US Department of Veterans Affairs - Great work/life balance, if you don't mind the bureaucratic red tape and limited opportunities for advancement. | Glassdoor
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"Great work/life balance, if you don't mind the bureaucratic red tape and limited opportunities for advancement."

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Current Employee - Research Health Science Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Research Health Science Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work/life balance.
Cutting-edge research.
Feel-good factor in working with veteran population.
Great launch point for students transitioning between undergrad and grad school.
Built-in pay raises.
Decent benefits.

Cons

Bureaucratic red tape, e.g. hiring is a frustrating and complicated process. Upward mobility limited depending on your job title. Little social interaction between employees.

Advice to Management

Touch base with lower level staff more often. Better mentoring and fostering of personal growth. Promote social activities to enhance employee and supervisor relationships.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Veterans Affairs in Cincinnati is a very racist place."

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    Current Employee - Program Support Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Program Support Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    The pay is great. Most patients are friendly and easy to talk to. Great job security. Most positions are 40 hours.

    Cons

    Employees do not trust management because management stick together even when they are lying. The black employees change from year to year because they always get fired. However the white employees stay the same. This is only in certain departments. Each Department has their own problems

    Advice to Management

    Try to be Fair with every Decision made. Employees do feel feel that they can come to you because they will get lied on anyways. Even if they are telling the truth.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The VA seems to be fairly top heavy in pay grades. So a lot of people make quite a large wage for limited levels of responsiblity. So I guess you could make a lot without having to do too much.

    Cons

    The leadership, or management, seems to be very incompetent. Information is hoarded and never communicated throughout the organization. Policies and processes change everyday are rarely ever formalized.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living an entitlement life and actually manage, or get out of the way.

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