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Working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC: 14 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Washington, DC Area

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On average, employees in Washington, DC at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs give their company a 2.9 rating out of 5.0 based on 14, whereas overall Average Rating of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is 3.6 out of 5.0 based on 105 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Review Ratings. The happiest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees in Washington, DC are Digital Media Consultants submitting an average rating of 4.8 and Cognizant Engineers with a rating of 4.1.

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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 92 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
3.6
Work Setting
3.5
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"There are not enough positive words to describe the experience, opportunities and growth in any VA system."
Posted 13 years ago

Working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC: 14 Employee Reviews

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

"Great company, great people but there is a clear need of an infusion of new and innovative ideas."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

"I would not recommend this job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (105)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is City of Santa Ana (6)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Idaho Transportation Department (5)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,846)
Cognizant Engineer

"I've worked for the VA since 2008. I love the belief and collective effort by its employees to support its mission and motto "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.""

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Digital Media Consultant

"I started this position in mid-august and it has been a constant learning experience. The digital media engagement team is full of helpful, supportive, and enthusiastic people, who are committed to the mission of the department. There is a good deal of variety among the positions available on the team, and even if you aren't an expert in a particular subject your supervisors are more than willing to help you learn."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

"I have worked here for year and have had a good experience. Good people who like what they do. However it is government, petty politics and bureaucracy are very prevalent."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

"I've worked at VA for nearly 15 years, in the areas of government contracting, real property, leasing, environmental law, and energy law. The work is constant, challenging, yet very rewarding. Serving Veterans is a great honor. I've worked with some of our nation's greatest leaders - folks with various backgrounds, accomplishments, and accolades within the public and private sectors. Learning and working with them has been invaluable."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

"Worked here as a summer intern. Great opportunity."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

"VA has been very good to me. However, the opportunity to invest in new challenges, technologies, and (most importantly) advanced analytics to drive business decisions has yet to be embraced. Command and control too often stifles innovation."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
GIS Intern

"Great opportunity for interns to get exposure to a wide variety of GIS projects within the different VA departments."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Project Manager

"I like my current job but am moving to another area due to a military move."

What do you like about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

"I enjoy the type of work that we do and how it helps veterans."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ensure that you have the proper training required for the position because you will not get much time for on the job trainings."

What don't you like about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

"I don't like the commute and the fact that people in my office are only out for themselves, not the common goal."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I suggest that management ensure that all employees are satisfied in their positions and provide them with the tools they request."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Program Manager

What do you like about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

"I like seeing a work product go from idea to finished product. I also enjoy helping Veterans."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be sure your expectations are aligned with the job posting by asking very specific questions in the interview."

What don't you like about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

"There is a culture of self preservation and empire-building which create offices that compete with each other and distract from the mission."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would start by asking my decision makers what the greatest leadership challenge is to the org and move forward from there."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Program Director

What do you like about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

"I enjoy seeing work products go public and helping Veterans."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ensure your expectations are aligned with the job posting by asking very specific questions in the interview."

What don't you like about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

"The culture is one of self preservation and empire-building. Organizationally, there are too many offices competing with each other and overlapping missions to do anything effectively."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would start by asking my decision makers the biggest leadership challenge facing our org and go from there."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Technical Writer
Person You Work For 1.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 1.1 / 5
eDiscovery Specialist

"This is a very prestigious place to work."

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