Clerical Officer (Apprentice) (Former Employee) – Halifax, West Yorkshire – 21 August 2018
I was with RSPCA as an admin assistant, I only lasted there a month, I couldn't build relationships with staff, the manager wasn't that great. eventually I had to quit because I was treat so poorly in the workplace.
couldnt build relationships, the manager was awful.
If you love animals this is the right place. Customers sometimes bring there dogs in to say hi and we just talk non stop about our pets and tell each other rover did this today and rover made me laugh because.... The managers let you work at your own pace and what your happiest with doing
Lots of animal chat
Rspca in general has got worse and has now gas bad rep
Assistant (Former Employee) – Kettering, Northamptonshire – 12 August 2018
Even though I had to do work in the Kettering RSPCA charity shop due to college I enjoyed my time there thoroughly as it was always pleasent and the staff were very nice and easy to get along/work with. This was unpaid work experience.
Volunteer Worker (Current Employee) – Rochdale – 2 August 2018
I work in a good working environment, Managers are appreciative, I enjoy the work i do, as it gives me new skills, & work experience. but i get no salary. as it is voluntary work, Hence i am looking for new position. in sales or retail.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Derby, Derbyshire – 10 July 2018
Volunteering at the RSPCA involved heading to the site every Friday for 4 hours to feed, clean and play with the the animals that they had. In addition to this I would occasionally have to monitor specific animals health.
Animal Care Assistant (volunteer) (Former Employee) – Surrey – 6 July 2018
I worked as a volunteer in the RSPCA in Chobham. It was nice to be able to work along with the animals, as they needed the company of people. You had the chance to work here as you already knew the job.
Hospital Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 1 July 2018
A typical day would depend on how many staff turn up for work and of those that do how many want to do any work. Although there was a lot to learn in the early days, advancement is affected by only a few being able to study Veterinary Nursing. The selection for Veterinary Nurse training is unfair and doesn't take account of those that work hard to achieve it, it is first come first served. Management is a joke and needs serious review. There is no respect for management and the lack of respect seems to part of the working culture. The hardest part of the job is accepting how cut throat the decision making is in regards to those animals given a chance and those not. This decision is usually made by a select few and therefore carries their views and beliefs.
Being able to make some difference to animals lives
Animal Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 11 June 2018
Initially was great fun and colleagues lovely. Management let it down. Rules contradicted each other and they were very picky with what employees could or couldn't do (depending on how staffed they were that day). Never received formal training and when queried this I was told if I didn't like it, then to leave! After leaving I discovered that they had been slandering me on my personal files, falsely accusing me of things that never happened and/or discussed with me. Very sly branch. Would stay clear!