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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie
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  1. "Advanced medical support assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Pros

    Helping veterans with benefits

    Cons

    Lunch is only 30 min


  2. "Licensed Clinical Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great support and veterans are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Hierarchy involved in government

  3. "VA"

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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

    Wonderful patients, common mission, work life balance, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Poorly coordinated scheduling department, poor phone customer service. No secretarial support.

    Advice to Management

    Retain and reward good staff, pay scale needs to be competitive with other companies. Completely re-model the scheduling system and offer better customer service.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "The VA is a terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are the best but it comes at a price

    Cons

    Safety is not a concern. If you try and make positive changes you will have people make things up about you and will be forced out.

    Advice to Management

    Please take safety concerns seriously and don’t listen to complaints when they are brought up Immediatly after a staff member makes recommendations for changes that will hold others accountable for doing their jobs.


  5. "nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, facilities, co-workers, research based and a lot of money to play around with. It is the government after all.

    Cons

    Most middle and upper management that aren't going anywhere. Trained to torment and get rid of up and comers that are threatening their idol livelihoods. Process to get in is insanely tedious but once you are in you can screw up worse than anyone could imagine and get promoted!

    Advice to Management

    Does it really matter? No it is a government job, nothing will change because there is no incentive too change.


  6. "Good!"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with Veterans, Great co-workers, pay and benefits

    Cons

    work with some dead-beats


  7. "Clinical Pharmacist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Amazing teammates.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move upward.

  8. "Great benefits and schedule"

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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 and hours and overtime when needed

    Cons

    Red tape, hard to fire bad employees (due process takes time)


  9. Helpful (331)

    "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


  10. "biostatistician intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    good people and good environment

    Cons

    there is no cons here


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