US Department of Veterans Affairs - This is not a good place to work until you have been with the VA for at LEAST 5 years and have some seniority. | Glassdoor
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"This is not a good place to work until you have been with the VA for at LEAST 5 years and have some seniority."

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Current Employee - Nurse in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Nurse in Baltimore, MD
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The health benefits, retirement and vacation/sick time.

Cons

The unsafe neighborhood you have to walk through to just get to work. You are not allowed to park in the VA parking garage but rather a public parking garage 3 blocks away that YOU have to PAY $40 a month to park there and then take your life into your own hands to walk through the "hood". I actually have started carrying pepper spray. Not to mention the rain, sleet, snow.....etc.....

Advice to Management

Do their own jobs and stop delegating everything.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pride in making a difference, most people demonstrate a commitment to what we do, the vast majority of healthcare providers are excellent and well trained professionals

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor communication between sites. Many administrative types are "typical government employees" in the negative sense of the term.

    Advice to Management

    More standardization across sites. It doesn't make sense, for example, that there aren't standards for utilizing CPT codes from site to site, every service seems to do things differently.


  2. "DVA Medical Center Financial Analyst Review"

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    Current Employee - Financial Accounts Technician in Northport, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Accounts Technician in Northport, NY

    Pros

    The department of veterans affairs offers a very nice benefits package for its workers, you are also awarded with a special type of IRA that is sponsored through the government and thus is completely transferable through government jobs. The rate of matching is about 3 percent of your salary level

    Cons

    Although the VA is a great place to work, it is a relaxed and mostly casual environment, there seems to be little room for advancement in this type of position. Jobs range from Analyst to Coder to Manager. There may be shades of gray in terms of salary ranges, but it is a government job so it is expected to pay less than the private sector, which it does.

    Advice to Management

    Managers did work with the employees very fairly and had motivational boosting methods which were nice.

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