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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Peter O’Rourke
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  1. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits great pay and work environment

    Cons

    40 plus hours full time work week


  2. "Titles here are somewhat misleading"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Job security, educational and training opportunities are good

    Cons

    Beaurocrat environments and inequality in performance standards

  3. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Staff are very passionate about caring for our Veterans. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Beurocracy. It takes far too long to implement change.


  4. "Student Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for a college student

    Cons

    No cons to work here

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good bosses around


  5. "great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work if you want to retire early

    Cons

    none at this time, maybe later.

    Advice to Management

    really


  6. "Agent Cashier than payroll technician"

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    Former Employee - Agent Cashier in White City, OR
    Former Employee - Agent Cashier in White City, OR
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and helping veterans post war

    Cons

    Low pay compared to civilian job equivalent

    Advice to Management

    Get higher quality employees through alternative incentives.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "VA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    A lot of positions hire internally

    Cons

    Those associated with working in a hospital setting.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Large Department Allows Room to Grow or Hide"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
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    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Stable job with great benefits, can make a difference in people's lives, can climb the ladder and have salary expectations, ambitious people can be rewarded with patience, there are many amazing people who have dedicated their lives to helping veterans and being civil servants

    Cons

    Some co-workers are retired on duty or just hiding, this can be demoralizing if they do not work so you have to pick up the slack


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mental Health Clinical Staff Chaplain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work schedule, and room for growth

    Cons

    Low morale, staff shortages, and labor union contacts don't allow management to hold people accountable.


  10. "Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Serving Veterans was very rewarding

    Cons

    Poor management, very military m, no flexible schedules


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