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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth potential. Hard work recognized by upper management. Good benefits and paid time off plans

    Cons

    Patient population is specific.


  2. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Veteran Care friendly and caring staff

    Cons

    Wait Time for appointments to long

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Government Relations Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Economic Liaison in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Economic Liaison in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best and brightest in the arts world. Not a lot of staff turnover, so while that’s great for the org, there are no opportunities to be promoted within very often, if at all.

    Cons

    Like any non profit, you are working with budget not big enough to cover your costs and all the great programming we want to do.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Has good benefits, meaningful work.

    Cons

    Depending on the area, some employees seem burnt out.


  5. "Health Science Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, you are working with great people.

    Cons

    The processes seem to take forever. My particular department had a difficult boss, but this does not reflect the entire organization.


  6. "Good place"

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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

    Learn a lot from VA

    Cons

    Understaffed at the Va which can be difficult


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lead MSA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are a great motivator

    Cons

    Things get done way to slow

  8. "Veteran Work Study"

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    Current Employee - Veteran Work Study in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Veteran Work Study in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felix-able hours and easy work environment

    Cons

    Pay does not come in consistent

    Advice to Management

    Figure out better way to pay the work study so that it's consistant


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointment"

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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

    Trainings, certifications for promotions, friendly coworkers, flexability.

    Cons

    Pay for parking, incompetent leadership, rigid culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the toxic people in leadership and stop sweeping issues related to employee satisfaction under the rug. Employees cant serve the Veterans with a discriminatory environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Support Assistant"

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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

    Excellent hours for single parents

    Cons

    Low start salary to live off on

    Advice to Management

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