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Unique, but wouldn't go back

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vienna, VA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vienna, VA

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

Pros

-Working with animals
-Learning about animals

I got the job because there was a new Petco opening up in town. The interview was one on one, the training was pretty long.

Cons

-the animals smell bad
-cleaning dirty animal cages
-getting bitten by animals
-not enough pay for the gross work you do (a little bit more than minimum wage)
-catching live crickets

You don't have a set schedule, so it can change every week. Eventually I quit this job because I couldn't stand cleaning the animal cages, etc anymore. I wouldn't go back unless they paid me a lot more.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    worked there 2 years

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    Former Employee - Dog and Cat Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Dog and Cat Manager in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    great partners,can move up quickly, build relationships with customers

    Cons

    dealing with a general manager who's never there and fails to train team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a better look at you gm's who really dont work and take a closer look at shrink

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible, go to Petsmart

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    Current Employee - Pet Groomer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Pet Groomer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Petco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to talk to pet lovers all day

    Cons

    Animal abuse is not okay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers and employees that are knowledgeable of and care about animals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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