US Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Reviews about "red tape"
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- "Benefits are great and they will with your schedule when it comes to your kids." (in 1363 reviews)
- "The pay is good and steady." (in 422 reviews)
- "The people were great to work with and always available to help out when needed!" (in 239 reviews)
- "VA has great job security and ability to move around internally/geographically." (in 232 reviews)
- "Good salary compensation and no time clock to punch" (in 147 reviews)
- "First on my list of cons is the poor management and leaders of the organization." (in 439 reviews)
- "They cut service and over work their employees trying to make up for the wasted money from poor leadership." (in 213 reviews)
- "Terrible upper management that would have petty arguments with other Chiefs." (in 99 reviews)
- "No training provided" (in 79 reviews)
- "A lot favoritism and nepotism." (in 73 reviews)
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- 3.0Apr 30, 2018Anonymous InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
Working at the VA is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to a variety of disciplines and experiences. The salary and benefits are some of the best available. You are encouraged to advance in your career and provided plenty of opportunities to complete trainings that the VA provides.
The VA system is complex and not easy to navigate for either the Veterans or the employees. It's a very large organization that gets weighed down with red tape and it can be difficult to do your job on some occasions.1
- 4.0Jul 13, 2016Program AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearIndianapolis, IN
Benefits, Job Stability, great mission
Seems hard to recruit and keep people Bureaucracy and red tape that administration has to work through Salary for some jobs are less than some outside government positions - but benefits can make up for it3
- 4.0Dec 16, 2021Biomedical Equipment TechnicianCurrent Employee
Relaxed, slow, many opportunities to learn, relocatable, great benefits.
Everything moves really really slow. Leading a project can be tedious since there are so many red tape and people that doesn't care about their job. It feels like nothing gets done as there are too many people that doesnt want to work. I cant say this for every VA, but that's the culture I have seen at the hospital I work at. There is no accountability. Everyone is reloading their pointing finger as they are trigger happy to blame someone else.
- 2.0Sep 23, 2023Pharmacy TechnicianFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsPortland, OR
The VA Portland is dedicated to providing high-quality care to Veterans who have served our country. Working for the VA Portland is a great way to make a real difference in the lives of these heroes and their loved ones.
High workload and stress levels. The VA Portland is a large and busy facility, and employees often have to work long hours to meet the needs of Veterans. This can lead to high levels of stress and burnout. Bureaucracy and red tape. The VA is a government agency, and as such, it is subject to a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. This can make it difficult to get things done, and it can be frustrating for employees. Understaffing. The VA Portland is often understaffed, which can make it difficult for employees to provide the best possible care to Veterans. This can also lead to increased workloads and stress levels.