Management Analyst, Resource Management (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 2, 2015
So the actual Department I worked in was great, the Contractor was the issue. while they did pay well, their communication with direct department heads was horrible. To many contradictions when it came to job descriptions and direction of positions. Some of this may have been due to the impending closure and bidding wars, however it could have been handled much more professionally..
Great pay and benefits plus OT.
Communication between management and contractor needs work.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 13, 2015
I absolutely loved working there. Sad that the center closed their doors for good last year. I would help the injured soldiers in my crew to eat, do daily activities, and to shower, as well as help to doctor appointments and give oral medication as prescribed. I was my own manager which was great. My co - workers all had a huge impact on my life. In order to have this job you must be have a great smile on your face, and have a strong work ethic as well as personality. The hardest part of the job was when, one of the men or women I helped would pass away or return back home somewhere far in the U.S. You become close when working with people like that everyday. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the soldiers smile. That made me know that I was doing my job the right way. These people are so down on themselves as it is, they need to smile as much as they can.
Executive Assistant - Human Resources Supervisor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 3, 2015
Smart Management and smart co-workers have made Walter Reed Army Medical Center a proud place to advance your career. Being a part of a historcal base, that has cared for some of the most promoent memebers of the military, and presidents alike has made my career much more worth while,
Some days, I would care for up to five patients at a time giving me a very active day. The care would vary from wound dressing to feeding and hygiene. It was inspiring to work on patients so young that had lost so much but continued to have a fighting spirit. I had exceptional direction if a question would arise. Even the hospital food was good.
MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 18, 2015
Working at Walter Reed was different. I had nice supervisor but record rooms was horrible. When I started working there, myself and new co-worker had to clean up the records room in order to work there because nothing was organized. In that process, we had fun in work duties.
Emergency room medic (Former Employee) – Washington DC – June 9, 2015
When I was a medic at walter reed there were alot of issues with the way our wounded warriors were taken care of. Not enough accountability among the higher ranking doctors for negligence, Not enough staff to take care of the wounded warriors, The barracks for wounded warriors was awful. The nurses and medics were all over worked and the environment was not one of pride or hardwork but was all about who could get away with doing the least amount of work. There was alot of finger pointing when standards of care weren't met. It also seemed that the harder a person worked the more work is put on that person and the people who should have been accountable for less than satisfactory work were given lighter work loads leading to the hard working employees getting over worked.
Management, Work load, The way wounded warriors were taken care of.
Medical Support Technician (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 4, 2015
When I first got the position I was very excited because I was in the government! Then when I got to work, I realized that some government workers are very lazy and extremely unprofessional! I felt like I was working in the HOOD!! Co-workers were back-stabbers and very getto! Management was shady and talked about employees personal business to other employees and was also caught using an employees' social security number to take out a loan. There was nothing hard or challenging about this position for me. I learned it in one day and was working on my own by the end of the week. I left after a year to find something challenging and to be in a safer environment.
This was my first job within the government
Long commute from Fredericksburg, Va and Stafford, Va.
Houseman (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 21, 2015
This was a positive and advancing opportunity for me. I maintain three hotels for wounded soldiers. I also did maintenance and iTT work for the hotels as well. I enjoy helping the soldiers so we had to project good customer service for the soldiers consistently.
it had an free use of weight room gym, and also basketball court
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – washington dc – December 21, 2014
A typical day at work was serving others, and lots of cooking, and cleaning. I learned about proper food procedures. Management was descent. I had had 3 managers. I got along with all but one. I cannot really think of any hard part of any job. The most enjoyable part was the friendships i made while there.
Sales Representative/Cashier (Former Employee) – Washington DC – December 4, 2014
Responsible for securing daily purchase and payment receipts and company funds. Marketed and sold company products and services face to face. Processed purchases Secured the store at the close of the business day. Will do it again in a heart beat. I loved working here and gaining knowledge to further my career in a place where i can grow.