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VA Health Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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VA Health Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
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  1. "Cincinnati VAMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VA Health full-time

    Pros

    Great working with Veterans of all eras, friendly and knowledgeable colleagues, working there was a great learning opportunity with great supervisors.

    Cons

    Parking (even with the added parking structure), which seems to be an issue with many VAs.


  2. "Large bureaucratic system, with centralized decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefit package, wonderful patients

    Cons

    Pay is less than the community

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those at the bedside

  3. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VA Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are friendly, veteran patients are beautiful honest souls, pay is great

    Cons

    low budget and unable to have supplies at times, dirty and old hospital


  4. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VA Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours, decent pay.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities, Management, too many people around who didn't care about their job and didn't do a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, don't be lazy with write-ups and submitting documentation to HR.


  5. "Great career"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VA Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, security, great patients, effective computer system, mission of providing health care to all veterans

    Cons

    not enough employee education or incentive for growth, need updates in space and decor


  6. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in New Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VA Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and retirement are prime

    Cons

    Day shift employees have to rotate up to evening shift and midnight shift as needed,usually at least once a month


  7. "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VA Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent ethics of Sr. Mgt.

    Cons

    Salary was not always competitive

  8. Helpful (1)

    "extremely understaffed and very stressful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VA Health part-time

    Pros

    benefits and paid time off are good

    Cons

    so understaffed. very stressful. takes forever to replace someone. some older staff do not work and many overwork

    Advice to Management

    HIRE SOME PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE VETERANS


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    "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Auditor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VA Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved working with and serving Veterans.

    Cons

    Working for the VA was a nightmare. They actually discriminate against Veteran employees. The VA Medical Care facilities do whatever they can to cut corners, not caring if it will cost a Veteran his or her life. Top management does whatever they can to cover-up their errors or mistakes while still collecting huge bonuses. When employees identify problems, they are harassed and blacklisted.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the Veterans, no matter the cost. Respect the Veterans.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity for impact but struggle with bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Health Systems Administrator in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Health Systems Administrator in New Orleans, LA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VA Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to have positive impact with an important mission. The institution is in the process of modernizing practices and systems. Many chances to advance with performance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of the system and resistance to change makes it challenging to advance important projects. Pay is low compared to comparable positions at private hospitals. Pay in New Orleans specifically has not been updated with increasing costs of living.