Petco Employee Reviews about "working with animals"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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  1. "Great Job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Guest Experience Specialist in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco part-time

    Pros

    I love working with animals and helping provide families with a good starting point for proper animal care.

    Cons

    High turnover rate among low level employees

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  2. "A Good First Job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Guest Experience Specialist in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petco part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Getting to work with animals Customers are usually pleasant Register is easy to learn and operate Other tasks are relatively simple

    Cons

    Minimal breaks Experience varies based upon management High turnaround rate Very little bonuses or raises given Menial tasks designated when no work to be done


  3. "The job was easy, and pretty nice for part-time but the managers were talking about people and it was unprofessional ."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petco part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work with animals, people were nice and cared about their pets.

    Cons

    sometimes you just get terrible managers.

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  4. "Good part-time job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Petco Sales Associate in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petco part-time

    Pros

    -fexible scheduling -friendly staff and management at my location -get to work with animals -receive traning for different areas of the store

    Cons

    -quality of location management varies -low pay and no bonuses -usually understaffed

  5. "Management neeeds to be realistic w/ groomers"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Dog Groomer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Petco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits promotions working with animals

    Cons

    Management is very judgmental harsh not understanding

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  6. "Great attempt"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Merchandise Operations Leader in Media, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun work environment work with animals

    Cons

    not competitive for pay advancement limited

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, management can be difficult"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Guest Experience Specialist in Oneonta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love working with animals and fish, building customer relationships

    Cons

    Hard to be rewarded for a good work ethic, noone seems to care.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay for what it is"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Guest Experience Specialist in Opelika, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petco part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun to work with Animals

    Cons

    Terrible operation and management running location

  9. "Exhausting"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Merchandise Operations Specialist in Oak Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Petco part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    gain experience working with animals, gain experience in customer service, kind colleagues that work well together

    Cons

    Customer service is exhausting. Software is very outdated. Hardly any time off

  10. "Not bad job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Guest Experience Specialist 

    I have been working at Petco part-time

    Pros

    Getting to work with animals

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism that goes on.

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