Petco - Petco really cares about animals, beyond just selling products to customers. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Petco
There are newer employer reviews for Petco

See Most Recent

"Petco really cares about animals, beyond just selling products to customers."

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

Good benefit package, friendly co-workers, supportive regional team.

Cons

Lots of traveling, regional offices are located in DC where housekeeping and pest control severely lack.

Other Employee Reviews for Petco

  1. "Great company to work basic retail at."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company policies are easy to follow and protective of employees
    My coworkers are are fun and easy-going
    The pets that come in regularly to tour the store

    Cons

    Hours at hiring are not so good


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not the best career choice"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Bring your pets to office (if you have any).
    2. Yearly bonus.
    3. Good offer signing bonus.
    4. Good relocation benefits.
    5. Looks good on your resume/CV.

    Cons

    This company practices (or at least tries) some of the absurd processes and policies in IT. They don't realize that it is not a Software product company but a Retailer. They tend to spend too much on smaller projects which are destined to fail, and then fire employees in the name of cost cutting and to increase profitability. Too much top heavy with Directors, VPs, SVPs and no real Managers present to manage the teams, set expectations and build project roadmaps. Average salary for a location like San Diego. The on-boarding process for new employees is laughable. You will be Micro managed by random people (not your boss or your boss's boss) to such an extent that you may have to prepare your Weekly/Daily/Hourly work roster and present it to them, for no apparent reason, but just because they can ask you to do so. Too much confusion all over the organization and a good amount of time is wasted in figuring out who is supposed to do what and how. Out of bounds finger pointing and favoritism I have ever seen in my career. Everyone wants to know and approve everything and there are just too many meetings on a regular work week, and more than 90% of the meetings yield 0% valuable outcome. Unusually excessive outsourcing, and the outsourcing partners are obligated to perform just the bare minimum which often times is not enough. The company is growing rapidly but people are struggling hard to keep up with the pace. Overall an extremely stressful environment to work in.

    Other General Cons are:
    1. No real cafeteria. Only vending machines with frozen burgers.
    2. Old and dated office buildings.
    3. No scope of internal trainings and personal development.
    4. Not very great medical benefits.
    5. Only 4 vacation days on your first year.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the outlook of the company and realize major changes that needs to be done.

There are newer employer reviews for Petco
There are newer employer reviews for Petco

See Most Recent

Work at Petco? Share Your Experiences

Petco
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or