Animal Care Assistant in Stoke-on-Trent
I was only a volunteer
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the PDSA and they gave me the determination to become A Dairy Farmer. I experienced what it’s like to be a vet and still to this day I use the knowledge from the PDSA and the care and the passion to care for not only cows but all animals!! Thank you PDSA stoke-on-Trent
Middle Manager in Telford
Beware of constant restructure
The ethos of the charity is amazing but their are serious issues with bad senior leaders decisions that are putting the charity at risk. Constant threats of restructures, redundancies and favouritism. Serious moral issues following last years restructure in the name of Covid. People with many years service and experience disposed of without a second thought.
Assistant Manager in Maidstone, Kent
Lack of care
The management does not care about the shop staff or volunteers just the profits. If lucky your manager will be your care and security but higher up management only promise care and keeping you safe but do not follow through. You will always be expected to step in and cover no matter the situation and may spend months doing a two person role with no support or extra pay. Even if you are in actual danger all you get is an offer to step back which leaves you with no income. Problems are often left to escalate so that any solution than becomes ineffective.
Veterinary Assistant in Kirkdale
Amazing experience, busy but interesting.
I loved my role as a vca, I worked in the busiest hospital in Kirkdale and it was a very fast paced but exciting place to train. I got on with the vets really well and some of the nurses and other vcas were really friendly and will probably be lifelong friends, but some made my life awful there and is one of the reasons I left. Bullying did go on there and though I complained multiple times and it wasn't just aimed at me, several people were often in tears or wanting to avoid work and yet nothing was done. In my current job in a school, this would not be acceptable behavior. Other practices maybe different and there were a lot of pros to working there and very few cons. Money is not great but it is competitive for the role.
Online product lister in Aston
Toxic and cliquey
The job was quite repetitive but easy enough. The main reason I left the company was due to the toxic behaviour of staff. There’s was a lot of back stabbing, and unnecessary gossiping about staff members when they’d leave the room. Team leader was unprofessional, if the manager was away she’d tell us to have 2 hour lunch breaks and let us leave half an hour early. If you didn’t want to sit with the longest serving members of staff for lunch and you wanted to go out and grab food or get fresh air, then expect to be spoken about or shunned for not spending a whole hour at lunch with them repeating the same conversations everyday. Don’t tell your team leader anything personal as they’ll tell the whole office before the day has ended. The pay was awful and if you want to progress you can’t because there’s two people who have been there longer so they automatically get promotions and make it clear if you even attempt to go for a promotion then you are a bad person and you’ll will be spoken about EXTENSIVELY.Also, not a very diverse environment and people in charge of hiring made it clear that wouldn’t be changing any time soon.