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This company is improving.

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Current Employee - Decline to Answer in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Decline to Answer in Portland, OR

I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Current IT technology and continuing investment to stay current. Office is beautiful. Open, bright, lots of windows and skylights. very nice facility. Excellent Pet care benefits. Pay and bonus structure seems pretty fair and is weighted to account for individual, team and company performance metrics.

Cons

Human care benefits are terrible. High deductible health plan makes it very expensive to get sick or just go to the doctor. Undesireable neighborhood office location. As many people commute long distances, the company has still not embraced work from home or telecommute options widely nor has it instituted a 4-10 workday policy for appropriate job descriptions. There still seems to be an underlying attitude of mistrust of the employees opinions. Management wants the feedback but may or may not listen when the time comes to make a decision.

Advice to Management

You'll get more loyalty from your people if you offer better health care benefits. We know you are working on it...

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    Quality people bring quality results

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    learn the techniques and stragies of how to squeeze the most money out of the average pet owner. Will help to teach you basic medicine as Banfield does have nice equipment for diagnostics and lab testing. If you are a DVM, the salary is very decent and good perks. Non DVM, salary is the lowest in the nation.

    Cons

    long working hours, poor management with in the locations. Often the emphasis is on lab testing and not the knowledge of the veterinarian. Many of the DVMs employeed are new graduates or not found fit to practice in private practice. As a practice, any DVM is accepatable, even those with shady pasts and found unaccepable elsewhere. Average working day is 9 hours or more, with the DVM often spending 45-50 hours in the hospital. Team members are not trained and lacking in basic medical skills. Turn over is upwards of 60%, so there are no long term team members. Banfield does not want or hire trained para professionals within the field due to pay limitations . Banfield attracts the least trained and least experienced individuals in both the Veterinarian and para professional.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down growth and make an effort to look at the quality of the individual. Middle management should be watching the ethics and management at the locations instead of just looking at the money stats these places bring in. Make the DVMs more accountable for their management of the team members and reward those that stay with the hospital for longer than 3 years.. Hire team members with medical or veterinary knowledge and pay them what they are worth.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good, reliable, prospective, carrier oriented, motivational.

    Cons

    good, everything is fine with it/


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