DoveLewis Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Under appreciated

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    Former Employee - Veterinary  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Veterinary in Portland, OR

    I worked at DoveLewis for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting to work with animals, but there are a lot of places where you can do that.

    Cons

    Still a corporation. Emphasis was not on the employees that took care of the animals, but on those that marketed and did administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes you are a company, but remember that you are there for animals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Headed in all the wrong directions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DoveLewis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Thos hospital staff has a core group who really are the best ER/ICU/Surgery veterinary professionals in the area. Everything besides their medical expertise and dedication to their patients and the field is awful.

    Cons

    Leadership is nonexistent, hypocritical... Just name something bad about management and transparency, and they've done it or will do it soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. Let people who truly care about the mission take over. You are not the leadership you think you are, and no one working there actually trusts you. Seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership, divisive management, very dysfunctional company culture. Not what you want from a non-profit experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at DoveLewis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The organization has a good reputation and is well-respected (mostly) in the community which tends to attract great employees (if even for only a short period). The medical staff is very knowledgeable, compassionate and truly cares about the well-being of the animals in their care.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, starting at the top. Divisive executive leadership and managers with a somewhat inappropriate management culture that pits people against each other, favors interpersonal office relationships and "cliques" - both on the business and programs side and the medical side. While the business is run very well, it's very deceiving to the general public about the true nature of the services (including the cost) and what exactly qualifies them as a "non-profit." Leadership and operational focus is on making money, not serving the community. Money spent on bonuses and exorbitant compensation at the leadership level instead of community programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a board of directors and leadership that are interested in advancing the mission of the organization and elevating the status of animal welfare programs and services in the community - not making money and their own personal fulfillment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Certified, Licensed Veterinary Technician

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    Former Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in Portland, OR

    I worked at DoveLewis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    State of the Art Emergency Clinic

    Cons

    Long hours, few breaks/ meals due to nature of emergency work. No fault of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great hospital, good programs, semi-dysfunctional separation of business employees and hospital staff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at DoveLewis

    Pros

    OUTSTANDING medical teams, great location in NW Portland, fairly good pay rates for the industry, lots of learning opportunities (it's a teaching hospital).

    Cons

    Non-profit organization, not much money to go around (raises, bonuses, etc.), a lot of communication issues between hospital staff and business/management staff.

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding personally, unrewarding professionally.

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    Current Employee - Technician Assistant  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technician Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at DoveLewis

    Pros

    Excellent medical staff and facilities, good benefits.

    Cons

    High-stress environment. Regardless of training, assistants remain "new" for a period of at least six months.

    Doesn't Recommend

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