Great environment to work in when you love pets
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Aurora, ON – 7 February 2017
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.
Pets, happy customers, over all a fun environment
salary, and very poor management!!!