Compare Petco vs PetPeople BETA

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

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PetPeople

Employee Ratings

  • Petco scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 3988 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 68 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Petco employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than PetPeople employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Petco employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than PetPeople employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Petco employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than PetPeople employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Petco Ceo Ron Coughlin
70%
70%Ron Coughlin
Petco employees rated their CEO Approval 31% higher than PetPeople employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
PetPeople Ceo Carrie McDermott
39%
39%Carrie McDermott
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Petco employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than PetPeople employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
42%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Petco employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than PetPeople employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
38%

Salaries

Petco has 9,233 more total submitted salaries than PetPeople.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager324 Salaries
$60,363/yr
Sales Associate309 Salaries
$25,092/yr
Assistant Store Manager243 Salaries
$47,214/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Assistant Manager11 Salaries
$16/hr
Sales Associate14 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager24 Salaries
$48,298/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at Petco.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetPeople.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at Petco.
  • "Home office" was the most mentioned Con at PetPeople.
Pros
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 392 reviews)
"Pets to work"(in 97 reviews)
Pros
"Animals"(in 8 reviews)
"Pet nutrition"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Animals"(in 394 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 188 reviews)
Cons
"Home office"(in 8 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Selling Experiance Leader

I have been working at Petco full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

You get the opportunity to help a lot of people

Cons

Sometimes the company has an issue backing their management team

Current Employee - District Manager

I have been working at PetPeople full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Passion for Pets / Nutrition Education encouraged Fun Environment/ Open to Tattoos, Piercings and People with Personality! Smaller Organization but Growing and Updating Technology Supports Local... Communities Discount on Products

Cons

Growing from a small business to has been challenging. Many people within don't enjoy the changes, but we've been able to grow through those changes. It is a multitasking environment and can we... challenging to juggle everything all at once. I enjoy the challenges of the job and helping people/pets, but we aren't perfect by any means. We've made plenty of mistakes, but genuinely want the best for all our employees.

Advice to Management

Keep an Open Mind to ideas and want associates want!

Job Postings

Petco has 7,988 more recently posted open jobs than PetPeople.