VA Health Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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3.1
58%
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27%
Approve of CEO
VA Health Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
Eric K. Shinseki
61 Ratings
Pros
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  • "The "red tape" will wear on you(in 13 reviews)

  • "Upper Management isn't held responsible or accountable(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff RN 
    Recommends

    I worked at VA Health full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work,great benefits

    Cons

    Takes along time to cleared

  2. "It was ok"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker 

    I worked at VA Health part-time

    Pros

    Loved the staff of the hospital and the patients.

    Cons

    I ran the cafe by myself, was usually there all day long with no one else.


  3. "Great Benefits, Ok environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at VA Health full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Having to deal with bureaucracy

  4. "As far as healthcare goes, it's fine...I guess."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VA Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady pay, good benefits, qualifies for the Public Servant Loan Forgiveness Program

    Cons

    Many of the people I serve are sexist, predatory, hostile, and belligerent but because they served their country for at least 120 days they must be treated like heroes even though more often than not they terrorize the staff.

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  5. "Nurse"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at VA Health full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, No weekends.

    Cons

    No advancement available or bonuses.

  6. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - LVN Charge Nurse 

    I worked at VA Health full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good support through HR with issues.

    Cons

    May take a while to start working.

  7. "Rewarding AND thankless-OUTPATIENT CLINIC."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at VA Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Serving the veterans and providing them just a fraction of what is owed to them. Bankers hours.

    Cons

    The "red tape" will wear on you. They will tell you how and when you can help the vet and you are the front line to tell the veteran that we can't help them how they want. Working outpatient is more administrative than nursing so find a part time to keep those bedside nursing skills sharp.

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  8. "Interview"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at VA Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    FAC-C classes provided and encouraged

    Cons

    Training for job is not very good

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  9. "Absolutely No. Stay away."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician in Bay Pines, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at VA Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pension plan, some benefits maybe

    Cons

    Management, toxic work environment, unsupported, poor pay, hours, task load, environment, lack of respect, office politics

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  10. "Some great positions but typically horrible management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VA Health

    Pros

    Benefits are hard to match Pay is competitive Job security

    Cons

    Most departments have horrible management structure or has someone horrible in management from the top down. No parking Bureaucracy mires everything down

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