Red Bank Veterinary Hospitl Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. Great headquarters, satellite facilities - not the best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great HR team and on-boarding experience, training available for those interested, immaculate main facility with friendly employees. Great surgeon at the satellite facility - honest and didn't rip people off. Great experience for those looking to 'see it all'.

    Cons

    Satellite facility was bought out and had a mixture of new employees and old. Very rough working with disgruntled employees, management made poor judgement calls and never addressed the issue with the new and old employees having a difficult time getting along.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a standard that anyone has a license or certification before they are hired into positions as that seemed like the biggest issue between co-workers.


  2. Don't look here for employment!!

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    Former Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitl full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honestly can't think of any.

    Cons

    Difficult people to work with - big egos and very disrespectful to each other. More managers than workers. VERY understaffed. Management does not have a clue about what is needed. No raises plus we had to take a 10% pay cut that was supposed to be paid back but 4 years later was never paid back in full. We had to buy our own supplies - basics like laundry soap and cat litter. I personally went to supermarket where they had an account and it hadn't been paid in so long that I had to use my own money. But the head vet drives up in a new sports car and has the nerve to offer people rides in it in the parking lot. WTF!!! I worked there for 9 years and it was like doing time in prison.

    Advice to Management

    Work a shift in place of an employee so that you would have an idea about what is needed. Staff the place properly and don't treat the people who are trying to help you improve conditions like they are the problem.


  3. Dead-end, and no raises. EVER.

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitl full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free continuing education on a regular basis, lots of free food, pays for VTNE exam, scrub and sneaker allowance, and exposure to specialty areas of medicine. Doctors are great (and all very nice), and so is the level of medicine offered there.

    Cons

    Company has not given out any raises in over 5 years and salaries being offered to incoming employees are lower than what they were in the past. Very difficult to get cross-trained, switch departments, or change schedule. Management needs a lot of work. Also need to give more than six weeks ahead for time off. VERY departmentalized (you will ONLY use skills within the department for which you are applying), unlike a small practice where you do a little of everything. For example, if you are a dermatology tech, you will do nothing but load appts, make phonecalls, and assist with various allergy tests. Technicians in the General Practice area can expect to make a LOT more phonecalls than typically required at a tech job (usually teching is more geared towards nursing and technical skills). You will learn a lot about medicine, but will not learn any technical skills to use in your career. If you get bored easily, like to continually do something new, need a flexible schedule, or want opportunies to move up (or even move laterally), this job is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Open up possibilities for cross-training (to those who want it), or potentialy even provide workships. Anyone who enjoys being a vet tech (and doesn't want to be comfortable and lazy) will always be hungry for new skills. Give raises (you're lucky anyone's stayed after five years of no raises, it's unheard of).


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  5. CVT in a big corporate hospital

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    Former Employee - Cvt
    Former Employee - Cvt
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitl full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    With so many departments, one can have a very diverse experience working in different wards with in-patient care, and there are a lot of wonderful people who are happy to share knowledge and experience for those that are interested.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in the shuffle and just show up, punch in, and go through the motions. Being such a huge place, it can be hard to find recognition for individual efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Positive reinforcement is a fantastic tool, just make sure that it is adequately merited by the recipients. Those that seek it, may not always be entirely deserving.



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