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companion animal dept manager

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Petco full-time for more than a year

Pros

nice people , manager really cares !

Cons

people are idiots ! customers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay more attention to you staff . they needs to be trained !

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the better Petcos but severely understaffed.

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    Current Employee - Aquatic Specialist  in  Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Aquatic Specialist in Carbondale, IL

    I have been working at Petco part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people there are very knowledgeable and care about the animals.
    You get to spend time around fish and reptiles.
    You meet other people who love fish and reptiles.

    Cons

    The hours are the worst I've ever had.
    Bad pay.
    You meet people who have know idea how to care for animals and don't want to learn.
    The store is severely understaffed, it's not uncommon for there to only be 3 people working at a time.
    The position was advertised as full-time, but was really part-time. A bit sketchy if you ask me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to take care of customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not what they used to be

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    Current Employee - Grooming Assistant  in  Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Grooming Assistant in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Petco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The fellow employees(not upper management)are great to work with. Work goes by quickly when you get along with fellow co workers.

    You gain lots of experience with animals and your knowledge increases all the time.

    Cons

    Management, this goes all the way to the top, can't be bothered with our concerns. Seems that the squeaky wheel just gets replaced with another, cheaper wheel.

    There are some safety issues with improperly sized gloves and poor training.

    Grooming associates don't get raises despite the hard work we do, and the risks we take. Commission doesn't always work, especially in low flow stores. We overcharge and there is no compensation to the staff. We get paid minimum wage and can't cover cost of living. I have to get state assistance and I work full time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees. Act as if every complaint is one that will cost you your job if you dismiss it. Fire useless employees and actively look for better candidates. Your employees make the store run, help make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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