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"Management terrible"

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Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Yonkers, NY
Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Yonkers, NY

I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great specialists, and some co workers were very helpful.

Cons

Mananagement only cares about money. Everyone is replaceable, even long term employees. Manager who is manager was only there two years and managed to become manager above many other employees who were dedicated, hard working and have been there. She takes advantage of her power and is only interested in pleasing upper management otherwise sits in her office all day online. Comes In late everyday then stays later but takes multiple cigarette breaks and leaves throughout day, " works from home". Chastises people when sick but is constantly taking personal leave for wedding duties or to plan "hospital events" from home, sickening. Employees are upset and that is why there is such a high turnover rate. Most employees are only there 1 year average.

Advice to Management

Start opening eyes and seeing who deserves the position of manager instead of just giving it to the person who can bs the best. A degree in communications does not equal dedication and knowledge of hospital, as well as ability to lead staff and gain respect from staff.

Other Employee Reviews for VCA Antech

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Terrible management ruins the company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Revenue Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for fresh graduates.
    Free soft drinks for those unconcerned about their health.
    Most employees are very friendly.
    They do have special company events.

    Cons

    No growth or opportunities.
    High turnover because people eventually quit or get fired because of poor management.
    Horrible management because all the smart people leave, and the less intelligent ones stay to get promoted. That's why you'll see wash-ups (law students who couldn't pass the bar, 30+ year olds w/o CPAs or MBAs) as your supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly with the staff, and stop playing into childish politics. When you are writing up and firing employees left and right, and others are leaving the company, it might be time to start pointing the finger at management instead of the staff. Plus, management should set the tone by actually working; not by coming in late and leaving early. The CEO should make it mandatory that all management attend courses on how to properly manage people.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Could be so much better if........."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Juliet, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Juliet, TN

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, fun co workers, docs that care about animals, we are getting a much needed update, pay is average

    Cons

    Very poor management with no team building skills, no one to go to if you have issues as management does not care what you think, the place is falling apart, office manager very unprofessional and plays favorites and does not seem to actually work much or really do much

    Advice to Management

    You really need to put leaders in charge that actually want to elevate VCA's reputation which is not great in our area. You need to evaluate the area of the country the practices you are purchasing are located in and price accordingly. We seem really out of sync financially with the community we are in. It would be nice to work in a place where your opinion was respected or even occasionally asked for. Management seems to be fine with unprofessional behavior from everyone that is employed by this company.

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