Petco
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www.petco.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

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Not what they used to be

Grooming Assistant (Current Employee)
Windsor, CT

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsManagement, 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Cedar Park, TX

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


Pros: I loved the animals that would come in, and the… Cons: Completely Unorganized, training was almost nonexistent, manager talked bad about employees and customers,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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GSM (Former Employee)
Quincy, MA

I worked at Petco full-time for more than a year


Pros: The employee discount was great. Cons: A lot of underqualified coworkers Advice to Senior Management: Screen your store managers more carefully No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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