Compare Lowe's vs PetSmart BETA

See how working at Lowe's 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 Lowe's vs. PetSmart. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lowe's

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PetSmart

Employee Ratings

  • Lowe's scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • PetSmart scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 21688 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 5173 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Lowe's employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
60%
60%Marvin Ellison
Lowe's employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
44%
44%J.K. Symancyk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Lowe's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Lowe's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

Lowe's has 26,712 more total submitted salaries than PetSmart.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Assistant Store Manager925 Salaries
$59,802/yr
Customer Service Associate774 Salaries
$12/hr
Department Manager653 Salaries
$20/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager427 Salaries
$76,395/yr
Engagement Manager Leader344 Salaries
$32,376/yr
District Manager32 Salaries
$118,307/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Lowe's.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1449 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1039 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 434 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 133 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 591 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 503 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 455 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 268 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

I worked at Lowe's part-time for less than a year

Pros

Fun easy job for me as a college student

Cons

Not a ton of hours (also a pro as a student)

"I love my job."Nov 23, 2020

Current Employee - Senior Petshotel Associate

I have been working at PetSmart full-time

Pros

Dogs! Generally a great team. A job that keeps you on your toes.

Cons

Sometimes things change or go wrong in an instant. The training is more of a “sink or swim” situation, so you’ll either thrive for die in the water. Have to be prepared for anything.

Advice to Management

Do your best to be understanding! Sometimes I hear managers complaining about people calling out sick, during a pandemic. Not always but it’s best to take an understanding approach!

Job Postings

PetSmart has 14,856 more recently posted open jobs than Lowe's.