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"Good Experience, Hard Work"

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Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I got paid okay, the work is very stressful and hard. Don't get into this field unless you are doing it to help the pets. People have to realize that when they get into this field you are dealing more with the clients than you are with the pets. Annual reviews for a raise. The doctors are great but this all depends on which location you work at.

Cons

They do not really care about their employees. They hire managers that don't know anything about the field. Hours are unpredictable. You may work 9am-6pm but end up staying until 9pm. Even if a client comes in last minute you have to take the pet in, which half the time you end up wasting you time because the client ends up not wanting to treat their pet. You deal with a lot of people who could care less about their pets. The company has gotten cheaper over the years. Expect a lot of stress!

Advice to Management

Get a degree in animal science or a science related field because half the time the managers dont know anything about the field. Managers dont get paid much either, but than again I never really saw my manager.

Other Employee Reviews for Banfield Pet Hospital

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good nurses paid less than Petsmart seasonal help"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with pets, learning vet medicine, loads of experience for the future, Meeting new people, Can be fun when doctors are not stressed out, Being in a lab, Seeing a pet recover. Saving lives.

    Cons

    Lead doctors not taking responsibility for their screw ups, constantly looked down on, Low pay for nurses even though they do so much more than a CSC that gets payed dollars more. Very stressful. Puzzed as to how the pay scale works for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Just wake up on the right side of bed in the morning then pray before you walk into work. Maybee that will allow managment to treat Nurses and staff with more respect and appreciation. Don't be afraid to give a little away to employees..... you'll get it right back x10.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very stressful, lots of deadlines. Customer reactions can be strong."

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    Current Employee - Practice Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Practice Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love of pets and caring for them working with a really good team and developing skills for technicians and nurses. Growth of paid time off days and floater holidays is good.

    Cons

    Very stressful, lots of requirements and rules that sometimes stress out the staff. Customers can be very demanding and unforgiving and their reactions and complaints can be unnerving even if you didn't do what they say you did. There is no work life balance. Medical staff work 10 hours shifts and sometimes those days can run long and one still has to be back at 8am! The health insurance has a very high deductible.

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