Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – London – 12 July 2016
I've been working at pets at home for a year now and when I first started I loved my job my team and my managers but it's all changed now my colleagues are backstabbing and will go behind your back if you do the slightest thing wrong and you can't trust them. My store manager cares more about store standards than pet welfare and works his staff into the ground by giving you loads of overtime and not enough days off, the other managers are lazy and do nothing all day and will happily ask you to stay extra hours after your shift so you end up doing a 14 hour shift and due to staff shortages, sickness and holidays this has become the norm. The only good thing about the job is you get to be around pets all day everyday and you get to interact with lovely customers who truly appreciate you. Area managers are useless and don't care what happens in store
Working with pets, lovely customers and meeting new people
Sales assistant (Former Employee) – London – 12 June 2016
My time working at Pets at home was ordinary such as stacking shelves and cleaning around the shop. I learnt how to communicate to other members of staff and also got on very well with my co-workers. I didn't find anything challenging within this job role although there was enjoyable bits such as holding and taking care of the various animals that were in the shop itself.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 6 November 2015
The colleagues and manager are nice and helpful. At first you get to work only with animals and cleaning the warehouse,so it's kind of boring. Also if you don't like bad smells and dirt,then you better reconsider this job,because you know animals are cute and everything but they smell and sometimes they bit,you get to handle snakes and reptils,rabbits,rats,guineapigs etc; Also if you are not working with the animals,you will probably be working on the warehouse were you have to move boxes and heavy bags of animal food,sometimes all day,or facing up the products on the shelves. You usually start at 7 or 6,or later like midday and you will finish at half past eight in the evening. IN an 8 hour shift you get 1 hour of break,you can stay there or go home. You get a discount only after 3 months. The co-workers are helpful and nice most of them,also the managers are understanding and helpful. Overall,if you have strength and not allergic to any hay or dust,this is not a very hard job. Though is not really like being a sales assistant.
I enjoyed working with this conpany the most in my career life.
Night Shift Manager (Former Employee) – london – 14 September 2015
I enjoyed working with this company the most in my career life. If you have good team then it is so much fun to work with this company. You could get bank holiday as in lieu, your birthday is a paid day off, if you are getting marrid you get an aditional a week paid off plus some high st. gift or shopping vouchers, if you'r having a baby then you get high st. shopping voucher, good bous at the end of the year.
paid birthday off, a week paid holiday to get married, shopping vouchers when you have a baby.
sometimes heavy lifting, and live pets could give you bite, Tb.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 3 August 2014
I missed several important school and family engagements due to random sporadic forced meetings. Overtime was not paid for and the management was flighty, the store was understaffed and I received little one to one training.