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Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Average rating of 5826 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-Life Balance
4.0Pay & Benefits
3.7Job Security & Advancement
810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20420 United States

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Overall Reviews at Department of Veterans Affairs

Human Resources Manager | Massachusetts | Jan 6, 2020
Northamption Veterans Affaires
This is the worst VA to work at and worst in the VISN 1. Management is pure evil, they just threw my friend under the bus to cover themselves and there jobs! 15 years of outstanding performance and now HR is firing me! Run run from this location The HR manager doesn’t know his foot from his arm and they are self-serving and only look out for themselves
Primary Care Physician | Terre Haute, IN | Oct 30, 2019
Nice place to work
Typical day started at 8 am seeing veterans until 4:00. Documentation and alerts after that or between patients. Staff was likable. Would in teams of NP, LPN, RN and administration (pods)/
Medical Support Assistant | Viera, FL | Oct 31, 2019
Great Place To Work
Worked at VA for 21 years. Had various jobs that I was advanced to. If your looking for a place that has study income and great place to work. If you are a Veterans this also has a plus side for being treated medically.
Mental Health Case Manager | Fairfield, CA | Oct 13, 2019
Rewarding work, benefits are appealing, system is cumbersome.
Working for veterans is rewarding. The job benefits such as pay, time off, and retirement are appealing. Navigating the federal system is cumbersome and frustrating much of the time.
Nursing Assistant | Montrose, NY | May 5, 2020
What I learned
Working at the V A is a great experience to have endured. I wish I would had stay. I really missed the opportunities and their team efforts to improve the your job position, improving your education and being supported by a great Union for all employees.
Identity Manager | Washington, DC | Mar 25, 2020
Work with a Noble Mission
A mission oriented environment serving veterans in providing healthcare, benefits, and memorial affairs with a fourth mission to surge capabilities into civilian health care systems in the event those systems encounter capacity issues.
Transport Manager | United States | Nov 1, 2019
I was cheated out of benefits during my retirement
Upon retirement Human Resources and Fiscal department failed to communicate regarding my fiscal benefits were lacking in certain areas that effected 13 years of my hard earn work history as a result I lost credit for those years and my military time that supposedly I paid back into the Federal system and they paid me back that money. Why did they returned those funds?? At no time Did the the Federal system commu ucatex to me regarding this matter Retired56/2018 funds back to me and failed to communicateI
ProsOne can develop oneself on own accordance
ConsStaff members don't communicate with everyone equally there is discrimination!
Food Service Worker | Baltimore, MD | May 30, 2020
They give Recognition.
Benefits were good, but pay was not. Many qualified people that should have gotten assignments, did not. They were given to others. Due to my demeanor and the way I worked with any one, I was highly respected and looked up to.
Senior Representative | Bay Pines, FL | Jan 3, 2020
I enjoy working for the VA
I love my job with the VA, I feel a sense of accomplishment as I work with Veterans and they receive the correct benefits. My fellow employees are great, the management needs help but my coworkers are awesome.
Licensed Practical Nurse | Miami, FL | Nov 24, 2019
I love the people i work with and they are so supportive
I love my coworkers and ny job, but most of all the pt there are so nice and funny makes it all fun to come to work every day. The hours works for me because i have a son.

Questions And Answers about Department of Veterans Affairs

If you were to leave Department of Veterans Affairs, what would be the reason?
Asked Mar 21, 2017
Work like a dog, no weekends off, force you over.
Answered May 4, 2020
Management. There are no leaders, only managers. Anti-employee policies. They constantly threaten to take action if you're not complying with the multitude of policies institute. These are general threats told to the masses every day. And they have no concern for Veterans, only whether or not you're producing at the level they expect.
Answered Apr 2, 2020
What is the best way to get an interview?
Asked Mar 3, 2016
On your knees
Answered May 20, 2020
No someone....they hire their friends and family.
Answered Mar 1, 2020
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Department of Veterans Affairs a better place to work?
Asked Sep 22, 2016
Quit being arrogant
Answered May 20, 2020
Caring more about the Veterans needs. I always get harrassed when I spend more than 5 minutes helping a Veteran.
Answered Nov 9, 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at Department of Veterans Affairs?
Asked Feb 25, 2016
The work conditions are abysmal. I work in a metal cage, alone for 40 hrs/wk (combat veteran w/ PTSD) with no heat or A/C. The leadership is vindictive and incompetent and they care more about how they look than the veterans themselves. They'll pile on extra tasks without any form of additional compensation and forget getting help for anything unless you ask a dozen times. Gross mismanagement of funding is so bad that it should be criminal. My advice: stay far away from VA jobs.
Answered Jan 29, 2020
I have worked at two VA facilities. The first had favoritism and the like, but in general people were competent. Managers worked with senior leadership well and had plans to meet national directives that came down. My position was not managed properly, but if I was not a trainee I would have had a better time there. Second site was bad. Chief left and supervisors in place now are micro managers that know nothing. Senior leadership and supervisors only care about end result. Supervisors change things after award based on whims. VA culture is very dependent on where you go, I would recommend only if you need benefits/ stability from the federal government, otherwise why would you take a pay cut when you can help veterans in other ways.
Answered Oct 3, 2019
What advice would you give the CEO of Department of Veterans Affairs about how to improve it?
Asked Mar 15, 2018
Stop the bullying and hire supervisors that care about the employees and the veterans
Answered Nov 9, 2019
I was employed by the DOD as a Paramedic for years in GA until I became an Associate Degree Nurse. I cannot work for the VA because I don’t have a BSN. Though my husband is a retired veteran and these people are very important to me because they’ve served us all by giving everything! I have all other qualifications and desire to serve. So my advice would be to hire appropriately educated people to do the job. ADNs are the worker bees of nursing that do the exact jobs of BSNs and generally are paid at a lower wage. Therefore much more work would get done at a much lower cost. I pray that someone sees and acts on this soon because the government has a reputation of overpaying for every contract that they sign.
Answered Aug 16, 2019