Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon
2.8
93 ratings
2.7
Salary & Benefits
2.9
Professional growth
2.8
Work-Life balance
2.5
Recognition & Support
2.9
Culture & Values
Join the Conversation and Leave a Review or

Team

Professional experience

How many years of experience do Petco employees have before joining?
Where did Petco employees work before joining?
Niche Retailers
Large size
Niche Retailers
Large size
What industries did Petco employees work in previously?
Which size companies did people at Petco work at previously?

Educational background

What did employees at Petco study?
Where did employees at Petco study?
San Diego State University
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon

Employee data

How long do employees stay at Petco?
How does Petco rank for age diversity?
How does Petco rank for gender diversity?
Gender diversityRatio
female51.2%
male48.8%

Career advancement

How does Petco rank for career advancement?
Medium
Years in positionPercentage who advanced
<125.9%
133.5%
212.6%
39.2%
4+18.8%
What companies do Petco employees go on to work at?
Retail - Building Material & Supply Companies
Large size
Niche Retailers
Large size
Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon
How Do I Match This Company?
Are you and Petco a perfect pairing? Let's explore your common touchpoints.
puzzle icon

Summary

Company information

History

Headquartered in San Diego, Petco is a venerable pet specialty retailer employing more than 25,000 partners and operating more than 1,500 locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. They also operate 80 smaller format neighSee more

Address

Multiple locations

Size

Large

Founded

1965

CEO

Brad Weston

Type

Company - Private

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Industry

Niche Retailers

What departments Petco employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation29.4%
Animal Trainers & Caretakers23.7%
General and Operations Managers14.7%
Sales Managers & Supervisors10.6%
Administrative9.5%
Management - Other6.2%
Retail6%
See what companies are similar to Petco
Advertising
Large size
Niche Retailers
Large size
Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon
How Do I Match This Company?
Are you and Petco a perfect pairing? Let's explore your common touchpoints.
puzzle icon

Jobs

Job openings

Job Filters

FILTER JOBS
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! As a Vetco Veterinary Assistant, you will meet your veterinary team at our local dispatch office, then travel to your assigned Petco clinic...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! What you'll do: - Provide optimal guest experience services. - Assist guests in the proper selection of merchandise in accordance with...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Purpose:Responsible to deliver pet parent service and grooming services to our pet parents and the pets in our care that align with...Read more
Grooming Salon LeaderPetcoDaphne, AL
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Position Purpose: Promotes and ensures the efficient, profitable and effective operations of the Grooming Salon. Responsible for achieving...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! The Dog Training Apprentice position is a combination of a store partner role while completing the Dog Training Instructor Program (DTIP...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! What you'll do: * Accountable for driving sales and for the overall effective operations within the area of aquatics, reptile, bird and...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! This job function is designed for receiving technical training from Petco's Professional Pet Stylist Program. It is composed of different...Read more
Companion Animal LeaderPetCoOak Creek, WI
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! What you'll do: * Accountable for driving sales and for the overall effective operations within the area of aquatics, reptile, bird and...Read more
Aquatics SpecialistPetCoSan Juan Capistrano, CA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! What you'll do: * Ensure that proper aquatic care and husbandry is being provided to our aquatic life in the store. * Act as the primary...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Responsible for assisting the Store Leader in achieving the store's budgeted sales and profit goals. Ensure that all merchandise is...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Purpose:Manages the life cycle of leave of absences to include eligibility, approval, extensions, return to work, and LOA-related...Read more
Dog GroomerPetcoVancouver, WA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Purpose:Responsible to deliver pet parent service and grooming services to our pet parents and the pets in our care that align with...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Mon-Fri 4/5 am start...Read more
Operations SpecialistPetcoLaguna Niguel, CA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Purpose Statement Responsible for the efficient execution of merchandising to ensure consistency with product sets and signage displays in...Read more
Train to be a Dog TrainerPetcoClifton Heights, PA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!The Dog Training Apprentice position is a combination of a store partner role while completing the Dog Training Instructor Program (DTIP) to...Read more
Part Time GroomerPetcoClifton Heights, PA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Purpose:Responsible to deliver pet parent service and grooming services to our pet parents and the pets in our care that align with...Read more
Guest Experience SpecialistPetCoWashington, DC
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! What you'll do: * Provide optimal guest experience services. * Assist guests in the proper selection of merchandise in accordance with...Read more
Hospital VeterinarianPetcoRiverbank, CA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Signing Bonus up to $60K and/or Relocation Assistance Available!Position Purpose:The purpose of this patient-focused Veterinarian position...Read more
Sales AssociatePetcoColumbus, OH
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!What you'll do:- Provide optimal guest experience services.- Assist guests in the proper selection of merchandise in accordance with their...Read more
CashierPetcoHermitage, PA
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!What you'll do:- Provide optimal guest experience services.- Assist guests in the proper selection of merchandise in accordance with their...Read more
Operations LODPetcoPortland, OR
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily...Read more
Pro StylistPetcoChicago, IL
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to consistently perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or...Read more
GroomerPetcoBurlington, VT
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! Position Purpose: Responsible to deliver pet parent service and grooming services to our pet parents and the pets in our care that align...Read more
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! What you'll do: * Provide optimal guest experience services. * Assist guests in the proper selection of merchandise in accordance with...Read more
Solutions LeaderPetcoPlainfield, NJ
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily...Read more
Show more jobs
Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon
How Do I Match This Company?
Are you and Petco a perfect pairing? Let's explore your common touchpoints.
puzzle icon

