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US Department of Veterans Affairs Gainesville Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  • VCS upper management is the worst (in 55 reviews)

  • Less competitive pay for Nurse Executive when compared to private sector (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Center of Innovation on Disability & Rehabilitation Research"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Associate Intern in Gainesville, FL
    Current Intern - Research Associate Intern in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    As a graduate student intern I have gained invaluable experience in my field and mentorship throughout my department. In addition, I have received a lot of support from my PI and other clinical staff both academically and personally. They also have been very flexible and accommodating.

    Cons

    Unpaid, initial paperwork processing time, and current hiring freeze.


  2. "Emergency MD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine Physician in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine Physician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    leave, benefits, flex spending account, retirement accoutn

    Cons

    inefficient, slow privilege process, difficulty planning for future

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ground crew


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Biggest Mistake of My Life"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (although they are costly) to include generous vacation and pension.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about nurse's work/stress load, only about making themselves look good through "checking the boxes" and making sure their numbers look good. Nursing techs don't do their job. Nurses don't have protected breaks and rarely get an uninterrupted 30 minute break. Work 40 hour vs 36 hour weeks in private sector. Lack of leadership overall and there is no accountability with employees because they're protected by unions and can't be fired. Medical teams/interns don't communicate with nurses and treat them like second class citizens. I could go on and on and on...

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting everything on the shoulders of nurses. We are burnt out! It would also be great to hold other disciplines accountable and hire nursing techs that will do their job and actually assist the nurses.


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    Nice work place.
    Being next to UF helps to attract lot of volunteers.

    Cons

    No pay for foreign nationals.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Facility Revenue Technician"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Revenue Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Facility Revenue Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Helping out the veterans
    Giving back to the military community
    Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes co-workers are pitted against each other.
    Veterans waiting too long to be seen.
    Management looking down to employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as people, not as numbers.


  7. "Accounting Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I get to feel like an administrative professional.

    Cons

    Don't get highly notice by veterans of the job you are providing for them.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. Helpful (4)

    "RN"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nurse to patient ratios are no more than 6:1. Flexibility with work schedule. Awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of authority from all levels of management. Not many people are disciplined for bad work performance or not for taking care of patients

    Advice to Management

    Stop being friends with subordinates and take action to fix problems


  9. "ONE VA SHOULD REALLY BE ONE VA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Section Chief of SPS in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Section Chief of SPS in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Serving the Veterans is the greatest Pro. Pay, Leave, Benefits, and TPS are a plus too.

    Cons

    The defination of ONE VA is really be ONE VA. Standarlization should be key in every VA from the PPE, Products, uniforms and Services we provide.

    Advice to Management

    Really understand and be able to identify with frontline team members. Eliminate the words staff and employee replace with Team Member. Provide Management a better way to hold Team Members accountable for performance and conduct without having to fear the Unions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "LPN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with retirement plan.

    Cons

    Spend a lot of time fighting with leadership. Coworker are against another. No team. A lot of backbiting. Place is falling apart.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people who work for you. Don't rely on others to tell you about someone character or integrity.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory Pharmacy Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisory Pharmacy Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and if you show up to work you will always have a job with good pay.

    Cons

    Some of the people that work there are lazy and don't to really work, They just like the pay rate.

    Advice to Management

    To monitor all the employees and try to find out who are actually doing the work and let the one who not go.


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