Camp Bow Wow

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Camp Bow Wow Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
58 Reviews
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Pros
  • get to bring your dog to work with you; flexible schedule; working with other people who really care about dogs (in 13 reviews)

  • To top it all off, you can bring your dog to work (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes there are a lot of dogs and there is a lot of cleaning involved, (in 4 reviews)

  • Paid minimum wage for a lot of hard work (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Camp Counselor

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Camp Bow Wow part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding and you get the play with dogs all day.

    Cons

    Very early work hours. Can be very messy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Could use some improvements

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor

    I worked at Camp Bow Wow part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with dogs is the best part. You become familiar with the regulars. Staff was wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    There are no benefits. Can be very stressful, especially around holidays. Lots of back breaking cleaning. Pay is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees some incentives for staying and working hard. Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Working for Camp Bow Wow was what I expected.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Camp Bow Wow part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you love animals and getting to be around them and play, this is definitely for you.

    Cons

    Long shifts, obviously working at any kennel requires you get 'down and dirty', If you prefer to stay clean and not leave smelling like dogs(sometimes wet dogs) this isn't for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place but terrible management

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    Current Employee - Home Buddies in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Home Buddies in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Camp Bow Wow part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    So fun to work with dogs!! And very rewarding!

    Cons

    Picky clients and disorganized and unfair management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with more skill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    No support

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    Former Employee - Camp Scout (Marketing Manager)
    Former Employee - Camp Scout (Marketing Manager)

    I worked at Camp Bow Wow full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great product/service
    Bring your dog to work

    Cons

    No support from franchise owner
    Delays from construction, events getting moved, etc. will cost you your job even though you have no control over those things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HQ believes that they can turn every franchise owner into a manager. However just because someone has enough $$ to buy a franchise location doesn't mean they know anything about managing a staff. When your turnover rates are high, maybe start looking at the Owner instead of the staff. Or bring in a manager to work for the owner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Hard work, little support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Camp Bow Wow part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experience with animals and dogs of many different breeds and different sizes, very accommodating schedule, higher salary than most places

    Cons

    A lot of physical work and can be very understaffed (you can be in control of 35 dogs at one time), no time with other employees, very individual work cleaning with large equipment and many chemicals. The kennel seemed dirty no matter how much it was cleaned because of the amount of animals that were boarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more employees, better wages considering the intensity of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not bad but A lot of physical work not very good pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Camp Bow Wow

    Pros

    I loved the animals and learned alot about their behaviors.

    Cons

    Breaking up dog tussles. Physically demanding no breaks standing all day

  9.  

    Decent job

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    Current Employee - Kennel Tech in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Kennel Tech in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Camp Bow Wow part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work if you're young and full of energy. Good first job!

    Cons

    Not a very professional environment. The job can get dirty at times and dogs can sometimes be difficult to handle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Lot of hard work, little pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Camp Bow Wow

    Pros

    Working with dogs. Whats better than that? Employees are nice.

    Cons

    Paid minimum wage for a lot of hard work

  11.  

    Good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Camp Bow Wow full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dogs are really great. Coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    There's a lot of cleaning which can get boring or tiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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