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Reviews for VCA Animal Hospital

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.69
Support from management
3.46
Teamwork
4.08
Freedom to work independently
3.77
Internal Communication
3.38
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.69
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.92

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.23
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.38
Career Development
3.38
Overall compensation for your work
2.92
Company Image
3.69
Job Security
3.69
Handicapped Accessibility
3.62
Workplace Safety
4.31
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 4 of 13 reviews Parking in 6 of 13 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 13 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 13 reviews 401(k) in 7 of 13 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 13 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 13 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 13 reviews 401(k) Match in 1 of 13 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 13 reviews Paid time off in 8 of 13 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 13 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 5 of 13 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 13 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 1 of 13 reviews Employee discounts in 8 of 13 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 5 of 13 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 8 of 13 reviews No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 13 reviews
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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
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Stronger communication between managers and employees, activate change if needed, better wages.

What I like about the company

Very flexible hours and offers tuition assistance for career seeking employees

What I dislike about the company

Employee wages, the company generates more than enough income to pay us better

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    VCA Animal Hospital
  • City
    Palm Springs
  • 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

  • Updated building, remodeled cabinetry, new floors etc

What I like about the company

We are a small clinic, so it’s like a family in a way. Everyone is very close.

What I dislike about the company

There are several- out clinic is not suitable. It’s a 100+ year old farm house.

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Would increase diversity in the workplace as well as open communication and feedback from all employees

What I like about the company

The work is rewarding and the clients are some of the best. The relationship built with the client and their pet is the best

What I dislike about the company

Need better communication. We dont have a breakroom or anywhere to properly eat lunch or a fridge to store food in as well

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    VCA Animal Hospital
  • City
    Atlanta
  • 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
  • 26.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would not currently change anything

What I like about the company

Education and personal growth are very important and opportunities are always present

What I dislike about the company

None. We have a department t for everything a d everyone is always helpful and friendly

Company Culture
5.00
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
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    VCA Animal Hospital
  • City
    San Diego
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 27.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think our environment, culture and policies are good at VCA

What I like about the company

training for mostly everything needed to do my job.

What I dislike about the company

the wages are not great, and overtime is not recommended

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Easier access to company policies or a database that is easier to search for the policies I look for would be helpful.

What I like about the company

I’ve worked for this company for 6 months now, and I would not go back to my old job for anything! Friendly coworkers, flexible scheduling, and more money than my previous employer.

What I dislike about the company

Communication through the company is pretty reliant on notes in the break room (which I am in only long enough to clock in and out) which go unnoticed a lot. Emails are not checked by every employee often either, so figuring out the best method to communicate company functions or changes or anything really would be the only thing I can think of that needs improvement.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking 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
    Carmel
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The pay isn't the highest, so there are a lot of employees that don't take their job seriously.

What I like about the company

I really enjoy all the provided food we receive when having to work holidays :)

What I dislike about the company

I feel like there is a lot for miscommunication.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    VCA Animal Hospital
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered