Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Reviews in United States

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Productive and challenging
Program Support Assistant/ Timekeeper (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJuly 10, 2016
I learned about management structure, how to write professional correspondence, and the importance of meeting deadlines. The hardest part of my job was depending on others. The most enjoyable part of my job was learning something new.
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Always on the go
Groundskeeper / Escort (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJuly 9, 2016
I was either landscaping, or maintaining the perimeters of the hospital. I also escorted patients to their appointments. I learned how to be patient, as some patients can be difficult to work with. I did not find anything to be hard as it was enjoyable to communicate with the veterans.
Pros
Speaking with veterans.
Cons
Always on your feet.
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Food Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJuly 9, 2016
Working here has been the best thing to happen to me ever. It gives me a sense of importance. I love helping out those who fought to make this country great.
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Not worth the pay
Technician (Former Employee) –  kcmoJuly 9, 2016
If you hold any value in being satisfied with the work you do...this is not the facility you want to work for. They may try to lure you in with pay and benefits, and that is a great perk, for a time...but once you've been there a little while you realize the perks are in no way close to being worth what you deal with there.
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Very Poor Management
Advice Nurse (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 8, 2016
One reason why this dept. is always hiring is because nurses are constantly leaving due to poor management. Employees leave the VA or transfer. This department is poorly ran. Management shows favoritism towards their friends and people that that kiss up to them in the dept. Several employees have launched complaints, but nothing ever happens. Management retaliates when employees speak out or complain. They constantly behave in an unprofessional manner, such as talking about certain employees to other employees. The nurses have a union, but the union doesn't have much power because the VA is ran by the Government. Most employees in the dept. are unhappy due to management. Some stick around hoping that things will get better due to the new administrator that recently took over the VA. Overall the pay is decent, because the salaries for the nurses were restructured. You get 5 weeks off, but it's difficult to get time off. The health insurance is just okay, not the best. The pension isn't as good as most people think, but most jobs don't even offer a pension. The VA does not pay into state disability, so you have to get your own plan.
Pros
Job security
Cons
poor management
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great
Supply Technician (Current Employee) –  Winston-Salem, NCJuly 7, 2016
great place to work...slow advancement but overall it has been great working with the veterans. This part of the federal government will not let you down for having a great place to work
Pros
working with veterans
Cons
slow advancement
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Friendly work place and very busy.
Shipping and Files Manager/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJuly 4, 2016
Train new employees in the shipping records department. Ship confidential records through FedEx. Work with mail room department, and directly with veterans case management director.
Pros
Nice spacious work area.
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Nice facility
Nurse Clinician II (Current Employee) –  Union Grove, WIJuly 4, 2016
Members are great to work with and care for, families responsive to member needs and nursing updates/recommendations. Poor management with multiple scheduling/staffing issues
Pros
Members are great to work with, nurse-member ratio, nice facility with multiple member amenities
Cons
scheduling is poorly structured, staffing is always a problem, high turnover particulalry with CNA's and LPN's
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Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 4, 2016
Great place to work. Serving the veteran community has been a positive experience. Hiring people to work for the veteran adminstration takes a great deal of patience and experience.
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Great Place to work
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  North Las Vegas, NVJuly 3, 2016
Veteran First approach. Patient care comes first. Education is strongly encouraged with support from the administration to further your knowledge and skills.
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Excellent opportunity; unrelated and poor training; focused on quanity and not quality of service standards
Rating Veterans Services Representatives (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 2, 2016
Providing service to others is a great opportunity, however the quality of service must be a priority. Output generation remained a greater concern and therefore, providing adequate training and guidelines to perform the tasks at hand were limited or not available when it required authorizing excused time during the workday and reduction in productivity. Consequently, the working environent was without any co-worker or cohesive team/work relationships.

