Lead Medical Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Denver, CO 80220 – October 23, 2018
Management is a JOKE here. If you're good at your job you only get more work to make up for the incompetent workers. Supervisors and upper management have no idea what they are doing. The culture is bad. Patients are extremely rude. They don't discipline people who don't do their jobs, it's almost impossible to get fired from here. I can't stress enough how INCOMPETENT workers are here.
Structured and stable work environment, great benefits
Staff Physical Therapist (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 22, 2018
Patients is the greatest perk of this job, but the more conventional benefits package is nothing to frown upon either. Staff is short but work hours are stable and pay scale allows for fair amount of lateral movement in terms of compensation within the same position
Rating Veterans service representative (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – October 21, 2018
Management switch often. Not consistent with laws and rules and reviewing your work production. Some felt as if they were on a island by themselves. No team work. Numbers more important than the health of employees.
Veteran Service Representative (Former Employee) – North Little Rock, AR – October 21, 2018
It is a federal department and has the usual federal work atmosphere. Hurry up and wait. Good working with veterans. Hated that veteran benefits were held up because of a typo on a letter. Veterans just did not seem to be a priority.
Productive and fun place to work that is great for professional growth.
Test Administrator (Current Employee) – University Park, IL – October 20, 2018
Diverse culture that is team based as well as having the opportunity to grow as an individual. Management is understanding and willing to work and inform workers of any news that may impact operations of the workplace.
Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department (Former Employee) – Bath, NY – October 19, 2018
I loved working at the VA and the pay was great as well! The veterans gave me a reason to enjoy my job because they all had a story to tell and I was always thankful for their service! I worked in the emergency dept, and we worked well together as a team! We were a small group and we would even do ambulance transfers for psych to buffalo or Syracuse! Staff from different depts even worked well together too!
12-16 hour shifts, Great pay, annual rate increase, working with the vets, benefits
Emergency dept closed, veterans can now go to civilian hospitals
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – North Las Vegas, NV – October 19, 2018
Heavy lifting constantly, over 15 offices to clean plus 5 long hallways and dialysis area with about 40 beds. Lots of wet sheets and wet towels. Much more then a person my age can handel. I did the best I could for as long as I could.
Great place to work when you're thinking about retirement
ICU Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 18, 2018
Although the transition to practice residency gave me a great foundation, working in the critical care department, I feel that as a veteran GLA should work harder to give comprehensive physical and mental health care to both veterans and employees.
My time with the VA was short because I had some medical problems going on at the time and I didn't have enough time off to address the issues so I was only able to work for a couple months before I had to resign.
Phlebotomist (Medical Technician) (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 16, 2018
Overall a great place to work. Change happens very slow, but if you are looking for a secure job the VA system will provide this. This allows you to focus on your work. Also, you are helping veterans which can be satisfying.
Advanced Medical Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Casa Grande, AZ – October 16, 2018
Great team, decent management but you are expected to complete so much and not given the resources to complete the task. You are often given the job that should be split into 2 positions. Very stressful and always fast paced. Very fast burn out rate.
MEDICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 16, 2018
The DVA is a great place to work with many rewarding opportunities to give back to the Veterans who served us. While it can be stressful as a clerk taking the brunt of all complaints and attitude, I still find it rewarding. I love being able to wake up and make a difference in the lives to who gave and sacrificed for us as a nation.
The bad: Poor management: Leadership is willing to listen to issues/concerns, but do not act upon it to help and move forward with progression in those complaints/issues. Understaffed: Working short hours to get a ton of things done on top of clerical duties, with nobody being hired to help share the load and become a team instead of us just becoming individuals and becoming the I in team.
Overall, My experience as a Vet working for the VA has been rewarding and a growing/learning experience shifting from Active duty to civilian lifestyle. Just the bad outweighs the good here unfortunately.
poor management but a great place to work with co-workers and benefits
Imaging Supervisor (Former Employee) – Marion, VA – October 16, 2018
management was poor and expected you to do more than your job title. Asked to do things that were immoral and lie about concrete numbers. Job was very fulfilling and co-worker team was great. Management expected more than was reasonable in an 8 hour day. On-call 24/7 with no back up.