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Veterans Benefits Administration Employee Reviews about "good pay"

Updated Nov 22, 2019

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2.6
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Veterans Benefits Administration CEO David J Shulkin
David J Shulkin
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay easy approval for days off(in 7 reviews)

  • "That is the only good thing about employed by Oakland VBA(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Casual culture of sexual harassment and work place intimidation among employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "If you put in a few years as VSR, you will be guaranteed an RVSR job(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Claims Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Veterans Benefits Administration full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Claims Assistant workload is reasonable. Good pay, ability to work from home. We get a lot of vacation time.

    Cons

    Lack of training, laws are constantly changing & we have no time to review the changes. I will never become a VSR because the production standard for them is completely unrealistic!

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging & treat employees with respect.

    Veterans Benefits Administration2019-11-22
  2. Helpful (4)

    "VSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Veterans Benefits Administration full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Leave is great.

    Cons

    Too much to list but start with most stressful production position EVER. Employees are not appreciated and threatened with being fired. Message is pounded in daily that good work is not the object, it's all about making your numbers or getting the boot out of the door.

    Advice to Management

    Set a reasonable production level in which employees can actually make without half-ass working claims and working under so much stress.

    Veterans Benefits Administration2019-01-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "VSR"

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    Current Employee - Vsr in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veterans Benefits Administration full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay easy approval for days off.

    Cons

    They teach via constant failure. This wears on you after awhile. They do not make vsr answer for their messed up claims. Those just get passed on which is okay long as you make production.

    Advice to Management

    Make mentors available to SIT with the new vsr and show them how to do a claim from beginning to end. Have them work on the same kind of claims so they are simpler. to train on, then move on to harder claims. Forget challenge out of town. SVe your government money. Challenge can be done at a desk anywhere or not at all. My mentor told me “forget Challenge you learn how we do claims here”. Do not place people on... production for the first year of hire. Newbies need more time to focus on quality otherwise they will fall under the same trap of passing on difficult claims.

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    Veterans Benefits Administration2018-12-21
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Hostile, Unprofessional, Unethical Smoke Screen. Not REALLY helping Veterans Cover Up from the Top Down."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Veterans Benefits Administration

    Pros

    Good insurance. Good pay. That's it.

    Cons

    Harassment- Verbal, Sexual Manipulation. Hostile. Dictatorship. Bullying. Cover up. You are set up to fail from Day One. If you are not in their bully club they don't want you. There are so many laws and ethical codes being broken it could make a book. Gaslighting, degrading and minimization are a few of the tactics utilized. The only reason disabled veterans are hired is so they can collect those tax... credits at the end of the year. Inauthentic people.. mistreating (Disabled Veteran) Veteran Service Representatives and purposely re-traumatizing through their ruthless, cruel and traumatic tactics. It is a system set up to hide. More talking about what car they are buying and vacation they are going on then training new employees. Just look at the turnover numbers there is your proof. Wasting tax dollars. Only five of twenty new hires stay per year. Probably 1% of the same new workforce remains under three years service. Yet nobody asks questions because the numbers are met. Fraudulent, abusive and misuse of tax dollars.

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    Advice to Management

    What's the point.? An overhaul is needed and you cannot cover up what is going on forever.

    Veterans Benefits Administration2018-06-05
  5. Helpful (4)

    "No works ever get done here"

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    Current Employee - Veteran Service Representative in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Veterans Benefits Administration full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is exceptionally good but that pretty much it. Despite the good pay, people still leave in drove after a few year. It's a great place if you have no education whatsoever and got in. They only hire based on protected status and not qualification. Even the foremost entry level job requires absolutely no education or work experience. The higher end job like RVSR does not requires college education to attain. They... will give you a chance and once you get in, you're IT.

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    Cons

    The rumors about sexual harassment here is true and at it's absolute worse in years. the 14th floor is where all the horrible things happened at. An employee here is notorious for demanding dates from her co workers and manage just looks the other way.

    Advice to Management

    Your Staff is out of control

    Veterans Benefits Administration2018-04-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Veteran Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veterans Benefits Administration

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. Maybe not as much as in the private sector, but still pretty decent. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement. The work is fulfilling (you get to help vets...and get paid to do it), and there's plenty of it (which means good job security). Employees are professional without being impersonable.

    Cons

    Not the kind of job you want if you can't stand paperwork. As someone else mentioned, it can get monotonous. The sheer volume of work can be daunting. Occasionally, it can become overwhelming when management changes priorities (several times, in rapid succession). But, I imagine those kind of things happen in the private sector as well. Some (not many) complain about management's production expectations - but really..., in my experience, if you show up and work there's no reason you can't meet minimum standards 99% of the time.

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    Advice to Management

    Not the appropriate venue.

    Veterans Benefits Administration2010-08-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "VBA"

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    Veteran's Service Representative 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Veterans Benefits Administration

    Pros

    The VBA offers the opportunity to advance quickly and good pay starting off. They also offer a very nice benefits package.

    Cons

    The facilities are clean but very austere. The work can be extremely monotonous and you will be clock watched on your few breaks.

    Advice to Management

    This is a very impersonal place to work and any attempt at camaraderie seems squashed.Also, it is important to steadily move through the enormous work load here, but the over emphasis on the endless work to be done seems bad for morale.

    Veterans Benefits Administration2010-01-06
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