Central Garden & Pet

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Don't work here - very bad place to work.

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Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX

Pros

Good place to work if you like having to drive a tractor-trailer loaded with pet food 700 miles a day and make 22 stops a day (no docks - mom & pop pet food stores mostly- you unload freight onto a lift gate and roll it across busy streets) parking in the middle of the street, etc. You'll love it if you like to work your ars off.

Cons

Don't even think about working overtime - they will fire you flat and not give you a chance to learn the runs. VERY FLAKY COMPANY

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Central Garden & Pet

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    Top heavy with brand managers and disconnected with the field sales and what products are performing /selling.

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    Former Employee - Distribution Sales  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Distribution Sales in Walnut Creek, CA

    Pros

    Prior focus on all customers and local branch needs not just the holy trinity / 3 top national accounts

    Cons

    Over weight on the investment Central brands to the detriment of the distribution vendor partner products that are proven winners.
    Spending millions on propective aquisitions but nothing to show for it, dump the flat tires in this department and pull the trigger on something, anything. Its not rocket science.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After the guru's grand plan fails, get back to serving the customer needs which built the company to this size in the first place.Not what overpriced CGP brands you want them to need. The elimination of distribution will leave CGP with branded only products that are not of quality, over priced and can be replaced by competitive products.

    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, GA

    Pros

    Family oriented and promote a balnance between work and personal life
    Promote you to volunteer in your community
    Respectful of emploees
    good benefits
    Isurance pricing firly low compared to what others pay

    Cons

    Male dominated society
    Not much respect for women in management positions although they have begun to try and promote women recently

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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