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Petsmart

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at PetSmart full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

working with animals, helping like minded people. Satisfaction that you can make a difference in a pet parent and pets life. Company benefits are great and the pay is very competitive. Team players within the District, all managers are very nice and helpful, no matter which store you contact.

Cons

not able to manage due to having to task because not given enough hours for associates. Not company but District micro managing makes it difficult to get all tasks done on time, finding it necessary to work more hours in a day than you should.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This is not the job for you if you are not someone who is willing to work the hours it takes to get the job done, normal hours for a day is 10, but finding it to be more like 12-14 at times. Also, you must be able to multi-task and have a very good ability to pay attention to details.

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    Best gig going for a groomer

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    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at PetSmart full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Guarenteed pay, not just commision

    Cons

    Can't come and go as you please like a private groom shop

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    No training, knowledge or experience given and/or required

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    Former Employee - Pet Care Lead in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Pet Care Lead in McKinney, TX

    I worked at PetSmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For those that truly care about the health, care and well being of all animals, the job can be very rewarding. Being able to educate customers on proper care, needs and requirements before they decide on a new pet, benefits both the customer and the animals. Regular customers become more like friends and you look forward to seeing them and makes you feel good when they ask for you personally because they trust you.

    Cons

    There is no actual training for any position. Policy states that no associate is permitted to handle any animal in pet care and/or perform any task involving the animals unless they are pet care certified, but management totally disregards this policy daily, allowing anyone/everyone to handle/sell any/all animals and fish. They even allow non certified associates to receive new arrivals of animals and treat/medicate those in the isolation room. Not only is this violating company policy, it results in a high number of returns, injuries to both customers and animals, and especially in the aquatics department, customers return with dead fish sold to them by non certified associates. If you hire in as non management, you have very little to no chance of advancement. All managers are outside hires, most of the pet care managers have absolutely no experience or knowledge of any of the animals and/or their care and store manager expects associates to train the managers. Alerting the store manager to problems, concerns or policy violations is futile, not only will no corrective action be taken, you end up with a target on your back. Obvious bias towards those that don’t make waves and blindly/quietly do what they are told regardless of right/wrong and when wrong, willing to accept all the blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Promote associates in the department(s) they are competent and knowledgeable in and stop promoting managers to other departments that they are not qualified to manage. To the DM’s and above, stop informing store management that you are coming for inspections. Conduct ‘only’ surprise visits and then, and only then, will you ever truly see how each store operates on a daily basis. The amount of totally unacceptable/blatant daily policy violations allowed/ignored by store management needs to be addressed and corrected, instead of allowing each store several days to ‘clean up’ before a walk through. Customers do notice the violations, do report them, but reporting a problem to the person allowing the problem (store manager) is another effort in futility.

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