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"I enjoy what I do at my company in spite of the challenges that exist"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people (overall), competent products, established image, multiple locations, strong brands, good team functionality for major 3 retailers

Cons

limited marketing budgets to go up against competitors, employees feel undervalued, not teleworking friendly, lacks communication between segments and clear pathways to move projects along the path (winding that it may be)

Advice to Management

start listening to the employees about what works and what doesn't - especially those that know their market segments

Other Employee Reviews for Central Garden & Pet

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Monarchial corporate structure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who work here. Benefits are mediocre/less than mediocre but they are available. Great place to step your career into the right direction but only a stepping stone, no more than a year or two.

    Cons

    Not a positive work environment with no business plan, no core values, and no growth plan. The people who work here are really good people, but the management has 'ruled' in a way where no employee wants to make a decision. If one does make a decision and is wrong, they are basically shunned in front of the company. This didn't happen to me.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to make decisions to grow the company.


  2. "Amazing to work for Central, A Dream Job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central gives me the tools and support to manage a territory successfully. My bosses are the "Dream Team" to work for. They do not micro-manage and always there to support you. Innovative, dynamic and positive work environment makes everyday a pleasure to work for them.

    Cons

    They stopped providing storage units a few years ago and it is difficult to store samples in a small apartment.

    Advice to Management

    Quarterly Bonus would give more incentive throughout the year.

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