Petco

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Good but could be great

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandising in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Merchandising in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

bring your pet to work!
a very profitable co and category
fun job
room to grow

Cons

below par health and pharmacy coverage
building is dirty and outdated
HR out of India is abysmally bad and just a bad idea in general
IT out of India doesn't work well either--need on-site people
Systems (IT) are so old and outdated that current initiatives might bring us to the 1980's
Time off days are stingy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your systems and your people.
Controlling expenses is a good thing but creating an atmosphere of scrimping and scrounging for resources inhibits our ability to achieve greatness.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good People and great starting job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great team members and management help drive this company.
    Understanding managers
    Flexible hours
    Paid training

    Cons

    Not enough Hours and no set schedule anywhere in the Phoenix areas.
    Hiring anyone and anybody to take a position is great but leads to some bad people on the job.
    Training is paid but trying to finish or take it up at a flexible time is a problem if you don't have the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training your people better, and the company will shine, also pay us what were worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's a dirty first job, but hey if you like dogs and cats and don't mind getting wet and hairy, this job is for you!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grooming Assistant
    Former Employee - Grooming Assistant

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

    Pros

    - Great co-employees, all hard working, both Grooming Managers that I have had were inspiring and well-loved by our customers!
    - Quickly paced, helps the hours go by
    - Great learning and advancement opportunities
    - Easy evening shifts
    - You get to work with dogs! And you learn a lot about them, including breed identification and care

    Cons

    - Stressful, on your toes, action
    - Very dirty job. Dogs stress out get diarrhea or puke
    - Make sure you have endurance! Can take a toll on the body

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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