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Central Garden & Pet Overview

Walnut Creek, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1980
Company - Public (CENTA)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Spectrum Brands, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Newell Brands
Central Garden & Pet is happy to help with both pets and pests. The company is among the largest US manufacturers and distributors of lawn, garden, and pet supplies, providing its products to pet supplies retailers, home improvement centers, nurseries, and mass ... Read more

Central Garden & Pet Reviews

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Central Garden & Pet President and CEO George Roeth
George Roeth
34 Ratings
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    "Sharp, Thorough, Efficient"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Interview process was expedient, with an interview agenda routed in advance and great communication throughout.
     - Received a lovely welcome package at home after accepting offer.
     - On-boarding was efficient, with clear communication and easy-to-follow process of reviewing and completing assigned tasks.
     - Team was welcoming and supportive, with thoughtfully guided on-boarding meetings and access to all the necessary resources to get acclimated.
     - Management is smart, pragmatic and accessible. Projects are approached thoughtfully and timelines are measured and realistic, with contributors expected to be accountable for their work and

    Cons

    - Commute from Oakley/Brentwood area has gotten a lot worse lately, making the drive unfortunately longer than anticipated.
     - Corporate Environment - Business Professional with casual Friday; would benefit from a more casual atmosphere.
     - Would love to see the company embrace a more flexible work from home policy with teams so distributed across the Country.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in digital and ecommerce resources and technology, and keep empowering the smart individual managers you have hired to successfully drive the business into the future of Garden & Pet commerce.

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Central Garden & Pet Photos

Central Garden & Pet photo of: George R with his dog Chloe
Central Garden & Pet photo of: CLS Leadership building bikes for kids
Central Garden & Pet photo of: Irwindale, CA Police Department feeds Avoderm to their K-9 Unit
Central Garden & Pet photo of: CLS Leadership Scooping Ice Cream!
Central Garden & Pet photo of: Marilyn with her dog Lizzie
Central Garden & Pet photo of: Mike with Motown (From Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation)
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Central Garden & Pet Interviews

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    Agronomist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, GA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Central Garden & Pet (Madison, GA (US)) in June-2017.

    Interview

    Very professional and in depth. I participated in a phone pre-screening interview with talent acquisition, phone interview with head of research, and final interview with upper management of the division in which I was applying for a position. All were conducted in a very professional manner with excellent questions to enable me to provide the detailed information on my background/experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the reason I wanted to leave my current employment to pursue this position?   1 Answer
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Central Garden & Pet Awards & Accolades

  • 1st Place "Best in Show" - Small Animal Category, Global Pet Expo, 2016
  • 3rd Place "Best in Show" - Aquatics Category, Global Pet Expo, 2016
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