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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  • upper management needs an overhaul (in 58 reviews)

  • Inferior wage scale compared to the private sector (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Good benefits and good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: healthcare, employee health services and prescriptions at no charge, as well as 401 K and pension plan. Best pay rate for pharmacy technicians in area.

    Cons

    Same issues as any job; such as, short staffing.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. Maybe we will see you again in the future! DS


  2. "Contact specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel, broad experiences, great benefits

    Cons

    Promotion is difficult, not much guidance with on task projects, critical on unlearned experiences that is reported. Work overload

    Advice to Management

    Have a better objective when coming to teaching on task projects. Not to leave teaching abilities to people that are to busy and not able to teach.

  3. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    VA leverages agile software development

    Cons

    VA maintains traditional organizational structures

    Advice to Management

    Take the virtual workforce farther.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    I love the fact that IT staff are having a 5 Star experience at VA. As a user, I have noticed vast improvements on technology over the past few years. The innovation and staying on the leading edge... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Advanced Medical Support Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Medical Support Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Advanced Medical Support Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, benefits, people, pay, flexibility

    Cons

    Drama, favoritism amongst supervisors with staff, limited growth

    Advice to Management

    Break up the "in crowd" they've created. Also, make sure you enforce the same rules and structures all across the board, and not just with people you don't care for.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Appreciate the feedback. Culture change happens slow, but it is happening at VA. I encourage everyone that may read this to look in the mirror and make sure we are not part of the problem. ICARE. DS


  5. "VA IT Specialist review of agency"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Martinsburg, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security is really good.

    Cons

    Starting salary and career path not always great.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    IT is leading the way! Thanks! DS


  6. "VA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, pension, hours, parking, etc

    Cons

    upper management needs an overhaul

    Advice to Management

    improve management


  7. "Veterans Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits with job security

    Cons

    Change is hard to achieve

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new and young minds

  8. "Awesome!"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Being retired is very nice if you have no bills

    Cons

    Don't live in expensive areas


  9. "dept of veterans affairs research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    secure retirement and good healthcare benefits

    Cons

    lack of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    little lateral mobility


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good location; centrally located in Memphis

    Cons

    Under staffed, not well maintained with housekeeping, unprofessional employees

    Advice to Management

    Bring in employees from the public


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