By the end I have nothing good to say about this job. The building was beautiful.
Animal Care Attendant/Technician Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa Ontario – 3 July 2013
Expected to do 12 hours of work in 6. I learned a lot about cat behavior and medical concerns and how to fix them. I never felt I was supported by my management. Coworkers talked about each other behind peoples backs. The pressure of the work load was the hardest, you would have to do things rushed and sloppy to get everything done that was expected of you. I didn't enjoy anything when I left.
Customer service representative (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 19 July 2019
Managers and supervisors aren't leaders here and there's a manager for every single little thing.. they only care about making money and looking good and being bossy. Customers to them are just numbers on paper and managers and some supervisors use intimidation and fear to keep workers quiet and treat them like enemies. Management blames staff for the weekly turnover but humiliates staff in front of customers.. union unhelpful. Pays good and fur cuddles are nice.. Keep your head down you'll be okay...if not you'll be depressed and burn out very quick.
Animals, nice team, pays good
Managers and supervisors are bullies and there's weekly turnover of staff
Animal care (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 15 April 2019
I’ve been working there for a decade. I love it. Staff is great, including management. I’ve never had a problem going to my boss for help and for any issues. I think people that complain about management are the ones who are too intimidated to actually speak to them. We are all people and we have the same goal at OHS. Whether you want to work there as a career or “just a job”, you get what you put in. The hard workers who are humble and compassionate really show. Great place.
Flexible shifts, cross training intedepartments, friendly and caring staff
Can be long hours, seasonally stressful/ high volume of animals