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I enjoy what I do at my company in spite of the challenges that exist

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great people (overall), competent products, established image, multiple locations, strong brands, good team functionality for major 3 retailers

Cons

limited marketing budgets to go up against competitors, employees feel undervalued, not teleworking friendly, lacks communication between segments and clear pathways to move projects along the path (winding that it may be)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

start listening to the employees about what works and what doesn't - especially those that know their market segments

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Dysfunctional chaos is an understatement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paycheck every 2 weeks although they still give hard copies like the 1800's

    Cons

    Benefits are way too expensive, supply chain, marketing teams, mgrs, president of company. Good ole boys club. Way too top heavy. No processes, work 100 times harder than you need to, micro managers fir bosses. Don't EVER work here.
    Go to Scott's instead. This place is pure hell and your work will definitely go under appreciated. No raises or bonuses either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get processes and get rid of the top heaviness and good ole boys clubs. Get better products as Amdro and Pennington suck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Monarchial corporate structure

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people who work here. Benefits are mediocre/less than mediocre but they are available. Great place to step your career into the right direction but only a stepping stone, no more than a year or two.

    Cons

    Not a positive work environment with no business plan, no core values, and no growth plan. The people who work here are really good people, but the management has 'ruled' in a way where no employee wants to make a decision. If one does make a decision and is wrong, they are basically shunned in front of the company. This didn't happen to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees to make decisions to grow the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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