The company provides exceptional training on the job and progression can be very quick i was trained in pet nutrition , to caring for all pets including reptiles ,fish and small furries my main duties were deliveries which can be extremely hard work due to the size of some of them especially during the christmas period but can be enjoyable , everyday is different i was also tasked with till work and selling pets. As a whole i highly recommend the company as an exciting place to work.
General Assistant (Former Employee) – bloomfeilds, bangor – 8 July 2018
A typical day at work would be spent stocking shelves and facing cans outward. The minority of the day will be spent assisting costumers. which i enjoyed most. I learned that i do not enjoy retail jobs, yet i am willing to work a retail job. The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting constumers and cleaning the cages and tanks. The hardest point of the job was to face cans outward as it was tedious and monotemous and does not fit my life style.
I honestly didn't enjoy my week at this job. I was very excited to work at this job but during my stay, the staff were rude and accused me for something I didn't even do. I honestly wouldn't work there again. It wasn't a nice environment to work in.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Leeds – 17 June 2018
This was a work placement I did so I can't speak on the salary and benefits but my time spent here was very enjoyable and the staff were all very friendly, fun and welcoming towards me and helped me with anything I was unsure of.
Pets At Home (Former Employee) – Hemel Hempstead – 15 June 2018
I would be building rabbit/hamster cages and helping out feeding the animals and giving them fresh water. The staff are very friendly and if you was to get stuck there is always someone there to give you a helping hand. As Im quite shy they made me feel very comfortable. I learned how to give the poorly animals their medication. The best part of this job was working with animals as Im a very passionate animal lover and this was defiantly enjoyable.
Deputy Manager (Former Employee) – various – 3 June 2018
Probably one of the better retail positions. However the shift patterns are erratic and leave very little time for any sort of social/personal life. it is expected that you work beyond your contract, especially if you are on a salary, and you will rarely be given the time back..
reasonable pay and benefits. Good training program. Job variation
long hours. Erratic shift patterns. Zero work life balance
Salon Manager (Former Employee) – Farnborough, Hampshire – 29 May 2018
Pets at Home was my first Saturday job at 16 Years old. I stayed with them for 7 Years and progressed with fantastic training very fast. Their training structures are clear and obtainable and the multiple locations mean there are lots of roles to be filled therefore employees have abundant opportunity if they wish to act upon it. I moved into the 'Groom Room' where I was trained from a Novice, to a qualified Dog Groomer and Salon Manager , competing countrywide and demonstrating at Cruft's.
It is Retail work so therefore hours can be antisocial however the workplace culture will make up for that !
Discounts, Extra Holiday Days, Great Training, Progression Opportunities
Retail working hours, Once Monthly Sunday Meetings
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Kidderminster, Worcestershire – 23 May 2018
It's an awful company to work for, it's face fits with these lot they are so judgmental and will bully you if you don't fit in. There is definitely favoritism, they dont care about animal Welfare and the staff are very sly and fake about customers. Would not recommend due to not paying me properly and bullying in the workplace. Very expensive too
Could take my dog to work
Sly fake and colleagues, don't get paid for all hours you work, don't care about animal Welfare
Work Placement (Former Employee) – Aylesbury – 22 May 2018
My work placement here went really well. With all of the employees being very nice and always professional in the view of customers, I learned a lot. I was always on my feet with a new task to complete. It felt good to be kept so busy.
Stylist (Former Employee) – Scotland – 19 May 2018
No breaks, no weekend days off, no two days off together, incompetent managers who couldn't manage a prayer in a mosque, grooms are rushed in a vain attempt to meet impossible targets, constant pressure to upsell services and push loyalty cards under pain of disciplinary action, and nothing you do will ever be good enough.
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 16 May 2018
To begin with the job is great, everyone is really nice ect but the longer you are there they except you to work over your contact all the time. hours are not always the same each week and they can change your shift at the very last minute without telling you. They expect you to work 24/7 with very little to no breaks.
Excellent pay ], rewards and holidays
Long hours, 1 year of training, management expect you to give up your social life and private life to them
In the work place the staff are all very friends and always do their best to keep up to date on everything.
Shelf Stacker (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 13 May 2018
Pets at Home is a wonderful place, pets are very well looked after. A typical day at work would be, stacking the shelf’s, checking on the animals and being as social with the customers as possible. Whilst my time at Pets at Home I learned that if your stuggling with a task you can always ask for help and the other members of staff are always there to lend a helping hand. The hardest part of the job for me was probably the till, as it can be quiet confusing. But overal the most enjoyable was getting to meet lovely people and providing lovely animals with a safe home.
Part time store colleague (Former Employee) – Hatfield – 9 May 2018
A typical day at work would be coming in at 9am, i then would clean out the rabbits and guinea pigs at the front of the store. Once this is done i restocked water and food for all the animals on the shop floor and behind the shop. I would then stock shelves and put up new offers. lunch will be at 12 i will then go back and look after the ill animals and feed them and clean them out.