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Central Garden & Pet Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • They offer competitive pay and benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • The work environment and company culture are very friendly and welcoming (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management seems like it is only in it for themselves (in 5 reviews)

  • when there's a problem, no one takes responsibility, they try and shift the blame (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Payroll Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Administrator in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Current Employee - Payroll Administrator in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really friendly and I love ❤️ the fact how pet friendly the whole environment is. Best benefits package I've had in a long time. Look forward to many more years at Central Garden and Pet.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome and keep up the good work.


  2. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great support from corporate, good benefits, and co-workers all willing to help. A true team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, however that was laid out initially and that is what i signed up for.

    Advice to Management

    Have new associates in the field with veterans first.

  3. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hours are great-plus no nights or weekends and paid Holidays.

    Cons

    It can be very repetitive and traffic is sometimes rough

    Advice to Management

    there needs to be a structured on boarding to ensure everyone has all the forms filled out correctly.


  4. "Job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    Great environment with friendly people. The work is new and challenging.

    Cons

    would like to have had vacation time up front instead of accrued.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Positive energy led by employees who greatly care about the best interest of the company. The management is great and I felt welcomed starting my first day.

    Cons

    Really have had no negative experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great leadership. I really enjoyed listening to our CEO present our investors deck. The company clearly is on good track.


  6. "Poor Management"

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

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with!

    Cons

    People who are hired for positions they have no business being in, as they lack formal training. Lack of interest in holding on to long-term employees. What is acceptable behavior for some, is not acceptable for others. HR couldn't care less about the "little" people.

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to long-term employees who have knowledge, skill, dedication, and who show up every day to do the best job they can to make your company what it is. Also, allow people to evaluate their bosses, as it is sooooo one-sided for bosses to be the only ones to do the evaluating.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    I really like CG&P. Management really looks out for the employees, the people in corporate are relaxed and the HR staff is easy to talk to. The benefits aren't bad and upward mobility isn't a pipe dream like most other companies.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. I've worked for them all in all for about 6 years.

  8. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros for Central!

    Cons

    -very subjective(aka you need to be best friends or have very "close" personal relationship with your manager/boss to feel comfortable here.


  9. "Order Management Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked well with my school schedule and were accommodating for other needs in regards to schedule adjustment.

    Cons

    Management micro-manages people in lower positions (and they make you feel like you're a lower level employee rather than a part of the team for the entirety of the company). Verbal abuse has been allowed to where management will publicly humiliate persons in front of their peers and then later buy them lunch or coffee to make up for it which compares to being in an abusive relationship. Management only cares for their own, not for the 'peons'. Raises are ridiculous when you compare them to other companies. Restaurants and retail positions offer better raises. A 1% to (maybe) 2% a year raise increase is insulting! If there is any one company that encourages you to go and work for a different employer it is Central Garden & Pet. I worked there for over 3 years and, in the department that I worked for, there was a not a single person who gave a 2 weeks notice because they wanted to leave in a fashion that reflected the way that they were treated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, fight for ways to make them happy, don't suppress people for who they are, and don't act like you care for others when all you care about is making yourself look good. The happier your employees are the better they will perform, the better the quality they will produce, and the better your numbers will become. Think about your employees before you think about yourselves.


  10. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Boise, ID

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair and honest place to work. But expect to work with integrity

    Cons

    It can be slow at times.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is important. It is better to keep your staff in the loop in order to have the ability to do your job to your fullest

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    May 2, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your advice to management.


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