Pros: excellent learning experience, positive working environment, great benefits
Cons: hours may not turn out as promised, online training process can last up to 4 months
While working at Banfield, I learned tons of useful skills and information. I found my coworkers made an excellent team. Management was okay, but did let personal feelings run rampant to an extent. Job benefits were fantastic, and compensation was very fair.
My biggest issue would be hours. Upon being hired I was promised at least 40 hours a week, and – more... asked to leave my other veterinary job. I did so. Only a few weeks after being hired, ALL veterinary assistants had their hours cut (some ended up with as little as 3-4 hours a week, my lowest was 7), despite our rating as the most efficient office in our state. Once our hours were cut, new assistants were brought in. This left us with an overflow of people holding the position, while each person was lucky to receive 10 hours in a week.
I would rate lower if the stars would allow me to (computer issues I suppose). – less