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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2020

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3.4
59%
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie
162 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. "Great place to work for pharmacy technicians"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Informatics Technician in West Roxbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above market pay, great work mission, rewarding, room for advancement

    Cons

    Leadership is very clique-y, need to play the politics game for management

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-13
  2. "VA healthcare system is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Health Technician in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best paying jobs I’ve ever had. The Veterans are grateful for the care, for the most part.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get hired, a lot of politics. The individual doesn’t have a lot of impact on policy.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to make the hiring process go faster. You’re losing great people to time.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-14
  3. "Excellent Balance"

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    Former Employee - Research Health Science Specialist 

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, collaboration research opportunities with local university

    Cons

    Grant Based Term appointments are not permanent.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-11
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help and heal the lives of our U.S. Veterans.

    Cons

    I have not encountered any cons.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-10
  5. "Social worker"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate 

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with- people who really care

    Cons

    A large, hierarchical organization that is easy to get lost in

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-09
  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and fulfilling work. Great group of people

    Cons

    Back log of disability claims

    Advice to Management

    stay Focused on the work environment. Happy employees work beyond what is required

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for people that are looking for a place to work for the rest of their working lives."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and number of paid holidays are great.

    Cons

    Communication is seriously lacking at the VA. It’s also very difficult to get anything done due to all of the red take that needs crossed.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-02
  8. "Excellent leadership in SSD"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst 

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

    Pros

    The Support Services Division was a great place to work.

    Cons

    SSD was great, with no significant downsides.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-03
  9. "Great Starting Job"

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    Current Employee - Health Benefits Assistanat in Denver, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working with Veterans on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Pay needs to improve for position.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-02
  10. "Meaningful work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Social Worker 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work Great co-workers Supportive leadership Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Change process is slow and often behind the curve. Outdated and inadequate facilities/office space

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-01-02
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