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"Good people but tough to feel you make an impact."

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Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fascinating research, passionate employees, people who really want to help Veterans

Cons

Organization is so huge with so many rules and policies that unless you are a physician and interact with patients on a daily basis, it's hard to feel like you're really making a difference. I am leaving because I want more advancement than just a standard 1k salary increase every year (no matter my performance) and actual performance reviews - not just a survey we sign off on - so that I can get feedback on my progress.

Advice to Management

Keep in mind that younger employees in the Bay Area often don't fit - and don't want to fit - the federal worker stereotype. We need to be challenged and have feedback, or you'll lose us to a more fulfilling job in the private sector

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. "Veteran service rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay Pines, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This position allows career ladders that may lead to gs 11. Step increase annually. If you don't like customer interaction and prefer paperwork mainly this job would be perfect for you.

    Cons

    Mandatory ot at any time of 20 hours. Immature high school like gossipy environment. Constant change more than average in processing which can make the job frustrating along side with the need to make unrealistic production points and meet unrealistic quality. Dead end unless you want to be a rvsr or dro

    Advice to Management

    Speak up to service center managers and let them know reasons why what they are implementing can and will fail stop just going along with it this could help forecast disasters that cause many set backs in processing and getting rid of the backlog


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love the VA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Suppork Assistant in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Medical Suppork Assistant in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low stress but big work load!!!

    Cons

    I can not think of any

    Advice to Management

    Work smarter not harder... Hire more veterans


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