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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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3.3
59%
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56%
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie
156 Ratings
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  • "Federal job so you get paid a lot less then your private sector counterparts(in 84 reviews)

  • "Management hired was fired by previous employee yet is in upper management(in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Aide 

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit good pay.nice worker

    Cons

    Looks of working. Lot of walking

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-10
  2. "VHA Physician"

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    Former Employee - Medical Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mission Driven Organization, Innovative leadership

    Cons

    Difficult personalities, Politicization of Agency, Understaffing due to hiring vacancies

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-09
  3. "Neuropsychologist in VA System"

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    Former Employee - Neuropsychologist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with veterans and their families

    Cons

    Working in government and red tape

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *A lot of really good people work there, ones that care about veterans. *Feel good about your job. *Compared to most jobs relaxed, only stressful if you make it that way. *Good understanding that a majority of employees are also veterans and have issues to deal with at times. *Usual Federal benefits, affordable health care, TSP, pension plan, job security, good leave.

    Cons

    *Always a few bad eggs that don't know how to do their job or just don't care to. That puts undue pressure on others to carry their slack and you likely will because you care about the veterans that suffer as a result of incompetent people who can't or won't do their job. *The pay scale is horrible and can't keep up with inflation. *Federal government has laws that require everyone gets a fair shot and... transparency for applying for positions but the result is far from that. The majority of open position jobs already know who they want to hire. *The education to GS position without experience you can apply makes no sense. You have people who can't do a job that in order for an outside person to be able to apply for that position of super-low pay they would need a doctorate degree.

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    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the whole Federal highering process. It's broken. I don't understand how you expect to find good employees and keep good employees.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-07
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Social Work in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive managers and fellow employees, wide range of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Communicating with other departments can be challenging at times

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-04
  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place that never makes you feel overwhelmed. Pay is low compared to private sector but amount of work matches the pay. Benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep you busy. Not easy to get promoted.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-04
  7. "Great place to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Audiology Tech in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Rewarding job with the opportunity to serve those who've served. Fair pay, great benefits and decent retirement. Decent schedules, most federal holidays off and paid vacations.

    Cons

    No chance of upward mobility and pay is not on par with the civillian sector for similar or the same job. Short handed, heavy workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Unrealistic expectations placed on current staff with the current workforce shortage.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-02
  8. "Good working environment and benefits but low pay."

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health and retirement benefits are great

    Cons

    Low pay compared to private sector

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-11-28
  9. "Yes"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Loma Linda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sometimes we would meet after work

    Cons

    Too busy to take breaks

    Advice to Management

    I think it’s best if Management bone up on their job

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-11-28
  10. "Lvn"

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    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Work with Vets in hospital

    Cons

    Slow Care causes delays in care

    Advice to Management

    NA

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2019-12-12
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