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"Small VA Hospital with a Big Heart"

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Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Fayetteville, AR
Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Fayetteville, AR
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

The VA hospital in Fayetteville, AR is the hub for veteran's care for northwest Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and southwestern Missouri. Employees are committed to providing the best possible care they can for the veteran. "The veteran comes first" is more than a motto. The campus is beautiful; the people are friendly. It's a great place to work.

Cons

Because of the nature of a bureaucracy, needed change is sometimes slow in coming. I was advised during my employment interview that this is the case. The management does the best they can to rectify problems and create a good atmosphere for both the employees and the veterans and their families.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work and value the employees who go above and beyond.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you have no military background, then the VA is probably not the place for you"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The parking lot was big - usually plenty of parking.

    Cons

    In order to get any work done here, you will be forced to play a long, slow political game with those you need work with.
    Did I mention that everything at the VA moves at a snail's pace?
    Most (if not all) managers at the VA have some sort of military background, and once they find out you don't, you can pretty much kiss your career with the VA goodbye.
    The work environment was very bland.
    Sometime it took up to 45 minutes to get through all of the security just to get into the building.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate everything that is currently hindering any sort of progress, which means that just about all internal management will essentially need to fire itself before anything improves.


  2. "This has been the best job I have ever had the privilege to enjoy."

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    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the job security and the annual raises. I really appreciate being able to give back to veterans that I serve. As a veteran myself, I have been served well by the VA and now I have the opportunity to provide service to other veterans. I have great hours, great co-workers, and great leadership in the higher echelons.

    Cons

    The downside to working at the VA are minimal. The opportunity for upward movement is limited because people tend to remain in the VA for a long time. Therefore, being able to take a supervisor's position once they leave comes only once in a while. Also, there is a lot of competition for these coveted positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you've been doing. Small changes make a big difference.

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