ASPCA Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It was a wonderful experience getting a chance to take care of so many animals!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nursery Caregiver in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Nursery Caregiver in New York, NY

    I worked at ASPCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun to be around animals
    Staff cares about animals deeply
    Never lacking animal care resources

    Cons

    Supervisors tend to do nothing all day, I expected as much
    Messages and rules never get communicated properly between staff

    Advice to Management

    You're not the vet, stop acting like your decision is the best for the animals. Listen to us with real clinic experience and to the medical staff


  2. ASPCA Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at ASPCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and can work from home.
    Co-workers are great.
    Obviously the mission and the fact that people genuinely care about animals.

    Cons

    Leadership has absolutely no business sense. Decisions are made in a vacuum and in a reactive manner without thinking through the long term cascading effects.

    No career path or room for growth. Those that are promoted are promoted arbitrarily and usually due to favortism, not necessarily competence.

    Hierarchy for hierarchy sake. Some departments have layers upon layers with senior employees doing nothing. They need to seriously cut the fat.

    So many people in senior roles that do not have any background in their particular role.


  3. For the love of animals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at ASPCA

    Pros

    For the love of animals

    Cons

    Very rigid policies for scheduling time off.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Obsoltete organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ASPCA full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Accessible location.

    Cons

    HR department overwhelmed with rapid turnover and clueless about the reason for this. Unpopular CEO. Organization is more preoccupied with raising funds than with doing its mission-driven work.

    Advice to Management

    Jump start HR department. Consider staff as constituents. Focus away from easy feel-good success stories and refocus on the organization's mission.


  6. Vet tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASPCA

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great people

    Cons

    shift work and working weekends

    Advice to Management

    Management was great. Lots of room for growth and they cared about their employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Disappointed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ASPCA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good health benefits and working for the betterment of animals. Management's lunacy delivering tons of guffaws on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Favoritism, focused on one particular elite division(clique), no investment in individuals who really love/enjoy their work, unnecessary promotions, my eyes hurt on a daily basis from rolling them in regards to the ridiculous actions performed by management.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basic mission, start thinking about the founder and would he approve how things are going? It is a great concept that worked for many years. Pick one leader and make sound decisions


  8. sucked

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ASPCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits are good, Bershadker, Wolf, backbiting pieces of garbage,

    Cons

    upper management, cliques, euthanasia, press hungry

    Advice to Management

    resign, resign resign


  9. Helpful (3)

    Hellish experience at an organization that cares only about money

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASPCA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High compensation, but too high given that this is a nonprofit
    If you don't care about animals, this is the perfect place to work because you could get paid a lot of money for accomplishing little, and it won't matter to you that the money you are raking in was intended to help animals

    Cons

    Completely incompetent senior staff, including CEO and Senior VPs
    Few of senior staff truly care about animals -- they just care about making money
    Most recently filed tax form shows $67 million is spent on salaries, compensation and benefits for its 853 employees, 136 of whom earned more than $100,000 in compensation per year.
    Money wasted constantly at every level of the organization
    They don't care one iota about the animals they are charged with protecting unless they can make money off commercials about them

    Advice to Management

    Resign -- you have decimated Henry Bergh's legacy and you are soulless.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Loyalty, Skills, Passion for your work mean nothing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASPCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The organization does wonderful work to help animals.

    Cons

    The organization does not care for employees. HR favors management, HR is overwork and understaffed, CEO is a TRAINWRECK - visibly drunk at staff holiday party, rumored to be having relationships with coworkers, has his favorites who are promoted despite lack of experience or even doing a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Management is the problem.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at ASPCA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many challenges requiring immediate action

    Cons

    Uneducated and experienced challenged Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    Abdicate for the good of the company



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