US Department of Veterans Affairs - Friendly work environment, but repetitive and boring work | Glassdoor
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"Friendly work environment, but repetitive and boring work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time

Pros

Federal government opportunities with great benefits

Cons

Might take years to get where you want.

Advice to Management

Get to know your staff!

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Holidays off. Benefit package. Retirement plan

    Cons

    Tend to move management up from within even if they are not the best qualified. You end up with a boss that knows less than you but since they have been there since they settle the first brick for the building you end up getting all the work delegated to you. The fact is they get the credit and you dont. Only way to move up is when someone that has been there forever retires, but who would do that if they can technically rub their seniority on your face and even threaten you with insubordination if you go to HR ( who does usually nothing about it). If you are willing to work as a peasant for someone for 20 years before you can see any opportunities for advancement this is the place for you. Be prepared to work hard, get little or no recognition for your effort and get the same pay as other people that just skate by doing the minimum required to get a satisfactory in their evaluation. Their evaluation system is so poor that allows for most workers that due the bare minimum to get a satisfactory and just stay in the system forever without minimum effort or contribution to the system.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate efficiency and contribution of those managers that have been in the system forever ( nick named "lifers") they are reluctant to change and hold back the system


  2. "Student Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The hours I worked were very flexible, with good pay and relaxed environment

    Cons

    The technology was very outdated, and slow internet

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