Cons: unprofessional shady management
Marine Corps Vet. - I quit my full time job at an army hospital to go work for the VA because the commute was only 19 mins in comparison to 2 hrs, the job was offered through their student program, so I knew I was an intern however what they didn't mention was I lost all my government benefits, and then once I completed my requirements with management stating I had the highest numbers but when time came for me to get hired they finally decided to let me know the position I would fall in was "under review" basically the Pay grade was under review and it was true they couldn't hire anyone. So what did this internship mean exactly? So I moved, left my full time government job with benefits for a job that can't hire me and they don't know how long the review would take. One gentlemen was under the same program for four years and they couldn't hire him, he had an MBA. So I told management this was unacceptable and lets just say management was very unprofessional. When a boss says, :I made it here with a high School education making almost 70 grad, and I never promised you a job. True but I made all requirements, had the highest scores, "The highest we have seen in three years" and you gave every student the impression we will be hired. I love the people I worked with, I have nothing bad to say about my co-workers. But this was a shady way of gaining workers full time with no benefits.... please be cautious. I took this to the board of directors and I went a bit extreme but I recently heard from one of the students they are now letting them know they probably will not be hired. If my one experience keeps from anyone going through the same situation I did... then that is awesome but the unprofessional management killed my entire experience. Lucky I met amazing people and any relevant experience is great, I work for another company now and I can't tell you how much more I appreciate them due to this experience.