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VCA Animal Hospital experience report

  • 16.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Busy and challenging but a caring environment. Very encouraging, but not much room for growth without extensive training

4.33

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