Anywhere between Heaven and Heck depending on management
Pet Stylist (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – January 18, 2019
When I joined, I loved everything so much the manager had to order me to leave. It was like a family. Our productivity and ratings were off the charts. The days flew by filled with joyfully working beside my coworkers I loved dearly. However, once our manager was caught and fired for embezzlement and unlawfully changing our time punches, we were left to struggle for months before a malicious and incompetent leader was put in place.
If the former manager had not committed such egregious crimes, I do believe the store I work at would be paradise for pet lovers such as myself. As it stands though, the new management has fired or chased off almost everyone of merit. Threats to fire or otherwise punish replace support and encouragement. It's rare to see the manager there for her full shift. Or the assistant manager for that matter. They fight over ownership of the store and have no concern for their employees or the safety of the store. They will back stab and bribe to get their way, including threatening and bribing us not to call HR on them.
Speaking of HR, it's a separate company that collects complaints and sends them to corporate once there are enough filings about the same thing. Your complaints will not be heard. Even illegal goings on will be ignored including expected off clock work and workplace harassment and discrimination.
If you know the management and you can stand them, it can be a good place. However the chances of that seems slim as the past 8 managers seem to have had huge issues according to staff who have been there longer than I.
cute dogs, can be nice with the right staff, discounts on pet products and services, did I mention cute dogs?, grooming training and training training, no background check, really good auto inssurance if you have a history, good health inssurance
unpaid lunches, little job security on floor, management tends to be poor, corporate doen't care about employees, poor pay, don't approve time off, shame you for using sick time