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

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager

I worked at Petco full-time (Less than a year)

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working with animals, tips (in grooming)

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Petco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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