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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
673 Reviews
3.3
673 Reviews
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Robert A. McDonald
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Review Highlights

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  

    Amazing internship experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    Wonderful support and camaraderie within the department. Learned so much in my time there. Always opportunities to expand knowledge and complete rotations throughout the department.

    Cons

    Dealing with HR can be a headache and take forever.

  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    positive, helpful staff dedicated to mission

    Cons

    healthcare is serious business - must work at high level every minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Customer Service!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Rewarding, National Cemetery Administration has the highest customer satisfaction rating of all Government agencies.

    Cons

    Could be better organized, with more empowerment to the field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, fast paced, decent pay

    Cons

    Difficult patients, non existent management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is always providing training, but never really attends the training themselves Leadership is more than delegating, but being role models as well. Actions speak louder than words

    Recommends
  6.  

    This is a very nice place to work. My supervisor was very friendly and co-operative.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Biomed in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Biomed in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    This is a Government workplace and Have lots of benefits for its employee. They are very helpful and friendly. It also have a great Launch room.

    Cons

    Every employee have to test TB on each year which some times let you to do Chest X-Ray each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am glad that they give me a chance to work over their. The only advice I have for them is to hire more intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Med/Surg nursing, ambulatory care, Home Telehealth Case Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HOme Telehealth Case Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - HOme Telehealth Case Manager in Montgomery, AL

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

    Pros

    Team work, working in teamlets allow individuals to be able to collaborate and form collegiality.

    Cons

    Little or no privacy for the patients with working in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The flow of communications needs to be on a two way street. Listen to your employees who are down in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, hands on training, very competitive pay rates and the people are just great! The corporate culture is relaxed while there is a major feeling of being a part of a team. The company mission statement is clear and it seems that all employees really are there to help people find jobs in their own way. Expectations and goals are high but the support is present to help all employees achieve set goals. Management wants to help their teams succeed.

    Cons

    Program Support Assistant responsible for coordinating referral care for patients. Exhibits exceptional patient service to get veterans the healthcare that they need in the public sector. Communicates with professionals in over 50 medical specialties to coordinate referrals and appointments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Department of Veterans Affairs takes care of their employees and encourages advancement. The VA not only helps the patients, but also wants the absolute best for their employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    VA Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Trainee in Iron Mountain, MI
    Former Employee - Student Trainee in Iron Mountain, MI

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

    Pros

    Was able to learn how many of the departments function. Was able to do projects for many of the employees and grow in my personal development.

    Cons

    I felt as if I was the "extra" intern. The department I was assisting with didn't need a lot of help and I often sat around and waited for something to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better layout for interns- adding more structure to our experience will improve our quality of work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Five years experience as a business process analyst, staff analyst, and supervisor of analysts.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedules, veteran friendly, and extensive career latitude and longitude.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, political, a little disorganized, and low career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade/update the systems, train and develop effective staff, and except and implement great ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Love This Job!
    Current Employee - Love This Job!

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Personal and professional growth with an entity that puts the Veteran first!

    Cons

    A lot of management oversight and not enough "worker bees"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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