Compare PetSmart vs DSW BETA

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

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DSW

Employee Ratings

  • PetSmart scored higher in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
  • DSW scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 4856 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 2292 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
48%
48%J.K. Symancyk
CEO Approval
DSW Ceo Roger Rawlins
65%
65%Roger Rawlins
DSW employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
DSW employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
35%
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, PetSmart salaries averaged $12,913 higher than DSW.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate57 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager421 Salaries
$76,035/yr
Inventory Auditor360 Salaries
$36,743/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate695 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager199 Salaries
$74,019/yr
Assistant Operations Manager25 Salaries
$20/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at DSW.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
  • "Rewards program" was the most mentioned Con at DSW.
Pros
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 412 reviews)
"Animal"(in 175 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 178 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Animals"(in 430 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 256 reviews)
Cons
"Rewards program"(in 157 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 78 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at PetSmart part-time

Pros

People. Responsive manager that is straightforward and interactive.

Cons

Repetitive job fatigue. Cleaning up dog “oops” messes.

"Great"Apr 11, 2020

Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

I have been working at DSW part-time

Pros

Great culture for those wanting something to pass time.

Cons

There is not much wrong with this company.

Advice to Management

None, you are doing well.

Job Postings

PetSmart has 21,957 more recently posted open jobs than DSW.