VCA Antech Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. AP Admin

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Account Payables Superivosr

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and casual environment.

    Cons

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


  3. Helpful (2)

    Horrible - stay away

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hospital Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Hospital Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seeing clients with their animals

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Discriminates

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    Be more tolerant of your employees who are not neurotypical.


  6. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  7. Helpful (2)

    If you like inconsistency this is the place for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice pet discount for employees.

    Cons

    No overtime. Insurance expensive for what is covered.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Difficult Change From Private Practice to Corporation

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animal Care Attendant in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Animal Care Attendant in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    none


  9. Helpful (3)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time

    Pros

    Actual location management is great

    Cons

    Not the "we care about our employees" they claim to be.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Cares more about the money than quality animal care.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Pay more attention to your clients and employee morale.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pet discount, customers are pretty nice

    Cons

    Management team micro managed administrative team overrides medical decisions by drs...strange hierarchy at VCA

    Advice to Management

    Being passive aggressive isn't the best way to run a business. Be up front with your employees, you'll get better results.



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