S'wooft Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2020

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  1. "Probably the coolest, most flexible job I've ever had."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Dog Walker in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at S'wooft part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great communication. Fun job all around. Great boss.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

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  2. "Awesome Company To Work For...PLUS you get to hang out with the cutest pups!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dog Walker in North Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at S'wooft part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hanging out with the cutest and sweetest pups! You had a wonderful team behind you in everything you did from answering questions you had on certain clients, or if I ever had an emergency come up, or last-minute fill-in requests, someone was always there to jump in and help out. There was always opportunity to get extra hours by doing extra walks on weekends/nights for clients that may be out of town etc. Things came up in my life and management was very accommodating to my needs to help out in any way that they could. If we were light staffed, they would make incentives for the walkers to complete a certain amount of walks to make extra $$. I'm sad to be leaving but if you have a love for fur babies and looking to make a little extra money on the side, it's a great place to work!!

    Cons

    This really isn't a con but if I had to put something; although this was a part-time job it still required a lot of attention to detail, time, and commitment. Your hours may only be 3-4 a day but it still demanding, walking oftentimes for 30 minutes each pup, and you may have 6-9 pups on your route.

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  3. "Extremely Positive Experience Working For S'wooft"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dog Walker in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at S'wooft part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    S'wooft combines strong, no-nonsense, tech-savvy leadership with an incredible support structure (including extremely good training) that makes working for them a complete joy. The reality of the modern-dog-walking-business-landscape is perilous: pet owners want the best for their four legged family, but they also remain cost conscious, with high expectations of flexibility and responsiveness. S'wooft manages to thread this needle in the best way possible, setting expectations with employees and clients up front, then backing them up with flawless, consistent service. I can't imagine working for another walking company after my experience there. I felt cared for. I felt fairly compensated (and furthermore was extremely appreciative of how up-front S'wooft was about compensation and related figures). With their ongoing support, I was able to focus on one singular goal - making the next dog walk the best possible walk (a walk where I can focus 99% of my attention on the dog and their immediate needs). As a former employee and future customer, I highly recommend S'wooft.

    Cons

    While it is easy to find downsides to any job in the dog walking industry, the only S'wooft specific con that ever came to mind was their very generous cancellation policy, which allows clients to cancel walks up to two hours before the walk is scheduled. In practice, it was (and is) extremely rare to have a client cancel a walk the same day. In a 30 day period of walking I would see maybe 2-3 same day cancelations total. So it wasn't actually a problem per se, however it could lead to a hypothetical situation where your entire day is cancelled the day of, which would be bad. Let me state again however, that this never happened, and if it did happen (or started to happen frequently) in a way that impacted an employee's bottom line, I have 100% confidence that S'wooft leadership would take steps to address it. They care about their people, and they've demonstrated that to me multiple times. Besides that, no other cons come to mind.

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  4. "Love S'wooft!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Dog Walker 
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    I worked at S'wooft part-time

    Pros

    S'wooft is a great company to work for. If you love to walk, this is the job for you!!! I found it to be therapeutic being with all the pups everyday. The reaction they give when they see you everyday is just filled with excitement and love!!! I love S'wooft, and how well organized everything is.

    Cons

    Not really a Con for the company, Be prepared for any type of weather!!

  5. "S’wooft is the place to be!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Dog Walker in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at S'wooft part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I’ve been with S’wooft for over a year now, I love what I do, and who I work for. S’wooft pays well and cares about their employees. I love love love management, very caring and always willing to help.

    Cons

    No Cons... I love what I do, and the company I work for.

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  6. "Love working with dogs all day!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dog Walker in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at S'wooft part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love all the dogs, managers are reasonable and flexible, nice benefits for a part-time job.

    Cons

    physically tough job, lots of details for each dog

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  7. "Perfect Steady PT Dayt job working with pups!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager/Dog Walker in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at S'wooft part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's great steady, reliable PT work (M-F) working outside and with pups (sometimes kitties too), which I really enjoy. Love that I can pick up extra work on evenings/weekends when I'm free and need extra $$.

    Cons

    Not really a "con" but, this is a physical job and an outdoor "in all the elements" kind of job.

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  8. "Dog Walking"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dog Walker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at S'wooft part-time

    Pros

    Great management Work with animals Very independent

    Cons

    Nothing unless you dislike dogs

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