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Sales Associate

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Studio City, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Studio City, CA

I worked at Petco part-time for less than a year

Pros

Working with animals was great.

Cons

Not informed enough, kept out of the loop.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote within.

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    Petco Employee

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Oakland Park, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oakland Park, FL

    I have been working at Petco part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to assist customers in their search for any pet related item or service. Having the opportunity to work with all kinds of animals.

    Cons

    Everyone looks the other way for employees that have worked their for 6+ years. Work load trickles down and gets handed to the employees with the least experience. too many managers and not enough employees(too many indian chiefs and not enough indians)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    delegate better, and find more employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The job is alright, the management is horrible.

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    Current Employee - Companion Animal Department Manager  in  Lake Jackson, TX
    Current Employee - Companion Animal Department Manager in Lake Jackson, TX

    I have been working at Petco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Who doesn't like being able to work with animals every day?! The customers are usually really nice and receptive to conversation. The discount is very nice, especially if you have several pets. The company itself 'seems' to really care about the animals first and foremost. There is opportunity for fast promotions.

    Cons

    Management in several stores is horrible. I often find myself asking how such ignorant people were able to coerce themselves into the position they are in. There is no direction, training, or organization in my store. Most of the management staff is lazy, pawning their job off to whoever comes in next. Often times, the animals are stuck dealing with it, whether it be excessive feces in the habitat or a dry water bowl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District managers: Do more in store visits. That seems to be the only time that my store runs the way it should. Make sure that your GM's are properly training their associates. My GM tells our DM that she is... she's not. I've been in the position I am in for 5 months now and I still feel lost. Listen to and respect your associates. I've never worked somewhere that had such a high turn over. TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN! Guide your employees in the right direction through proper training and coaching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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