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"General Manager waiting corporate decision on second background check in four months after being suspended with pay"

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Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company has been experiencing growing pains but appears to be heading in the right direction.

Cons

The company has been transitioning this past year by adding background checks to their employment applications. These background checks are inconsistent and bias based on the "flavor of the day" interpretation. How can two background checks within four months, with the exact information place an employee on paid suspension?

Advice to Management

Consistency with background checks is the responsibility of Petco. Review your processes as it relates to an average background check in the retail industry which normally consists of a background check as it relates to criminal activity.

Other Employee Reviews for Petco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun job but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Dog and Cat Department Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Dog and Cat Department Manager in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun, easy job, and nice people to work with

    Cons

    not enough to support family


  2. "Unique, but wouldn't go back"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Working with animals
    -Learning about animals

    I got the job because there was a new Petco opening up in town. The interview was one on one, the training was pretty long.

    Cons

    -the animals smell bad
    -cleaning dirty animal cages
    -getting bitten by animals
    -not enough pay for the gross work you do (a little bit more than minimum wage)
    -catching live crickets

    You don't have a set schedule, so it can change every week. Eventually I quit this job because I couldn't stand cleaning the animal cages, etc anymore. I wouldn't go back unless they paid me a lot more.

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