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Sales Associate (Main Cashier)

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Petco part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Working and learning about different types of animals,
Learning what products perform the best,
Majority of fellow employees are fun to work with (I was lucky on that one),
The discount is nice if you own pets,
Flexible scheduling,

Cons

The overhauled Pals Program has blown up in Petco's face and corporate is not happy about it. Every $5 back for $100 spent, however if there are too many coupons redeemed, loss prevention gives the store hell. Which is ironic, considering my store has no security cameras, sensors, magnetic door strips, etc. to assist with theft. I regularly see people walk out with expensive products under their coats but given no real instruction on how to stop it, especially if I am the only employee at the front of the store, and busy.
The uniforms are potato sacks and are not comfortable and very hot, and the ferret poop stains do not come out. People often ask if I work there because while Petco's colors are blue and red, our uniforms are black and tan, I've been told I look like I work at an auto shop.
I have worked there for over two years and am rarely able to get off cash register.
The customers, especially in my city, are horrible rude people, but of course, they are "always right," which is hard when they openly talk about how they mistreat an animal.
People sometimes abandon animals in the store, such as birds, hamsters in boxes.
Animals do not always come first, numbers and payroll do. If there isn't enough payroll to pay someone to medicate the wellness room animals in the evening, they do not get medicated.
Numbers, numbers, numbers. As main cashier, I get yelled at for not having enough donations, not having enough pals cards, too many pals cards, too many coupons, too little coupons, etc.
I am always micromanaged for everything I do wrong and never praised.
60% of the hamsters received to the store have wet tail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees better and not like robots. Have sales associates rotated to prevent stagnancy. Stop pestering people for donations after they feed their rescued animal and rather donate a percentage of sales to shelters. Stop selling dog clothes. Rethink giant changes in the company before applying them. Stop micromanaging. Get better animal vendors and veterinarians.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Under appreciated employee.

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    Current Employee - Store Associate
    Current Employee - Store Associate

    I have been working at Petco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The regular customers are just about the only pros.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible especially for the amount of money that the store makes
    The manager treats employees as if they are robots and simply doesn't care about our social lifestyle and she shows that by making some employees work 6-7 days straight but split between 2 weeks just so that it won't seem illegal.
    You get talked down to by higher up and they act like their s&@t is golden.
    And the manager does not follow through with promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying employees a little bit more.
    Follow through on things that you say your going to do.
    Treat your employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad job... if you like animals

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I worked at Petco part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly laid-back work environment
    Variety of different tasks keep the job from getting old for a while.
    Fair pay

    Cons

    Sloppy scheduling and constant changes/call-ins
    Dealing with a lot of animals... being an animal lover is a must
    Dealing with a customer base that is made up of mostly insane people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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