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VCA Animal Hospital experience report

  • 17.Apr 2018
  • Employee

VCA has very high expectations of their employees, a stressful work environment, mediocre pay, and high...

4.22

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