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Loved working with animals, hated my coworkers.

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Former Employee - Grooming Assistant  in  Aurora, CO
Former Employee - Grooming Assistant in Aurora, CO

I worked at Petco full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

working with animals, tips (in grooming)

Cons

poor management, minimum wage, not flexible schedule, turn-over

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't ignore employee issues just because you can hire someone else.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Petco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You learn a lot about animals and can help change a pets life as long as the customers are willing to listen and believe in what you are teaching.

    Cons

    Upper management (DM, VP) ask a lot out of one person and tend to not put any blame on themselves and are unwilling to be available to teach or train their store managers. All they do is dictate and express disappointment over conference calls and threaten your employment. They never give GM's ASM's any praise for all the work they do. A lot of the time I was working 60+ hours a week just to keep up with the demands of our DM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop dictating and realize how hard your employees are working. When stores are growing in business they need more payroll to help customers and keep the store clean. Also when a store is 20+ years old and a building is even older, spend money to update it (i.e. the floors) otherwise customers will always have something to complain about even if they have had the best service of their lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Petco Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible with job positions and hours depending on your GM and ASM. If you love pets and are in a store with a good manager it can be a great place to work. There is a wide variety of ages and backgrounds with your co-workers. If you have pets the employee discount is nice to have. Full time benefits are really good.

    Cons

    They pay as a manager depends on how good of a negotiator you are and what kind of back ground you have. Often the people who have worked the longest for the company and have risen from the ranks are paid the least because of Petco's low starting wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the most out of your employees give them the best pay, training and support possible. Low wages, continuously getting the schedule out late, and not having people do the actual jobs they are hired to do hurts moral and eventually sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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