Arizona Humane Society Reviews

Updated May 6, 2015
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  1. Great to work for if animals are your passion.

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    Former Employee - Adoption Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Adoption Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Humane Society full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The up side is you are helping animals. If helping animals is your passion then this is one of the best places to work for to do just that.

    Cons

    Its tuff work and you can have your very sad days. Its easy to get burnt out.


  2. management is horrible

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Sunnyslope, AZ
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Sunnyslope, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Humane Society full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Helping people with there pets

    Cons

    Managment doesn't know a head form a tail.

    Advice to Management

    replace all of them.


  3. veterinary technician

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Sunnyslope, AZ
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Sunnyslope, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona Humane Society full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It was great being able to attend to sick, injured, abandoned homeless animals. Very rewarding in that sense.

    Cons

    Management sucks. If they don't like you, they will keep finding reasons to fire you. Have to watch your back if you're not on their good side. I have seen it happen to too many people that were hard workers. Very negative environment. Management and some staff members are bullies. You are told more about what you're doing wrong rather than getting a pat on the back for getting a good job. Very high school, clicky. Half of the staff smokes so be ready to over work yourself because no one else is there to help out and nothing is ever done about that ongoing problem. You'll also get in trouble if you speak up on behalf of the animals.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be cleaned out and filled with fresh faces that actually care about their employees. It's a very physically and emotionally draining job.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    The AHS does great work for the animals but they do not support or develop their people. Low pay no growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Humane Society full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The beautiful campus at South Mountain is fantastic for the animals and a very nice facility to work in. Opportunity to work with some great people, volunteers and employees, who really care about animals and are dedicated and committed to their well being.

    Cons

    Great CEO but really poor management beyond that. Unorganized and inconsistent training does not set employees up for success, constantly changing policies and procedures are not effectively communicated because managers rarely interact with their teams and are condescending and dismissive when they do. New programs are rolled out before operational and logistical issues are worked out, causing unnecessary confusion, stress and errors. No performance improvement plans only disciplinary action.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your management team not by how well they manage up (they are very good at that), but how well they actually support, develop and manage their teams, turnover would be a good indicator. Treat your non management employees with respect and give them the training and the tools to do their jobs well. Have careers path that would support and reward hard work. Promote from within, lots of people with valuable business skills and experience take positions well below their skill set (and pay grade) to get the opportunity to work for and advance within the AHS, reward that. Look at your management culture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    This place it's a joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona Humane Society

    Pros

    The only positive part working here was taking care of and spending time with the animals. If you don't mind getting treated like garbage from management then this just may be the place for you!

    Cons

    Managers have no clue what they're doing, and favoritism often occurs. No advancement opportunities and they hire lazy people who pawn their work of on those who actually do their job. HR is also a joke.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be sent to training classes because they clearly don't know what the heck they're doing


  7. Helpful (2)

    Management is horrible

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    Current Employee - Vet Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Vet Tech in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona Humane Society full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you love working and helping pets.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, they do not care about their employees. The morale here is even worse. Supervisors are incompetent and will shame and discipline employees if they personally do not like the employee or if they feel the employee inconvenienced them. The pay here is also way below what it is at other animal hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know how to actually supervise. Pay your employees a livable salary. Most employees are fearful if speaking up because they are afraid of being fired. The few time employees that have brought up issues have been ignored.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor communication and too much division between departments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Humane Society full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice facilities at the South Mountain Campus, fairly large volunteer group which is helpful. Wonderful, knowledgeable veterinary staff. It is rewarding to work with animals.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism from the top down. Many people have been fired for supposedly doing things that others don't even get a write up for. I did my job, tried my best to stay out of "drama" and watched my back and that helped me keep my job. The stress of the work environment tended to make people irritable and rude to one another. Egos got in the way of doing the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs restructuring, policies should be enforced across the board (drug/alcohol policies, dress code, cell phone . . . I witnessed these things being violated by people and it took a very very long time for anything to ever be done and in some cases, nothing was done).


  9. Fun working environment.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona Humane Society (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They definitely stand by what they believe in, and it's always fun to play around with the different animals. I mainly worked with the dogs.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit organization, so it was basically run by a lot of volunteers and just a few actual employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Many employees like only animals and not people. Not a good place to work for a 'people' person.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona Humane Society full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very rewarding to work with the animals.

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized.Lots of turnover due to unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at the people in management and the way employees are treated.



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