Royal Canin

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Royal Canin Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
11 Reviews
2.6
11 Reviews
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Royal Canin Président Jean-Christophe Flatin
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  1.  

    District Manager, Royal Canin

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    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Calif City, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Calif City, CA

    I have been working at Royal Canin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good product, hire good people, great industry, free car, $7 lunch per diem, free pet food up to 70lb per month.

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor marketing, few growth opportunity, lower than industry average pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    US management is ruining this company.

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    Former Employee - DM, Veterinary Division
    Former Employee - DM, Veterinary Division

    I worked at Royal Canin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The quality of the products is second to none. The training is excellent. Most reps are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Very poor management, every level. Negative management style. Managers tend to distrust reps. Micromanagement is the norm. Sales style is changing to be more high pressure and less consultative. Managers have been caught in lies, even on nationwide conference calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at who you promote. Check their backgrounds. Stop managing by intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Started strong, company's evolution is disappointing

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    Former Employee - Pet Nutrition Advocate
    Former Employee - Pet Nutrition Advocate

    I worked at Royal Canin part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great for a students though they hardly hire students, good job for passionate people. Aids in developing good leadership skills. Free bag for animals once a month.

    Cons

    No respect for workers, never had any explanation whatsoever as to why I no longer have my job, no two weeks notice, hours reduced significantly. No sense of partnership with the company. Pressure on clients to buy product even if not necessarily the best for the pet's needs. You're quite isolated and rarely work with others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are people before anything--respect us as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a clique.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Canin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of experince gained because of how lean the company is

    Cons

    great if you are from France.
    If you are from France then you are set to move up with or without successes.
    Very Frustrating and anyone that is talanted is looking to get out of there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think Global, Act local. instead of Acting France, and thinking Local. - What works in France does not work Elsewhere!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great product. Poor management.

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    Former Employee - Office  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Office in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Royal Canin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food for your pets. Good training and courses offered. Dedicated, knowledgeable colleagues who truly care about the health of the pets.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. No respect for people as individuals. Only puppets get promoted. Leadership team very confused and doesn't walk the talk. Condescending senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those in charge at the top need to listen to the associates. Stop promoting people with no managerial skills or talent. Try and retain those who truly care instead of keeping the dead wood to cover your poor decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Royal Canin Canada

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Canin full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great product you can TRULY feel proud of. Your team can become your family and have formed some great friendships with a few people.
    -The company really believes in its "pet first" philosophy and making a better world for cats and dogs.

    Cons

    The vibe can be very "high school" with one of the worst rumor mills I have ever experienced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Royal Canin Review

    Current Employee - Line Operator  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Royal Canin as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Working environment is clean and organized. Lunch room is very well stocked and accessible.

    Cons

    Very, very HOT working conditions. Sweating the whole time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase air conditioning THROUGHOUT plant.

  9.  

    Excellent work opportunity at your own schedule

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    Current Employee - Pet Nutrition Advocate  in  Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pet Nutrition Advocate in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Royal Canin part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Knowledge through learning with their knowlege portals

    Cons

    Independant work, one your own throughout your work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company ! Management is running a company.... a Huge company. Very easy job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Canin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job was very easy. you had to go out of your way and Try to NOT make you goals.

    Cons

    management does micro manage some, but again they are running a billion $ company. you would too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    golf more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved the job... can't say that about management.

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Royal Canin

    Pros

    Great company to work for....

    Cons

    Sadly I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and had a manager that wasn't the best... gone now... but so am I... not much can be done.. the past is the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all management are ethical and honest people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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