The responsibilities necessitated strong guidelines that were not written, thus creating some diffiiculty in managing the personal workload,

The most enjoyable part of the job was doing my best to provide a service to someone that depended on me.
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Great place to work if you love regular customers and a bit of mingling.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Woodward, OKJuly 1, 2016
Manager can be a bit rough around the edges, "Great man, bad boss". As long as your quick and do things right he's a fair man. Hardest part of the job is cleanup and closing which is easy so there's really nothing to worry about.
Pros
Great staff, happy and regular customers.
Cons
Things can get aggressive when the big rush comes, especially on Cat Fish Fridays.
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It is daily productive work enviroment
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 30, 2016
VA Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. The whole team at the Fisher house in very supported through mission is given back the to those who service our country.
Pros
Fee lunch and helping others
Cons
Healthcare
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Organizational chart would be beneficial to indicate the chain 0f command.
PARALEGAL COUNSELOR (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAJune 30, 2016
Its a very interesting and challenging position,Training consist of sitting at your desk and reading manuals and interpreting various laws and associating them with real life situations. This was a daily day routine. Questions were answered by veteran co-workers when available. It's very rewarding assisting veterans with their appeal process. I'm more knowledgeable about veterans benefits than prior to this job. The veterans administration is a great place to work especially when surrounded by knowledgeable co-workers which makes it enjoyable. The most difficult part of this job is understanding the legal language and how to apply it.
Pros
Great organization, Training in a class room setting would be appropriate
Cons
Salary not in line with national average, Pay is too low.
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The VA - An exceptional place to work!
Supervisory Accountant GS-12 (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 29, 2016
The incredible VA staff is dedicated in assisting and caring for Veterans and their families, while meeting it's Mission. It is a great place for employment, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked for such a reputable organization. The VA offers employees many opportunities for advancement and the benefits and pay exceed or are comparable to the private sector.

Working at the VA for the last 30 years, in numerous positions, has been very challenging and rewarding. For the last 13 years, before retiring in 2015, I thoroughly enjoyed overseeing the Accounting section of approximately 15 employees and managing accounting issues involving the account receivable and payable section. Through team work, Finance personnel has always been successful in accomplishing the objectives and goals of the Finance department and in producing a positive impact on the end of year close-out.
Pros
Excellent Health Care benefits, Annual Pay increases, Generous Annual Leave and Sick Leave program
Cons
Short lunches and
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The Sandlers made World Savings a wonderful place to work
Student intern-clerk GS (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 29, 2016
Working for World for 15 years was an enlightening experience. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity. I had many wonderful co-workers over the years, and some talented management that taught me a great deal about business.
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Mumps Developer (Former Employee) –  RemoteJune 28, 2016
The VA is one, huge black hole sucking in taxpayer money and returning nothing. Dozens of projects all running at the same time at a minimum of $30 million dollars and at the same time, paying $11 billion, BILLION,... that's a 'B', on some new, untested technology that provides little more than what is already available.
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Not a bad place to start your career.
MSA (Current Employee) –  North Las Vegas, NV 89086June 28, 2016
There are good employees here. Most managers are fair. But the unprofessional one seem to be able to make life and work harder than it has to be. Too much "self "interpretation of what OPM regs mean. HR is biased and pre-selects candidates and needs retraining.
Pros
Once you have passed probation/tenure you can breathe.
Cons
Locality based pay isn't fair, as it doesn't keep up with inflation in states with lower cost of living expenses.
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Excellent work opportunity
Fee Clerk/Radiology Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHJune 28, 2016
Worked in the Fee Department. Processing patient billing in regards to VA standards. Determined payments for outside physician billing. Also worked in Radiology scheduling patient exams.
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Too many hands in the pot
Sr. Citrix / Architect Engineer (Citrix) (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 28, 2016
Because it is government, there are a lot of hands in the pot, but over all the working environment is great, the contract companies that hold the contracts are great, well 2 of the 3 for data center support.

Fun job, but can be slow at times.
Pros
People, Environment, Giving Back
Cons
Salary
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