Petco Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Good part time job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Petco

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Nice discounts
    Yiu get to work with animals

    Cons

    Long boring hours
    Mites in the dog food sometimes bite you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Laid back most of the time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Highland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Highland Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Easy workload, friendly coworkers, next to a delicious pizza joint, no required uniform or clothing requirements, get to play with pets

    Cons

    training is basically a "do it on your own" basis, schedule must be flexible since employees call out all the time, out dated computer and POS systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Working at PE TCO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Petco

    Pros

    Love animals and people and enjoy customer relations.

    Cons

    People having to give uo their pets, or medical problems that are difficult to experience with pets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Petco

    Pros

    Great people, there is a clear line of sight between team vision and corporate vision. The senior levels of leadership I worked with were all solid, smart, and believe in positioning their employees and the customer in positions to be successful

    Cons

    Things move a little slow, so you have to stay on top of certain levels of leadership to ensure progress but that is it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you do, and believe in your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company for part time employees; Flexible schedule, fun, and decent part time pay

    Cons

    Being Retail, often times high quality candidates were not available... thus some co workers can be unprofessional.

    Recommends
  7. Petco is a rewarding workplace environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petco

    Pros

    The company values relationships rather than transactions, which are built by engaging, educating, and getting to know the customers and their pets by name. There is growth potential within the company. This company tried to 'grow' associates so they can be promoted to higher positions within the company.

    Cons

    It is retail, which has its ups and downs all together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is somewhat inconsistent throughout the stores, finding key players is hard, and once you've got them they're hard to keep.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Fine people, Poor Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Shift Lead in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Contractor - Shift Lead in Shrewsbury, MA

    I worked at Petco as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    A great group of people who are passionate about what they do. Animals help the stress at work and helping customers find the animals they need is a great experience.

    Cons

    The compensation is really low and management has no intention of changing up the structure anytime soon. Also, all stores are understaffed or close to it and most employees are treated as disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    If you love animals this is the job for you

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back place to work.

    Cons

    Managers are very mean. Treat you like dirt most of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified managers. Quit showing favoritism to your manager friends. This is a business not a daycare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. School Program

    Former Employee - Store Associate in Rowland Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Rowland Heights, CA

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

    Pros

    -Free tips on how to care for pets
    -Employee discounts given
    -Recommendations for food and conditioners
    Friendly Manager

    Cons

    -Extremely boring on slow days
    -The smell of cats and dogs can be overwhelming
    -Heavy traffic in location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Satisfy your customers and add any other improvements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great place to work at, just as long as you work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Petco part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very understanding of non-work related issues dealing with life outside of the business

    Cons

    You get dull hours where the store can be very slow, weekdays at night specifically, which can make standing on the cash register a task on its own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should be more open to employees who are seeking to advance in their department, whether it be management, or higher pay positions in different stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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