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Challenging, Productive, Multi-cultural and fun workplace
Accounting Technician (Former Employee), Manila Regional OfficeJune 22, 2014
Pros: free trainings and seminars for personal and professional development
Typical day at work:
- conducted systematic analyses of operations
- reconciled the agency's accounts against the balances reflected in the Central Office books
- Encoded accounting transactions in the system
- conducted audit of the Agent Cashier and Grants-In-Aid
- Attended process improvement meetings

I learned a lot about US federal rules and policies

The – more... management was very supportive of its employees and my co-workers were fun to work with. – less
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Student Volunteer (Billing Assistant) (Former Employee), San Juan, PRJune 17, 2014
Working with Veterans is an incredible experience because elos have many ideas, things that tell o be human as well.
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great place to work
Administrative Support Assistant (Former Employee), el paso, texasJune 16, 2014
nice easy going environment. a great learning and growing environment
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Supervisors Terrible
Inpatient Hospital Staff Pharmacist (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHJune 16, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: inadequate help, management
Supervisors are unfair and tend to discriminate against older employees.
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A great entry level position for interns
CLERICAL ASSISTANT/INTERN (Former Employee), Washington, DCJune 16, 2014
I definitely learned a lot from being in this position at this job in Washington, D.C. There was definitely a lot of tedious work to be done and a lot of confidential information to withhold, but overall this was a great experience and I would definitely want to recommend this company to the next person.
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Contractors get the short end of the stick.
IT Security Analyst (Current Employee), Martinsburg, WVJune 16, 2014
Definitely better to work for the VA if you are a full time employee. Contractors get the short end of the stick.
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Excellent patient care
Health Technician - Research Assistant (Current Employee), Vancouver, WAJune 16, 2014
Pros: excellent staff and supervisor
Excellent working conditions and staff involvement - helping to conduct a research study involving Orthostatic Hypotension
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Worked with great people
Program Support Clerk (Former Employee), Brockton, MAJune 16, 2014
The people I worked with were awesome. Management was very flexible, but as an intern it seemed difficult to get real work. The work/life balance was very nice however.
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VETERANS FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES THANK YOU.
Licensed Vocational Nurse (Former Employee), San Diego CAJune 14, 2014
Pros: giving back to our veterans.
Cons: unsupportive and..........? supervisors and management
I was excited to start work here as I am a Veteran myself and to give back just a little through assisting our Veterans to live the best quality of life was my focus and desire.

Veterans deserve the best and providing VA services is just a start.

I have been pleased with each encountered with our veteran clients.

They put their trust in employees – more... of the VA and we must do our part to meet their needs and concerns with the best of our knowledge and true compassion to want to be here or we are in the wrong place to work. – less
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I feel so fortunate to have a job where I am able to care for veterans
Staff RN, Home Based Primary Care (Current Employee), Boston, MAJune 14, 2014
Government vehicle is provided for use when traveling to veteran's homes. I am treated like a professional and I feel valued. I feel supported by my manager and coworkers. I feel comfortable making suggestions to management.
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Great place to extern
Medical Assistant Extern (Former Employee), Mather, CAJune 12, 2014
Pros: many learning opertunities to to different departments
Cons: wasn't able to give injections do to career tittle, or handle a needle even tho im trained to.
I had and amazing experience on my externship at the Mather Field VA. The people i worked with were full of life, friendly, and made the day go by smooth. Team players all the way. I got to do everything i was taught in school and learned it all more in depth.
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Great facility to work in. Management easy to work with
PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Golden, COJune 12, 2014
Pros: great benefits, location and people
Worked on computer all day with minimal supervision. Learned a great deal about contracts, hearing aids and serving the great veterans that have served our country. Most of the co-workers are veterans themselves and therefore strived to give our customers the best service possible. Talking with veterans on a daily basis and hearing about some of the – more... things they went through while serving was unforgettable. – less
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Work study
Customer Service Greeting, Physical Assisting (Former Employee), Las Cruces, NMJune 10, 2014
Pros: study time
Cons: labor
I was a secretary/work study attaining my Bachelors degree in Business Administration, BBA.
I learned society has such an easy life because of veterans.
My coworkers were great, the hardest part of the job was pleasing customers, and I enjoyed my study time.
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Same as before
Medical Records Clerk (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJune 9, 2014
Same as before, if it hadn't been for medical reason, I'd still be working there.
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MEDICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Washington, DCJune 9, 2014
Pros: helped veterans
Cons: short breaks, lack of employees
Working for the VA allowed me to become more knowledgeable in my field of study. I worked in an extremely high-speed work place. The days went by so quick! The best part about the job is knowing that we were working to help veterans.
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Learning opportunities are great, management is very unethical
pharmacist (Current Employee), North CarolinaJune 9, 2014
Pros: veterans, colleagues
Cons: management, red tape, unethical illegal activity
great coworkers, veterans were very appreciative. Decisions are solely based on the director who has no medical background. Unethical and illegal activity take place.
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Productive and very caring work environment.
Intern (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NCJune 8, 2014
I would say working with the very gave me tools that I will need to help me prepare for the job market and life after I graduated from college.
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Medical Support Specialist (Former Employee), Augusta, GAJune 7, 2014
• Answering phones, retrieving and taking the appropriate action from phone messages.
• Scheduling, cancelling or rescheduling patient’s appointments and/or consults.
• Entering no-show information and retrieve and process messages thru CLR (Call Log Recorder).
• Monitoring the electronic wait/recall list.
• Preparing for clinic visits, monitoring both – more... impatient and outpatient appointments for areas of responsibility.
• Ensuring encounter forms are completed in order to obtain appropriate workload credit.
• Certifying and updating demographics and insurance information.
• Processing all emergency and non-emergency transfers to other VA faculties or private hospitals.
• Performs basic eligibility, co-pays and preauthorization requirements for specific coverage and travel claims. – less
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Serving those who laid down their lives for us is very rewarding.
Management Assistant (Analysis) GS 7 (Current Employee), Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical CenterJune 5, 2014
Pros: help veterans; good benefits; decent, but not great, pay;
Cons: administrative jobs cut across board, objective criteria are not being used as claimed in classification, the positions getting "downgraded" and is very de-moralizing.
Although upper management within the hospital is not in touch with the front line people who actually come face to face with Veteran patients and their families, it is very rewarding to be able to pay back those who have given their lives for the freedom and security of our great nation.
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Great patient focus
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Grand Junction, COJune 5, 2014
Great place to work, patients taught me a lot, nurses were amazing.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. – Read more

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