Fish & Reptile Sales Counselor (Current Employee), Cicero, NY – February 24, 2014
A typical day at work for me consists of arriving and doing a walk through of my department and establishing a list of tasks that need to be accomplished for that day. I ensure that my employees know what needs to be accomplished and do all I can to make it so they can do their jobs with success. As well as selling merchandise and livestock I am also – more... responsible for ordering and maintaining livestock and making sure there are no disease outbreaks or health issues. The best part about my job is that I'm able to work with what I have a passion for, marine life, and teach others about it as well. – less
Productive and fun place to work, with a lot of great people.
CASHIER, PET COUNSELOR, AND KENNEL TECH (Former Employee), Chillicothe, OH – January 22, 2014
Pros: bonuses, paid out
Cons: competitive, long hours and days
A typical day at work I would do anything from cashing out customers, helping them find a perfect companion or the things they need to spoil their companion, to cleaning and caring for the animals. I learned that when people come in looking for an animal they aren't just going to settle for the first one they see ans think is adorable, as a pet counselor – more... you are dedicated in finding that perfect match for each family. It might be a hamster, fish, cat, or even a puppy. Finding the right companion for a family is not as easy as it looks. My managers help throughout each step to make sure that each family is satisfied with the animal they choose. Not only do the managers help out tremendously but the other pet counselors are great at it as well. Why not work as a team? The hardest part of working at Petland is the intense competition some co-workers have towards one another. It is not all about the money, it is nice having a nice paycheck at the end of the week. But it is even better when a happy family falls in love with their new companion. I love pretty much everything about Petland. Working with animals is amazing. When an animal goes to a right family not only is the family happy but that animal is as well. – less
Pet Care Specialist (Current Employee), Wichita, KS – January 13, 2014
Pros: friendly co workers and amazing animals
Cons: not very orgainnized managment
A typical day at work would be i go to the puppy room put on scrubs wash and sanitize my hand and start checking charts on all the puppies to see what ones need vaccinations and medicines. Then i would bathe the puppies and make sure all of them have food and water and have a clean environment. Then if a guest would want to see a puppy i would have – more... them go to a room make sure they sanitized there hands and bring the puppy to them so they could play with it. That is a typical work day.
Management is not so organized there are several different managers and normally two on duty every day and they both try and make the other co workers do their jobs.
Co workers there are 10-15 co workers most work on the sales floor trying to sell animals a couple work in the puppy room with me. Some are very good workers they love there job but most are not very friendly and try to boss everyone around to do that co workers job.
The hardest part of the day is closing when everything has to be cleaned up i have a check list of everything that needs done and it all has to be done before i can leave.
The most enjoyable part of the day is getting to interact with the animals and people. Helping the animals find a good home is my favorite part. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Crystal Lake, IL – October 10, 2013
Petland has a lot of potential, but the one that I worked at did not have the best management and the owner was not the nicest person in the world. A lot of times I would be promise hours and would not get them, but the managers best friend who also worked there got a lot of hours. It was not a very fair place to work. A couple of the other girls that – more... worked there were awesome and nice. – less
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Hilliard, OH – October 1, 2013
Pros: nice people and great attitudes.
I loved this pet store! The employees took me in and I wish i still lived on that side of town. but before i moved it closed and now Its mocha pet. I dont know where the nearest one is but I love them!
Kennel Manager (Former Employee), Diberville, MS – September 24, 2013
Really enjoyed learning more about different animals. All animals. Learned tons from working with Vets and how to watch signs of illness. I enjoyed the responsibilty of maintaining my work area and the health of my animals. I also enjoyed keeping the paperwork up to date and routine maintienance.
Animal Caretaker (Former Employee), New York, NY – August 8, 2013
Cons: short breaks
A typical day of work would be like going in cleaning up the cages , giving the animals the food, sweeping the floors. Ive learned that I need to be more active while working instead of being shy. My co-workers was always to themselves. The hardest part of the job is when its rush hour.
Pet counselor (Former Employee), Davie, fl – June 20, 2013
Pros: working with animals
Cons: management, poor training, high school behavior
I worked at Petland only for 6 weeks. The training was very rushed. (3 days 2 hrs each day) They was more concerned about sales then their animals. I seen a lot of customers come in trying to return their dogs for various reasons. Most if them was blown off or simply just told no. I was even asked to lie to customers on numerous Occasions. The staff – more... is always under pressure for sales. If you have questions it's ok the first day or two but after that management gets very upset. In all I don't think that working for $7.67 was worth the stress or being disrespected. – less