I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time
Great employee morale and fun co-workers
Sometimes waiting for additional projects to get up and running
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Central Garden & Pet.
Easy phone and in-person interview. Phone call lasted about 20 minutes-the territory manager explained the position and asked basic questions. Was asked to meet at a local distributor where the territory manager explained what you'd do on a normal day.
The combination of two recent acquisitions, Dallas Manufacturing Company (DMC) and K&H Manufacturing, has put Central Garden & Pet in the #1 share position of pet bedding, pet stairs, and cots. DMC, acquired in December 2015, has many long-standing relationships with key retailers supplying high-quality bed products at a great value. In April of 2017, Central added K&H, the largest producer of heated pet beds in the world.
Pet bedding is the fifth largest segment of the $12 billion pet supplies market with favorable future growth projections making it an important segment for Central. To leverage the expertise of the two organizations within the segment, Central has created a new business unit called Central Pet Home Essentials, led by Cris Weekes, Senior Vice President/GM, Dallas Manufacturing and K&H.
With the formation of the new business unit, we created a unique identity for the team and one that, as part of the Central family, looks towards the future to build a stronger presence in the larger categories in which we compete.