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- Tomlinson's Feed & Pets 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.
What Employees Say
I have been working at The Spot Experience part-time for less than a year
The employees who work at this establishment are wonderful and they all work well together, especially for the fact that they work with PetServe from Continental.
Small facility, would be better if it had its own place to walk the dogs that is not interfering with the fellow flight goers.
I have been working at Tomlinson's Feed & Pets full-time for more than a year
I've worked a handful of other retail jobs and Tomlinson's far exceeds my experiences elsewhere. As w/ any retail gig, you have to enjoy working with people and be comfortable with selling. This... is not a job for introverts. The hours are reliable (i.e. they don't call you an hour before your shift and tell you not to come in b/c it's slow) and the benefits are good (super generous employee discount and an employer-match 401k, which is unheard of in retail). There's also pretty good communication between upper management and stores. The owner and district manager check in almost weekly. In my past jobs, we'd see a regional manager once a year and that was it. I worked here during COVID and was impressed w/ how Tomlinson's handled it. They made sure all stores had cleaning supplies and PPE, took care of coworkers who had to quarantine, and the owner was still consistently in-store to cheer on the team. It sucked (still sucks) but feels like a team effort.
As w/ any retail job, working w/ angry customers is never fun. Anti-maskers (virus enthusiasts) are the worst. But, all of that comes w/ the territory. Your experience will largely depend on your... direct manager. If you have a good manager (I did), you'll be in good shape. If you have a high-stress manager, the store environment will reflect that.
Advice to Management
Keep up the team effort. Keep listening to employees at all levels when they have needs or feedback (so far, so good in my experience).