US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Robert A. McDonald
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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
  • A miserable work environment with the threat of being fired hanging over your head constantly (in 22 reviews)

  • No real direction or connection from upper management or supervisors (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    It is a great opportunity while attending school full time

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    Current Contractor - VA Work Study Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Contractor - VA Work Study Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The position has great flexibility with school related functions. The environment allows for working on assignments while inactive at work.

    Cons

    The salary is fixed and does not allow for additional compensation. You must be attending school full time and you are under contract which starts and ends at the beginning and end of each semester.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a good job with the Vet Center. Having Veteran work studies to interact with Veteran clients creates a welcoming environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great experience in the Federal world

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Promote from within, total Job Satisfaction working with/for Vets, Holidays off (or 1.5 pay), flexible hours, Annual+Sick Leave.

    Cons

    Office politics come into play here. Don't get involved if you don't want to be a part of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great pay and benefits overshadowed at times with politics

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Nurse in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits compared to private sector

    Cons

    Rigid pay scale and limited opportunities to advance
    Management is very political with a tendency to play a lot of games and chooses favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain objective and give merits and demerits to all as they are earned

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great work environment! Professional and Friendly staff!

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Huntington, WV

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    The starting pay was great and so were the hours. Monday through Friday, on a set schedule. Being able to help the Veterans that have served our country was very rewarding.

    Cons

    I really didn't have anything negative to take away from the job. I thought it was great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and be willing to give people a chance. Make sure that all of the employees are being nice and respectful to the patients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. TeleHealth

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    Current Employee - TeleHealth Care Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - TeleHealth Care Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and office based, not stressful

    Cons

    Can be slow paced if you are used to more face to face interaction as you rarely see your patients or other people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Workstudy program.

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    Current Employee - VA Work Study Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - VA Work Study Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Its a good program and helps veterans get extra money

    Cons

    sometimes pay doesn't come at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Registered Nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay. Good starting experience.

    Cons

    Bad hours. Employees call out a lot. Management not involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Stay away from government work, unless you have an IQ of 0

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable. It's nearly impossible to be fired.

    Cons

    Poor/lack of management, no accountability, lazy coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enroll in basic management courses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. It is a rewarding experience for a 10 week summer internship.

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

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    The project is independent and challenging. You have the right to choose your project.

    Cons

    The preparations and political procedures before starting the project wasted too much time. It is a volunteer internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should not be that complicated for interns before working on the project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Media production

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Great work love working there

    Cons

    New so haven't seen much yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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