Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Human Resources Assistant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs

    Pros

    Benefits and tours of duty.

    Cons

    Government jobs have preset salaries.

  2. Helpful (19)

    "Learn the System, Be Rewarded"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, rewarding work environment, great co-workers. Once you are aware of how things work within the governmental system, it is an involved and rewarding place to work. Make friends who know how to handle the paperwork and watch your worries disappear.

    Cons

    Government Paperwork, culture varies between departments and sometimes even within departments. People work on different hourly schedules and it is often impossible to get things done on the same day during normal (or even banking business hours) because key employees are not working the same hours ... Time in job is rewarded more than merit and achievements. If pursuing as a full career, be ready to switch job positions/ departments every other year or so to get appropriate raises, and new appointments.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Helping Veterans receive the proper health care they deserve"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Veterans are the best reason to work for the hospital.

    Cons

    There are to many chains of command that allow for individuals to not be as productive as they should be.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Good entry level job at good salary."

    4.0
     

    I worked at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs

    Pros

    Was able to stop working a second job.

    Cons

    This job is very monotonous and sedentary.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be better, now too topheavy"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    One of the better federal agencies to work for, job security is there, it is apolitical, and you can make a difference.

    Cons

    Work at central office, we used to care about Veterans and get things done, now there are 5 levels of concurrence for anything. Need to cut the red tape, get rid of managers and get back to helping Veterans

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Procurement Analyst"

    5.0
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    Procurement Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs

    Pros

    Teleworking, flex schedule, high visibility, great culture

    Cons

    Upper Management, parking, contracting database systems,

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Changing work system to a production mode with more accountability"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    value is customer focused on serving Veterans - a valued mission

    Cons

    Some people are not used to quick change and have to be more flexible and ready to move in different directions towards the mission

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Veterans Affairs baltimore"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits,average pay, a lot of paid holidays and pto

    Cons

    Difficult to move around because of paygrade stipulations. Basically if you are a gs7 for example (the pay grade scale used in government positions is "GS") you cannot apply for a job that is a gs 9 even if you're qualified because you havent worked under a GS8 payscale for at least 1 year. Frustrating

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Veteran Service Representative"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Veterans Service Representative in Mount Juliet, TN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Continue to serve - help veterans and their families with their claims and receive the benefits to which they are legally entitled My boss is great - very oriented on teaching

    Cons

    Production quotas often understate the complexities in resolving veterans' claims in the amount of time allotted.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Specialist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
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    I have been working at Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Taking care of our veterans is the most amazing job!

    Cons

    The distance that I drive to work is a challenge.

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