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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin
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  • upper management needs an overhaul (in 63 reviews)

  • Inferior wage scale compared to the private sector (in 58 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (283)

    "Logistics"

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

    Pros

    I came from the private sector where it is all about fattening someone's pockets while you work work work. I'll never go back to that. This job is fulfilling because you get to help our nation's hero's. Nothing can compete with this vacation policy, I have more time off than I'll ever use. If you enjoy helping others and not helping your CEO get his 4th vacation home, you'll like this place. Oh and the insurance and retirement are outstanding.

    Cons

    It is true about what you hear about Government employees. Just don't fall into that loop and you'll be happy. Don't let other peoples' negativity get you down, because when you look at these Veterans and realize what they went through, the piddly arguing goes out the window.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

    Thank you for sharing your experience! It is invaluable to hear directly from VA employees. I agree that the absolute best part of a career at VA is the ability to help our Nation’s Veterans, and I... More


  2. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria is nice. Most employees seem to like their job.

    Cons

    Some bad attitudes, but that is common in most government agencies.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and room for advancement

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and middle manager


  4. "It was very laidback"

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    Former Employee - Veteran Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Veteran Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get awesome benefits and the company really cares and you’ll be able to branch out and go to any department

    Cons

    Usually short handed but everything else is awesome . Just do your work and build to what you want to be


  5. "Work-Study Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hour and it allows myself time to study for classes. Located right on campus.

    Cons

    It will end and I will not receive a paycheck until AFTER 50 hours. I would prefer every 25 or so.

    Advice to Management

    2 week paychecks not every 50 hours. If I am swamped at school and I only work 15 hours one week I would have to work 35 hours (not possible) next week to get a paycheck each 2 weeks.


  6. "Awesome place to work. I loved the atmosphere and the people. Great place to start a career ."

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    Former Employee - Medical Reimbursement Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Medical Reimbursement Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and room to grow in your career for upper management positions. Everyone works as a team and management empowers employees to help make changes to policies and procedures to improve productivity.

    Cons

    Slow to make changes for improvements.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "VA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, salary, hours, opportunies

    Cons

    limited to veteran demographic of older men

    Advice to Management

    great long term employer

  8. "Addiction Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Get to work with other Veterans.

    Cons

    Some of the bureaucracy gets in the way.


  9. "Good place to retire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule, job security, pension, retirement

    Cons

    Attitudes, preferential treatment, disorganized, management issues.


  10. "Health technician"

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    Current Employee - Health Technician in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Health Technician in Martinez, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Not enough pay to many chiefs

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the same


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