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Updated February 24, 2018
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin
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Pros
  • Excellent patient population, great benefits, generally happy coworkers (in 269 reviews)

  • Stable employment with good benefits (in 218 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management in the area never speaks to the MSA's its a very cold place work (in 66 reviews)

  • Inferior wage scale compared to the private sector (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Not sure what this means"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Nurse Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love job opportunities , education opportunities

    Cons

    Travel time is lengthy and takes a long time to see results of anything

    Advice to Management

    Give us more autonomy to staff


  2. Helpful (328)

    "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

  3. "Advanced medical assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Job security is a big plus

    Cons

    lack of providers to help vets


  4. "Rewarding place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Caring healthcare providers who genuinely want to provide high quality of care to patients
    -Federal benefits/pension

    Cons

    -Human Resources can be challenging to work with and get a hold of


  5. "Good Job"

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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

    Good benefits and job satisfaction helping veterans.

    Cons

    Union protects the lazy employees.


  6. "Surgical technologist"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Vacation, 40 hours work week, good call pay

    Cons

    Government red tape, low resources


  7. "Staff nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment and no layoffs

    Cons

    Politics are terrible here at va

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Support services Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, and great benefits

    Cons

    Unprofessional management
    Changes are hard to get approval

    Advice to Management

    Require management training for supervisors and support change


  9. Helpful (1)

    "VA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Do good work and the supervisors don’t breathe down your neck. Defined benefits retirement plan.

    Cons

    They don’t seem to give veterans seeking employment as high of priority as they should, they are loyal to their former trainees over more experienced candidates. The future is shared workspace without individual offices.

    Advice to Management

    Experienced people don’t want to share a desk with 20 people.


  10. "great"

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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

    Awesome. great 5 star exceptional

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Nne


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