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Great way to acquire grooming training/education while getting paid!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pet Groomer
Current Employee - Pet Groomer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at PetSmart full-time (More than a year)

Pros

50% commission once you finish your "internship", they send you to grooming academy (and comp gas or put you in a hotel, depending on your personal situation), and by being full time you get some pretty good benefits. Transferring is fairly easy as long as you're a reliable employee. There is a vet (Banfield) at most locations, so when the worst happens they can get seen immediately.

Cons

You work around the same few women 40 hours a week in a fairly small room. It will get catty. Management varies depending on your location. Old dogs may die during grooming and your clients will pass away eventually, and every groomer cuts a dog at some point. You deal with a lot of poop/pee. While the compensation CAN be very good (one groomer makes $75k a year) this is not the type of job that you want to do for the money.

Other Employee Reviews for PetSmart

  1. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PetSmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organized and great company overall. Not a bad job at all

    Cons

    Raises are at set amount of days with the company and are tiny raises, performance based raises are basically nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy and give raises


  2. Working with animals is the best job to have.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pet Care Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Pet Care Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PetSmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and helpful. All employees are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of pet care. Working and taking care of animals is very fun, and you learn new things about them everyday.

    Cons

    Making sure a pet goes to a good home that will satisfy both the animal and the customer can be difficult.


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