Petco Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Pros
  • Working with animals is a huge pro (in 68 reviews)

  • Bringing pets to work is a plus (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management relies on their "team of experts" to make decisions regarding the animals in the store (in 35 reviews)

  • Making minimum wage after 4 years (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Department Manager

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    Former Employee - Inventory and Pricing Department Manager in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Inventory and Pricing Department Manager in Avondale, AZ

    I worked at Petco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get company to work for they care about the companion animals

    Cons

    More training for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Good possibility


  2. Helpful (1)

    Grooming Assis. (no longer a position)

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    Former Employee - Grooming Assistant in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Grooming Assistant in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Petco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    We got 20% off everything in the store, the managers were awesome, employee's were super nice, and duh animals!!

    Cons

    Rude customers, snobby rich ladies, seeing a dog clearly being abused and could do nothing about it, heavy lifting, sometimes dogs were crazy in the grooming salon, bites, scratches, etc, ANAL GLANDS!!!

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I loved management they were always willing to work around my crazy schedule, and they made the sucky job way better.


  3. Fantastic at the right store

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Petco part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    small staff in a lot of stores, PTO if you average enough hours your first year, great people and a the company doesn't force you to push sales or you're fired (the managers just get crap about it), you get to know the regulars very easily, and you get to pet dogs every day!

    Cons

    small staff means time off on short notice is impossible unless your coworkers love you enough to trade shifts, not all stores are A+ level

    Advice to Management

    Maybe not change the trackers every few months randomly to see what works best. Nobody really follows it anyways


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  5. I love my job & my company!

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    Current Employee - Senior Dog Trainer & Mentor in Metairie, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Dog Trainer & Mentor in Metairie, LA

    I have been working at Petco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with animals and they will teach you a lot of cool things. They will train you to become a groomer to dog trainer. You get free dog training and a discount on shots and grooming. If you do your job and sell dog training you get rewarded

    Cons

    No cons what so ever, I love my job. The only possible con I could have would be that there aren't enough petco stores in the world.

    Advice to Management

    help your DT sell classes by giving them interest forms.


  6. Pet Stylist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA

    I have been working at Petco part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    i love animals. I love to make them look pretty & have a style.

    Cons

    - Working with animals is difficult and occasionally frustrating for obvious reasons. - A pet might act aggressively to defend himself. Injuries from bites and scratches are simply unavoidable. - You might sometimes get bit; pets might poop or pee on you. Someday you will find yourself covered with pet hair, dander and pet drool. - You need to work hard as well as laboriously, as heavy lifting is part of the job.


  7. such a great company!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at Petco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    amazing work environment, relaxed workplace, working with animals, fun co-workers

    Cons

    working during holidays in stores, working with younger, hourly workforce

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your tenured employees so they won't want to leave and listen to what they have to say since they've been there the longest


  8. compassionate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Petco part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff were all very compassionate about the animals and ensuring the customers were given the best service possible! Great team work, exciting environment, fun, and the best part were the animal interactions.

    Cons

    Managers and workers are not paid enough for providing the best service to the customer's and their animals! Definitley need to pay more for all the compassion and hard work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you like pets

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Petco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to interact with great people and their pets daily.

    Cons

    No con's come to mind in my experience. It was a great place to work.


  10. Ya it's good I love animals

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Pierce, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Pierce, FL

    I have been working at Petco full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I need a job abd I would work hard

    Cons

    There are none I need a jobless

    Advice to Management

    I'd be a good resource for your company


  11. cashier

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    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in State College, PA

    I have been working at Petco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love working outside with animals and people too.

    Cons

    hat being away from people i dont like being lock up

    Advice to Management

    i am a people person



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