Veterans Medical Center

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  1.  

    good working environment

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    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine PA  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Emergency Medicine PA in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    Pros

    lots of support staff, learning environment

    Cons

    limited womens health, no children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Food Service Worker

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker  in  Dublin, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Dublin, GA (US)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work at

    Cons

    Need to pay the NA workers more money

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was enriching and very thought provoking, just to be there with other veterans especially those who have accomplished

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    Current Employee - CWT Comoensated Work Therapy  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - CWT Comoensated Work Therapy in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

    Working with the veterans that served in different wars

    Cons

    I really didn't have anything bad to say other than they have a lot more work to do for the vets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to listen to the voices of heroes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked with a lot of good people.

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    Former Employee - Research Biologist  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Biologist in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    The parking used to be a Pro but not anymore.

    Cons

    Since this job is grant supported it is difficult to get funding these days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Somewhat chaotic...Management could be stronger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Most people are friendly
    Salary above minimum wage

    Cons

    Supervisors failed to solve staffing problems and issues in reasonable time
    Very little accountability for bad performance
    Hospital holds onto bad employees instead of letting them go
    Felt like good workers go unrecognized, but are given more work to make up for the failings of other employees
    Nepotism in hiring of some positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out who the good employees are and give them a reason to stay
    Figure out who the low performing, problematic employees are and get rid of them
    Management should take more control to solve everyday problems that linger on

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

    Pros

    Being able to interact with veterans.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load can become too much. Sometimes patients get mad with rules beyond anyone's control at the VA but Congress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the staff.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist  in  Topeka, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Topeka, KS (US)

    Pros

    The pay is great, the benefits are even better, and working for Veterans makes a person feel good at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Most employees have been here for years. Almost everyone knows everyone else. A new person can find it difficult to integrate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I personally feel they need to embrace change and technology more. Healthcare is a fast paced environment. Change is inevitable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great pay and benefits if you can tolerate the boredom and mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are unmatched by private sector

    Cons

    culture of mediocrity is tolerated and encouraged, making waves or working too hard often backfires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop counting the days until retirement and start looking for ways to improve morale and culture around here

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A fair assessment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA (US)

    Pros

    The benefits are better than private sector employers. The insurance is decent, the pay is consistent, but the management is horrible. I think too many kneejerk reactions are exercised, due to the lack of proper planning.

    Cons

    The level of education isn't stressed as much as in the private sector - typically diminishing the potential for productivity and effective leadership. I understand that even people with specialized education aren't all the best; however, the experience combined with the education is a better foundation for one to contribute effectively to an organization. The "good ole boy" system is employed entirely too much in the federal sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage in training and continuing education to stay abroad of current business practices.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This is not a good place to work until you have been with the VA for at LEAST 5 years and have some seniority.

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    Current Employee - Nurse  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Nurse in Baltimore, MD (US)

    Pros

    The health benefits, retirement and vacation/sick time.

    Cons

    The unsafe neighborhood you have to walk through to just get to work. You are not allowed to park in the VA parking garage but rather a public parking garage 3 blocks away that YOU have to PAY $40 a month to park there and then take your life into your own hands to walk through the "hood". I actually have started carrying pepper spray. Not to mention the rain, sleet, snow.....etc.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do their own jobs and stop delegating everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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