Compare Central Garden & Pet vs PetSmart BETA

See how working at Central Garden & Pet vs. PetSmart compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Central Garden & Pet vs. PetSmart. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Central Garden & Pet

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PetSmart

Employee Ratings

  • Central Garden & Pet scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • PetSmart scored higher in 7 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 237 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 6103 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.6
Career Opportunities
3.2
PetSmart employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Central Garden & Pet employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
PetSmart employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Central Garden & Pet employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.0
PetSmart employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Central Garden & Pet employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
3.3
PetSmart employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Central Garden & Pet employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Central Garden & Pet Ceo Tim Cofer
39%
39%Tim Cofer
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
51%
51%J.K. Symancyk
PetSmart employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Central Garden & Pet employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
47%
% Recommend to a friend
55%
PetSmart employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Central Garden & Pet employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Central Garden & Pet employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
43%

Salaries

PetSmart has 10,984 more total submitted salaries than Central Garden & Pet.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Central Garden & Pet.
  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Central Garden & Pet.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 14 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 456 reviews)
"Animal"(in 187 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 9 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 469 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 286 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Intern

I worked at Central Garden & Pet

Pros

Great atmosphere and culture, absolutely loved it.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at PetSmart part-time

Pros

Interactions with a wide variety of pets and customers, job security, understanding and caring management

Cons

Labor intensive, constantly changing schedule, early hours, short staffed

Advice to Management

need more people working at a time

Job Postings

PetSmart has 21,198 more recently posted open jobs than Central Garden & Pet.