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VCA Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great employee discount, good medicine (in 20 reviews)

  • Generous employee pet discount, quality medical ethics (in theory), state of the art facility, great dental insurance (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay compared to doing the same job other places (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper Management is disconnected from the ground operations (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Technician supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Tech Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Tech Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close knit staff like family, great pet discount, uniforms provided. Some CE reimbursement. Over all, good company to work for.

    Cons

    Long hours, short-staffed. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I miss working for this company


  2. "Eye opening experiance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great support structure. Focus on client experiance is awesome. Great CE held at multiple locations.

    Cons

    Poor payscale for hourly employees. To much drive to sell packages. Not much attention to the little people.

    Advice to Management

    Review your employer wage stucture

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at VCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    • Great discount on pet care
    • Talented doctors and most coworkers
    • Met wonderful clients who truly love their pets

    Cons

    • Lack of appreciation for hardworking employees
    • Unfair wage determination
    • No reward for loyalty or dedication

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your dedicated employees. Quit rewarding jerky clients who complain and back up your team.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great vacation/ holiday pay. Very chill. No suit and tie needed just come to work and do your job and you should be fine. Parties during holidays. All in all a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The salary is pretty low and no parking for staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Veterinary technician"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Lansdale, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people great friends, everyone works together

    Cons

    No set schedule for week days but off every other weekend! Management :/

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and be nice and understand employees and don't lis


  6. "It's okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCA full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and unforms to wear

    Cons

    Works you hard if you give open availability


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary, CE, time off, Mars acquisition

    Cons

    Poor 401k match, byzantine org structure, Mars acquisition

  8. "Accounting dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VCA full-time

    Pros

    They are trying to improve

    Cons

    work long hours during Q and K close


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Coworkers fine; AP Management disrespectful"

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    Former Employee - AP Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - AP Clerk in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The environment was casual and my peers were friendly.

    Cons

    Management (Accounts Payable Department) was completely non-supportive, to the point of discouragement. Instead of any kind of praise for goal-achievement, they focused on the mountain of work that still had to be done and how the rest of the departments had no regard for us. Employees would ask a question and get a brusque retort and an eye roll. I also was brought on (and quit a company I loved in order to relocate) with an offer of temp-to-perm, with at least a 6 month stretch. I, along with several others, was laid off within four months.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your employees with disdain, they will do the bare minimum and jump ship as soon as a better, or equal, opportunity comes along.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality medicine; high turnover of support staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCA part-time

    Pros

    Quality medicine, clean, safe working environment

    Cons

    Inadequate support staff due to generally below-market wages for support staff, making it hard to retain quality employees

    Advice to Management

    pay support staff more, hire more, leverage your doctors better


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