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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 for 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    Compensation good, associate culture good.

    Cons

    Cronyism, favoritism, no personal integrity among middle management. Lacking of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into how the distribution centers are being run. Lack of talent, and upward mobility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great job if you like working by yourself

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    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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