Registered Medical Assistant, Mechanicsville, VA - June 20, 2016
I started working for VCI in 2013. When I first started, I thought this would be a good place to work. Don't get ne wrong, the people I work with on a daily basis have been, for the most part, great. I have had the time off when needing it to care for my family, etc. and most everyone there gets along fine. The biggest light bulb moment, though, happened about a year and half to two years ago when I applied for a different position within the company. I told the management when I was hired on that I had no intention of staying in the current position, as hired, but would be looking for advancement opportunities within the company. The way I was treated on the day of the interview, for this new position, really left me sour with regards to applying for any future positions where I thought they would offer training to existing employees and as result have not pursued advancement since then. I have also found out that they do not pay as well as other companies and even those doing the same positions within the company have salaries ranging from a few cents difference to several dollars - that is not okay. If two people are doing the exact same job and have the same amount of school completed for the position, their starting pay should be the same and let the additional bonuses and raises come based on job performance. I have watched as too many of our employees have left in order to make better money. Yes, they offer benefits, but so do many other companies. VCI doesn't have a monopoly on benefits.