Compare Target vs Petco BETA

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

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Petco

Employee Ratings

  • Target scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.7
(based on 40421 reviews)
Target employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 3481 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Target employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Target employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Target employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Target employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Target Ceo Brian Cornell
78%
78%Brian Cornell
Target employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Petco Ceo Ron Coughlin
66%
66%Ron Coughlin
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Target employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
49%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Target employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
41%

Salaries

Target has 48,141 more total submitted salaries than Petco.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Target Team Member5752 Salaries
$15/hr
Executive Team Leader - Hardlines1811 Salaries
$38,977/yr
Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience1290 Salaries
$31,568/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Salon Manager261 Salaries
$33,510/yr
Lifeguard253 Salaries
$23,787/yr
Guest Experience687 Salaries
$27,599/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Team members" was the most mentioned Pro at Target.
  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at Petco.
  • "Team members" was the most mentioned Con at Target.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at Petco.
Pros
Pros
"Team members"(in 2254 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 1770 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 382 reviews)
"Pets to work"(in 96 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Team members"(in 2017 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 1941 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 388 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 188 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great okace"Nov 17, 2020

Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist

I have been working at Target full-time

Pros

Fun, great team, good pay, benefits

Cons

Changing hours. Split days off

"Great Job"Jan 13, 2021

Current Employee - Guest Experience Specialist

I have been working at Petco part-time

Pros

I love working with animals and helping provide families with a good starting point for proper animal care.

Cons

High turnover rate among low level employees

Advice to Management

Be better about student schedules

Job Postings

Target has 5,915 more recently posted open jobs than Petco.