VCA Antech

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VCA Antech Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
150 Reviews
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150 Reviews
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VCA Antech Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Antin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good employee discount, a lot of encouragement for staff involvement (in 16 reviews)

  • Pet discounts, surrounded by people who love animals all day at the hospital level, so most are dedicated and really care (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • As a hospital manager or medical director, you have to bend the rules to keep good employees and clients (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management is without morals or professional judgement , they have no soul (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ok for part time work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Care Assistant in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Animal Care Assistant in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at VCA Antech part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I did get a lot of opportunities to do different work and get trained to do different tasks even though I was kennel.

    Cons

    Even though I was trained to do other tasks, I was never given the opportunity to actually grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Benefits
    E/o weekend off

    Cons

    High school atmosphere, no team work, high pressure

  3.  

    AP Admin

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    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple tasks to be performed, and the people are easy going.

    Cons

    Not any significant ones. Seems like a great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Account Payables Superivosr

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and casual environment.

    Cons

    Management have been there for a long time. These people are against changes and lack of vision

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Pricey Benefits, Be Ready to Spend Your Workday Glued to PC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at VCA Antech

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are solid company with long-term potential job security in the Corporate Offices. Top Execs are solid and the job perks include company lunches & after-hour fun functions. If you get into the right Department, great place to work. One week vacation to start. Three weeks after 5 years. Very pleasant surroundings. Very pet friendly! You can even bring your pet to work!

    Cons

    The challenges include very pricey benefits, quirky departmental management with hit and miss communications styles. And if you're not ready to live your life at work glued to your PC for a solid 8 hours per day, then it's not for you. Very word processing, repetitive tasking & spreadsheet heavy workload. Raises limited to max of 4% a year so not much room. 4% rarely given. Lack of effective training and support. If you don't figure it out yourself, be prepared to move on quickly!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits options with more a la carte choices as payscale-salary gets eaten up by benefits packages. Twice as expensive to provide health, dental & vision for my family compared to previous employer. Covering my family costs $600+ per month!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Discriminates

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Good CE benefits. 401 k plan, pays professional fees. Health and dental benefits Pays a doctor's commission I you exceed your monthly quota for production.

    Cons

    I worked at this hospital for 11 years. Once VCA took over I was discriminated against because of my alternative lifestyle. Management continuously harassed me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more tolerant of your employees who are not neurotypical.

  8.  

    Horrible - stay away

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Hospital Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Seeing clients with their animals

    Cons

    Regional Management-Corporate environment - HIGHLY profit driven without regard for employees - poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program and try to dig deeper to find out why your turnover is so high. Teach management how to manage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult Change From Private Practice to Corporation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Care Attendant in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Animal Care Attendant in Flower Mound, TX

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -good benefits
    -overall postive work environment
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    -clients are unhappy with change and company is unsympathetic
    -extreme price increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    If you like inconsistency this is the place for you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Nice pet discount for employees.

    Cons

    No overtime. Insurance expensive for what is covered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more organization in running the office. Spend less time on personal cell phones and shopping on the internet. Consider how much the inferior employees dedicate themselves who are not in management and not discredit them. Unfortunately with hour and pay cuts that I was subjected to at times left me without much needed medication. Even with the insurance couldn't even afford to get them. Now paying the price with renal damage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cares more about the money than quality animal care.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The discounts for your pets is nice, monthly meetings to keep employees up to speed with new policies.

    Cons

    Everything else. Management is conniving. The threat of being fired is always looming. Not a lot of focus on the client services. Be prepared to loose hours in order for vca to make their monthly budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your clients and employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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