Questions and Answers about Department of Veterans Affairs

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What is the work environment and culture like at Department of Veterans Affairs?

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Culture is toxic and pro black. No team work, lazy people protected by union.

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Dysfunctional, toxic, stressful, fraught with favoritism, nepotism, hostile work environment, doesn't follow va policy, no growth opportunities, promotes bullying and micromanagement. The worst job I've ever had

Answered - Amsa (Current Employee) - Walla Walla, WA

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I worked for about a year in 1991 1992 at the East Orange VAMC in New Jersey and Wasa particularly hard time for me . There was a lot of prejudice against Latinos and other minorities. I hope nowadays things have changed and is a better place to work.. I witness and suffered the rejection and mockery . I hope that has changed

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Interminable layers of bureaucracy and mismanagement.

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Highly toxic in west la

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I worked at the VA for 6 1/2 years as an LPN if you are not black and not in management you will struggle to survive Cleveland VA

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Healthy communication

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Working for the vets is rewarding in many ways. There is a strong culture to promote healthy living lifestyles for the veteran,their families,service provider and vendors.

Answered - Chief Food Service Supervisor (Former Employee) - Coatesville, PA

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You have to understand the culture of the Veterans. Their lives that they once had have bee stripped away from them. So if you put your feet into their shoes you can begin to live the life they are living. It is not easy to adjust right off from a battlefield to a secure homeland with economic conditions.

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Incompetent leadership and management! Promoting is based on favoritism not performance because any hint of intelligence gets you targeted by supervisors as a threat.

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