PetSmart

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better than no job at all but...

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Former Employee - Pet Care Specialist
Former Employee - Pet Care Specialist

I worked at PetSmart part-time (less than an year)

Pros

learning about/ handling MOST of the animals

Cons

low pay, variable hours, annoying customers, frequently scheduled to work in dept. alone (basically getting paid barely above min. wage to do the work of 2-3 people and expected to give excellent customer service at the same time), hamsters

Advice to ManagementAdvice

start petcare/specialty out at a higher rate. the amount of physical labor required (weekly bedding changes/ scrubbing tanks/ feeding+ watering all animals in store/ administering medications etc...) to do the job on top of having to learn about not only all the animals in the store plus the products/habitats for them as well is way too much for min. wage and crappy hours.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    terrible training and no support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PetSmart

    Pros

    dogs and cats were the best reason to work there

    Cons

    managment was non-supportive and bi-polar

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the worst places to work, period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pet Care Specialist in Williston, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Pet Care Specialist in Williston, VT (US)

    I have been working at PetSmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with animals

    Cons

    Part-time employees are treated like dirt no matter how long you've been there, awful pay, inadequate training, most managers don't know P&P and it's therefore not followed, unhealthy animals, lack of knowledge, the company cares more about making customers happy than the well-being of their animals and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CARE a little bit more about your employees. Part-timers are hard working people too and deserve just as much respect as full-time associates. Read up on store policies and procedures. It's sad when someone who gets paid a small fraction of what you do knows more about these things and has to do your job for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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