PDSA Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
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PDSA Director General Jan McLoughlin (no image)
Jan McLoughlin
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "It's a very worthwhile cause whether you love animals or have compassion for other humans who have fallen on hard times(in 7 reviews)

  • "Helpful employees, great working environment, supportive managers who want you to develop(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The head office is like Trigger's broom(in 7 reviews)

  • "Can be slow but nature of the charity sector(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice company

      Nov 27, 2021 - Volunteer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice staff, relaxing environment, friendly

      Cons

      None that I know of

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      My Experience

      Nov 15, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Barking, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent, Fan Atmosphere Lovly, and Great.

      Cons

      Long hours, Not enough staff.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      .

      Oct 16, 2021 - Veterinary Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing staff, very caring people

      Cons

      Clients can be very rude an entitled

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Busy

      Oct 22, 2021 - Customer Service Agent 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rewarding job as long as you don’t lose sight of the purpose of your work and no weekends.

      Cons

      Lack of variation in job role and too much favouritism.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Na

      Oct 19, 2021 - Assistant Store Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work for welfare of animals

      Cons

      More than the expected time

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Talented and Committed Team

      Oct 15, 2021 - Veterinary Care Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helping pets and owners in need. Being part of a committed team of vets, nurses, VCAs and receptionists. Opportunity to learn a lot. Time off in lieu for any additional hours worked.

      Cons

      Poor salary. Stressful and sometimes hostile environment caused by some members of management.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for, just a little old fashioned

      Sep 27, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Telford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Holiday allowance Flexibility Work life balance

      Cons

      Old fashioned Too much process and no autonomy

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Sep 28, 2021 - Assistant Shop Manager in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved the team of volunteers I got to manage and work with. The job is very rewarding if you feel strongly about the cause and gives some good retail experience

      Cons

      Constant sales targets on new goods that are poor quality. Felt bad having to upsell tacky items.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice place to work.

      Sep 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good holiday allowance, great staff pet discount, great hard working team. PDSA teams are amazing!! A good place to retire if you have no other dreams to progress. A good busy workload. Trying their best to be diverse.

      Cons

      Staff are so reluctant to change for the better. Higher management only interested in their own agenda, disregard ideas and then take your ideas and palm them off as their own! It had sadly started to become a dictatorship which isn’t in line with the values they portray. It used to be a transparent place to work but that transparency turned into secretism and I found this untrustworthy. The moment I decided to leave was when my boss decided to tell me they were the best at their trade (when they were far from it)

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good team

      Sep 13, 2021 - Veterinary Care Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good teams of vets, nurses and vcas who are always ready to help.

      Cons

      Stressful when busy and short staff

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