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Blue Buffalo Reviews

Updated March 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Pay was great for a part time college student" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Matched 401k,pet food reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, good pay, amazing company" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "I just wish there were more full time opportunities as I have a large family to support on one income" (in 13 reviews)

  • "You have work every weekend and leaves little family time" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "You really feel like part of a herd. We inform and educate pet parents on our products."

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    Current Employee - Pet Detective/Brand Ambassador in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Pet Detective/Brand Ambassador in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love animals, taking about your pets, and talking to others about their pets this is the job for you. It’s not made to be a main job by no means but if your looking for a little extra income your almost guaranteed 20 hr a week working on the weekends. The management team is like family they have worked with me on hours because I work a full-time job that occasionally works me on weekends too. They are very understanding when life happens.

    Cons

    None really.
    You will will see many pet detectives that would want this to be a full-time job but after you start working you should be able to see why that is not realistic. A weekend gig is all of this is because some times it is just standing for long periods of time waiting for a pet parent to come across.

    Advice to Management

    Let’s keep doing what we are doing it works General Mills.


  2. "Helping to make healthy pets"

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    Current Employee - Pet Detective in Loganville, GA
    Current Employee - Pet Detective in Loganville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and chance to meet other pet parents and their pets.

    Cons

    Some customers prefer to be left alone, so just leave them alone.

    Blue Buffalo Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Leader

    Glad you are enjoying your time at BLUE!

  3. "Nice, decent paying weekend job"

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    Former Employee - Pet Detective in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Pet Detective in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K, Monthly allowance for Blue Buffalo products

    Cons

    Have to stand on your feet for entire shift


  4. "Good part-time work"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Practice a lot of social skills and independent work ethics.

    Cons

    Limited job responsibilities means that the people who like challenges will become bored very quickly.


  5. "What can you say about a dog food company?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Blue Buffalo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free dog food, bring dogs to work, 8-5 hours, company has been successful, not a bad name for the resume

    Cons

    Office was in the middle of nowhere, with limited exception it was a very "nerdy" group of people overall, many of the "old buffs", as they are known, have institutional knowledge, but mainly are still employed out of loyalty and lack the skill set needed for a mature company. I was most disappointed with the lack of professionalism in the HR department. Bill Bishop started the company and brought his sons and a few family friends up with him (hello Fairfield County). Bill Bishop Sr. is one scary dude, but his sons were nice. Salary was more in line with "CT" rates and skewed less towards "NYC" which you can find in the area.


  6. "Great part time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo part-time

    Pros

    Pet perks, flexible, you work by yourself

    Cons

    Not full time, weekend work standing long hours


  7. "Good but Boring"

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    Former Employee - Pet Det in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Pet Det in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Blue Buffalo part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefit Of free food, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Weekend only, can only stand, can be boring, no advancement

  8. "Once a Buff always a Buff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Buffalo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture,
    Great people
    Ability to contribute
    Leaders are accessible

    Cons

    Growing Fast
    Fast changing Priorities
    New Ownership


  9. "Went from a great part time job to miserable."

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    Current Employee - Pet Detective in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Pet Detective in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Buffalo part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat of a flexible schedule IF your manager likes you.

    Cons

    Working in grocery stores, low pay, short breaks, VERY slow paced, un-concerned management, isolated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees complaints about working within grocery stores especially to the veterans of the company who have been here for years and have lived through the changes. Work went from enjoyable working within pet specialty where the environment was cheery, supportive, customers were great and overly willing to hear about Blue and shifts at work flew by because you truly enjoyed what you did to being placed within one isle in a grocery store for hours on end where traffic is low, customers would rather avoid you than slow down their quick trip to the grocery store and isolation and unhappiness is bound to take over. Now I dread every weekend of work knowing all but one of my shifts are within the grocery stores and management could care less as so long as they fill the required amount of grocery stores in their area. Sales may be rising, but the happiness of their employees are on a straight downward slope. Pay is no longer enough for the amount of isolation and unhappiness you deal with on a daily basis of working. I personally recommend all of my family and friends to avoid this brand like the plague due to poor management and company ethics. There are plenty of comparable quality dog foods that haven't lost themselves to the greed of trying to make more money in the expense of their employees happiness--especially the employees who are actually out and doing the groundwork of the company by promoting and increasing sales.


  10. "Brand ambassador"

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

    I worked at Blue Buffalo part-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits for a part time position

    Cons

    too many long hours standing