Central Garden & Pet Overview

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  • www.central.com
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1980
  • Company - Public (CENTA)
  • Consumer Products Manufacturing
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

CompetitorsSpectrum Brands, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Newell Brands
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Central Garden & Pet understands that home is central to life and has proudly nurtured happy and healthy homes for over 40 years. With 2020 net revenues of $2.7 billion, the Company is on a mission to lead the future of the pet and garden industries. Central's innovative and ...
Mission: At Central, our mission is to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time.

Central Garden & Pet Reviews

3.3
47%
Recommend to a Friend
40%
Approve of CEO
Tim Cofer
Tim Cofer
16 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years

"Awesome Adjustment To Remote Work"

Mar 12, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Central is a traditionally "old school" company. When covid hit I was nervous how this would affect the work flow. Central has done an amazing job adjusting to the new world.

Cons

nothing I can think of. Promotion is up to you.

Advice to Management

Let's see how long the CEO last. He's doing a great job but the CEO turnover seems high.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Central Garden & Pet

2.7
(22 reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at Central Garden & Pet?

...Favoritism and gossiping are everywhere....Read More

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Central Garden & Pet Interviews

Experience
Positive63%
Negative13%
Neutral25%
Getting an Interview
Applied online62%
Recruiter14%
In Person14%
Difficulty
2.6
Average
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  1. Brand Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Central Garden & Pet (Milwaukee, WI) in Mar 2021

    Interview

    Phone screening to start with, that asks some basic interview questions, if you get passed this then you are invited to a panel interview that asks more in depth questions.
    Interview

    What is an advertising campaign that you have seen, and what demographic was it directed towards?

    1 Answers

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Company Updates

March 18, 2021
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At Central, we have so many incredible women who lead different businesses, functions and teams across our company. In celebration of Women's History Month, we are proudly featuring advice and inspiration from some of the amazing women who provide critical leadership to our company.
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March 18, 2021
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Pennington Seed announced the relaunch of Pennington Smart Seed Products, the brand’s drought-resistant, environmentally conscious lawn seed portfolio! “At Central, we are committed to creating and building brands that consumers love with products they can trust, and Pennington is a great example of this promise,” said J.D. Walker, President, of Garden Consumer Products at Central. “With so many new consumers entering the category, it was important to us to transform our Smart Seed offering so homeowners have everything they need in one convenient bag – now our consumers can spend less time worrying about how to take care of their lawns and spend more time enjoying them.”
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Pennington Relaunches Smart Seed Lawn Products Featuring Patent Pending, Industry-Leading Technology
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Central Garden & Pet Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes 2021 America's Best Midsize EmployersForbes2021
  • 2nd Place New Product Showcase - Reptile CategoryGlobal Pet Expo2019

Central Garden & Pet FAQ

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What is health insurance like at Central Garden & Pet?

...Our health insurance benefits are very competitive in terms of coverage and cost....

August 23, 2019

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