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VCA Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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  • "work long hours during Q and K close" (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Veterinary Technician"

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    Former Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High paced small animal practice

    Cons

    Busy paced and sometimes get behind and patients have long wait to be seen

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  2. "Poor pay/benefits"

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee pet discount
    The amazing pets and pet owners

    Cons

    Pay/benefits
    High employee turnover
    Management
    High stress
    Underappreciated staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, better pay/benefits, have the management attend management courses.

  3. "Pay isn't great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA full-time

    Pros

    Always new people, fast paced, plenty to do. You're working for the diagnostics of pets and it always feels nice to be doing some good

    Cons

    Not to great of pay. Long hours, and night shift is usually whats open for hire.


  4. "Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth leadrship opportunity to move higher

    Cons

    Corporate have to go above to ask for things

    Advice to Management

    Learn to better understand your employees and give better benefits


  5. "No teamworkand bad work ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great discounts, and luncheons

    Cons

    Poor teanwork,poor cleaning ethics and highly lazy

    Advice to Management

    Have higher standards esp with cleanliness. There is no teamwork here, half of you dont dar abd for a hospital environment, the cleanliness is something that needs worked on tremendously. How can u say surgery room is sanitary emwhen dirty laundry piles up for days and weeks?


  6. "Yikes...poor benefits and pay - look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA full-time

    Pros

    By working here, you will get a better appreciation of past employers compensation and benefits plans. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, poor health care/dental benefits for a company of this size. Employee turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation and healthcare benefits, as it will pay off in the long term for employee retention and morale.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCA full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is cool

    Cons

    Pay is low and limited benefits

    Advice to Management

    Have the management attend management courses.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I have PTSD just thinking of this place"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are Zero pros here

    Cons

    Awful management both in Hospital and regional. The highest turnover rate I have ever seen on a business. The blame game everyday. Unhappy employees. Can’t keep veterinarians working there. Work on EVERY holiday. Slow business don’t believe the “thriving “ part! I can’t believe this hospital is still opened for business! Corporate office says they are aware of the mess on all the Florida Vca’s but still nothing changes! So sad because I love the company but this one is extremely poorly managed!

    Advice to Management

    I was told you had to be a technician first before moving on to management. I called corporate and found that not true!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good to play with animals, barb for actual adullting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCA full-time

    Pros

    You get to play with cute animals all day & grow a relationship with your community through their fur babies

    Cons

    Pay, management, upper management, prices

    Advice to Management

    Learn to care about your employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Employees should have the right to review their supervisors."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The holidays they give in the corporate department are awesome. There are small perks but I believe cons out way the pros

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive. Communication with employees needs to improve. Management needs to be on the team side. Most of the time the employees are wrong. If I didn't reply to and email they would jump down my throat but I'll ask them the same question 4 or 5 time s and its ok that I dont get an answer back.

    Advice to Management

    Sit in your employees shoes a couple times a year to see what steps can be done to improve everyones work flow.


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