You go here because you want to be in animal welfare, you leave for completely different reasons
Tech (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – November 15, 2018
I loved the SPCA & what it stood for, and then things became more clear the longer I worked there. It wasn't going to ever matter how dedicated I was or how hard I worked. the people at the top control EVERYTHING. And unfortunately, they ironically know nothing. They so strongly think they know best that it's laughable. None of those people have any animal medical experience AT ALL, yet constantly make new rules "that are best for the animals" at the expense of any employee. And if you have a problem with it? Too bad- you can quit! I have watched soo many great employees leave that were such assets to the SPCA because they were so mistreated and underappreciated. I could truly write a book on all of the shady behavior from the "higher ups". Also, there's really no point in applying for this job because at any given point during your time working at SPCA, they might decide that it's, again, "best for the animals" to give you a completely different job title & assign YOUR job to somebody else who has never done it before. I still am pretty sure that has to be illegal. I've also watched that happen to soo many people, and watched soo many people cry, and seen nobodyyy care as a result. Oh, but you'll be told your behavior is unprofessional if you show you have feelings. All in all, the people who serve on the board must be COMPLETELY in the dark as to how awful the people that are in charge are and how they've run off so many amazing staff. And they will continue to. And that's all SUCH a shame. I used to think SO highly of the SPCA. Now I know the truth.