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"Great starter career, not long term."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant
Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great starter career. They work to cross train most associates to give them well rounded resumes and skill sets. The company also attempts a "2 year plan" Ideally they would like associates to move up in the company within two years. Great overall vision for pet health care. Generally good benefits.

Cons

Not ideal for non mobile associates. If you can move out of state when needed you can move up quickly. They typically hire non veterinary associates to run the hospitals, leaving staff wanting for better support and management. Not a good work/life balance. The company believes if associates are not available 7-7-7 they are not ideal full time associates. Pay is so-so. Not ideal for long term career. If you work in the corporate office, life is great, in the field not so much. No unions to protect associates. You can be demoted without question.

Advice to Management

Listen to associates in the field! Hire associates with veterinary experience to lead the hospitals!! Extend the same work/life balance offered to corporate associates at CTS to hospital associates.

Other Employee Reviews for Banfield Pet Hospital

  1. "Great veterinarians but bad level of veterinary care being provided."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Veterinary T
    Former Employee - Veterinary T
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great continuing education, benefits, the teams usually get along well and the veterinarians I have worked with have all been willing to teach and work with the veterinary technician's, you feel like in the hospital your voice counts.

    Cons

    Consent pressure from corporate to sell the more expensive wellness plans. At one point we were being told we need to "triple penetrate" the clients for various types of preventative plans. There is constant over scheduling of exams and surgeries. Most the time you will end up working 14 hour shifts and not just the 10 hours you were scheduled that day.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the quality of medicine you are providing and forget about the pressure from corporate. Do not continue to schedule more exam's and surgeries then you or your staff can handle,and educate your staff better on anesthetic protocols.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing & Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Good intentioned, smart, caring organization that is not overly hierarchical. Good mix of promoting from within and bringing in new talent from the outside. Fantastic access to opportunities within Mars Inc and to leadership training and CE.

    Cons

    Typically slow, long roads to getting things done. Leadership needs better focus to provide clear priorities that are not frequently changed. The mix of old and new cultures/ mindsets can be challenging. Aversion to change is apparent with certain teams.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company with a fantastic mission. Focus on quality, not quantity. Try to get the in-hospital experience right and provide the necessary support to them. CTS runs a little too lean and hasn't scaled teams to properly support the number of locations.

    Banfield Pet Hospital Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – Banfield Pet Hospital

    Thank you for posting about your Banfield Experience! We appreciate your taking the time to write. All the best with your future endeavors.

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