Petco Reviews in Washington, DC

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  • 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)

  • 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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    General Manager waiting corporate decision on second background check in four months after being suspended with pay

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC

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


    The company has been experiencing growing pains but appears to be heading in the right direction.


    The company has been transitioning this past year by adding background checks to their employment applications. These background checks are inconsistent and bias based on the "flavor of the day" interpretation. How can two background checks within four months, with the exact information place an employee on paid suspension?

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    Consistency with background checks is the responsibility of Petco. Review your processes as it relates to an average background check in the retail industry which normally consists of a background check as it relates to criminal activity.

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