Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Altoona, PA – February 22, 2018
Management on the CLC very poor, fear based management system, guilty until proven innocent. Not able to transfer to other positions easily or at all. Lots of mandatory overtime. You can be mandated to work 16 hours then are expected to return within 8 hours for the next shift. No 12 hr shifts, all 8 hr shifts with mandatory overtime thrown in. You feel like you live there.
Vacation time, benefits, discounts, co-workers
Mandatory overtime, can't use your vacation time when you want, seniority system for vacation, management poor and quick to blame and use floor employees as scapegoat.
Night shift Staff Nurse in Domiciliary and PTSD (Current Employee) – Fort Thomas, KY – February 22, 2018
It is a great place to work. Rewarding to care for fellow Veterans that have served our country. Unfortunately some individuals have been here so long they take duties for granted and it seems challenging at best to get rid of or hold such individuals accountable.
Registered nurse (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – February 20, 2018
A great place to work simply because it allows me to give back to my nation's hero's. Otherwise, management is difficult to work with. They refuse to allow you advancement within the company. Personally, they made it very impossible for me to work and go to school, therefore forcing me to quit, losing 10 years of seniority in this company.
Productive and Fulfilling job serving the Veterans of our nation
STAFF NURSE IN FEE BASIS (Current Employee) – Bonham, Texas – February 6, 2018
I work at the greatest place and for the best and most deserving people on this earth, Veterans! I have been employed by the VA for more than 27 years and have loved most of my time there. I have the privilege of caring for those that have born the burden and their families and truly believe in what I do.
great hours, wonderful patients and coworkers, and pension plan that you cannot get anywhere else.
Occassionally dangerous due to Veterans with mental illness.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – January 31, 2018
The team I work with is superb. Our leadership is superb. They care about their employees. Real servant leaders here. I learn new things every day. The culture promotes change, sometimes it takes time. The hardest part of the job is political aspects of the system extending beyond our facility. Most enjoyable part of the job is our Veterans!
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – January 18, 2018
Poorly understaffed at times w/ high acuity patients. Great co-workers who work together making the shifts tolerable. It is a pleasure to serve our Veterans and provide optimum care, however little support from upper management.
I love working with the Veterans, but sometimes coworkers or management can make work unbearable. You have to jump through loops to get a pay raise and it seems promotions are done based on who you know and not what you know or how educated you are.
Management, Difficulty with lateral mobilization, Difficulty getting pay raises
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 4, 2017
This place is a laid back place for lazy people especially the management folks. These folks can care less about veterans. They talk a good talk about quality but they do not care. It’s all a game to them. The VA has re$ource$ to be better than most hospitals but unfortunately the money is wasted on these useless on the job job retirees with no real vision. Sad!
Laid back environment where you can be lazy or work hard if you want to. Management is useless.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Hinesville, GA – October 23, 2017
Culture is what you make of it; if you put in the time and effort, you will achieve what you want within the system. Sometimes you just have to accept although you get the position you want, it may not be where you wanted in terms of geography.
Multicultural work environment with a great team of health care employees who care for the veterans.
RN (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – September 27, 2017
I enjoy working in this facility. My day at work starts at 0730 with shift huddle followed by bedside shift report, patient assessment, medication administration, documentation, meeting with families and multidisciplinary teams, and other routine works. As the day progresses, I take care of admissions of new patients and discharging patients. These are some of the events over the course of a typical day.
I would describe my current workplace culture as multicultural, with people of numerous cultures work together to make a wonderful working environment.
The hardest part of my job is the commuting issues from Fort worth to Dallas. The times of train services have changed recently, which has made my commuting to work difficult.
I work with a great team of people who care for the veterans who served and protected their nation.
RN Care Coordination Nurse (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 6, 2017
schedule home care and hospice for all veterans from Austin to Laredo. I receive orders from the physician, review insurance eligibility and then find an agency willing to take the patient for the services ordered
RN (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – August 4, 2017
Culture shock compared to civilian hospitals. Can be a great deal of fun as you work with nearly as many vets as you care for. NOT for withering violets - must be as sturdy & stubborn as a weed. Outstanding benefits. No scrub restrictions is a plus. Learn a lot about PTSD that you probably never knew. Management EXTREMELY corrupt - retaliation a given. NEVER speak with ANY member of management without a witness. There are at least 10 recognized holidays,depending on the year, with double pay if you work them, 8 hr regular pay if you choose to be off.
Autonomy / Benefits / Patients / Ability to have fun