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Natural Balance Pet Food Reviews

Updated Oct 6, 2018

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3.2
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55%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Joey Herrick
14 Ratings
  1. "Natural Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Natural Balance Pet Food for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours were flexible, manager was great and pay was very good for a merchandising position

    Cons

    Predominantly weekend work even though week days are often a better opportunity to introduce the public to the brand or talk about pet nutrition

    Natural Balance Pet Food2017-03-08
  2. "Easy, but boring - just stand next to the food and talk if asked anything."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Natural Balance Pet Food part-time

    Pros

    Way better than retail, and pays better.

    Cons

    Kinda boring, you just stand around.

    Natural Balance Pet Food2018-10-07
  3. "Retaliation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Natural Balance Pet Food full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with regards to the products provided to promote healthy diets for dogs and cats.

    Cons

    Was a great place to work with original owners. As soon as they merged not once but twice since I worked there, the working environment became hostile. As an employee in the customer care retaliation occurred when my supervisor and department manger (who were friends outside of the office) decided to punish any employee for engaging in legally protected activity.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful not to participate in unfair practices. Law suites do happen but in this case you were spared!

    Natural Balance Pet Food2017-09-11
  4. "Too much employment uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Natural Balance Pet Food full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great group of people. The entire team is professional and dedicated to getting work done and helping each other as much as possible.

    Cons

    The company was acquired twice in the last three years. In each of those times, there have been a lot of changes in upper management as well as structure. It caused entire teams to be dissolved and an ongoing worry that jobs weren't secure enough.

    Advice to Management

    This applies to upper management and ownership: Please better understand the roles of your teams when you start with new groups. Direct managers of teams are doing a great job though.

    Natural Balance Pet Food2017-05-22
  5. "TSR"

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    Current Employee - TSR 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Balance Pet Food full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun Job working with great people and store owners who love what they do!

    Cons

    Were going through a buyout so there was a lot of uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Just was a lot of change going on

    Natural Balance Pet Food2017-02-28
  6. "Worst paid in the game"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Natural Balance Pet Food part-time

    Pros

    Free dog or cat food Flexible schedule Management asleep at the wheel Simple and brainless... just show up

    Cons

    Incompetent supervision will punish you for doing too well and do everything in their power to prevent promotion. It takes 2 or 3 people to do the simple task of a single person. Education and experience do not matter to natural balance, and the turn over for reps is high. They refuse to listen to the "boots on the ground" part of their sales staff and seem befuddled when sales are not up to snuff. the product used...

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    Advice to Management

    hire smart and younger people to make the brand fun and competitive again, stop trying to make us work without paying us(as my bosses did time and time again)

    Natural Balance Pet Food2017-01-09
  7. "Full Time Employment"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Balance Pet Food

    Pros

    Good Benefits, and fun environment

    Cons

    Poor upper management and Human Resource Representatives

    Natural Balance Pet Food2016-10-13
  8. "Oh how it's changed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Balance Pet Food

    Pros

    It use to be a really good almost great company when it was owned by Joey but now that it's corporate owned it's not the same.

    Cons

    The supervisors, most not all, had bad attitudes and just treated those below them with very little respect.

    Advice to Management

    None, now that Joey is no longer the owner

    Natural Balance Pet Food2016-09-06
  9. "No growth ever"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Balance Pet Food full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free dog/cat food, a paycheck (although not a good one), great co workers (some) after leaving the hood, you got a "nicer" cubicle

    Cons

    Disorganized. No communication. No room for growth and when you ask for it managers basically laugh in you face. Snotty women, perverted men

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap

    Natural Balance Pet Food2016-09-04
  10. "Good but could improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Balance Pet Food

    Pros

    They are very flexible with the hours and they give an average of 15-20 hours a week. This works really well with college students

    Cons

    No movement up the ladder, they need to give feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Give feedback to your employees, let them know when they did a good job, and offer them to opportunity to move up in the company.

    Natural Balance Pet Food2016-05-05
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