Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chantilly, VA – November 12, 2012
I worked there years ago while in high school and college. Pay was good, I had flexible hours, my co-workers were a lot of fun to work with, you get to interact with animals all day and make peoples day when you send them home happily with their new pet.
Recreational Volunteer Community Service (Former Employee), 1009 E. Commercial BLVD, Oakland park, FL 33334 – March 22, 2014
Pros: taking care of the animals
Was able to get good experience in voluntarily donating puppy's and kittens to help them find a new home. I learned keeping my surroundings including work spaces clean as well as to clean after the animals in changing their bedding. i was able to greet customers and some of their pets too.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Greenfield, WI – March 21, 2014
Pros: discount at the store
Cons: not a steady schedual
theres alot more to working at a pet store than you might think friendly people work there usually the coustomers are easy to deal with. you learn about small animal care the pay is low and hours are typical retail.
Manager, Dog & Cat (Current Employee), 07447 – March 19, 2014
Pros: making a difference in the lives of others
Petco® is a leader in pet supplies and pet care. As a manager of the dog and cat department, responsible for budgeted sales goals, gross margins, merchandise shrink targets & managing inventory levels. Responsible for driving sales, ensures that the store is opened or closed in accordance with established policies and procedures. Responsible for all – more... store functions to include daily financial reconciliations of registers, safe and bank drops
Manages a staff of 8; coaches sales associates in providing great customer service and in performing their assigned task with the objective of achieving budgeted sales. Daily huddling, Provides talk track, qualifying questions and clearly defines goals of the day. Average weekly store sales in excess of $40,000 Builds lasting long term relationships by putting the customer first. Excel’s at consultative and cross selling techniques, raised customer average spend from $29.50 to $31.50 with an average of 300 clients a day Functions as the voice of the customer. Ensures highest level of customer satisfaction and expectation. Responsible for reporting store incidents, immediate remedy of customer complains and tracking of customer surveys. Within last 6 months, measured results by third party show a 30% increase in customer satisfaction in our store. Company expectation was a 10% lift. Performs weekly inventory audits and store ordering. Current inventory grading of 100% Achieved by ensuring all 220 key items within the store are in stock and no outages occur. Maintains certification in all pet nutrition. Consults clients on best options based on individual needs, to include pet age, activity levels and food allergies – less
GENERAL MANAGER (Current Employee), Collierville, TN – March 17, 2014
I love Petco as a company because of the people. I couldn't have asked for a better boss each time I progressed in my career. I started as a part time cashier and am now a General Manager. This was also my first job ever in life and I have been there for ten years. All you have to do is WANT to succeed.
Productive and hardworking cleaning and directing ext..
Cleaning assisting (Former Employee), Altamonte springs – March 11, 2014
Pros: good breaks and lunch
A typical day would be to go on the catwalk and clean all the poles, lights, and walls. I had to make sure everything was clean and no dust was found. A inspection was to come in a week so time was crucial! My experience taught me a-lot! I learned many work skills such as communication, Directing, and advising. The management was well kept everyone – more... had to be on task at a certain pace or we would never finish the job in time. My co-workers were hardworking, they enjoyed each others company and learning day by day. The hardest part was stocking in furniture! There were so many and just cleaning the V.I.P rooms too! Though the most enjoyable part was meeting new friendly workers and asking about there experience on their job and how long they have been working in it too! – less
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee), Chula Vista, CA – March 6, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, see pets often, reasonable hours, training provided
Cons: short-staffed, physically demanding, open most holidays
A typical day at work includes being on time for your shift, then checking with the manager on duty for the daily focus. Your co-workers will usually be easy to get along with and easy going. Scheduling has been flexible when I need it for schooling, and often times other stores need help so you can pick up extra shifts as well. Management is generally – more... as you would expect them to be, the goals and expectations corporate wants will be passed down to you, such as with donation drives and pushing certain products. The hardest part of the job comes with what you would expect in retail in general, when difficult customers want more from you than you can give, and being short-staffed during busy days. For the most part, it is a great company to work for whether you are just looking for a job to make money while you are in school, or you are looking for a company with advancement opportunities. – less
I worked for PETCO for about two years. I would come in mostly in the evenings and be cashiering. I would also recover the store. I Provide customer service as well as greeting the customers who came in. I enjoyed working with my co- workers . There really wasn't anything that was hard about my job. I love seeing the cats get adopted and seeing the – more... different animals that came into the store. – less
Student Worker (Former Employee), Menifee, CA – March 2, 2014
Pros: seeing animals, fun coworkers, loved the duties i had
Cons: stocking the bigger items
A typical day at work involved going around the store and cleaning up (ex. cleaning the fish tanks) and organizing the isles (front of facing). stocking different items. Helping customers with questions or showing them where things are. I learned a lot about stocking and cleaning and how to help customers in that particular store. My co workers we great, – more... very nice and fun and helped me a lot while I worked there. The hardest part was stocking some bigger items, but I managed. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the animals everyday and helping the customers. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Castro Valley, CA – February 28, 2014
Pros: it's a positive work invironment
Cons: i've been there a long time, college is over and would like to progress in my career.
Pet co has been a good place to work while I get through college. The hours have been flexiable, the other associates and customers have been good to work with. The animals always keep us on our toes too. Although we typically do the same tasks on a weekly basis there is typically some small factor which gives the task some variety.
Manager (Former Employee), West Jordan, UT – February 27, 2014
overseeing pricing and stock control,maximising profitability and meeting sales targets,preparing promotional materials and displays. recruiting, training, supervising and appraising staff,dealing with customer queries and complaints
Positive work environment involving animal care and handling.
Dog Trainer, Customer Advisor and Sales Expert (Current Employee), Shoreline, WA – February 27, 2014
Pros: animal interaction, lots of learning oppurtuninities
Cons: short breaks, lots of micro managers.
A typical day at work involves scheduling dog classes, selling dog classes. costumer service. I answer many questions that my customers have on any of the pets that they have. I need to be well informed on any animal that may come into the store not just dogs. I also teach dog training classes. When doing this I must stay on schedule to make sure each – more... dog is learning what is on the curriculum. I must also make sure each pet parent is also getting any addition help with personal pet problem that my not be on the curriculum.
I also have to communicate my schedule with all of my managers, and make sure my classes that I do schedule don't interfere with any other store schedules. I communicate with all of my co-workers to make sure they are on point with helping me sell dog classes, making sure that they have all the information they need to sell to any customer that may come in.
The hardest part of the job is scheduling. I not only have to schedule the best times for the customers but also for my managers and the staffing available at the time. I have to deal with many personalities and many schedules to get my job done.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that I get to see my students learn and grow! I get to see the joy on pet parents faces as they see their puppy become the dog they want to be. each day I see a pet parent be proud of the accomplishments of their dog, and I helped that happen. Nothing beats that! – less