Petco Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Working with animals is the best part of the job, there's always something new walking through the door (in 68 reviews)

  • YOu get to bring your pets to work, most people were really nice (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Inexperienced upper management running experienced long term employees (in 35 reviews)

  • As a Groomer or a Bather, you are at minimum wage and will never EVER get a raise (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Inventory management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petco full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Full time
    Health insurance

    Cons

    Lack of hours
    Not enough staff

  2. aquatics specialist

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    Current Employee - Aquatics Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Aquatics Specialist in Kansas City, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love my job because I work by myself on my own fish wall in my own department

    Cons

    Cons would be that they don't let you call in if you try they demand a doctors note and beg you to come in anyway, on top of having tasks thrown at you that aren't even part of your job descriptiona and I feel like I deserve more than the pay I get

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice for management because its not like they are going to read it anyways

  3. Best job yet.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Petco part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Petco is a great company to work for with a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Hours- they rarely give you full time.

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  5. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Petco part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment
    Good starting pay
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement

  6. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is very passionate about what they do and has great core values. Great health insurance.

    Cons

    Like most retail there is more work than hours. Very demanding and stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Better allocation of hours to the stores. Nothing ever goes as planned.

  7. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Petco full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pet friendly environment, so you can bring your dogs or cats to the office
    Campus is located in San Diego where you don't need to worry about winter

    Cons

    Things move slowly and meeting schedules keep being pushed back

  8. General manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - General Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Petco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great customer focus and great products

    Cons

    Payroll is very tight to accomplish tasks and goals

    Advice to Management

    Need to compete with online channels

  9. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Construction Project Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Project Coordinator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Petco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great culture, family friendly environment, room for growth

    Cons

    There wasn't room fro advancement in my area but you could easily move to another department.

  10. The management is terrible. They will tell you anything you want to hear to get you to stay but never follow thru.

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    Current Employee - Dog Groomer in Mansfield, TX
    Current Employee - Dog Groomer in Mansfield, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Interacting with customers and hearing their pet stories. Learning about all the different animals and the proper care off them. Making new friends.

    Cons

    Work hours, too much overtime. Lack of communication between employees and management. Grooming salon is way understaffed leaving only one person to cover midday to closing. Absolutely no professionalism here.

    Advice to Management

    GET IT TOGETHER. MANAGEMENT YOU ARE A JOKE.

  11. Retail General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Petco

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package and discounts

    Cons

    Too many tasks to be completed not enough hours.

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