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Banfield Pet Hospital Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and development, fair compensation, great benefits, rewarding work, and a principled work environment.

    Cons

    You must be comfortable with change in order to succeed here.

    Banfield Pet Hospital Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – Banfield Pet Hospital

    We are delighted to hear that you are enjoying and loving your experience working with us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    --- Banfield Pet Hospital


  2. "Corporate sucks, but clinic leaders are great."

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, always something to learn.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn’t care much about anything except making money, and people in the clinics feel the tension from that.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers like people that need to live on their salary.

  3. "Vet Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn, great benefits, flexible schedule, PTO

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy OT, You stay on you feet, very busy.

    Advice to Management

    I have no works. Hug corporation. Great benefits and training opportunities.


  4. "Veterinary Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Very educational - you can actually help people.

    Cons

    Pay is becoming much less than what the job responsibilities are worth.


  5. "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Great place to learn technical skills to be a vet tech.

    Cons

    Pay is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.


  6. "Veterinary Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provide full training - went in with no small animal experience, came out with full vet tech skills (restraint, blood draws, IV catheters, Anesthesia monitoring, ect.)
    Good place to get veterinary technician training/experience without having a CVT degree

    Cons

    Low pay
    Long, very busy hours
    High turnover


  7. "Thoughts After 4 Years"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling; 3 free Optimum Wellness Plans per year for your pets; and comprehensive benefits for full-time associates, including medical/dental/vision coverage, FSA/HSA options, and a 401k

    Cons

    Lots of variability between hospital and regional practices. Hospital variability is to be expected due to the flexibility offered doctors to practice their own medicine. However, one region will hard-line a set of company standards while another might nearly ignore them. This makes for a learning curve on which foci are valued when transferring, and I have seen the resulting emphases on prices and procedures throw off several customers who have made interstate moves as well.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to hiring lower management more from within the company; it is tedious to argue quality of medicine with management that is more focused on cost and other statistics-based goals while having little or no medical background to understand which actions might be ill-advised or which best-practices should not be meddled with.

  8. "Nice at the hospital level, bad in corporate"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Coordinator
    Current Employee - Client Service Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits for full-time start at 35 hours
    Flexible scheduling
    Fair starting pay
    Pet loving workplace

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between corporate and front-line workers

    Advice to Management

    Stop making random hospital/market-wide changes and thinking your decisions are best for hospitals when you guys do not work a single day a month at the hospitals.


  9. "Learn a lot and good pay but high turnover and overworked"

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of Benefits
    A lot of room to learn
    Good Team members
    Work hands on with pets

    Cons

    Overworked and high turn over. Unstable schedule. Frequently understaffed. Bad communication with management. Doctors tend to be stressed out and not enough time to communicate with clients.


  10. "Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities do exist to a certain level

    Cons

    Too much direction from corporate


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