US Department of Veterans Affairs - great patients, horrible hr and administration | Glassdoor
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"great patients, horrible hr and administration"

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Long Beach, CA
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Long Beach, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

really good pay for nurses, able to move up payscale quickly if you put in the time and effort. GREAT PATIENT POPULATION!!! I cannot stress this more. I love the patients here. workload wise compare to private sector is much easier.

Cons

terrible HR and terrible management. so much politics! if you want to have something done by HR, you have to wait about 2-3 months average to get it done. ie. get a new badge.

Advice to Management

PLEASE PLEASE focus your time on patients, not quarreling between administration.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. "5 yr employee at SLC VA Medical Center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel like I make a difference in people's lives. Prefer this to working in private industry, where the goal is to make more money for the company executives. The work is challenging. I am allowed to work autonomously, but supervisor is available when needed.

    Cons

    Biggest con: Human Resources takes forever to get anything done. Need to be "reminded" over and over again to follow up on issues, or even perform mundane tasks such as posting personnel actions to the OPM's website. And forget about trying to hire a new employee, especially if a new position description needs to be written; it takes months to do so. There doesn't seem to be any accountability for poor performance in HR. Another con: lower level managers in general need better training on how to communicate with their employees. For example, it is not acceptable to send employees an email telling them that their annual performance appraisal is ready, and to stop by the secretary's desk to pick it up. ??? Last con: very difficult to move up in this agency if you are not a veteran, because of preferencial hiring practices; many good employees leave for this reason.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management does a pretty good job of keeping employees informed of important happenings (e.g. pending furloughs). But they need to make subordinate managers accountable for poor performance. Please, please look into the Human Resources department, and demand change.


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Loan Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Loan Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is great, friendly people, focused on the task at hand, experienced leadership, alot of veterans so they understand the connection to the customers.

    Cons

    Employees work there for 35+ years, being promoted is a long wait till someone retires.

    Advice to Management

    Heading in the right direction.

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