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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Petco full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Excited kids getting pets. Discount. Steady work. Seeing cool new pet products. Making money. Co workers passionate about animals. Adoption.

Cons

No hours. Shifts cut often. Animals get sick and die. Stinks if your store has a rodent problem. You have to clean up dog poop and pee after guests animals who are too lazy to do it themselves.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees with respect and fairly.

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  1. Unrealistic expectations on a shoestring budget...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petco full-time

    Pros

    Working with the animals can be fun.
    Seeing the pets that come in is good.
    PTO is generous - if you can last at least a year.

    Cons

    Payroll sucks - and nobody wants to acknowledge it, yet they keep piling on one stupid project after another.

    They want 'meaningfull engagements' with the customers - yet you are one of only 2 or 3 people working the entire store, while trying to complete a multitude of tasks.
    Great training tools (MLC) - yet no hours to utilize them...

    They want you to sell dogtraining classes - but supply no support to execute the classes ($400+ in dt sales = 1 hour of payroll for 6 weeks, $360 - 3 classes sold - gets you nothing to conduct them.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit playing philosophical games (GROW models, Wags n Lics) and let your managers run their stores... where hours would go to people that deserve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Asks too much for too little

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    Current Employee - Dog Trainer
    Current Employee - Dog Trainer

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice and professional. Get to work with animals every day.

    Cons

    Compensation is ridiculously low. We are budgeted for much less staff than we need. Very few working hours are available, but the location continues to hire. No benefits for part-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you appreciate your employees, show it. You have high expectations but show no gratitude or respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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