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VFW Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
9 Reviews

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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Friendly Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G S
    Current Employee - G S

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, hard working people.
    Good Benefits, sick leave and vacation leave after 6 months.
    Willing to supply all the tools workers need for a good job.

    Cons

    Not very open to changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I absolutely love working here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Bossier City, LA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Bossier City, LA

    Pros

    The people are wonderful
    The hours are super flexible
    Develop close relationships with coworkers and customers
    Like working around family

    Cons

    The pay is not even close to enough to live on
    Poor management is making the establishment lose money
    Uninterested supervisors are letting the place go under

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and let those that are qualified and passionate a chance to turn the organization around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Legislative analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legislative Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Analyst in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Meet interesting people
    Great Staff
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Pay
    A lot of Bureaucracy
    Never heard from them since

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in contact with interns after they've served.

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  5.  

    Great organization, no benefits

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    Current Employee - State Service Officer
    Current Employee - State Service Officer

    Pros

    Great place for veterans to work and help other veterans. Staff have genuine concern for veterans well-being and work extremely hard to take care of our vets.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what they are doing on the state level, but still care a lot about veterans. High turn-around as Group health insurance is way too expensive for even a single person. Don't even think about getting the group insurance if you have family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at the benefits and figure out why we can't keep decent employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No opportunity to excel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender Karaoke KJ  in  Daleville, AL
    Former Employee - Bartender Karaoke KJ in Daleville, AL

    Pros

    The best thing about working at the VFW, was the opportunity to serve the men and women who fought for our country.

    Cons

    My Post (6020, Daleville, AL) stopped paying their employees and went to strictly "Volunteer" only, and then business went south.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, and have the back of your employees no matter what. Nothing good comes from gossip!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Comradeship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjutant - Lifetime Member  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Adjutant - Lifetime Member in Manchester, NH

    Pros

    Great organization in order to continue the communication feed as you once had in the military - still have to filter it out though - as before

    Cons

    Very political in the States, seems like the same 20% of the men/women perform the Post duties...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I loved this job because we did alot for the retired veterans and also with the active military.

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    Former Employee - Canteen Manager  in  Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Canteen Manager in Clarksville, TN

    Pros

    There are many activites we do for kids on holidays, as well as special needs dances. We also have dinners for our members to show them how much we apprieciate them.

    Cons

    A lot of people would say that its a "Adult Daycare". And I would have to agree at some degree. But its manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was the manager there. So to the HIGHER up, would be the membership on this conncern of a higher salary needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very friendly atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender

    Pros

    Good hourly pay in addition to tips. Great regular customers. Easy going and flexible.

    Cons

    Not much changes. No personal challenges or room for growth. No benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An ok place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender

    Pros

    I like my job and money is decent.

    Cons

    No advancement oppurtnities and a lot of drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do not have the smartest people in management.

    No opinion of CEO

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