Veterans Medical Center

  www.puget-sound.med.va.gov
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3.4 14 reviews

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good working environment

    Emergency Medicine PA (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN (US)

    Proslots of support staff, learning environment

    Conslimited womens health, no children

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Food Service Worker (Former Employee) Dublin, GA (US)

    ProsIt's a great place to work at

    ConsNeed to pay the NA workers more money

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was enriching and very thought provoking, just to be there with other veterans especially those who have accomplished

    CWT Comoensated Work Therapy (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH (US)

    ProsWorking with the veterans that served in different wars

    ConsI really didn't have anything bad to say other than they have a lot more work to do for the vets

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to listen to the voices of heroes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked with a lot of good people.

    Research Biologist (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsThe parking used to be a Pro but not anymore.

    ConsSince this job is grant supported it is difficult to get funding these days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Somewhat chaotic...Management could be stronger

    (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedules
    Most people are friendly
    Salary above minimum wage

    ConsSupervisors failed to solve staffing problems and issues in reasonable time
    Very little accountability for bad performance
    Hospital holds onto bad employees instead of letting them go
    Felt like good workers go unrecognized, but are given more work to make up for the failings of other employees
    Nepotism in hiring of some positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out who the good employees are and give them a reason to stay
    Figure out who the low performing, problematic employees are and get rid of them
    Management should take more control to solve everyday problems that linger on

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    Decent place to work.

    Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsBeing able to interact with veterans.

    ConsSometimes the work load can become too much. Sometimes patients get mad with rules beyond anyone's control at the VA but Congress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the staff.

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    A great place to work!!!

    Visual Information Specialist (Current Employee) Topeka, KS (US)

    ProsThe pay is great, the benefits are even better, and working for Veterans makes a person feel good at the end of the day.

    ConsMost employees have been here for years. Almost everyone knows everyone else. A new person can find it difficult to integrate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI personally feel they need to embrace change and technology more. Healthcare is a fast paced environment. Change is inevitable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great pay and benefits if you can tolerate the boredom and mediocrity

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are unmatched by private sector

    Consculture of mediocrity is tolerated and encouraged, making waves or working too hard often backfires

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop counting the days until retirement and start looking for ways to improve morale and culture around here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A fair assessment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Alexandria, LA (US)

    ProsThe benefits are better than private sector employers. The insurance is decent, the pay is consistent, but the management is horrible. I think too many kneejerk reactions are exercised, due to the lack of proper planning.

    ConsThe level of education isn't stressed as much as in the private sector - typically diminishing the potential for productivity and effective leadership. I understand that even people with specialized education aren't all the best; however, the experience combined with the education is a better foundation for one to contribute effectively to an organization. The "good ole boy" system is employed entirely too much in the federal sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage in training and continuing education to stay abroad of current business practices.

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    This is not a good place to work until you have been with the VA for at LEAST 5 years and have some seniority.

    Nurse (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    ProsThe health benefits, retirement and vacation/sick time.

    ConsThe unsafe neighborhood you have to walk through to just get to work. You are not allowed to park in the VA parking garage but rather a public parking garage 3 blocks away that YOU have to PAY $40 a month to park there and then take your life into your own hands to walk through the "hood". I actually have started carrying pepper spray. Not to mention the rain, sleet, snow.....etc.....

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo their own jobs and stop delegating everything.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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