Q&A about Petco

Want to know more about Petco?
Learn what others have to say about Petco or join the discussion by contributing a question or an answer.
questions icon
q:What industry does Petco operate in?
Benjamin Gardner
Retail Trade.
q:When was Petco established?
Liam Brown
1965.
q:gender breakdown at Petco?
Isabella Holmes
gender ratio is 51.2% female, 48.8% male.
q:What’s the main location of Petco?
Benjamin Gardner
It’s San Diego, CA.
q:What is the annual revenue of Petco?
Isabella Holmes
$2b to $5b.
q:Who is the CEO of Petco?
Liam Brown
Brad Weston.
q:How long do people usually work for Petco?
Isabella Holmes
4-8 year(s).
q:what kind of companies did Petco employees work for?
Liam Brown
Large companies before Petco.
q:what are the chances of career advancement at Petco?
Benjamin Gardner
i think medium.
q:who are employees usually hired by after leaving Petco?
Sophie Hayes
Lowe's, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Self Employed, Starbucks, Target, The Home Depot, Walmart.
q:Who are the top previous employers of Petco employees?
Benjamin Gardner
Office Depot, PetSmart, Sears Holdings Corp., Staples, Starbucks, Target, The Home Depot, Walmart.
q:What’s the average age at Petco?
Sophie Hayes
21-30.
q:Where did most of Petco employees go to school?
Liam Brown
San Diego State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, University of California-San Diego, University of Phoenix-Utah, University of San Diego.
q:do they hire felons at Petco?
q:Can someone tell me about the vacation policy at Petco?
q:Does Petco offer raises often?
q:Minimum age of hiring at Petco?
q:Part time employees get the same benefits as FTEs at Petco?
q:they accept people without college degrees at Petco?
q:Which companies were you employed by before joining Petco?
q:How often do you get paid at Petco?
q:What’s the best part of working for Petco in your opinion?
q:How long is the hiring process for Petco?
q:What’s Petco’s business mission statement?
Sophie Hayes
"Providing the highest quality pet food and pet suppliesTraining our associates to understand your pet’s specific needs and to offer the right solutionDesigning services to make your life easier and your pet’s life healthierMaking our stores pet-friendly placesEncouraging sustainable products and practicesWorking tirelessly with the Petco Foundation to improve the lives of animals through adoption and advocacyFinding innovative ways to better meet the needs of pets and customers".
Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon
How Do I Match This Company?
Are you and Petco a perfect pairing? Let's explore your common touchpoints.
puzzle icon

Reviews

2.8
93 ratings
2.7
Salary & Benefits
2.9
Professional growth
2.8
Work-Life balance
2.5
Recognition & Support
2.9
Culture & Values
Have some insight of Petco?
Get the scoop on what others who have experience with Petco think of working there or join the conversation by leaving a review.
puzzle icon
avatar-of-creator
District Manager
Baltimore, MD - April 25, 2021
Animal lovers
3.6
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Petco is good at training about live animals and caring for them. Good training programs in general. Grooming areas need some work and a stronger support team is needed to facilitate hiring/training for individual stores.

