Field service tech (Former Employee), texas – February 19, 2014
Pros: company vehicle
Cons: no win situation and therefore lack of job security.
Avoid the field service tech position in the panhandle at all costs. company will leave you with no training and the nearest support is a couple hours away. You will have to purchase your own parts and expense it because they will not set up accounts locally for you. You are on an island and working on substandard and poorly designed equipment that – more... always plugs up. You will get the blame for their incompetence in design and be alone working many dangerous situations like 2 inches water on the floor and high voltage lines chewed through by rats at your feet. Work is performed in subzero temps at times. The person who will train you will sabotage your systems remotely in order to justify his large number of hours in overtime coming from his area. The company will not back you and keep this cycle with the same person training. You will be one of a long list of employees in the past who have tried to take over accounts in the area from the 20 year employee. In the end you will be made to look bad and realize the job is a joke. The will tell you it takes 4 years to get good as a field tech, give you one month training and blame you for their poorly designed equipment in dairies and feed yards. leaving was the best thing I did this year. Good luck if you avoid this advice. – less
Warehouse Operations Manager (Current Employee), Lago Vista, TX – June 19, 2013
Pros: have built a solid team
Cons: no advancement opportunity for employees
Workig in this warehouse is pleasant as I have built a solid team that gets the job done efficiently and has fun at work and with each other. Continual over promising and under delivering to employees from Corporate hurts moral causing some tension in the workplace. When I started the work-day was from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F and after re-building the – more... team to its current staff our days are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. M-TH and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday with more volume! End of the day (4:30) is greatest challenge as we get slammed with pick tickets that are trying to get out same day causing a mad dash in the warehouse to get them picked, checked, and packed for UPS to pickup between 5 - 5:30 p.m. – less
Was able to work with supervisor that was with me at PVP
Customer Service and Sales (Former Employee), 12702 Westport Parkway LaVista Ne 68138 – February 27, 2013
Pros: working in the field i studied animal science with good friends
Cons: merger and overlap of territory
Animal Health International had a different culture than what my clinics and myself were used to from PVP. I did learn a new ordering system SAP. I was with the people that I worked with at PVP even the manager that was nice. Hardest part of the job was getting my clinics through more changes. There was alot of resistance this was the second time in – more... less than 2 years that myself and my clinics would have to make adjustments. I was very good at my postition and was successful at keeping the majority of my clinics on board with me. I was let go from AHI in June 2012 because of overlap in my territory. I still am in contact with many of the friends I made at the clinics. – less
Warehouse Receiver (Current Employee), Ocala, FL – December 9, 2012
Pros: we sometimes have sales reps that bring us lunch.
Cons: warehouse is not air conditioned so it is sometimes 115 degrees in there.
My job mostly consists of receiving animal health products. It requires a lot of detail because we track lot numbers and expiration dates. Unfortunately, the management doesn't manage very well. Probably the most frustrating part of my job is when companies fail to send packing slips with their products. It slows down the receiving process. The best – more... part is lunch because we can rest. – less
Accounts Receivable Associate II (Former Employee), Westlake, TX – May 10, 2012
Pros: breakfast every friday, half days before holiday weekends, beautiful building, always busy, pleasant people to work with.
Cons: 46 mile round trip to commute, owner sold compay
Heavy work load especially toward the end of the month which I enjoyed. My manager was a dream from heaven and my co-workers were like a second family. Hardest part of the job was the intense stress on close and the most enjoyable part was the satisfaction received from doing a job well done. Our AR dept before the current staff was hired did not have – more... the reputation of being efficient - it does now. We have been told by our manager and by many of the divisions that we rock! – less