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Pets at Home Overview

Handforth, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1991
Company - Private
Pet & Pet Supply Shops
$10+ billion (USD) per year
PetSmart, Armitages Pet Products, Petco
Founded in 1991 by Anthony Preston, Pets at Home is the UK’s leading pet specialist, providing pet owners with all their needs; food, accessories, vet and grooming services. Pets are the heartbeat of our business and we aim to share our knowledge and passion to help ... Read more

Mission: At Pets at Home our mission is to be the best pet shop in the world. To do this, we live to our 6 values:
- We put pets before profit
- We make it fun
- We work as a team
- We take pride in what we do
- We get better every ... Read more

Pets at Home Reviews

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Peter Pritchard
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmslow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmslow, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pets at Home full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a company that truly values the work/life balance.
    I feel trusted and empowered by my manager.
    The business is maturing and always sets clear priorities.
    The leadership is open and transparent.
    The business lives it's values.

    Cons

    As with many employers, different teams don't communicate between each other as well as they should.
    There can at times be a 'Top Down' approach to ideas. E.g. They appear to be of more value if they come from people higher up the hierarchy.

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Pets at Home Photos

Pets at Home photo of: Lots of charity events are held throughout the year
Pets at Home photo of: Save The Children Xmas Jumper Day
Pets at Home photo of: The Sunday Times Best Big Company to Work for 2013
Pets at Home photo of: Our Directors taking part in the ice bucket challenge!
Pets at Home photo of: Outside of Store
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Pets at Home Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pets at Home (Bristol, England) in August 2015.

    Interview

    It was awful! A group interview of about 30 people, it started 20 minutes late and was very unorganised. We all sat around a huge conference table and had to come up with a speech on one of our pets. This was all very well if you we're confident, but speaking in front of about 40 people was really not my thing! (There were 10 pets at home bosses there too). Next we had to build a bridge out of paper while all the bosses went and got coffee and pretty much had nothing to do with us. Then we had to make a tv advert out of the products on a desk and show it to everyone else. At the end we had a short 1-1 about availability and things, nothing to actually do with the company. It really annoyed me as I had done a years work experience there before... But I'm guessing they based it up on that group thing! No job for me, speaking in front of that many people just throws me!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a job at the moment   1 Answer
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Pets at Home Awards & Accolades

  • Best Big Company to Work for, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Best Places to Work (9th place), Great Place to Work, 2017
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