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Productive work place, friendly invorment, lots avaible for pets
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Bowmanville, ONOctober 11, 2017
Love the job, lots of products in store always something to do, absolutely great hours for ones with kids like my self, closed on holidays witch is great unfortunately no benifit packages available and very little staff and no manager just owner
Pros
Great hours
Cons
Poor management lack of staff
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The hardest part of the job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Bristol, CTSeptember 20, 2017
The hardest part of the job is when it gets really busy all of a sudden and there's not enough people scheduled that day to help that amount of customers.
Pros
lunch breaks
Cons
no benefits
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Demanding Part Time Job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PASeptember 13, 2017
I enjoyed the pet aspect of the work but found the work very tedious. The pay is low and that fact obviously doesn't add to the job satisfaction component either...Too many demands put on part-time employees who mostly are college students.
Pros
employee discount
Cons
pay is low, too many demands on individual employee
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Great place to work. Love working with Pet customers
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Bloomfield, MISeptember 6, 2017
Great company on the move. Will be opening many more stores hopefully closer to my home in Romeo. The Dog Wash is outstanding. Not a stressful job if you are organized and have a passion to build the business.
Pros
working with pet parents
Cons
sometimes slow or low business
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It wasn't the best
Retail Sales/Pet Expert (Former Employee) –  Charles Town, WV 25414September 3, 2017
I worked hard everyday but everything was out in me. Management was never there and it was very slow most of the time but no one knew how to do orders or write down the earnings,
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got to play with animals
Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Mason, OHSeptember 1, 2017
i normally worked evening shifts loved it be around animals and animal lovers. i really enjoyed working with the company Pet Valu they have a great environment.
Pros
long breaks, play with animals
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Fun place for pets
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toms River, NJAugust 31, 2017
Here at Pet Valu is a fun and pet friendly place to work and go to. We sell holistic dog and cat foods, and can help you and your furry loved one when something needs a change in their diet. Learning about what each dog food can do for said animals was hard and took long to learn, but it was worth it once seeing results in peoples pets.
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Not bad for a summer job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Flourtown, PAAugust 30, 2017
Worked there in high school ten years ago. The environment was probably a little too relaxed, because my some of my coworkers would come to work high, damage merchandise on purpose if they were bored, etc. I don't know what it's like there now.
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Productive fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lemoyne, PAAugust 30, 2017
A typical day was assisting all customers, checking them out at the register. Unloading skids and checking inventory. Stocking supplies. Opening and closing of store, monitoring sales, cleaning, bank deposits. It was a very fun and informative job. There was great training videos in pet health and management. We were always directed and given a list of things to accomplish throughout the day. The hardest part of the job was the manuel labor of lifting heavy bags of dog food. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and learning so much about animals.
Pros
Fun and flexible
Cons
low paying job
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Unethical, immoral, and illegal things have happened and continue to happen
MANAGER & EVENT PLANNER (Current Employee) –  Ellicott City, MDAugust 29, 2017
Low pay vs high responsibilities and expectations
Work/life balance is non existent
Mostly single staffed so workplace safety is lacking to say the least
Upper management fails to see the abuses of power made by other members of management. The list goes on and on. Read the Glassdoor reviews, with titles like "The deep dark sinkhole of my life" and "Run for the hills" and then read about the workload, the sexism, racism and borderline slave practices occurring here. Others have said it before me and said it better than I could.
Pros
desent discount on store brand pet foods
Cons
upper managment
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There's room for advancement...NOT
Sales Associate/Key Holder (Current Employee) –  Florence, KYAugust 27, 2017
Went in with the promise of moving up. Was passed over once and with a management change have been told that position is no longer going to be filled. Part time just isn't paying the bills and making ends meet. The company has some catching up to do in terms of policies and the way they do things. There are so many things that could be way simpler than what they are.
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good
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  OhioAugust 4, 2017
Its a fun and mixed environment with people and pets. The are is nice and the work environment is clean and organized. Working with pets is a big bonus
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Balancing your duties at work and helping out customers
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJuly 28, 2017
A typical day at work is really all about your DPT (Dollar per transaction) and item line. Aside from that, you have to help customers and maintain laundry, overstock, truck deliveries on Wednesdays, clean work environment, and ensuring the animals all have food and water. I definitely learned more about animals and which foods are the best for which ones, but I also learned how to better approach people and help them in person. Management is rather poor considering the manager at my company tends to help less customers, but will take the larger sales to ensure their own DPT and item line is the best one. The manager also does not take into consideration that you have a life outside of work and very reluctantly approves vacations, if at all. The workplace culture says they are about the customers and their pets, with the motto "Stop, Drop, & Shop", but they really only care about what your dollar per transaction and item line is, and most of the time, it really depends on what the person you walk up to is needing or wanting to buy. If you can't get them to add on to their purchase, it's bad for you because the lower your DPT is, the fewer hours you will receive. The hardest part of the job is balancing helping customers and doing your other jobs you are supposed to do. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely working with the animals.
Pros
30 minute breaks if you work 6 1/2-7 hours or more; discounts on merchandise; working with animals
Cons
Management
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Productive, fun being with animals
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Sewell, NJJuly 7, 2017
Management in this store is amazing. Everyone is treated fairly and the fact you get to work with animals every day is pretty awesome. Part time positions only unless you are in management.
Pros
Good discounts
Cons
Only part time
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productive
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEJuly 4, 2017
Was pretty easy. Learned a lot about being a sales associate. I also learned a lot about how to care for animals. Couldn't work as many hours because you had to be 18 to close up or open the store. Ended up being let go because i wasn't yet 18.
Pros
15 min Break
Cons
couldn't work as many hours because you had to be 18 to close up or open the store
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Terrible Company
Sales Associate/Keyholder (Former Employee) –  Plainview, NYJune 27, 2017
Horrible management and corporate office. Human Resources was no help with illegal issues happening while working here. Manager would not allow breaks while working 8 hour shifts. Would be scheduled alone for full 8 hours. Wasnt allowed to go to the bathroom. Very terrible company.
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Poor Pay for Decent Work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Englewood, OHJune 10, 2017
Now, working at Pet Valu wasn't necessarily hard work; but it did require working 40+ hours on my feet for 10-12 hours a day. I was required to stock the shelves, which consisted of 50lb bags of dog food, and was shunned when I was tired. All of this being said, you won't get paid nearly enough. I was paid minimum wage, which is 8.10 at the moment. You definitely get the vibe that Pet Valu only cares about money, and not really anything about the animals in which it holds.
Pros
Working with animals
Cons
Bad pay, bad boss
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Not there for their employees
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Bellefontaine, OHJune 9, 2017
This company is all about money and not talking care of the backbone of the company. The pay is minimal for the amount of work and knowledge that is expected of you. The atmosphere is full of drama, and people don't follow the rules. There is no room to grow at PetValu's, you're pretty much stuck in the position you have.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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good part time job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Manassas, VAJune 6, 2017
Good part time job, lots is expected of you for what you are paid. Great job for stay at home moms or college students. Can be boring a lot of the times and you are often left to work alone for entire shifts.
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Enjoyable atmosphere. Must love animals and be a people oriented.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Township of Jackson, NJMay 28, 2017
Schedule flexibility. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Training through UC Davis. Host Rescue events, Charity drives, Holiday pet photos. Great customer relationships. Helping people and their pets.
Pros
do not punch out for breaks. Scheduling flexibility. Holiday pay.
Cons
no benefits, sick time or pto for part time associates.
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