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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Port Hueneme, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Port Hueneme, CA

I worked at Petco part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Fun place to work, but that's because I was positive about it. It's all about the people you work with. My coworkers were pleasant to work with so it made it easier. Responsibilities could be challenging sometimes, but if you're goal oriented, it makes it easier. You get to interact with the animal companions who come into the store. You never know what you're going to get sometimes.

Cons

My experience was great. I didn't have any cons.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best pet company I've worked for!

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    Current Employee - Inventory and Pricing Department Manager
    Current Employee - Inventory and Pricing Department Manager

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

    Pros

    I have worked at several pet supply type businesses, and I have trained dogs for years. I honestly can say that going to work is a joy these days, rather than dreading the work day. My store I work for is clean, friendly, and knowledgable. Every store is different, and each district and the managers in those districts can be different, but I know that out of all of the companies I have worked for Petco treats their employees like people instead of just someone coming in for a paycheck.

    The company offers discounts for associates, and is constantly trying to make things easier for staff (be it computer structure changes, to wardrobe, to an on-going training program so you can learn more about products.)

    Here are some pros I came up with:

    Friendly company to work for; benefits are good; time off requests almost always are honored; consistently offering new training for partners (employees/associates); opportunities to move up in the company happen more than other places I've worked at; working with animals; nice employee discount, as well as offers each month just for associates; many more pros.

    Cons

    I really haven't met many negative things since I've worked here. I know that's entirely unhelpful if you're reading this hoping to get some reason not to work here, but I really have enjoyed working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time getting all team members actively working to help the store (via meeting huddles or incentives.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy retail work plus I work with animals

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Petco part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job is as easy as any retail job. Cashiering, stocking, cleaning. Plus you get to work and learn about a variety of small animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. If you have pets its a decent discount at 25% Petco brand, 20% on all else.

    Cons

    Their motto is "Animals come first"...wrong. Payroll does. We never have the staffing we need to properly take care of the animals and do everything else in the store as well.
    Plus seniority has no factor in day-to-day operations or promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I reemphasize the above statement. WE NEED MORE HOURS to have proper staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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