Pros and Cons
Great, dedicated people
Need better in store operations focus
avatar-of-creator
Cashier
Longview, WA - August 22, 2021
Was a great place to work If you love animals
2.4
Ratings
1
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
Didn't work there very long manager had me climbing ladders and on my foot that I had broken in broken in a boot I rode around on a scooter and I was still climbing ladders cleaning fish tank. Then I was promised to become a manager of one of the sections in the store, Trained and trained but never got anywhere so after I had broke my foot and I was still climbing ladders but still doing training to become a supervisorI decided to leave

Pros and Cons
Being around animals and people who love them
Making an injured employee do things they shouldn't be
avatar-of-creator
Guest Experience Specialist
Grand Island, NE - November 13, 2021
Fun but stressful
1.2
Ratings
1
Professional growth
1
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
It’s was very fun working with the animals and learning about all types of animals and how to care for every species offered but I mostly learned everything on my own time they offer short and uneducated videos to give you a small amount of information. Also most employees at this location were (past) and are (current) not very dedicated to the quality of life of the animals they sell or educating guests on how to properly care for the said animal they are selling they will also never deny any guest a animal/fish even if it’s known that the person is purchasing a animal/fish and putting it in a dangerous situation (betta fighters) (mixed species housing) (mixed aquatic life housing) (bird fighters) (small animal fighters) they also do not make sure that aquatic life purchasers have a tank fully acclimated before selling fish or aquatic turtles which in my eyes in animal abuse

Pros and Cons
Working with animals and learning how to care for them
The lack of empathy for the animals they sells well being
avatar-of-creator
MOD/Sales/Cashier
November 17, 2021
Fun & educational
2.8
Ratings
3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
It was supposed to be apart time job that turned into full time job within a week. A manager walked out and they made me the MOD/Assistant Store Manager. I was also working full time at the Post office at the same time. I loved working there but I had found another full time job that had better benefits & pay.

Pros and Cons
I love animals & working with different people. I learned a lot about different animals
Not a very good wage - that’s why I was working 2 jobs.
avatar-of-creator
December 10, 2021
Overall culture and integrity
3.2
Ratings
3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
Petco is a good company to shop as a pet parent even for other pet parents for the holidays as well as other seasons throughout the year.

Pros and Cons
Benefits and communication
Integrity
avatar-of-creator
Companion Animal Department Manager
February 22, 2022
Overworked and underpaid
1.4
Ratings
1
Professional growth
1
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
Corporate does not care about the little people running the stores. It is backbreaking, dirty work. They run so short-staffed that there is no possible way to get everything done in a day unless you skimp on the animal care which I was not comfortable with at all.

Pros and Cons
had a great manager when I started, met some great people, seeing dogs come in
dirty job, overworked, underpaid
avatar-of-creator
DC Trainer
Braselton, GA - June 4, 2022
Horrible job
2.2
Ratings
3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
Terrible management with no work life balance and the GM is completely unqualified and useless in the role

Pros and Cons
Employees and some of management were very friendly and fun to work with, no shortage of work
GM, most of management, pay, and hours are 60+ mandatory per week
avatar-of-creator
General Manager
June 18, 2022
Declining ethics, poor upper management support
2.6
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
As a general manager, there was little story from my district manager. Available labor hours were adjusted daily wish lead to employees but being able to plan their lives due to ever changing schedules. Our district manager did not teach out mentor, a person must learn on their own yet the visits from district were always negative.

Pros and Cons
Happy team, working with animals
Little upper management support, not enough time for proper care of the animals
avatar-of-creator
Assistant General Manager
October 13, 2022
Work hell, no life
1
Ratings
1
Professional growth
1
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
Alot of legal law are broken. Corporate does not care to listen to anything that is pushed upward. Alot of animals are "euthanized" instead of taken care of

Pros and Cons
High management
Everything
avatar-of-creator
Grooming training manager
November 17, 2022
I loved working with Dogs, the customers and training groomers!
5
Ratings
5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Due to health issues I am no longer able to groom. I worked at at least 14 grooming salons and increased sales and loved my job!

Pros and Cons
Great upper management, good communication between the general managers I worked with.
I had only good experiences working for PETCO!!
Job alerts from Petco
Never miss new job openings
No, I'm not interested
bell icon

Disclaimer

informationLENSA generates certain information provided on this website by compiling and analyzing publicly available data and data from employees/former employees. All company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of any trade name or trademark does not imply any association with the third-party company. None of the information provided is endorsed in any way by any of the companies mentioned. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, or suitability of this information (including regarding demographics or salary estimate) and you are responsible for how you use it. ALL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”. We are not responsible for nor endorse third party content on our website. If you notice any inaccurate information or information you think is proprietary you can email us at support@lensa.com. See our Terms and Conditions and Community Guidelines for more information.
Isabella Holmes Career Advocate
Isabella Holmes
Career Advocate
Are you and Petco a perfect pairing? Let's explore your common touchpoints.
ThinkingHow do I match this company?