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Veterans Administration Medical Center experience report

  • 23.Jul 2019
  • Employee

Best job I ever had. Work/life balance is great. Pay is average but acceptable. Love caring and engaging with the vetera

4.50

Support from management

Management and coworkers not management but above my position.

Teamwork

It is crucial and encouraged daily

Freedom to work independently

Most employees can. A few who cannot

Internal Communication

In the environment I work it is crucial so there is excellent communication

Gender Equality

Men, women, young, old, ex military, non military. It's a wide variety

Attitude towards older colleagues

I was hired with a gentleman in his 60s

Career Development

Plenty of opportunities to move within the company. Depending on the job on how far you can go in each position.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay is average to slightly above average for the area

Office / Work Environment

Love the environment. Both physically and mentally

Environmental Friendliness

Not encouraged but plenty of opportunities to recycle

Work-Life Balance

Only job I ever had that was 40 hrs, end of shift you go home no matter what.

Company Image

I love my job and helping veterans

Handicapped Accessibility

It's a VA hospital. Of course it's handicap accessible

Workplace Safety

Encourages it. Not much training involved

Inclusive / Diverse

It is encouraged "if you hear that's how it's always been done to question it" they want diverse opinions

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better vetting of candidates.

What I like about the company

Love working with the veterans. Almost all my coworkers are extremely helpful. Work/life balance is great.

What I dislike about the company

It's a hospital setting. Much could and should be changed but I'm sure the same goes for any hospital.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Veterans Administration of Medical Center
  • City
    Walla Walla
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered