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"horrible benefit, no culture, not a happy camper"

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Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

middle management is cool. office space is nice.

Cons

this company make the employee pay most of the insurance premium! and the coverage is horrible. if you get sick you will pay 10,000 dollars out of your pocket because the policy covers barely anything. it's a joke!

and they only have 10 holidays per year. and do not allow IT people to work from home. that is STUPID.

Advice to Management

open up your eyes and treat your talented employees with better benefit or they can always leave for a better benefit.

Other Employee Reviews for VCA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Kennel Tech aka Pet Care Specialist..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kennel Tech in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Kennel Tech in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule.
    Co-workers are very nice.
    Customers are mostly very nice.
    Facility is nice and well kept plus clean.

    Cons

    Pay, they start you at minimum wage and you will never receive a pay wage.
    Some customers are picky and slightly rude.
    Can be stressful at times but mostly enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Kennel techs do your hard grunt work and you need us so stop thinking of us as disposable. Pay what we are worth, you can't run the pet lodge without us, you wouldn't have people to feed patients, clean up after them, walk patients, do all the hospital laundry, do dishes, keep the hospital clean and sanitary without us. VCA needs kennel techs so start acting like you appreciate us.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Average rating for an average company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at VCA Hawthorn in Vernon Hills, and I had great co-workers. They were the only reason I enjoyed my job so much, the doctors were great as well as the head technician and the kennel staff.

    Cons

    I would get called off when it was too slow for me to come in. This was a total bummer since I was full time but barely making 36 hours a week, which I was told would over time get closer to 40 hours a week, but with getting called off all the time my hours were only reduced and I was scared of losing health benefits due to such low hours. They make you punch out for lunch, and you only get 30 minutes anyways so I didn't understand the reasoning for punching out for such a short lunch break. They paid me well, but when I quit and they had the kennel assistant move up to my position since she basically knew everything anyways, they barely raised her minimum wage pay rate and I still have no idea why. She is still, 1.5 years later, writing letters to VCA to try and get her pay higher, closer to what a technician should be paid. Honestly that whole situation just saddens me and I dislike how VCA feels like they can get away with paying people so poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Have some common sense and pay people what they're worth, you may think you're getting away with murder by paying technicians barely over minimum wage, but that is how you get bitter and angry employees who will only find better higher paying jobs, which isn't hard to do when you're paying the lowest. Honestly, grow and pair and pretend like you actually care about your employees and their well-being. Thank you.

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