US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    VALOR Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Great internship as a pharmacy student during the summer

    Cons

    There are no Cons with this company. VA is great to work for.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Department Of Veterans Affairs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in White City, OR
    Current Employee - Medical Support Assistant in White City, OR

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience to work with veterans. The range of people your work with in the office is diverse and broad in skills and talents. Good pay compared to other places to work.

    Cons

    Kind of a strange pay scale in relation to education. Education isn't valued as much as time in a specific grade, which makes it really hard to continue to advance. Working a government job is irritating when politics get involved. Firing anybody is near impossible, especially if that person is in management. This creates an atmosphere that if you have someone in a management position that has NO leadership skills, everyone suffers below them.

    Advice to Management

    Cut off, as you would a rotting limb, the decaying management that under performs, aren't in touch with their departments, don't understanding the mission of the VA, and stuffle advancement from those that otherwise could make great changes in the VA.


  3. Department of Veterans affairs Supplement review

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Voucher Examiner
    Current Employee - Senior Voucher Examiner

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This position is very challenging.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in department.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    review of the VA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Good work environment and job security. Flexible work schedule with no requirement to work weekends or to take call. That is a major reason why people stay

    Cons

    Government can be very top heavy with bureaucracy


  6. Clinical Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Great learning experience!
    Exposure to many different types of assessment.
    Complex medical cases in acute care setting.
    Excellent supervision and passionate clinicians.

    Cons

    Inadequate salary for clinical fellow.


  7. Lots of potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, and job security.

    Cons

    Plenty of room for improvement and positive growth as far as morale and employee/supervisor relations go.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, government holidays, and a pretty generous retirement matching plan.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of stereotypical government bureaucracy and layers of paperwork/management so sometimes the pace of work can be slowed by elements outside of your control.


  9. If you want to here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Durham, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    love helping vets, working with the other staff outside of housekeeping, lots of benefits

    Cons

    some people shouldn't be managers, hope you ready


  10. Difference of Attitudes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - to be able to truly provide support and comfort for those that served this great nation

    Cons

    - seeing other health care providers not so invested in caring for our veterans

    Advice to Management

    - work on supporting the health care staff do their jobs
    - help build morale with both the health care staff and veterans by being more involved


  11. Helpful (2)

    VA is improving

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Principled public service mission
    Deserving clients
    Supportive stakeholders
    Dedicated employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can hinder customer service reforms
    Politics can limit departmental reforms

    Advice to Management

    Integrate operations, empower regional operations, communicate directly to stakeholders and clients



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