Petco Reviews

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Petco CEO James M. Myers
James M. Myers
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    Petco is a rewarding workplace environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Petco


    The company values relationships rather than transactions, which are built by engaging, educating, and getting to know the customers and their pets by name. There is growth potential within the company. This company tried to 'grow' associates so they can be promoted to higher positions within the company.


    It is retail, which has its ups and downs all together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is somewhat inconsistent throughout the stores, finding key players is hard, and once you've got them they're hard to keep.

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Petco Interviews

Updated Jan 27, 2015
Updated Jan 27, 2015

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Interview Difficulty




    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Petco.

    Interview Details

    Applied in December of 2014 and heard back within 3 days of applying. Manager called and held a 20 minute phone interview which went rather excellent. He then set up an interview for the following week. He did NOT mention it was group interview and he also failed to mention that he was not going to be present that day at all. Needless to say i got lost on the way to the store, ended up speaking to a different manager who then said it was group interview. I did not even bother to go into the stockroom where it was held I exited the store quickly and went back home. EXTREMELY unprofessional. Received a call in the beginning of January 2015 to schedule a 2nd interview. HOW ??? When there wasn't even a first one. The same manager called back stating to bring a copy of my resume because he did not want to look for my application. He then states that it is a 1 on 1 session. I did not even bother to show up as i accepted a job within a company elsewhere.

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    There never was an interview to make an attempt to get to know me and the manager was extremely unprofessional. I do not participate in group interviews at all.

    Declined Offer
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    Easy Interview

Petco Awards & Accolades

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World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2013
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1965
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,300 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including more than 50 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format... More

Mission: Providing the highest quality pet food and pet supplies
Training our associates to understand your pet’s specific needs and to offer the right solution
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