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"Great work environment!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Registered Veterinary Technician in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Registered Veterinary Technician in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Office Manager was a Tech for a long time and understands and values his employees.
-Entire staff from Reception, Kennel, Vets, and Techs all get along, drama-free.
-Flexible about bringing your pets into work.
-Offer 10 hour days for 4 day work weeks.

Cons

-Location can be a little sketchy, but security is available at night.
-Pay is low compared to other clinics.

Advice to Management

Keep being super awesome and work to increase pay for your techs.

Other Employee Reviews for VCA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Care Specialist in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Client Care Specialist in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some doctors are very good, and hard working co-workers.

    Cons

    Horrible managment!!!the supervisor current is grossly under qualified. Management does not have degrees and business decisions are made based on persons popularity vs. how qualified a person is for a position. There are new posiions made available every month suspiciously filled by a friend of the current supervisor or manager. The manager/supervisor have fired people just because they felt a person was a threat to them for standing up for fellow co workers or for whats right vs wrong. To sum it up the new supervisor is worse than the previous one was before. She takes 5 times the amount of cigarette breaks, gossips at her desks with the fellow assisant supervisor every day while co workers scramble to do the workload ment for 10 people on a staff of 3. Breaks and lunch are a rarity because the schedule cannot be made. The supervisor also uses threats and coercien towards people she does not like if she needs shits filled or other work done. If only this cycle were broken instead of the same mistake being made over and over by simply picking the wrong type of person to manage a staff. Most of the emails we receive daily are threats made by managements that we better do this or better stop doing that or discplinary action will be taken. This is usually regarding petty stuff that is not relevant but management decides to nitpick to make themselves look like they are working.

    Advice to Management

    If only management were picked based on experience and knowledge then maybe things would start to turn around. Most o


  2. Helpful (1)

    "unprofessional management practices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Client Service Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Client Service Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VCA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great DVM's trying to work withing the boundries set by a corp. mindset.

    Cons

    Manages with fear and intimidation, many pets died because pricing was unrealistic, very low moral and absolutely no respect for staff members either dr, tech,front desk. Upper management is without morals or professional judgement , they have no soul.

    Advice to Management

    Look inside yourself and decide if money is the only thing that matters in the field of veterinary medicine. People are not numbers they are humans with lives and should be treated with dignity and respect. Pets are not a retail comodity that can be replaced like a rug.

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