Pros: hands on, and mostly "on your own" work enviorment
Cons: management, pay, advancement opportunities
Worked at quite a few stores in my area, Ontario (California) Pets Hotel being the best, Corona's Grooming was a great experience overall, but Eastvale's Grooming was by far the absolute worst.
The groomers are super friendly and the customer/clients are wonderful, but the management (both store management and grooming management), and training are horrible! They play favorites, WILL tell you to your face that they'll make your days still working there "h*** 'till you find something else", and do not give the proper employees the advancement that they deserve.
After 2 years of working at the Eastvale Facility, i left to be so much happier in Ontario.
Even though i've gone on to bigger better things than the PetSmart Corporation, they definitely have taught me some lifetime career lessons.