US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance as overtime typically is frowned upon (in 21 reviews)

  • Great Benefits- little on the high end for premiums but I have 4 children (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • This creates an interesting work environment (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management is often less capable than mid management in terms of leadership vision and direction (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the people, different tasks, helping Veterans

    Cons

    They Need to pay more

    Advice to Management

    Help to increase our pay and grades like yours.


  2. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, upward mobility, noble mission, great benefits

    Cons

    poor management, poor work/life balance, bureaucracy, top heavy, poor training, no flexibility.


  3. really good job but poor management...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    job and life balance and good pay and fun job

    Cons

    management not empower the people

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people to be competent


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  5. I have truly enjoyed working at the VA.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have such great ways to help enhance your CSR skills and talents.

    Cons

    The pay should be more

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work by working as a team.


  6. Warehouse Experience

    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Experience of paying close attention to details, as a veteran the ablility to following orders and directions for accuracy the safety procedurs for operatoring a forklift

    Cons

    Shipping and Receiving forklift operator loading and unloading trucks, verifying shipments, pulling and verifying merchandise and verifying for shipping counting and affixing labels for destinations


  7. Helpful (1)

    Run, don't walk, flee - worst Department in the Executive Branch

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a doctor or nurse looking to get your initial years experience, might be a venue for you.

    Cons

    Any other field, if you are looking for a job, this will do. If you are looking for a career in the Federal sector, go with another Dept.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your upper leadership levels, too many people taking a salary that do not earn it, have no vision, no concept of mission, and simply do not care about the Veteran.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Lot of Potential but Poorly executed

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security The core mission is a wonderful! To server those who served our country. Work Live balance is terrific Low Stress - this might not be the case in all positions

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic Complete Lack of leadership in Senior Management Career development is almost non-existent Employee Policies are not clear and applied different amongst a single organization Execution of tasks due to the bureaucracy and size of the org is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to do a better job of understanding how tasks are actually getting accomplished and gain input from those doing the work prior to attempting changes. Senior Managements needs to learn to identify and develop leadership talent.



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