Department of Veterans Affairs

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VA for last 15 years

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Current Employee - Not Saying Because of Fear of Retaliation in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Not Saying Because of Fear of Retaliation in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Once you know how to navigate the system, you will understand how to get ahead.

Cons

archaic promotion schedule for nurses, office culture is toxix, racisim is rampant, inefficiencies reign, ethics is only on paper.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good training, clique staff

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    Former Employee - VALOR Nurse Extern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - VALOR Nurse Extern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a student you get awesome pay and are given a lot of autonomy. I felt trusted and supported by my preceptor and the unit staff. The patients are overall awesome and it is very rewarding work. I became very comfortable in the nursing role, learning everything from bedside manner to charting.

    Cons

    The staff is uncomfortably cliquey, which is hard for me. The equipment is old. I was extremely uncomfortable working there as I felt like an outsider. Schedule is rough, 6 12 hour shifts and 1 8 hour per pay period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. Ability to move up quickly given the demand in this career field.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy and most stressful environment I've ever worked in. Burnout is common. You won't be able to work in this environment more than 3-5 years. Unfortunately, very little opportunity to move to another department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worst management I've ever seen. It's no surprise that the VA is getting bad publicity. Management is focused on making next grade versus people management and development.

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