VFA - Over all it's a great company but they don't take time to really train their employees with data entry. | Glassdoor
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"Over all it's a great company but they don't take time to really train their employees with data entry."

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Current Employee - Field Assessor in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Field Assessor in Boston, MA
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Pros

I enjoyed the field travel and working with teams of three, my comrades. Company pays for flights, hotels, rental cars, and meals (per Diem rates vary). Overall this is a nice job if you don’t mind traveling to new places and can handle living away from your family in a nice motel/hotel for two weeks.

Cons

Once back from field data input is very time consuming (3-4 weeks). Deadline pressures are very real and managers don't realize how much extra work is added on with some projects. They are more eager to get it done...some are too are over worked with too many projects to respond to or check up on field staff issues.

Advice to Management

Very few managers mentor their subordinates. Yes we are expected to know our trade, but data entry on their computer system is extremely detailed orientated and very time consuming. They should share their experience or incorporate the “tricks of fast, repetitious data entry” into their training and mentoring program. I found very few willing to do this. Managers do not debrief and discuss finished projects, they are too busy on current and upcoming ones to really ask line staff about improvements or feedback on just completed projects.

Other Employee Reviews for VFA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tired products, unexciting. Cheap."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Lot of nice friendly people and upper management seems very likable. Communication could be better, but not bad. Some departments seem to be moving in right direction but not entire company.

    Cons

    Products could be so much better, but nowhere near enough people to do anything more than minor updates. Very dated user interface ... it's a good thing the user base is not tech savvy.

    Working from home mentioned by other reviewers is good for flexibility but has drawbacks. Most floors seem mostly empty most of the time.

    Have heard salaries are low, especially for near downtown Boston. Salary freeze not too long ago. Small increases now, but losing people now that economy is picking up.


  2. "Good experience with an above average group of dedicated, friendly, and knowledgable employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    Management is understanding of work - life balance. While employees do work hard they are treated with respect and offered flexibility to deal with personal matters. WFH options are available based upon one's role (as to be expected). Pleasant team environment.

    Cons

    Office/Building layout is not condusive to lots of cross departmental intereaction.

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