Pros: You will learn whole lot of skills working for this company
Cons: You must fight for reasonable pay. No work life balance.
Petco is an alright job. The culture my boss and I generated made it an enjoyable place to work! However The new expectations being pushed onto us by corporate has indeed been stressful.
A typical day would be coming in at 7am. Calculate payroll, check sales goal, review several different reports, check emails. By 9 I will assist with animals. If time allows, coach and train employees through role playing, or training of mangers. Afterword, it's all cleaning and stocking along with administrative duties. Action memos, finalizing expense reports, ordering animals, store use supplies etc. My normal shift is usually 7am-5pm.
Petco has taught me how to maintain a high standard. Especially management wise. I learned how to be a true leader and to gain the credibility of my direct reports, along with those even above me. I have matured greatly being with the company for over 5 years.
My coworkers and associates are great. We all work as a team. We have fun while remaining productive.
The hardest part of my job would be one thing in particular. Maintaining the overall cleanliness of the store while staying on top of truck and the stockroom, along with animals and other duties seamlessly. We are expected to scrape tiles from under shelves, spray paint rusted shelves, paint walls, replace or paint AC grills on the ceiling... The list goes on.
The funnest part of my job is training the associates and managers. The love learning something new and then saying; "Heh! That was easy". I do indeed love training. It lightens the load when we all know everything. I want everyone to be just a big a fish as I am. Just don't get out a line though!