VCA Antech

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5 people found this helpful  

worked at hospital 28 plus years, vca takes over, fired in 4 months

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Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Fairfax, VA

I worked at VCA Antech full-time (less than a year)

Pros

cannot list any because there aren't any

Cons

was promised would be treated as a "tenured" worker, i.e. vacation compensation etc, not true, continuing education not made available, peer elevated to supervisor position, when she clearly was favoring employees (her friends, hiring her cousin) upper managemat agreed not appropriate behavior but sided with her anyway, did not consider legitmate complaint on my part, probably a campaign to push out higher waged workers to get work done as cheaply as possible, they seem to have NO CONCERN FOR MAN OR BEAST, only care about the almighty dollar

Advice to ManagementAdvice

the veterinary business should be one of compassion first, you don't get it

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    LVT

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    Current Employee - LVT in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - LVT in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discounts on services, wonderful people to work with, good medicine and doctors, good pay rates for licensed personnel

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance, grossly understaffed ICU department--usually only 2-3 technicians and/or assistants on staff at all times with 12+ in-hospital patients plus incomings, management plays favorites, when you go to management to try to rectify problems with people not doing their jobs to the fullest, the responsibility pretty much just becomes yours to do that person's job plus your own, horrible review process (I have worked there 3 years and have had one review--which went terribly, due to the people making it having personal issues instead of concrete issues--and a promise of another that has never come), lack of pay raises for good employees (I work with a girl who has 10 years of experience in the field and is the lowest paid employee at the practice, including reception, but has only received a miniscule raise in the last 2 years), lack of proper job placement (everybody new gets put in ICU, even though that is the most difficult place to work--we have lost probably about 5 good employees that could've done a great job in a different department but couldn't handle the understaffed nature of ICU and everyone's grouchy attitude about it), paying higher-paid employees to come in to fill in on the weekends in ICU when they are understaffed (which is always, so this happens pretty much every weekend) because they are usually the better employees and are "easier" to have come in, not disciplining employees who have obvious problems (we have a girl who works at our practice who has missed 50% of her shifts this past year and nothing ever gets done about it; they just keep calling in the same people to fill in for her shifts and get overtime), not appreciating the good employees--some of whom are considering moving on to another practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your good employees. Properly discipline people who are blatantly unprofessional and who aren't holding up their end of the worker-employer deal. Do more things to raise morale for your employees (for starters-give everybody their Memorial Day and Labor Day back as a paid holiday--everybody has complained about this). Pay attention to people's strengths and use that to benefit the company as a whole by placing them in the right setting to be successful. Stop wasting money that could potentially be used for raises for good employees on filling in positions in understaffed departments because nobody prepared for what deductive reasoning could've told you would be a day where you would need more people.

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

    horrible benefit, no culture, not a happy camper

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    middle management is cool. office space is nice.

    Cons

    this company make the employee pay most of the insurance premium! and the coverage is horrible. if you get sick you will pay 10,000 dollars out of your pocket because the policy covers barely anything. it's a joke!

    and they only have 10 holidays per year. and do not allow IT people to work from home. that is STUPID.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up your eyes and treat your talented employees with better benefit or they can always leave for a better benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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