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"Experience varies wildly based on department"

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Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
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I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Growing Department with Administration support, four-year Secretary entering a new term provides leadership continuity

Cons

strong military culture and bias toward veterans in the workplace, huge organization makes it hard to get things done, resistance to change

Advice to Management

Hiring veterans is important, but constant focus on veteran hiring can alienate non-veterans who comprise the majority of the workforce; leadership has very low visibility into inner workings of departments

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. "Voc Rehab and Employment Service"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Intern in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Intern in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent professional assistance. Case Managers take the time to communicate with you while you are in the program. Overall excellent support for a Veteran.

    Cons

    Try to expedite the turn around time from initial application to actual initial interview and placement in a vocational rehabilitation and/or employment program.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire excellent case workers.


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    "Salem VAMC"

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    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Claims Assistant in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits as an entry point to higher levels of responsibility, perhaps other government agencies/positions.

    Cons

    Poor management, even worse communication w/employees (this applies specifically to my department). Agencywide communication and management is lacking, but the effort is there. Just not very successful. Recent moves to downgrade positions has not resulted in any less work. Conversely, it seems more is added as time goes on. Local management is oblivious to existing department-wide low morale.

    Advice to Management

    I have none as they wouldn't consider it anyway. Needs to adhere to advertised values. Get rid of the "club members" mentality. Hire more vets. Focus more on veteran needs, not just in print or spoken word, but in reality,

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