WellPet Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Solid Company, Not Sure of Direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Managers want you to be successful and are truly concerned for you and your well being

    Cons

    The company lacks a true direction. Management heavy. Seems to be an uninteresting brand.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your main lines and listen more to your sales people who are in the field every day.

  2. Where's the beef?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Technical Observer
    Current Employee - Patient Technical Observer

    I have been working at WellPet full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Your overlords want you to succeed, flexible schedule, decent benefits, nice corporate spaces.

    They've generated a nice, touchy-feely message embraced by caring, yet stupid, pet owners. Some strong brand attachment.

    Cons

    Critical, high-positioned employees have a track record of unfinished degrees, temperamental behaviour, and throwing people under the bus.

    Slow changes to products over time render product messages hazy or simply untrue.

    Marketing claims rarely match product reality.

    Advice to Management

    Start vetting your management team for quality............and honesty.

    Try to re-establish the "mom and pop" image that got you started, as well as the integrity of formulation, not just prey on the ignorance of customers and their emotions.

  3. Good Company,Good Product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outside sales, Good quality, Good people

    Cons

    Behind the times in marketing

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  5. Cutthroat but has many opportunities to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at WellPet

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, bonuses, promotion opportunities are not scarce.

    Cons

    Cut-throat, high pressure, a lot of travel, someone is always getting fired.

  6. Good company to work for but needs some improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at WellPet

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. It's a growing company, so no layoffs. Individual efforts are recognized. Company hires employee referrals and listens to employee inputs.

    Cons

    Lack of training for employees. Annual raises are very small. Disconnect between plant and corporate offices. Takes a long time to fill open positions.

    Advice to Management

    It's not just the managers who keep the plant running.

  7. Too Many Chiefs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are apparently benefits if you are located at the corporate office. The annual sales meeting usually provides good food and drink.

    Cons

    The management of this company think very highly of themselves. They place no value on loyalty, experience, or ethics. It is all about the numbers. That is especially true when it comes to the quality of their products. Because of this, the turnover rate is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees for what they contribute.

  8. Overall good working environment and culture, great people making fantastic pet products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Tewksbury, MA

    I worked at WellPet full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, good corporate culture, excellent benefits particularly for the size of company. Privately held with secure financial support.

    Cons

    No chance for profit sharing or IPO due to nature of ownership. A few key executives have ego issues. Poor record of promoting and/or retaining women in leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the good - and be critical in self-assessment - no one is perfect - everyone can improve.

  9. Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WellPet full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Growing company, automated, friendly workforce

    Cons

    Long hours, growing company, short sighted

    Advice to Management

    remember your people

  10. Outsourcing everything in production facility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at WellPet full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The insurance is awesome and the people in the plant are great. The product is top of the line healthy food for cats and dogs.

    Cons

    Corporate office is on East coast while plant is in Midwest so they have no idea what is going on or what is needed. They outsourced the HR department in the plant and since then, everyone in an office position has either quit or been let go. They spent a lot of time and money trying to improve the culture of the plant and then brought in an outside company to handle HR and now the culture is worse than it was before.

    Advice to Management

    Quit outsourcing jobs and listen to the few good employees you have left in the plant.

  11. Good company with great brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at WellPet full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    WellPet is a company with great brands and high-quality products; these are brands you can believe in; working to create premium, safe natural food and treats for pets is challenging, extremely satisfying and rewarding; supportive and friendly colleagues and immediate management; great place to work if you love pets; excellent employee benefits; profitable and growing

    Cons

    Advancement path is not always clear; at times, insufficient resourcing to meet project demands

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate resources for projects to reduce the continuous need for long days in order to meet schedule demands; give employees a chance to learn, grow and build their careers; continue to give back to the employees in any way possible where both parties can be successful

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