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Animal Health International Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Favoritism is limitless"

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    UPS Department in Ocala, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Animal Health International for more than a year

    Pros

    The warehouse employees work well together to get the job done,the pay is okay,benefits are good and hours were good

    Cons

    Fired 2 days before Christmas..The big problem is that like every other company, the higher tiers in local management (Ocala Fl) have 2 sets of rules,ones for if they like you,ones for if they dont', such as breaks, some are allowed 20-25 , allowed to work on their personal vehicles on the clock,make personal phone calls while working,all against company rules and with no reprimand. They also tend to hire friends of... the managers before they look for qualified people. Personal accountability is non existent, and bonuses earned by employees are held on to by the Company, and mysteriously disappear.They also like to understaff in positions, using 1 person in areas that need 2 or 3..They also like to alter time cards due to their rule of No Overtime, but stay late in order to finish the job

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    Advice to Management

    I would seriously take a look at the Management team you have in place of the warehouse..Instead of coming to Ocala and listening to the management, spend some time talking to the people that really care, and that's the workers.There is a major lack of respect towards the warehouse manager and Building manager due to the continued lies and favoritism that is shown to certain individuals, due to their off hours... relationships with management. There are people there who bust their butts, and are usually in the office getting lectures, and others who are milking the company and in the office talking , instead of doing what they hired to do, and that is work

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    Animal Health International2014-12-24
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Vulgar Display Of Power"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Health International

    Pros

    There are a few experienced employees that are sprinkled throughout this company that have excellent work ethic and that respect and appreciate the customers and fellow employees, regardless of the negative environment they continue to do the right thing.

    Cons

    The company has hired too many inexperienced managers that have been given the power to make changes based on what benefits them on paper rather than the company as a whole. This has resulted in an abundance of managers that rule by fear instead of support and guidance. They are held to a separate set of rules, they are allowed to verbally and mentally abuse employees and this abuse of power is being... ignored/supported by HR. Most managers come and go as they please without any communication. Emails are ignored, important information not being communicated. This has resulted in a "every man for himself" mentality. When a problem arises or a goal is not met the managers magically appear to place blame and criticize. Policies and procedures are being created based on what is best for that department regardless of the impact on the customer or profitability. It is apparent that decisions are being made to make the company more appealing to potential buyers. This company can only be compared to an old sick dog that needs to be euthanized.

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    Advice to Management

    Show up! Be the example not the exception....OR pass out the severance checks!

    Animal Health International2015-01-08
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, but could be great."

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    Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Health International

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, most people are great to work with, training opportunities. Competitiveness and desire to evolve and change with external forces.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, executive management stifles company growth and innovations by not actively listening to lower level employee feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Cherish the feedback and ideas you receive from your employees. Otherwise these employees take their ideas elsewhere.

    Animal Health International2014-11-14
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not a progressive company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Health International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Medical benefits are decent and company offers a good PTO package. Company also offers paid time off for major holidays. I appreciated working for a company that followed through with annual reviews. Annual reviews allowed for manager feedback while establishing goals and rating performance. These were a plus because they provided feedback on what areas I was strong and helped to identify areas that need... improvement.

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    Cons

    PTO is all-encompassing so expect to use it if you're ill or have a death in the family because there is no separate bereavement or sick pay. The work culture in the Greeley corporate office is very dismal. There are no off-site team building activities, no company picnics or Christmas parties. It's very much put your head down, do your job, and don't have any fun doing it. Pay is not great, but there is... opportunity for an annual pay increases.

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    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if managers were more employee centric. Of course, the culture seems to flow from the top down. I think the company should drop the 'good ol boy' mentality and take a more progressive approach. I personally think they will have trouble attracting and retaining new talent if they don't change with the times.

    Animal Health International2014-11-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time with this company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Health International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good inside and outside reps that like to team up and collaborate efforts. Insurance, 401k benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The company is positioning itself to get bought! All levels of middle and upper management have no clue about animal health distribution. Their thoughts and ideas of doing business is more like wishful thinking and finally implemented way after all the competition has the business. Their website is below par, salary a joke, policies make it hard to do business, focused on large animal and not the higher profit... companion animal, have a bad reputation among vendors and other distributors,and last but not least, management are narcissistic power mongers. The company blames the reps for their own inadequacies and takes no ownership or responsibility for why accounts don't like or want to do business with AHI!

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    Advice to Management

    If you dish out enough crap, you're eventually going to step in it yourself deservedly!

    Animal Health International2014-11-18
  6. "Get out of it, what you put into it."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Health International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility. Autonomous work environment.

    Cons

    Company in transition, Physical work environment leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Focus.

    Animal Health International2014-03-04
  7. Helpful (3)

    "New company is better than the old."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Health International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love working for Animal Health International. I was sad to see all the negative comments from ex employees who lost their jobs during the merger. That was a tough time, but boy have times changed. It is a great work environment with co workers who love what they do and have fun at work. You can feel the positive energy when you come to work.

    Cons

    The health benefits are ok, but not great. The company does have a 401K, but only at a 3% match.

    Advice to Management

    Keep spreading the news about the success of the new company!

    Animal Health International2014-01-09
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely no hope, please do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Health International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The industry Animal Health competes in is growing at an incredible pace, all competitors are comping well into the double digits, that is not the case with this company so draw your own conclusions.

    Cons

    Too many to list. The potential was there, this company had first mover advantage and could have really been special, but the quality of executive team, unit leaders, and field leaders is really poor. Basically every aspect of the business is failing and nobody wants to make any changes, the same retread leaders are moved around and find reasons to blame everyone other than themselves for the poor results of the... company. They have really no chance of pulling out of a tailspin with more established national competitors having already made tough decisions and now finding increasing market share, as result there is no room left at the table for this company. At the end of the day it is a good ole' boy company that has no identity.

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    Advice to Management

    Really no point, management does not want to here any dissension or competing viewpoints, they have it all figured out and the results speak for themselves.

    Animal Health International2014-01-27
  9. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Animal Health International full-time

    Pros

    The company is very large and has a lot of resources along with capital to develop new resources.

    Cons

    The company is very process oriented vs. people oriented. I question the role of outside sales representatives in the organization's long term business model

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers and the needs of your customers prior to planning the future of the company.

    Animal Health International2013-11-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "salary"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Health International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work hours and fleixbility

    Cons

    low pay, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    increase pay

    Animal Health International2013-06-26
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