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Kennelwood Pet Resorts Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Love this place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennelwood Pet Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Truly a caring and loving staff. Friendly employees. Knowledgeable staff that love all pets. Great grooming too.

    Cons

    If I had any concerns, which I don't, I would talk to the manager. Pretty simple.


  2. "Needed and disposable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennelwood Pet Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Building bonds with the animals. There's also a close-knit/family feel since it is a locally owned business.

    Cons

    They somehow make you feel disposable, even when you KNOW you're needed. People are in and out of this job in a matter of months because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees as much as you do your loyal customers.

  3. "Drama drama drama"

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    Former Employee - Pet Activities Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Pet Activities Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kennelwood Pet Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to play with dogs all day that is about it. The dogs are the only good perk besides bringing your pet to work if you have one. You also get discounts on boarding which is nice in a pinch

    Cons

    The environment is very drama filled and they cut corners whenever possible. They care more about money then anything else. You have no value as an employee. As a daycamp employee you are out in all sorts of weather and it can be extreme. There are a lot of dogs and not a whole lot of staff so be prepared to work very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about the customer and employees


  4. "Summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennelwood Pet Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Often very flexible scheduling, great people

    Cons

    Management didn't know how their policies were ineffective at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Check with your employees before generalizing policies


  5. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennelwood Pet Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Dogs, cats, friendly people, easy to learn

    Cons

    Not great pay, working on holidays, no good raises


  6. "kennelwood groom tech"

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    Former Employee - Groom Tech in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Groom Tech in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there were no pros other than the dogs

    Cons

    no break no lunch. worked all day. too busy to take breaks


  7. "Love this job"

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    Current Employee - Full Time in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Full Time in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kennelwood Pet Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Hard work and long hours but goes by really fast because you're so busy. Love my coworkers and the animals

    Cons

    Some coworkers don't realize how great they have it. They take their job for granted. My passion is working with animals and it took me a long time to get a job in this field because I had no prior experience. I would give anything for this company so if your not here for the right intentions then you should find another employer.

    Advice to Management

    My management is great, we hold meetings and we actually talk about issues and ways to better handle them

  8. "Get to work with dogs and cats"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The person that interviewed me made it clear about what the job is, expectations and what my hourly pay would be. I get to work with dogs and cats.

    Cons

    It's hard work but the time goes fast. Lots of cleaning. Co-workers complain a lot. I don't get it. They should find another job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennelwood Pet Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, 401(k), benefits, PTO, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low pay for hourly employees. Stressful at times. Terrible PTO for part time employees. Sometimes there is a very negative attitude among management, giving the rest of the employees a bad feel.

    Advice to Management

    Give reasonable PTO to your part time employees. Three days a year in unacceptable. Increase hourly employees pay from minimum wage. Many of your employees bust their butts!


  10. "Loved animals, Hated the management!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service( Front Desk) in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service( Front Desk) in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kennelwood Pet Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The dogs were so awesome. I loved going to work everyday to see the different dog personalities.

    Cons

    Racism
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    Co Workers
    No Promotions

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth
    Promote more people of color to work in corporate office
    I had reported to my manager at the page and Lindbergh location acts of harassment and racism and she did nothing about it. She was the reason that I left in 2015 due to her acts of racism towards me and a few other people of color


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