Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Reviews

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if you like to be micromanaged
Pharmacy cust rep (Current Employee) –  Topeka.ks (virtual only good part of it)January 16, 2019
typical call center. no appreciation, they took all incentive awards away. you feel like management "after you"
fast paced back to back callers, many angry.
nice when you actually help the Veterans of this country. Just make sure to do it in less than 4:56min. or you'll be in trouble.
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virtual workplace
Cons
read above
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Contractor working with the Dept of Veterans Affairs
Senior Program Analyst (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX 78772January 16, 2019
I love the people, the executive management that I work with. just looking for a remote position so that I won't have to make that 2 plus hours per day commute.
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Great job opportunity
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, COJanuary 16, 2019
I was an independant contractor for the VA taking care of a veteran. I had the ability to help on the hours scheduled with the patient as well as build my knowledge of the field.
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Great
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCJanuary 15, 2019
Great place to work. Management is great & friendly. Co-workers are very friendly and helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is that the phone keeps ringing and therefore, time flies by fast.
Pros
Great Management & Co-Workers
Cons
No Cons
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Fine Place to work
Staff Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 14, 2019
Servicing the veterans of America through service to the people that provide services to our veterans; responding to congressional inquiries and requests from veteran constituents; ensuring time & attendance is completed; preparing travel arrangements for senior level travelers;


Director of external and in-house employee engagement activities for Headquarters Office of Management
Pros
Free Physical fitness center; flexible work schedules
Cons
commaraderie issues
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Work place that offers you the chance to excel
Program Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 14, 2019
Working at the VA can offer many opportunities to advance your career. The more you ask for the more they give you including challenging projects and training to advance your skills.
Pros
flexible work, good people
Cons
salary lower than private sector
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Amazing place to work
Medical Support Assistant (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaJanuary 13, 2019
The Veterans Health Administration is an amazing place to work. Its such an honor to help those who served/serve for our freedom .The supporting staff is very helpful. Options for continuing education are endless.
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Collaborative, productive environment
Psychiatric/Surgical/Medical-Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNJanuary 13, 2019
Constant chances to develop new work skills and work with a variety of clients. Supervisors work closely with employees and there is always opportunity for advancement.
Pros
Benefits, safe work environment
Cons
Lack of communication between departments
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Good Job
Claims Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winston-Salem, NCJanuary 13, 2019
Good job. Numbers based job but great benefits. Advancement is internal but possible. Must be able to adapt to constant changes within organization .Number driven. Great coworkers.
Pros
CAn make some lifelong friendship, great benefits
Cons
Number based, could affect your productivity
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Stressfull
Transportation and Grounds Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 12, 2019
Stressful work environment. Low pay for the responsibilities. They do not like change or improvement's in their operations. Very clickish and favoritism. They do not like outsiders.
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A valuable learning experience
Translator/Interpreter (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJanuary 12, 2019
Learned about psychiatric, and medical somatic conditions affecting veterans, and their treatments, their medications, their diagnoses, foreign language translation, simultaneous interpretation, and court proceedings, data base management, office and other secratarial work
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Don't ever work there
Social Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  White City, ORJanuary 12, 2019
I work at the Southern Oregon VA for a horrible woman ! She was so intimidated that she had other employees spy on everyone and report to her what was said about the job and her. It was so awful.
Pros
none
Cons
working for a limping woman who was awful, super cut-throat, poor pay and stupid polices
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Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) –  WPBJanuary 12, 2019
It was not very friendly and there was little assistance from day one. It really was every man for himself culture. All of it was a learning curve. The staff were great and that's what made it worthwhile.
Pros
High Pay
Cons
No help
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Great opportunity to work with and for veterans
File Clerk/Data Entry (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJanuary 11, 2019
I had an amazing experience working for the VA, there were times when I felt overwhelmed with the workload, and couldn't seem to find help, but overall, I would recommend this job to those who were looking for a starter job
Pros
Insurance Benefits
Cons
Cut throat environment
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Love taking care of veterans
RN;Full-time; Home Based Primary Care (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAJanuary 10, 2019
Providing vets with home care care is very rewarding. I love being able to offer this resource to vets. It's an honor to serve those men and women who have allowed us to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy.
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Appointments and Claims Rep
Customer Service Support (Former Employee) –  Saint Augustine, FL 32086January 10, 2019
Provide customer service support to St Augustine based Veterans, for medical appointment schedule, medication refill status, and referral/consult status. Proficient in medical communication and new office technologies that apply to those in the health field; Managed the laboratory and prescription entry into the VA medical health record system.
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Woking for the federal government is good, but it comes with its challenges.
Advanced Medical Support Assistant (AMSA) (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FL 32827January 10, 2019
A federal job has its benefits. However, it depends on the job or the position one's has. The hardest part of the job for me is the stress. It can be so hard to move up and too much organizational politic. Management needs major improvement in order to retain great talent in the agency.
Pros
Work and life balance
Cons
Hard to climb the ladder of success and get promoted.
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Hampton Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Respiratory Therapist RRT (Former Employee) –  Hampton, VAJanuary 9, 2019
Lowest paying resp therapist jobs in the Common Wealth. Understaffed can't hire employee's because they low ball all the job candidates. The staff hates each other there and fight like cats and dogs this allows management to get away with whatever they want to do. No 2nd shift differential and the 3rd shift differential is like $1 or $2. You work 5 days a week you don't make your own schedule like they tell you. Prepare to work a lot of overtime/doubles and still be underpaid. The union just collects money they do nothing for resp therapist. They don't give you skill pay and hour for intubations capabilities. GS 8 is the highest grade (which is very low) even though they require you to do intubations. There was no opportunity there for advancement or pay increase. The only pro's was the workload and you can call out with no repercussions, which I needed to find another job.
Pros
Workload
Cons
Management, Hr, pay, shift differential, 5 days a week, no incentives
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Great mission statement but not fulfilled by management
Financial Accounting Technician (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJanuary 9, 2019
I loved working for the VA BUT did not enjoy the environment at the office. Not a very structured organization. Advancement limited. Pay is ok. As a federal agency, I wouldn't rate it very high.
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Busy, Respectable Position
Registered Nurse Emergency Department (Current Employee) –  Bay Pines, FLJanuary 9, 2019
Very busy ER, difficult to manage at times
Honor to treat veterans
Management is awesome
Very diverse culture
Very rewarding and humbling to treat those who provided for your freedom
Pros
Veterans
Cons
busy
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