Low pay and limited advancement opportunities for non-clinical roles
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – September 12, 2016
I work in a low-level administrative position. With a bachelor's degree in Business Admin, and nearing completion of graduate school, I am highly under-employed. Despite relevant experience and education, the VA is focused on hiring individuals based on how long they have been with the VA, not what new, innovative ideas an individual brings to the table. Bottom line; If you've worked here long enough, you'll move up gradually, but if you're just starting your career and looking to grow, this is not the place for you.
The culture is toxic, and phrases such as "that's not my job" are commonly heard. As a veteran, I hoped to impart change on the VA in order to better serve my fellow vets, but my efforts continuously fall on deaf ears.
Culture, reactive not proactive management