US Department of Veterans Affairs

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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
548 Reviews
3.2
548 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance as overtime typically is frowned upon (in 19 reviews)

  • Great Benefits- little on the high end for premiums but I have 4 children (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • A miserable work environment with the threat of being fired hanging over your head constantly (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management has no idea what's going on and no desire to make changes (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Serving veterans in need and improving their lives.

    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Hicksville, NY

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Improving the lives of America's veterans

    Cons

    There are not any cons to this job

    Recommends
  2.  

    Project manager OIT

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable job invironment with good benifits. Advancement is availble with steady growth throughout your career.

    Cons

    The environment is not very exciting. The bureaucracy can become tiresome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a overall good experience was like a second home

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    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Program Support Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the veterans

    Cons

    At the end of my time working there it became less family friebdly

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    Potential for social workers

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lyons, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Lyons, NJ

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

    Pros

    High salary for social workers, great benefits, job security, benefits, relocation potential (basically any where in the world where there is a military base)

    Cons

    Getting a job after the internship has ended even if you were a stellar intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  7.  

    File Clerk

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    Current Employee - File Cerk in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - File Cerk in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    The benefits were just okay

    Cons

    The company seems horrible in which way they treat employees. Government workers at their best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program and hire new people who are innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall satisfying

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in East Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in East Orange, NJ

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

    Pros

    Provided a great and friendly atmosphere for both veterans and employees. Free health center, free lunch, and very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Not many cons to discuss. The hospital I worked at was fairly old and that was the only downside, from a technical standpoint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    strictly ok place to work as long as you are really looking out for something permanent

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    Former Employee - Associate in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in Queens Village, NY

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good place to start when looking elsewhere

    Cons

    full of temp workers
    nobody stays permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please care about your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    VA Hospital

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    Former Employee - Journeymen in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Journeymen in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Experience for entry level

    Cons

    Typical Federal l Civil Service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need continuing education for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very Discriminatory!!!

    Current Employee - Office Associate in Calverton, NY
    Current Employee - Office Associate in Calverton, NY

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are a veteran they are great as they really do take care of you & look out for you. They have the best benefits that I have ever seen. Other than that.......

    Cons

    It was my experience, not being a veteran because of medical reasons extending back to when I was 4 years old, that the ONLY reason why I was hired was because I am disabled & that they were looking for any reason to get rid of me which they finally did when I was in hospital which they knew about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand the need to recruit veterans, but do not discriminate against those of use who could not be veterans because we couldnt serve due to circumstances beyond our control. I felt that I was being discriminated against beginning on my ODA. It is rare that I am able to apply for a VA job on USAJOBS.GOV because I am kicked out of the running for not being a veteran. Through your discriminatory practices you are in essence saying that ONLY veterans & no one else can work for the VA which is very interesting in my case as I do volunteer my time helping the veterans at the Long Island State Veteran's Home located in Stony Brook, New York!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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