US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.4
62%
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53%
Approve of CEO
US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie
235 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly wage is much higher than anywhere else with great benefits if working full time(in 393 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and advancement opportunity(in 283 reviews)

Cons
  • "Less pay than the private sector(in 88 reviews)

  • "But if the sup won’t like the candidate it will be contested with fury by supervisors (threats toward upper management)(in 80 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Employment at Veteran Regional Office"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay and ample amount of opportunities to move up within your career. Participate in assisting veterans with any benefit needs they may have. Plenty of opportunities to attend leadership programs

    Cons

    There aren’t any cons with this service

  2. "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dependable job and good benefits from the Federal government

    Cons

    working hours can change based on the need


  3. "Can't beat the VA"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance Positive environment Veteran Focused

    Cons

    Upper management may not have any experience in a hospital or veterans

  4. "Request a tour!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - USRO in Denver, CO
    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

    Great Benefits! Great People! Highly resourceful!

    Cons

    poor management, lack of training, pay is a little on the low, retirement resources are lacking

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  5. "6 years and going strong"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent job security, Federal benefits, Retirement, Salary, Management typically very empathetic...as this is one of the tougher jobs within this agency,

    Cons

    you will either have the fortitude to do this or not, stressful, thankless job

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  6. "Great Culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EEO Assistant in Lyons, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse Positive Culture Management supportive of career growth

    Cons

    Haven’t had a negative experience by far.

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    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory Medical Support Assistant in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, annual bonuses paid for good annual reviews

    Cons

    Federal bureaucracies, some favoritism, employees can get away with a lot of crap because it’s a federal job and they have a union who

  8. "Flexibility"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Congressional Relations Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is always an opportunity to learn and gain new skills that may help you develop as a professional.

    Cons

    Depending on what organization you are assigned to your leadership may not be as resourceful.

  9. "Good pay for allied health"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Social Worker 

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

    Pros

    Pays well, lots of opportunities for movement

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy can get overwhelming and things move slowly.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Social Services Assistant"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Services Assistant in Canandaigua, NY

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

    Pros

    I love it because I enjoy helping those in need and creating a positive outcome.

    Cons

    Nothing. The programs used are self explanatory and very helpful.

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