VCA Antech
2.0 of 5 105 reviews
www.vcaantech.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

VCA Antech Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2014
VCA Antech – Sebastopol – “post neuter”

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2.0 105 reviews

                             

24% Approve of the CEO

VCA Antech Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Antin

Bob Antin

(58 ratings)

17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pretty good people to work with

Cafeteria Worker (Current Employee)
Lake Success, NY

I have been working at VCA Antech full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery handicapped accessible. Management is very nice. Congenial work atmosphere. Everybody cleans up in the cafeteria and free pizza Fridays

ConsCafeteria workers don't get paid enough, even though there is Free Pizza Fridays nobody smiles at them, or leaves money in their tip jar.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the cafeteria workers a raise why don't cha?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The employees at Antech are the hardest working people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at VCA Antech

ProsThe employees are terrific and loyal.

ConsNot enough employees can be hired.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees

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overall a positive experience

Registered Veterinary Technician (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I have been working at VCA Antech full-time for more than 8 years

Prosbest co-workers and up to date facility

Consmanagement out of sync with employees, often understaffed

Advice to Senior Managementbe more on the floor, need to put patients first

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have worked as a Veterinary technician and extern.

Veterinary Technician (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at VCA Antech full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt is a large corporation that doesn't cause fluctuations in paychecks and it is easy to transfer all benefits from one hospital to another.

ConsIt is a corporation so it is difficult to make changes that benefit the hospital since most policies are made by California.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has been fairly inadequate. They create policies without regard for what is best for employee morale and in many cases hurts patient care.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad but not great

Receptionist (Former Employee)
Alexandria, VA

I worked at VCA Antech part-time for more than a year

ProsCoworkers are generally awesome. Great work culture. Open round the clock to service clients. No inter-personnel issues between employees.

ConsManagement is sub-par and rude. Manages from an "up above" attitude. Out of touch with staff. Workplace can be very stressful but doesn't really become an issue because of the great staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, don't play favorites, address workplace issues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I've had worse, and much better

Kennel Tech (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I have been working at VCA Antech part-time for more than a year

Prosdealing with and learning about animals
pet benefits

Consall about money
doesn't much care for employee morale

Advice to Senior ManagementTake suggestions from employees regardless of rank

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Kennel Tech aka Pet Care Specialist...

Kennel Tech (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at VCA Antech part-time

ProsFlexible schedule.
Co-workers are very nice.
Customers are mostly very nice.
Facility is nice and well kept plus clean.

ConsPay, they start you at minimum wage and you will never receive a pay wage.
Some customers are picky and slightly rude.
Can be stressful at times but mostly enjoyable.

Advice to Senior ManagementKennel techs do your hard grunt work and you need us so stop thinking of us as disposable. Pay what we are worth, you can't run the pet lodge without us, you wouldn't have people to feed patients, clean up after them, walk patients, do all the hospital laundry, do dishes, keep the hospital clean and sanitary without us. VCA needs kennel techs so start acting like you appreciate us.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average rating for an average company

Veterinary Technician (Current Employee)
Vernon Hills, IL

I have been working at VCA Antech full-time for less than a year

ProsI worked at VCA Hawthorn in Vernon Hills, and I had great co-workers. They were the only reason I enjoyed my job so much, the doctors were great as well as the head technician and the kennel staff.

ConsI would get called off when it was too slow for me to come in. This was a total bummer since I was full time but barely making 36 hours a week, which I was told would over time get closer to 40 hours a week, but with getting called off all the time my hours were only reduced and I was scared of losing health benefits due to such low hours. They make you punch out for lunch, and you only get 30 minutes anyways so I didn't understand the reasoning for punching out for such a short lunch break. They paid me well, but when I quit and they had the kennel assistant move up to my position since she basically knew everything anyways, they barely raised her minimum wage pay rate and I still have no idea why. She is still, 1.5 years later, writing letters to VCA to try and get her pay higher, closer to what a technician should be paid. Honestly that whole situation just saddens me and I dislike how VCA feels like they can get away with paying people so poorly.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some common sense and pay people what they're worth, you may think you're getting away with murder by paying technicians barely over minimum wage, but that is how you get bitter and angry employees who will only find better higher paying jobs, which isn't hard to do when you're paying the lowest. Honestly, grow and pair and pretend like you actually care about your employees and their well-being. Thank you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a lot of company politics

Clinic Cor (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at VCA Antech

Prosthe company is growing and adding on more jobs and locations which is a good thing but the support can be weak

Consa lot of internal politics and conflict not much communications between the various clincs and team members so not much cohesion

Advice to Senior Managementneed to organize all the new positions to provide back up and support for the new offices

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Very educational

Staff Accountant (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at VCA Antech

ProsSome people are very good to work with, some departments are strong

ConsSome departments are very disorganized

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