Petco Animal Supplies Inc.
- SAN DIEGO, CA
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Petco Animal Supplies Inc. Reviews
Rating 3.89 out of 5 72 reviews
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Working at Petco is diverse and fun. With the right management you will surely enjoy your time working there. You make meaningful relationships with customers and team mates. We learn to problem solve and manage our priorities. Working in retail can be stressful and sometimes frustrating. Working with a supportive team is rewarding because we motivate each other to stay positive and work together. Throughout my time at Petco, I have learned to just be myself. There is balance of course, but for the most part people are receptive when they're dealing with human beings and not robots. I have learned patience during my time working at Petco and appreciate all of my learning experiences. I am motivated because of the wonderful individuals I work with. Petco does a good job finding the right diverse fit for a team. It feels like you are working with a family and you get to enjoy doing what you do. You meet a diverse group of people who shop there and bring their animals too!
I think Petco is much better than PetSmart but as an employee, there is much to be desired. I stick with the company because they have nutrition standards and I get to work with animals. My major complaint is in a time where companies are providing workers with pay that is dollars above minimum wage, Petco only pays minimum wage to cashiers and I, as aquatics specialist only makes a dollar more. Also, the scheduling isn't great. We need more staff but are not allowed to give them enough hours for them to even be useful. My other complaint is Petco is still selling products that are harmful to the animals. Especially being in the fish department, I wish I could smash every bowl, any tank that is under 3 gallons because even Betta fish deserve to be in at least 3 gallons. I would get rid of the fish food that is nothing but fillers. In small animals, I would get rid of all the small bird cages, the small hamster cages, and all of the "guniea pig/rabbit/ferret cages".
I loved the variety of people I have gotten to meet during my time with petco, one of whom has become my best friend. There have been trying times while with the company primarily due to upper management not communicating well with each other and enforcing different things. However, overall my experience has been extremely positive with the customers, pay, and co workers!