Petco

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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 a 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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    Standards are often thrown out the window

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Working with animals, helping customers find what is best for their pets
    Some of the best times are when customers are so happy with the knowledge and help you give them in keeping their pets happy.

    Cons

    The pay sucks, standards are not taken seriously, HR department is not supportive.
    Policies and procedures are often ignored to save money. If the animals needs vet care, the vet is not called and upper management forces associates and department managers to take care of the animals with what is sold in store.Department managers are paid less than associates they manage, and yet is expected to do work outside of their scheduled shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DM needs to become more involved. HR department is not supportive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Grooming assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grooming Assistant in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Grooming Assistant in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    I Love animals so I liked getting to see the animals and their owners, and the Manager was a really nice guy!

    Cons

    -Barely worked 10 hours a week [4 hours a day]
    -Paid $6.25/hour
    -Incredibly boring job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay Your employee's Better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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