US Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
68% would recommend to a friend
(265 total reviews)
71% approve of CEO
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- "The benefits are great and the hospital is getting a major lift with new buildings." (in 1371 reviews)
- "The pay is good and steady." (in 429 reviews)
- "The people were great to work with and always available to help out when needed!" (in 244 reviews)
- "The VA also does allow for modest growth and career advancement as well as relatively good job security." (in 231 reviews)
- "Good salary compensation and no time clock to punch" (in 147 reviews)
- "First on my list of cons is the poor management and leaders of the organization." (in 440 reviews)
- "They cut service and over work their employees trying to make up for the wasted money from poor leadership." (in 213 reviews)
- "Terrible upper management that would have petty arguments with other Chiefs." (in 105 reviews)
- "Very unorganized and no training aids/proper training" (in 82 reviews)
- "A few supervisors are good but have their hands tie." (in 69 reviews)
Found 265 of over 9K reviews
Updated 29 Nov 2023
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- 3.015 Sept 2023HousekeeperCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLittle Rock, AR
good work life balance lots of really good nurses and enjoy helping the veterans
promotion discrimination pay raises seem to be kept hidden for long periods of time
- 4.022 Oct 2014Contract SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
Great work life balance and a relatively relaxed atmosphere. The veterans are so kind and appreciate all that the employees do.
Senior Management does not connect very well with workers. There is a lack of guideance and interest in training and organization.3
- 5.022 Mar 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsSaint Paul, MN
Working at the VA is rewarding and provides an excellent work/life balance. There is a wide variety of positions available.
Moving up rapidly is difficult unless you are willing to move. Time in grade requirements also exist which prevent you from getting promotions quickly.
- 4.02 Feb 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
*The VA has great intentions for helping veterans. And most of the healthcare practitioners really want to help veterans. *Great opportunity for continuing education and career advancement *Great opportunity for balance between work life and leisure time.
*Some facility wide processes are less efficient *Some healthcare professionals (not all) are less than enthusiastic about their roles1
- 2.010 Mar 2023Internal AuditorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearColumbia, SC
Great benefits as with all VHA jobs.
Finance department management is cut throat. Everyone I worked with complained about the current CFO, but was afraid to confront her. Management is quick to pick favorites and only promote the people the ones they like. Unless you want little work life balance and or a drain on your mental health do not work here. Had witnessed several employees who worked in this department 10+ years leave and one left to seek a lower grade job just to improve mental health from working in the fiscal section. Upper management needs to take a look at this!!