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US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2020

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3.4
59%
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57%
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie
176 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits (medical insurance; retirement pension; annual leave; sick leave)(in 365 reviews)

  • "good benefits and balance of life(in 269 reviews)

Cons
  • "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 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to build a social work career"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in West Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Supportive management and co-workers, great pay and benefits, good office environment, good training opportunities for social workers

    Cons

    High stress and at times difficult clients can lead to high burnout

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-19
  2. "A great workplace for a long and happy career."

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    Former Employee - Contact Representative in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing potential for promotion with great benefits.

    Cons

    Alot of fellow workers are garbage but safe from discipline in the federal system.

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-20
  3. "VA is great place to work and has tons of benefits for professional development"

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    Current Employee - Nurse 

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

    Pros

    friendly administrators, great mission, lots of innovation and research

    Cons

    hard to get promoted if you are a non-nurse, not close locations

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-18
  4. "It was and is an awesome job"

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    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Pros

    Working for my fellow vet

    Cons

    Working for the government and their ignorance

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-14
  5. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Travel Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Consistent pay to the penny every two weeks. Good schedule, pay, benefits,

    Cons

    Some veterans aren't happy people. They take it out on employees sometimes.

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-14
  6. "Physical Therapist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time

    Pros

    Privilege to work with veterans of this country.

    Cons

    Application process takes very long

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-12
  7. "VA Primary Care"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical insurance; retirement pension; annual leave; sick leave)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; understaffed in areas; inefficient

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-08
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Serving veterans is a wonderful career

    Cons

    Big government sometimes gets complicated, lots of rules and regulations

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-07
  9. "Good place to do residency and research training."

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    Current Employee - Psychiatry Resident in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given more time than most health systems to see patients, write notes, and more research funding than most governmental agencies.

    Cons

    Can be very top down, lot's of directives.

    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-07
  10. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Midwest City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, all federal holidays off, travel and training. Great conferences and you meet a lot of great people in the Contracting field. I've learned a lot about myself working here.

    Cons

    You have to brown nose a lot to get the real perks.

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs2020-02-20

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