Central Garden & Pet

  www.central.com
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Central Garden & Pet Reviews

53 Reviews
2.5
53 Reviews
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Central Garden & Pet Chairman and CEO William E. Brown
William E. Brown
28 Ratings
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    Stress free work, great management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Yard Driver  in  Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Yard Driver in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Was a great job, no stress

    Cons

    The cold winter was rough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Central Garden & Pet Interviews

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Associate Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Central Garden & Pet.

    Interview Details

    2 half-hour phone interviews; one with an HR Coordinator and another with the hiring manager. Both of these were to assess previous experience, personality, and why you would want to work for CG&P. Then a few weeks later 1:1 interviews with 3 separate people on the brand management team and 1 HR Coordinator. Each interview was about 45 minutes and consisted of behavioral questions regarding past successes.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were difficult or unexpected. Be sure to know your background and have around 10 STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) answers and plenty of questions to ask yourself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Slight negotiations but they have a tight budget so had to be practical.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.central.com
Headquarters Walnut Creek, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1931
Type Company - Public (CENT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Central Garden & Pet is happy to help with both pets and pests. The company is among the largest US manufacturers and distributors of lawn, garden, and pet supplies, providing its products to pet supplies retailers, home improvement centers, nurseries, and mass merchandisers from approximately 40 manufacturing plants and another 30 distribution centers throughout the US; it also has sales offices in the UK. Central Garden & Pet's proprietary brand lines include AMDRO fire ant bait, Four Paws animal products, Kaytee bird seed, Nylabone dog chews, Norcal pottery, Pennington... More

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