US Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough
Denis McDonough
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly wage is much higher than anywhere else with great benefits if working full time(in 438 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for all employees(in 322 reviews)

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  • "Less pay than the private sector(in 92 reviews)

  • "Upper management needs to be more transparent(in 87 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      LPN

      Jun 5, 2020 - Licensed Practical Nurse in Danville, IL
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      Pros

      Great benefits, great pay, great hours, great coworkers

      Cons

      Upper management needs to be more transparent

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    2. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Intern at Long Beach VA

      Jan 19, 2021 - Occupational Therapy Student in Long Beach, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good interdisciplinary communication and teamwork geared toward patient needs, capable and experienced therapy staff, ability to provide essential adaptive equipment and services no charge to patients, well-maintained facilities, realistic productivity standards, direct deposit pay

      Cons

      Some issues with flow of information and communication between staff and upper management

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Food Services is not a good place to work here.

      Dec 23, 2020 - Food Service Supervisor in Vancouver, WA
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      Pros

      Staff around the facility are great to work with.

      Cons

      Upper management will not support you or let you know if you are doing anything wrong. Takes days for them to make decisions.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Veterans First but not always

      Nov 9, 2020 - Project Manager in Little Rock, AR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a veteran I have greatly enjoyed working at the Department of Veterans Affairs because I know the work I do benefits other veterans.

      Cons

      Sometimes the Department of Veterans Affairs is more worried about policies and not the welfare of the veterans. The VA has one of the largest government union workforces and these unionized employees get away with a lot of things that negatively impact the care our veterans receive but the VA and upper management seem as if they don't know how to hold these union employees accountable.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Front office is not concerned with veterans just themselves

      Jan 5, 2021 - Vsr in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Work from home, great pay, immediate supervisors are great, time off

      Cons

      Too many changes, upper management only concerned with numbers not workers or veterans,

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall good experience

      Nov 15, 2020 - RN Staff Nurse 
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      Pros

      Relatively stress-free job that won't result in burnout

      Cons

      Upper management, float to poorly staffed units often

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      It's going downhill fast.

      Dec 11, 2020 - Pharmacy Technician 
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      Pros

      Pension, health insurance, tsp with matching.

      Cons

      Upper management doesn't think about the workers when making decisions. Staff is rarely replaced in a timely manner putting extra stress on workers.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      VA

      Nov 1, 2020 - Audiologist in Knoxville, TN
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      Pros

      Pay, benefits, hours, working with veterans

      Cons

      Upper management, regulations, paperwork, lack of support, short staffed

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Can't beat the VA

      Aug 7, 2020 - Supply Chain in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance Positive environment Veteran Focused

      Cons

      Upper management may not have any experience in a hospital or veterans

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      They don't care about employees

      Oct 4, 2019 - Nursing in Dublin, GA
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      Pros

      A BIG MESS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

      Cons

      I work at the Carl Vinson VA upper management - unskilled, not organize, poor communication, not care about lower staff , doesn't work on issues employee survey, swept a lot of thing under the rug, plays favorites and will promote people with lack of education and skills, no true leadership, lack of knowledge, allow veterans to do whatever with no consequences, just about making numbers not treatment, Lower management-very lazy pass their work to lower employees, show strong favortism over staff and veterans, allow staff to be bullied or bully lower staff, racism, sexism, not willing to make staff halfway on concerns, don't care about work/life issues with lower staff , will lie to you, main reason for turnovers , not open for suggests, give uneven workloads, favorites get what they want, take FULL advantage of their positions. All other staff some good and some bad, lazy if they can get away with it, a lot of butt kissers, rude to other staff and veterans, older staff stick in their ways, poor veteran care in some areas, its a soapbox, some hideout to avoid work. OUT FIVE PLACES WORST HOSPITAL I'VE WORKED FOR. Not a safe and friendly environment so staff will not even say hi back in the hallway to other staff and even Veterans.

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