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"Good Ole Gals Club"

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Current Employee - Psychology Technician in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Psychology Technician in Durham, NC
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Pros

Gov't Jobs still have the best benefits. Outstanding time off. Normally 40 hours for salary position. Budget cuts like everyone else, do your part and don't take the pens home! Matter in fact if you want one that writes, bring your own. Not to many social interuptions if you don't have a Phd., Peaceful!

Cons

Maturity levels are very low, as you might expect from young Phd's, Interns and Fellows. High School and clicky attitudes. Keep your sense of humor they will eventually grow up. If you are there to make friends it could be a con.. Obvious basic management skills training missing.

Advice to Management

Get over yourselves and take some management classes. When you earn true respect it will breed healthy morale. There is a big difference If your subordinates are only respecting your degree or position.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

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    "Good pay and safe job"

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Automatic raises.

    Cons

    No professional development. Often supervisors are not competent to be in management position. Automatic raises for those who don't deserve it. Standard practice to transfer and/or promote poor workers or troublemakers by giving them good reviews - just to get rid of them - so another dept. ends up with incompetent people. Then, the cycle continues and you have individuals with no expertise moving up the ladder (what tiny ladder there is).

    Advice to Management

    Grow a spine & take a risk to properly evaluate poor performers, even though it is time-consuming and difficult.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Bennies, Bad Bosses, Culture Kills Veterans"

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    Current Employee - GS-05 Financial Accounts Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - GS-05 Financial Accounts Technician in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Most vets, especially WWII and Vietnam vets, are very grateful for the fantastic medical care they get, and are thankful when I can help them. I'm proud to say "I pay medical bills for veterans," and I know everyday that I really help vets and their families by saving them from the financial ruin of heavy medical expenses.

    Cons

    VA attracts employees who want security and stability, and is filled with people who meet the minimum requirements for government service. So there's no way to introduce innovation or improvement among the lazy, incompetent, siesta-sucking non-vets who rule the roost.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for a shake up. Introduce up-or-out retention standards like the military has, and get rid of the dead weight lifers whose slow pace actually threaten the lives of the vets they're supposed to serve.

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