Working at PDSA: Company Overview and Reviews in the United Kingdom

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717 reviews
PDSA, UK Ratings
Average rating of 717 reviews on Indeed
4.1Work-life balance
3.0Pay & benefits
3.5Job security & advancement
Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9PQ
1,001 to 5,000
$100M to $500M (USD)

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Salary satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in the United Kingdom
Based on 534 reviews

PDSA reviews

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Overall reviews at PDSA

Volunteer Assistant | Waltham Cross | 23 Jan 2014
Fast paced and fun environment to work in.
It is a fast paced and often challenging environment. Mostly busy particularly on market days, Wednesdays and Friday. Lovely management team and excellent group of people to work with. The most challenging part of the job is probably dealing with some very challenging customers at times, and the most enjoyable part will be meeting some interestingly new people. Additionally, knowing that you've exceeded customers expectations.
ProsFree snacks, occasionally treats and expenses paid
ConsLimited span for progression
Volunteer Assistant | Bromsgrove | 7 Jul 2019
Nice working environment Experience Training Opportunities
Client Advisor | Plymouth | 25 Jul 2014
Fun work place.
Staff are friendly to all customers and each other and are always helpful in any occasion.
Customer Service Representative | Southampton | 14 Oct 2017
Friendly workplace
Working for a charity meant I was unpaid, but the staff and management were very friendly towards me and made me feel welcome. The job was flexible in allowing me to work around my school schedule, and I was given regualr breaks.
ProsFlexible working hours
Production Coordinator | Birmingham | 22 Jan 2015
Great charity
Love being a volunteer here. Everyone is really nice and the charity do amazing work - it's a really important organisation to support.
Veterinary Nurse | Birmingham | 5 Mar 2021
Nursing skills will never be wasted
I love working at PDSA. The team is fantastic, very supportive. All grades of staff work together to input excellent patient and client care, within the limitations of a veterinary charity. Any skills you bring to the team will be well utilised; nurses are encouraged to demonstrate their capabilities as well as pursue their own areas of interest. Benefits such as annual leave and CPD allowance match with general expectations and the organisation also provides its own reward platform to employees, which is generous. Only downside is that the salary falls short of average, considering the workload and pace at PDSA hospitals.
ProsExcellent working hours, team and opportunities
ConsSalary doesn't reflect the quantity of work
Volunteer Assistant | Kirkcaldy | 11 Jun 2013
Fun workplace
On a typical day I work behind the till and serve the customers, I really enjoy this because I like engaging with all the different customers that come into the shop. I learn how to use the till and how to do the cash float at the end of the day. The management team are very helpful and make you seem at ease. My co-workers are also very fun and out going people, which makes volunteering there very fun and enjoyable. The hardest part of the job is when you have no customers because then it can be pretty boring. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I a kept busy.
Volunteer | Bury | 25 Apr 2016
Great Charity
PDSA was a great place to work, the people were so friendly and open, everyone there got along very well from all walks of life and ages.
Voluntary work at PDSA, Burton On Trent - Trent | Burton-On-Trent | 24 Jun 2014
A typical day at PDSA is mostly very busy , i provided an excellent costumer service to every costumer and made sude that they have found everything that they were looking for . Also steaming , sorting and tagging clothes. I made sure that the shop is always clean and that there are no hazards around. It's always enjoyable to work at PDSA , because of the people the costumers and mostly supportive co-workers and management. I have never found any job hard to do , because all the jobs are enjoyable and gives me amazing experience.
ProsAmazing work experience and co-workers
Volunteer Assistant | Ayr | 14 Jan 2019
Exellent volenteering skills and roles
Excellent staff and great company all staff are lovely and extremely helpful. They built up my confidence of talking as I was a really shy talker before I started here.
ProsGet a brek & Lunch
Cons4 hour shifts

Questions and answers about PDSA

What should you wear to an interview at PDSA PEOPLE'S DISPENSARY FOR SICK ANIMALS?
Asked 3 Feb 2018
Smart clothes and sensible footwear
Answered 14 Jan 2019
Smart business wear
Answered 13 Dec 2018
How did you feel about telling people you worked at PDSA?
Asked 26 Nov 2017
When working in their pet hospital's initially, proud. However, after working alongside and with other veterinary practices I wanted to try and keep it quiet after seeing their reputation and standing from outsiders perspectives. I eventually became ashamed to say I worked for them.
Answered 25 Mar 2021
At the start i was proud then i was embarressed and upset
Answered 9 Oct 2019
What is the interview process like?
Asked 22 Apr 2017
I just had my interview a few days ago with PDSA (I will find out if I get the job or not by tomorrow or Monday) and I found they make you feel very comfortable they are very friendly and very professional :) they also give you positive feedback during the interview as to why they invited you to interview in the first place
Answered 30 Jan 2020
15 minute rushed telephone interview
Answered 19 Jun 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at PDSA?
Asked 15 Oct 2018
In their veterinary hospitals, if you're able to fit into their clique you're fine. Otherwise, you will rarely be acknowledged. It's often an environment which will feel clustered and a place where stress grows exponentially once one colleague is under pressure; however, the job will get done, at some point.
Answered 25 Mar 2021
Plymouth - Would not advise people to join the Plymouth shop unless they enjoy working on one task every day. Manager can be quite rude.
Answered 28 Jul 2019
What is the most stressful part about working at PDSA?
Asked 27 Sep 2018
Lack of support from management in the face of tense and/or difficult situations. Rules are constantly changed to fit the narrative.
Answered 25 Mar 2021
There nothing stressful about it
Answered 2 Sep 2019