Don't Expect This To Be a Long Term Career
As a research analyst you are given goals and quality standards that are not impossible to reach, but, it's not always easy, and it isn't stress free. You have to basically push yourself to work through lunches and breaks to hit these goals even though it's "not policy" to do this per VA labor laws but it's the only way you'll hit your goals. Not to mention it's only like 11-12 dollars an hour.
There is NO communication. One on one's are about personal business never about actual accomplishments. Team meetings are nothing but games, no actual progression or advancement opportunities.
You get the wonderful luxury of working from home with equipment that has the same equivalent of a paperweight and if your equipment dies while you're supposed to be working THEY WILL take your personal vacation time to cover the hours unless you drive your happy-self into the office to work.
It's a toxic work environment no matter how you try to justify the "pro's". It's simply just not worth it. You'll be more miserable than happy. Each day you'll be stressed beyond compare wondering what email(s) you'll have to kick yourself over next.
And no, upper management won't provide support. They say they do, but they really don't know what they're doing either and nobody is ever on the same page and they are more than happy to change procedures without making a mention of it.