Compare Cracker Barrel vs PetSmart BETA

See how working at Cracker Barrel 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 Cracker Barrel vs. PetSmart. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Cracker Barrel

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PetSmart

Employee Ratings

  • Cracker Barrel scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • PetSmart scored higher in 1 area: Senior Management.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 3990 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 5396 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cracker Barrel Ceo Sandra B. Cochran
71%
71%Sandra B. Cochran
Cracker Barrel employees rated their CEO Approval 22% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
49%
49%J.K. Symancyk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Cracker Barrel employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Cracker Barrel employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
40%

Salaries

PetSmart has 4,449 more total submitted salaries than Cracker Barrel.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Pennsylvania3 Salaries
$9/hr
Server333 Salaries
$21,450/yr
Maintenance304 Salaries
$38,621/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Pet Care Associate799 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager433 Salaries
$76,139/yr
Petcare Associate190 Salaries
$10/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Cracker Barrel.
  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Cracker Barrel.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 238 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 144 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 446 reviews)
"Animal"(in 182 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 154 reviews)
"No breaks"(in 89 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 461 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 276 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Server

I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time

Pros

Friendly staff, daily cash for servers, discounts on food and merchandise.

Cons

There are no cons to this position

Former Employee - Not Working

I worked at PetSmart full-time

Pros

Safety first, good benefits, paid training. This job turned into a career for me. I was hired as a dog bather and within months I started going to pet stylist academy through petsmart. I was there... for almost 10 years, was able to transfer and move to stores across the country. I cannot thank this company enough for giving me a skill, opportunity and financial independence. Thank you petsmart!

Cons

I understand the corporate structure anything i could complain about would mean I would have to claim ignorance in my knowledge in corporate structure and goals.

Advice to Management

Make sure your employees are taking their mandated breaks. Without them, you don't have a job. Do your best to not guilt them for calling out, and give them the schedules they want. Keep them happy..., remember we work to live, not live to work. If they are happy employees, you will absolutely get the results, surveys and morale that you, customers and employees want to see.

Job Postings

PetSmart has 25,509 more recently posted open jobs than Cracker Barrel.