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Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • working with animals and people that enjoy their pets if fun (in 203 reviews)

  • People bring their pets to work which is cool (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has unrealistic goals And salaries could be better also th (in 93 reviews)

  • No support from corporate with customer service issues (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Most rewarding corporate work experience I've had in 12 years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get recognized here for a job well done. Very positive work environment (people bringing their pets to work certainly helps). The people here, overall, are genuinely happy people and I've caught myself smiling as I walk through the NSC. I've been working in a corporate environment for many years now and that's the first time I can say I've randomly found myself smiling. They take great care of the employees and the offices are gorgeous in Rancho Bernardo.

    Cons

    Really long hours and not the best work life balance. Honestly, that's my only con. Expect to work your butt off but you'll be rewarded for it.


  2. "I am UnLeashed!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work especially if you are a fan of pets!

    Cons

    Employ a streamlined training regimen.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I love that it stays fresh and is always updated and never seems stale or stagnant.


  3. "Nice job if u like pets"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pets and animals are nice and fub

    Cons

    Cleaning up after the animals suck


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  5. "Loved it!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Dog Trainer in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Dog Trainer in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to work with and pet animals all day. You make friends. Giving your knowledge to a clueless costumer is rewarding. Management (at my store) was laid back and cool. You learn a lot. A lot of oppertunity to grow into management. You get a raise every year. Schedule is prompt.

    Cons

    Working with employees who don't care. Stocking unorganized areas is frustracting (usually clothes, collars, and canned food were a nightmare). Late Night stocking. You get hardly any hours if working part time (10-15 hrs at my store).

    Advice to Management

    My managers was awesome, but for others, don't be too mean and do something fun or nice every now and then.


  6. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company that truly upholds its values. Great relationship with upper management and recently as created a clear career path.

    Cons

    Animal care takes up alot of your time.

    Advice to Management

    Must be very comfortable with all kinds of animals.


  7. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    being around the different types of animals

    Cons

    not anything to complain about


  8. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Marine Biologist in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Former Freelancer - Marine Biologist in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is really nice. Friendly people to work with. Work is really smart and really funny.

    Cons

    I was forced to do things no Petco employee should ever have to do. Benefits were also kind of lame. The other workers also assumed my gender, which makes them bigots.

    Advice to Management

    Fish are friends. Not food. Fire all of the bigots.


  9. "Demo Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demo Specialist in Brooklawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Demo Specialist in Brooklawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at petco is really fun. So far I have had the opportunity to work in many different interesting positions (Sales, Dog training instructor, Animal care, Demo specialist) in my 7 years with them.

    Cons

    They start out at minimum wage and do not increase much from there unless your upper management like a GM or AM. Also, their health benefits are not very good and getting in full time is hard because they do not always have a lot of hours available.


  10. "."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petco full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with animals

    Cons

    there are not any cons

    Advice to Management

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  11. "pet styst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Gabriel, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Gabriel, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petco part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule , great team in the whole store, awesone store manager

    Cons

    sometimes worked alone in the salon



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