Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    This company does not care about you.

    Apr 2, 2020 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent employee discounts, ability to see your direct impact on the community.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, low pay, little to no support from District Manager and up, constant changes to store layout inconsistent with the allotted payroll matrix. These are just the overall problems pre Covid-19 with this company but the spread of the virus has really shown where a lot of the problems in this company are. Initially the company was very slow to react, citing the virus was probably overstated since this was an election year. Thus no active measures were taken to create a safer atmosphere for their frontline employees. Every action since has been about a week behind other companies in the same industry. The response has been botched from the top down, with store managers and assistant managers taking the largest hit. In the best of times this company looks for every place it can to cut costs but with the pandemic Pet Retail Brands has dramatically slashed payrolls but given store associates a one time $50 bonus instead of a temporary hazard pay raise like comparable companies within the industry. You can almost hear people updating their resumes in every successive conference call and if you bring any concerns about your safety or compensation up you're basically told to be grateful you still have a job. Managers have no real protection if they get sick as the company will have you burn your sick and vacation time and if you go over that, too bad. I have never worked for a company that so blatantly disregards their employees concerns and wellbeing as this one in over 35 years of retail. The moment things return to normal is the moment Pet Valu loses 40-50% of its work force.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good values

    Aug 9, 2021 - Sales Associate in Cromwell, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    It was an Honest place with good training and Good Management and a f Good Team Environment from my first location

    Cons

    Very little help from regional management and there was very poor training. We seemed to always be understaffed which meant someone being alone in the store a lot

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Pretty good

    Sep 7, 2021 - Sales Associate in Wall, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The people and the customers

    Cons

    The company is not that great

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