Compare Ross Stores vs PetSmart BETA

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

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PetSmart

Employee Ratings

  • Ross Stores scored higher in 6 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • PetSmart scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 7896 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 7520 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Ross Stores Ceo Barbara Rentler
62%
62%Barbara Rentler
Ross Stores employees rated their CEO Approval 13% 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
57%
Ross Stores employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
54%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Ross Stores employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

PetSmart has 1,488 more total submitted salaries than Ross Stores.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Associate728 Salaries
$13/hr
Sales Associate945 Salaries
$12/hr
Area Supervisor634 Salaries
$16/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager495 Salaries
$84,028/yr
Sales Associate/Cashier236 Salaries
$11/hr
Manager70 Salaries
$21/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Ross Stores.
  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Ross Stores.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 386 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 281 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 561 reviews)
"Animal"(in 211 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 259 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 194 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 677 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 495 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"May 31, 2022

Current Employee - Fitting Room Associate

I have been working at Ross Stores part-time

Pros

Very easy job for minimum

Cons

Have to stand for long periods of time

Current Employee - Merchandise Inventory Leader

I have been working at PetSmart full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Every day is different but somehow also routined. Constantly learning, lots of growth opportunities, busy, rewarding work. MIL is the hardest position in the store, but offers the benefits of morning... shifts and less direct customer interactions. Strong feeling of job security and fairness. You get to work with pets and the people who love them!

Cons

Weird hours, work weekends or partial weekends, constant painful budget and labor cuts, and retail management in general doesn’t pay nearly as much as it should for the range of skills, dedication,... and flexibility required to do the job. Lack of respect and appreciation from the general public (customers). Recognition programs are available however are not regularly used in all stores. The culture of the store teams is sometimes negative and stressful, but that will vary a lot depending on the location.

Advice to Management

Verbal recognition should be a daily focus and part of the culture. Your hardest working associates and leaders are often taken for granted and don’t receive the recognition they deserve. Don’t... forget about retention raises as those pay bands continue to increase, we are paying attention.

Job Postings

PetSmart has 14,887 more recently posted open jobs than Ross Stores.
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