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"Great place if management is good, but pay is lacking."

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Current Employee - Grooming Assistant in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Grooming Assistant in Minnetonka, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Where I work, both the general manager and grooming manager (I work in the salon) are great people to work with and really on top of their duties. The place would be much different without them. The animals are the best part. In grooming, you get to spend all day meeting and working with dogs.

Cons

Pay isn't the greatest. Starting as an assistant groomer, pay is just above minimum wage. If you're full time (in grooming at least), work is basically your life. Hours are long and the salon can get insanely busy.

Other Employee Reviews for Petco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dog Trainer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Dog Trainer in Bellevue, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with animals
    Helping people take better care of their pets

    Cons

    People using the store as the zoo/aquarium
    Customers leaving garbage on shelves, on/in products
    Unattended kids/parents not keeping kids in line
    Making minimum wage after 4 years
    Management (depends on location)
    Thieves

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who worked there when things ran well and take their advice. Don't hire people based on networking. Tighten up the return policy to stop thieves – no receipt, no return. Get rid of mall entrances – enter from outside only. Give stores enough hours to get things done. Stop nagging, especially by sending dozens of emails a day about the same thing.


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

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    • 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

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