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Centinela Feed Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Chris Nakagawa
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Pros
  • You learn a lot of animal information that you would not have known before (in 7 reviews)

  • 30 % Discount helps with your pets food (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High expectations from the employees with low staff and minimum wage (in 6 reviews)

  • Owners and upper management have unrealistically high expectations for their sales staff --most of whom are paid minimum wage or very close to it (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "General Manager position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centinela Feed full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training about pet health
    Good employee discount
    Good people to work with
    They promote a lot from within the company

    Cons

    No 401k
    Sub par health benefits
    Bad decisions made by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Get more input from your managers throughout the company on big decisions. It will give you a perspective you do not have.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "General manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centinela Feed full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet cute dogs and some great customers.

    Cons

    Useless upper management. Leads by fear and write ups. Insane demands with 0 input on how they can be achieved. Upper management will come in and sit in the office and ignore the staff, they will never train management or associates on anything or help them. They come in to yell about how you're not making the impossible sales goals. If anything goes wrong, and it does because they whole organization is utterly useless, they will blame it on store management. They have 0 clue how to keep staff happy and how to run a business. Do not bother with bringing in ideas, whatever you say they will ridicule it and disregard it, especially if you're a woman. I have never seen such high turnover. If you're not making the money they want they will invent reasons to fire you. If you don't have the sense to quit before that happens.

    Advice to Management

    To my co-workers; Start looking for another job. This company is going down. I have never worked under such horrible and corrupt decision makers before and I have done retail my whole life. I cannot discourage you enough from working here. If you already do you need to quit before they shut down, but you already see the writing on the wall.

    To the upper management; karma will find you and deal with you. Good luck finding other jobs when your little company goes belly up.


  3. "company Overview"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centinela Feed (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to learn team work and improve management skills

    Cons

    Implements changes too frequently


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  5. "Inventory Control Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centinela Feed full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady, consistent hours, great costumer community, great staff discount,

    Cons

    Lack of communication from higher tiers of management, lack of support from ordering department, lack of new training for equipment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Willing to hurt for a dollar."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Centinela Feed full-time

    Pros

    They are very easy going with taking days off and school schedules.

    Cons

    They have no idea about animal behavior and they will suggest basic training to owners with dogs who have aggressive issues. Knowing the trainers are not trained to handle those types of cases just to get money out of them and act like its all the owners fault if it does not change anything. Also the dog play yard is a total joke its not safe for employees or pets to be there and the employees are not even trained in how to perform CPR or break up dog fights when they break out. I was terribly sad to see that a company with so much nutrition knowledge but none of them have taken time to learn basic dog behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Go to other dog daycares and see how they are run and learn some of their policies and protocols.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot of animal information that you would not have known before. They take the time to have you take classes with people from corporate or bring in company representatives to teach the employees about the animal or the product.
    They have also change A LOT of things within the last year which has mixed reviews, but mostly for the better.

    Cons

    It all depends on the management. Some managers dance around getting things done and promises they make and others are pretty much high level management and we appreciate them. Some good managers have left already and the other managers that have left just made people want to quit.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad, but not great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centinela Feed part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff, relationships with regular customers, monthly sales contests, learn a lot about animals & nutrition, good consultative sales experience.

    Cons

    Unattainable sales goals, a lot of micromanagement, you get written up for anything and everything, part time hours suck, lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Let store managers determine what goals are actually attainable for them. It would also be nice to have control over your hair color too (not only natural colors!! You have a lot of young/college age staff members and we're a pretty contemporary business, I really don't think our customers would be offended by tinted hair, multiple ear piercings, or a nose ring etc).


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It's not what you expect"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Centinela Feed full-time

    Pros

    You learn about pet nutrition and products through seminars.
    And it makes your day when you see customers bring in their pets.

    Cons

    Expected to do a lot for a minimum wage pay.
    Working full-time hours isn't 30 hrs or above here. You're basically working part-time (20-26 hrs/ week). Not worth it.
    You'll be written up for every little mistake, which makes it very stressful to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Start by changing the way you treat your team members. Be respectful and supportive. They're not machines to be doing every single little thing you ask them to. Go out there and start helping them out because they're the ones that do so much work to get things done after all.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Don't bother"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centinela Feed part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not too much turnover. Usually there is a core team of 5-10 people that have been there for years, supplemented by newer employees who either fizzle out or leave for better opportunities. Most employees are also students so managers are understanding with scheduling.

    Cons

    They expect the most out of their employees with the bare minimum compensation in return. I was once offered a $0.05 raise because management had noticed that I was one of the better employees at the store. Five cents.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Just a part time job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing really.
    See cons and stuff.

    Cons

    No growth
    Management is a joke.
    Dont even consider a mangment postion here. Other places will pay you more for less work,



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