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Pet Valu Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, friendly co-works, good culture (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, work with pets, good employee discount (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is sometimes difficult but what you sign up for (in 10 reviews)

  • poor communication with upper management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No negative comments for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "dont work here"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pet Valu part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you can meet some really great people here

    Cons

    terrible pay
    terrible management
    they could be a really great company if they cared about their employees

    Advice to Management

    be leaders not idiots.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's good to work at and I like the people but the pay is bad."

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    Current Employee - Pets in Conewago, PA
    Current Employee - Pets in Conewago, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discounts , the food they have for pets is good to. The people are also very nice and good to work with couldn't have better people .

    Cons

    The pay is vary back for the mount of work you do and how much you have to know about different pets to . I fell like the pay should be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employees then you get more out of them. And for the work they do they shouldn't get 8 dollars an hour.


  4. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pet Valu full-time

    Pros

    You are well trained in pet health and nutrition

    Cons

    They put too much on the managers


  5. "Store Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pet Valu part-time

    Pros

    Educating parents about pets health needs, fun work environment, and get to play with animals

    Cons

    The pay and benefits could be a little better.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The animals! Anyone who loves animals will find this job wonderful. Upper management is supportive and helpful. My district manager is available and will always help when he is needed.

    Cons

    No chairs in the store so if your work a 9 hour shift you're on your feet the entire time. Some of the processes used are a little tedious and not up to date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Sales Associate/Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pet Valu part-time

    Pros

    - Interacting with the customer's pets is always a fun interaction
    - Most customers are great
    - Co-workers have always been laid back and easy to talk to

    Cons

    - employee and manager turn over are high
    - hard to work your way up
    - there are always stores within the region that are poorly run and always short on employees
    - would only see district manager once in a blue moon

  8. "Completely unfriendly work environment for all employees."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pet Valu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being Able to spend time with animals. Nothing else was positive about this place.

    Cons

    Everything. Upper management are bullies and are so unprofessional. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    You need to develop a real HR department and treat your employees with respect.


  9. "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pet Valu part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros at all

    Cons

    They overwork their employees and treat them like crap, don't give them actual breaks, stores are understaffed, and everyone is expected to be happy about being a part-time worker making minimum wage with no chance to advance. Everyone is replaceable in this companies eyes.

    Advice to Management

    Try treating employees like they are actual people and compensate them accordingly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fails at communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent career opportunities, works with rescues to help animals in local communities, clean stores, growing company, average pay for workload, average training

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, management does not communicate very well with store managers and associates, inconsistencies in decisions from different parts of the company (caused by lack of communication), poor logistics

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with your people, they are the ones out there facing your customers every day. Work to improve your logistics. The inaccuracy of your ordering and replenishment system causes unnecessary customer service issues and a large back stock of perishable merchandise.


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