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Review averages

  • 13 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    53.846153846154%
    Good (5)
    38.461538461538%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    7.6923076923077%
    3.79
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for VCA Animal Hospital

Reviews - What employees say

3.79 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Not allowing doctors to make production

What I like about the company

Camaraderie with coworkers in the same position is great. At my specific hospital, the doctors are difficult to work with and currently work off of commission so they have alternate agendgas

What I dislike about the company

Allowing doctors to make “production” basically commission instead of just quarterly bonuses because they focus around the money aspect instead of just the medical side

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    VCA Animal Hospital
  • City
    Kalamazoo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Trying to address concerns in a more effective way. Replacing broken/damaged medical equipment faster, which allows us to do our jobs better.

What I like about the company

The hospitals that I work for are very encouraging. They are willing to take on people with very little experience but a lot of drive and train them, providing opportunities that may be more difficult to get without formal training (like going to vet tech school). The management clearly wants to see you succeed; I have always felt very supported by them. We are provided meals for staff meetings or on very busy hospital days. The management once bought everyone on staff a new pair of shoes because we're on our feet all day. The doctors I work with are incredible, and I look forward to working with them every day.

What I dislike about the company

The days can be very long and difficult, and at times we are stretched very thin. The pay is not the best, and while I have not asked for a raise myself, I have heard discouraging stories from coworkers who have tried. Broken equipment sometimes takes a long time to replace. Some employees have been allowed to slide with actions and behaviors that they should have been reprimanded for in a more official way (such as a written warning, even up to termination in some cases); problems aren't always dealt with very effectively, which is discouraging for those who are putting their all into the job.

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop expecting one technician or one assistant to be able to do the work of four (it's ridiculous). If the company can expect such things from us, then we should be able to expect exemplary compensation for putting ourselves through it.

What I like about the company

The company provides an enormous amount of training to ensure continuity of care. There are opportunities within the company for specialization in many areas of veterinary medicine. As a technician, you get to work with some of the best doctors in the area and there are many different doctors and technicians to learn from. The company provides sophisticated equipment that most other hospitals/facilities are not able to provide. The company is also set up nationwide, and transferring to another state is always an available option.

What I dislike about the company

Constant micromanagement of every aspect of everything you have to do as a doctor or technician. It is overwhelming enough to have to provide superior care to each patient that comes in, but then you have to add in corporate scrutiny to everything you do. There are never ending emails providing you with never ending criticism. Overall, there is an oppressive/negative atmosphere within the hospital (always high tension, never laid back). Pay does not reflect the amount of stress that you have to endure. There seems to be very little regard in retaining technicians for any length of time. This is all reflected in a high turn-over rate.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    VCA Animal Hospital
  • City
    Omaha
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 13 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    53.846153846154%
    Good (5)
    38.461538461538%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    7.6923076923077%
    3.79
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

VCA Animal Hospital
3.79
13 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.35
185,021 reviews

kununu average
3.37
3,257,000 reviews