VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. VA Puget Sound Health System

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    Former Employee - Advance Medical Support Assistant in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Advance Medical Support Assistant in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of improvements are occurring to better serve our Vets. - Leadership in some service lines are really doing their best to make the workplace better. - Job security. - Average to good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    - Too many unsatisfactory employees who seemly cannot be fired or laid off for whatever reason. These employees have poor customer service and shoddy work quality and they are what's bringing turmoil to the VA. It makes other people's jobs much harder to perform because they cannot carry their own weight. - Favoritism - Minimal upward advancements

    Advice to Management

    - Remove shoddy employees and hire new employees who understand that they actually have to work to keep their pay and job. - Hire enough people to share the workload. - Retrain management on many processes and procedures that should be performed according to policies and procedures, rather than for convenience.


  2. It's okay

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    Current Employee - Program Manager/Health Systems Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager/Health Systems Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible room for growth, challenging and dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, it's a top-down culture.

    Advice to Management

    360 evaluations should be conducted on senior management


  3. Material handler

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy helping other vets that are less fortunate tan myself.

    Cons

    In my department , I can't advance and no one is held accountable for their actions.


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  5. Does Not Reward Good Work Ethic, Encourages Laziness and Sub-par Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and relationship with Supervisor at least in my position

    Cons

    The HR process is painfully slow. Took 6 months to get hired and has taken 5 months to receive a promotion to a new job 2 desks over. Encourages young, talented people to get fed-up and move on to private companies, encourages older employees, many of which are lazy and are set in their ways to stay at the VA until retirement. No risk of getting fired or even reprimanded for doing a poor job.


  6. good working environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine PA in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine PA in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of support staff, learning environment

    Cons

    limited womens health, no children

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Food Service Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Dublin, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Dublin, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work at

    Cons

    Need to pay the NA workers more money


  8. It was enriching and very thought provoking, just to be there with other veterans especially those who have accomplished

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    Current Employee - CWT Comoensated Work Therapy in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - CWT Comoensated Work Therapy in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VA Puget Sound Health Care System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the veterans that served in different wars

    Cons

    I really didn't have anything bad to say other than they have a lot more work to do for the vets

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to listen to the voices of heroes


  9. I worked with a lot of good people.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Research Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Biologist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The parking used to be a Pro but not anymore.

    Cons

    Since this job is grant supported it is difficult to get funding these days.


  10. A great place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great, the benefits are even better, and working for Veterans makes a person feel good at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Most employees have been here for years. Almost everyone knows everyone else. A new person can find it difficult to integrate.

    Advice to Management

    I personally feel they need to embrace change and technology more. Healthcare is a fast paced environment. Change is inevitable.


  11. A fair assessment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are better than private sector employers. The insurance is decent, the pay is consistent, but the management is horrible. I think too many kneejerk reactions are exercised, due to the lack of proper planning.

    Cons

    The level of education isn't stressed as much as in the private sector - typically diminishing the potential for productivity and effective leadership. I understand that even people with specialized education aren't all the best; however, the experience combined with the education is a better foundation for one to contribute effectively to an organization. The "good ole boy" system is employed entirely too much in the federal sector.

    Advice to Management

    Engage in training and continuing education to stay abroad of current business practices.



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