US Department of Veterans Affairs Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2020

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3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
Approve of CEO
US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Robert Wilkie
Robert Wilkie
259 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly wage is much higher than anywhere else with great benefits if working full time(in 398 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and advancement opportunity(in 288 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. "Worked at both VA Benefits Administration and VA Healthcare Administration"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits package, leave time, opportunities

    Cons

    Too big and thus, too bureaucratic for everything

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    US Department of Veterans Affairs Response

    Social Media Manager

    We appreciate this thoughtful feedback and will be sure to pass it along to our HR team. Thank you for the many years you dedicated to our organization!

  2. "Federal Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, Supportive team, Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Government is slow to make changes


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Yearly Salary"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with and helped

    Cons

    No career advancement, all that matters is answering as many calls as possible

  4. "Company Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good earnings, great company to retire from.

    Cons

    A lot of company politics within HR.

  5. "Good people, fulfilling mission"

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

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

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, good employee programs

    Cons

    Stuck in a Government employee pay scale

  6. "Informative but challenging"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to learn about medical claims & what is relevant for investigatory purposes.

    Cons

    They value production/numbers over quality.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "My experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist 

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

    Pros

    Retirement, flexibility, not reporting to private insurance, power to provide holistic health care.

    Cons

    Struggles to find change in old systems.

  8. "great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits stability growth opportunities

    Cons

    there's always a chance of having to stay and cover the next shift due to short staff it's federal, so they own you

  9. "Great Position"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Examiner in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and room for advancement

    Cons

    Unorganized management with no attention to detail.

  10. "employment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant 

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

    Pros

    benefits are great and it a safe work environment.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons as to why.

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