US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2020

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3.5
66%
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie
265 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly wage is much higher than anywhere else with great benefits if working full time(in 399 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and advancement opportunity(in 289 reviews)

Cons
  • "Less pay than the private sector(in 87 reviews)

  • "But if the sup won’t like the candidate it will be contested with fury by supervisors (threats toward upper management)(in 80 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (15)

    "Wonderful experience."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supporting the Veteran experience is an honor. I come home each day feeling accomplished.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to maneuver through the various obstacles that present itself when working within a structured chain of command in an a government agency with over 400,000 employees. But those difficulties can be overcome by intra and inter-office networking. Everyone has the same mission to support the Veteran experience, so it’s just a matter of working together to do so.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Veteran Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyable coworkers, work keeps you busy, the feeling of helping vets and their families is great. Lots of promotion potential. Pretty much something to do as a job that fits your interests. Overall flexible employment.

    Cons

    Timelines are strict. Bigger emphasis on working fast over working correctly. Punishment for small human error.

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  3. "Great place for new nurses"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Small, family feel that really allows nurses (particularly new nurses) to learn and grow quickly.

    Cons

    There are occasional delays with HR/employment changes (updating addresses, changing benefits, switching from part-time to full-time or vice versa, etc.)

  4. "Federal Job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, Supportive team, Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Government is slow to make changes

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Yearly Salary"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with and helped

    Cons

    No career advancement, all that matters is answering as many calls as possible

  6. "Company Review"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Program Support Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good earnings, great company to retire from.

    Cons

    A lot of company politics within HR.

  7. "Good people, fulfilling mission"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Electrician in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, good employee programs

    Cons

    Stuck in a Government employee pay scale

  8. "great"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits stability growth opportunities

    Cons

    there's always a chance of having to stay and cover the next shift due to short staff it's federal, so they own you

  9. "Informative but challenging"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to learn about medical claims & what is relevant for investigatory purposes.

    Cons

    They value production/numbers over quality.

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  10. "Great Position"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Field Examiner in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and room for advancement

    Cons

    Unorganized management with no attention to detail.

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