Veterans Medical Research Foundation Employer Reviews
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Veterans Medical Research Foundation
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Great mission; good place to work
Contracts & Grants (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – November 8, 2012
Pros: opportunities to learn and grow
Cons: lower than average pay and benefits
VMRF is a great place to work with a lot of opportunity-- to learn, to grow, to advance, and most importantly to contribute in a way that makes a difference to a greater good, the Veterans. The pay and benefits are slightly lower than other research institutions, but the environment is very good.
Accountant (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – June 1, 2014
Cons: no schedule flexibility, antiquated management, systems, and polices, unprofessional and unhappy work environment, no room for career growth, time consuming shuttle to and from work
This organization does not value its employees. They micromanage to a point of insanity. There is no room for advancement or career growth. They do not invest in their employees or their employees' development. The monitor professional-level staff's time like they were minimum wage workers at a McDonalds. Constantly looking to place blame rather the – more... being constructive or supportive. Management is highly unprofessional and talks poorly about their employees to other employees behind their backs. Extreme opposition to any change to bring their systems, polices, and procedures into modern times or to make operations more efficient. You have to take a shuttle bus from a park and ride way out on Miramar road to and from the VA it adds over 40 minutes to your community daily, and they are extremely inflexible about scheduling to accommodate this huge inconvenience. They do not allow any schedule flexibility and make you feel like a criminal for taking a day off. Truly the worst place I have ever worked. – less
Terrible management. Extremely expensive benefits. You can get the same job at UCSD, twice the benefits, none of the hassle and difficulty with timesheets. And no one from HR treating you like a crook when you try and get health insurance for your family.