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Great place to work.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Great team, very creative, and you can bring your pets to work with you.

Cons

Mixed messages and direction from management, which makes doing your job a bit hard at times.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    They really do stand by their beliefs- Animals come first.

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're really interested, and show potential, their are usually lots of opportunities for advancement under assistant manager.

    Cons

    Once you are ready to advance to assistant manger (and then perhaps on to general manager), there really aren't that many opportunities. If you think about it, someone else has to either quite, move, or die, or a new store open up somewhere in your district, in or to get promoted from lower management.

    Also, they're not too great with pay raises, but then, in retail, who is now a days? I've worked for the company for 7 years, and I've only gone up by $3! My pay raise from associate to one of the lower manager positions was only 50 cents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a particular employee is really showing they're worth more, give them what they're worth, regardless of wether or not it's "review and pay raise" time. There's no better way to loose a good/great employee then to under value (pay) them.

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  2. Petco Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petco part-time (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.

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