Sales Associate/Cashier in Aurora, ON
Great environment to work in when you love pets
The training offered was good, I learned a lot, but I would have liked to have extra workshops after completing the initial training.
I liked that most customers were happy because they were shopping for their pets. Get to see animals every day which is a plus. Get to work with Rescue groups.
Great to work there when you have an interest for anything related to pets. It was easy for me to answer customers' inquiries because I was genuily interested in learning about the field and helping people with their pets.
Hours were ok, pay was minimum wage with no bonuses, commissions, nothing... which sucked. Some benefits when you are full-time I believe. The store I worked at was a corporate store and that was hell. Head Office would come in all pretentious and telling us what to do when they had no idea what it took to run a store as big as we had, because none of them worked as a sales associate. They would tell us to do something one day, and we'd have to do the opposite the next. Not willing to listen to any suggestions from staff either. That was the reason I quite because I felt worthless and management (from HO) was extremely rude.
No room for growth. Pet Valu doesn't promote from within.
As a retail job, it is great if you love anything related to pets, but I would definitely recommend a franchise over a corporate store.
Pet Expert in Winnipeg, MB
Probably the worst workplace I’ve been with. Co workers constantly gossiped about one another, and management didn’t have any compassion or respect. Anything you told or asked someone in private or confidence would automatically be known in the workplace, resulting in talking about you behind your back. There are much better places to work at, trust me.
Sales Associate in British Columbia
Not worth all the responsibilities for how little you are paid. Management a mess.
LOTS of heavy lifting. Catty coworkers and hypocrisy from both employees and management. Not only physically exhausting, but mentally as well. It's nice to see peoples pets when they bring them in but it really does not level out.
Sales Associate in Langley, BC
worst management I’ve literally ever dealt with
At the store I was working at the management was segregated with the senior staff versus the younger staff. The mentality of the management is to “play a game until you win and beat everybody else”The wage is not worth the physical labour they put you through every day. No paid training and no respect They would tell sales associates to do their part of the job when the management wouldn’t do theirs
Sales Associate in Innisfil, ON
Bullying management and lying owner caused me to have no form of income for over a year.
No interest in anyone with disabilities. Rather than help they scoff at personal problems. Bottom line is their only interest. Toxic and mean environment. If someone isn’t crying they’re not doing their job.