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Blue Buffalo Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great for students or just people looking for something part time (in 22 reviews)

  • Matched 401k,pet food reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, good pay, amazing company (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of local full-time opportunities (in 8 reviews)

  • Must work every weekend, no weekdays (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Working for Blue"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo part-time

    Pros

    Everything is great from pay to benefits.

    Cons

    I have not had any cons with Blue


  2. "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Buffalo part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility and company to work for

    Cons

    Work only on weekends when most others have that time off

    Advice to Management

    Possibly more check ins with reps. Didn't see my boss except maybe 2 or 3 times in 6 months

  3. "Regional Demo Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The product is great!!! We get allotted food for our pets. Good Benifits. The people are genuine and caring.

    Cons

    No weekends off. The company boasts of a family atmosphere but don't join demo if that's the case. Not compensated for the amount of work performed. The title of the position is inflated. Your nothing more then a scheduler and coach.

    Advice to Management

    Allow RDM at least 1 weekend a month off or at least some Sundays


  4. "Decent, but not fulfilling job"

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    Former Employee - Pet Detective in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Pet Detective in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Buffalo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This job is a fine job. It pays better than any other job in the area. It is fun to go in and visit with people and their animals, and in my opinion Blue Buffalo food really is a good food and a good company. Their morals are great, they're all about saving pet lives. Self-driven job, no worries about having anyone looking over your shoulder to monitor you. Perks of retail life without having to stock, handle cash, or clean up anything!

    Cons

    WOW this job sucks on the back worse than any other retail or food job I've had. Walking on just poured concrete, it's been a real killer. The communication with my immediate supervisor was impossible. I'd text (main form of communication) her, and she would tell me that she wasn't at home so she would have to check things when she got back (in the middle of the day) and then she wouldn't ever get back to me. Once my check was shorted and I never did figure out why, but it was like twenty bucks. She was nice, just spacey. Some customers can be really upsetting, not trusting your opinions just because you work for the company. I had a woman tell me that I was lying about one of the foods being gluten free, said that pea protein was gluten (and claimed she had celiacs). But that's retail life honestly.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key.


  5. "Great for students or something part time"

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    Current Employee - Pet Detective
    Current Employee - Pet Detective
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo part-time

    Pros

    A lot of employee benefits as mentioned by other reviewers. Easygoing job if you're comfortable talking to people and striking up conversations. Get to connect with pet parents and talk about pets. Great for students or just people looking for something part time.

    Cons

    No comission but that can also be seen as a pro because there's less pressure on numbers and more focus on connecting with people. No room to advance in the company it appears.


  6. "Senior Packaging Production Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Buffalo full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice offices and you can bring your dog to work! Fun creatives and interesting brand rollouts. International business is growing.

    Cons

    Culture has really changed since the company went public. Downsizing, streamlining, changed from a small business model to the typical corporate culture of profit-centric management.


  7. "Great Part Time Position"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Buffalo part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good food for dogs and cats, good part time job with decent part time job benefits.

    Cons

    The only con is that sometimes it is difficult to get answers to questions from regional managers.

    Advice to Management

    Give reps more training opportunities.

  8. "Joplin plant Buff"

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    Current Employee - Plant Team in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Plant Team in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership at the Joplin plant. For the most part, leadership takes time to listen and involves people in ways to make things better. Love the Gainsharing bonuses and cookouts!

    Cons

    Summers can get hot in parts of the plant. Management had done a lot to help improve this - AC, water, cooling vests, fans, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Joplin team together! Newer plant supervisors but they're coming together. Best place to work in Joplin area.


  9. "Demo Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo full-time

    Pros

    It feels like a small family own business that's growing! Wonderful peers and benefits!

    Cons

    Lots of travel
    No work life balance


  10. "Sales - Pet detective"

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    Former Employee - Pet Detective in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Pet Detective in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Buffalo part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great support and training, good benefits and an excellent product to represent.

    Cons

    Only part time work at four hour shifts, and you work on the weekends.

    Advice to Management

    The training seminars are an excellent way to refresh and keep at the fore front the mission and goals of Blue Buffalo. I love the "herd" mentality.


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