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"Neutral about working for the VA"

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

They cannot call off a nurse due to low census (although this never happens anyway), the benefits are alright, Veterans can be a very enjoyable and challenging patient population to work with.

Cons

Low pay compared to other private sector hospitals for 8 hours more work each pay period. People are very set in their ways and when changes need to occur, it can take years to accomplish even little things. HR is a nightmare to deal with, even things as simple as getting your badge printed can literally take 3 weeks of constant reminders and waiting. Even those employees who never show up for work cannot get fired due to the union.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. "Depends..."

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Working environment good
    Modern Facility
    Advanced Medicine

    Cons

    Severly understaffed
    Job satisfaction dependent on you Supervisor, Mine was awful
    Slow, slow, slow to implement changes
    Satisfaction depends on supervisors. Co-workers, etc.
    My supervisor discirminates harrasses against older Pharmacists
    Don't bother applying if you are over 35

    Advice to Management

    Remove the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor. Listen to Staff Pharmacists more. Hire more !


  2. "Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians... Politics, politics, politics"

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    Former Intern - Federal Work Study in Prescott, AZ
    Former Intern - Federal Work Study in Prescott, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for the hardcore Vet, a great place to vent and share war stories. Good feeling to help the Veterans and hear of very humbling experiences. Some very good staff.

    Cons

    Too much pettiness and bickering, takes away from the mission. Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians... Politics, politics, politics. Too much comparing of who had the most combat, my PTSD is worse than yours, armchair psychology, and death by a thousand papercuts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that work well off of thier meds, or better yet, make sure they take them if they are an ADA Schedule A VRA hire. Also, be more selective with who is brought on as a work study. Many of them have been let go of, but there are still some barnacles sticking to the ship and slowing it down considerably.

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