VA Puget Sound Health Care System

  www.puget-sound.med.va.gov
  www.puget-sound.med.va.gov
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Current Employee - Research Specialist in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Research Specialist in San Diego, CA

I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Pros

The best part of working there is that you can pay your bills while looking for another job.

Cons

There are numerous hassles working at the VA. Even getting to work is difficult. The parking is bad and it rolls down hill from there. Even if you never work with patient data you are under demands to protect your data on computers. Wasteful retraining is required for irrelevant material. As a researcher in the biological sciences if found it cumbersome to work under rules designed for medical workers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I really didn't deal with them. I would generally say that there are huge bureaucracies between people that work there and the senior management. A typical government agency.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

15 Other Employee Reviews for VA Puget Sound Health Care System (View Most Recent)

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    not perfect, but pretty good

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    to build clinical skills and take care of patients in a system that is continuously improving and without the interface of insurance problems of the private sector

    Cons

    government beurocracy
    older managers who are not using best practices to motivate employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is advice for nursing management at this VA:
    support your employees
    avoid the top-down management style that you currently use (my way or the highway)
    listen to suggestions and grievances

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    VA - a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

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    Former Employee - Dietetic Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Dietetic Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    Pros

    The Dietetic Internship is strong, and has a great reputation. I thought when I was coming in that it would be an amazing and challenging year, but it really turned out to just be challenging.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, lots of frustrations and being treated like a kid by some of the higher ups. I though that this would be a place where I would make great connections, and I did connect with some of the medical staff and other interns, but overall, the RDs treated us condescendingly, which was really awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the interns feel more welcome so we will come work for you! Almost none of us ever wanted to see that place again.

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