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Review averages

  • 123 employees say

    Excellent (61)
    49.593495934959%
    Good (39)
    31.707317073171%
    Satisfactory (16)
    13.008130081301%
    Subpar (7)
    5.6910569105691%
    3.81
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.30

Reviews for Veterans Administration Medical Center

Reviews - What employees say

3.81 Employees say
1.30 Applicants say

Support from management

Whole Health management very sneaky & micro manages from office sending tons of emails to staff, but not willing to talk.

Teamwork

Whole Health management pits staff against each other & does not promote teamwork. Manager poor communicator.

Freedom to work independently

Freedom to work independently, however getting mixed messages from manager in Whole Health.

Attitude towards older colleagues

In Whole Health, older colleagues not treated respectfully or valued their experience.

Career Development

VHA employee development does try to offer helpful career development opportunities for staff.

Office / Work Environment

Whole Health program was forced to begin functioning before area available for staff prepared. Staff interspersed & cramped into another department area while forced to develop programing & work with Veterans.

Environmental Friendliness

Whole Health leadership very phony & not trustworthy. Thus creating poor environment for staff to adequately flurish.

Company Image

Unfortunately Veterans Medical Center does not have a very good image in the community. It's a few that view it as a job & not honoring or truly caring for the Veterans.

Job Security

Government can & will find a way to get rid of you if they want.

Workplace Safety

Whole Health area very poor air quality. Poor contracted housekeeping for Whole Health remote location.

Challenging Work

Veterans are a special group of people & they can be challenging to care for.

Inclusive / Diverse

Whole Health department few staff allowed to not include some staff for unknown reason, even after reporting to management.

Suggestions for improvement

  • If VHA does not listen to the lower line workers, I can see it being necessary to privatize Veteran healthcare in the near future.

What I like about the company

VHA offers good employment benefits.

What I dislike about the company

Bureaucracy!

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    veterans Health Administration
  • City
    Omaha
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More teamwork, leadership skills, shared knowledge among staff. Make Local IT on site, responsible for Tier 1 and Tier 2, with the options of selective groups (VistA, networking, Vista Imaging, etc) to go remote, but having those staff on site.

What I like about the company

While the VA has it's down side, there are still good hard working people in the VA that care. I encourage you to apply, especially if you care about veterans who have served their country. These men and women have put their very lives on the line for your freedom, so if you do work there don't forget to thank each and every one of them every day; not only for your freedom, but for the freedom of others in this country we love.

What I dislike about the company

The Union, unacceptable and unaccountable employees, late and tardiness being accepted as a standard, leadership doing what they want but holding some accountable while others skate by. Needs to be more of a team, rather than holding onto IT secrets or a skill set; sharing that info and teaching others instead of keeping it close to the vest. Teamwork should be preached non-stop, and more things would happen. They moved a lot of IT departments around, breaking them up which in itself causes madness. Local IT does not respond, but the tickets go someplace else, none of it makes any sense but it keeps churning. Always keep it simple with ticketing, everything Tier 2 and down should be handled onsite unless emergency, then up to Tier 3 and a conference call, etc. Keep it simple, more production, happier staff, happier workers.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think all employees should be given an opportunity to grow and encouraged by management without being held back. There should be options to work rotating shifts if needed so one person doesnt get stuck working each weekend. There should be more employee incentives without focus on the few that seem to get rewarded on a routine basis. Each employ should be able to speak to their boss freely. I think there is a militant mentality at the VA and it prevents employees from speaking more freely and even being heard.

What I like about the company

The best things about the VA is the ability to work all over the US. You can transfer several times in your career and sometimes advance if the right job and or training is available. The VA is still one of the few you get a pension and thats a huge plus with the option of continuing to work once you leave in another industry.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management was not approachable or open to discuss problems that occurred. The workers didnt seem happy on a daily basis and I think it was a lot to do with the morale being low. I worked over 30 years and I had to work weekends with no other option. This was due to the nature of my work however there should have been alternating options like the nurses get. I didnt feel my work was valued by upper management and there wasnt much support. I was not given the opportunity to grow professionally while others were depending on their status in the company. I feel this was an unfair bias

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Veterans Administration of Medical Center
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 123 employees say

    Excellent (61)
    49.593495934959%
    Good (39)
    31.707317073171%
    Satisfactory (16)
    13.008130081301%
    Subpar (7)
    5.6910569105691%
    3.81
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.30

kununu score comparisons

Veterans Administration Medical Center
3.79
124 reviews

Industry average (Pharmaceuticals/Biotech)
3.12
55,326 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,348,000 reviews