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Short Lived-hell at times was not for me, but probably great opportunity for someone else.

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager

I worked at Petco full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Love of animals and animal well being
Diverse People

Cons

Insane expectations at times
Long hours at times for corporate visits-obnoxious
Bullying and sometimes intimidating general managers
Anti- pursuing education if you're an ASM or higher
Some general managers expect you to break your back when they are hardly in their own stores sometimes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not allow your General Managers to be bullies or over pressure or over work their team.
Be fairer in expectations

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    over worked and under paid

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    Current Employee - Grooming Salon Manager
    Current Employee - Grooming Salon Manager

    I have been working at Petco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    you get to be around animals

    Cons

    under paid. under appreciated. bad hours.

    as a groomer you only get 50% commission or minimum wage. you get forced to work till you feel like passing out just to make decent money and that's still not enough for the higher ups. they don't care that you have a family that you need to spend time with, they don't care if your children are sick or anything all they want is your money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your grooming staff better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great job if you like working by yourself

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Petco full-time

    Pros

    It's fun dealing with the animals and fish.
    The pay was "ok."

    Cons

    It's unbelievable that this company can preach all day long about giving their customers great service but then not allow enough labor hours to successfully do it. I'm not talking about a couple of hours here and there. I'm telling you that it's not even close to being enough labor hours. MOST mornings it was me and one other employee. In the evening, it's again two employees total. On busy days, Saturday and Sunday, we had MAYBE 4-5 employees. It's a joke.

    The micromanaging is off the charts. If you trust someone to manage your store, give them a little room to breathe. It's not necessary to have a conference call every day. It's not necessary to insist on duplicate reports to document things. Give it a rest until something needs attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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