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Central Garden & Pet Overview

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Walnut Creek, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1980
Company - Public (CENTA)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors

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

  • "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent De Surface in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Agent De Surface in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work independently. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some long hours. Physical work in the heat

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Central Garden & Pet Photos

Central Garden & Pet photo of: Tim Cofer, CEO, with Toby
Central Garden & Pet photo of: Corporate Halloween 2019
Central Garden & Pet photo of: CSC Halloween 2019
Central Garden & Pet photo of: Corporate Halloween 2019
Central Garden & Pet photo of: SunPet Halloween 2019
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Central Garden & Pet Interviews

Experience

Experience
63%
23%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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11%
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Initially all seemed well and professional. An initial screen with the HR Recruiter, followed by a a phone interview with the hiring manager. I was given a timeline for re-contact.
    Emailed both of them w/separate "thank you" emails, and followed up with the hiring manager discussing one of the pain points they had mentioned.
    I have never heard back from either; not even a courtesy email saying they had moved on.
    Its very easy for companies to forget that candidates are also interviewing them, and while a "no" would be disappointing, at least the communication is professional and appreciated. To fail to follow up at all, or even acknowledge a candidate YOU reached out to is unprofessional and says a lot about a company.
    They clearly also forget that candidates can be customers, or in this case now *former* customers who will be sure to tell the garden club and dog training contacts about the kind of company Central Garden and Pet is and encourage everyone to shop their competitors.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the questions was around an area that has no known solution.   1 Answer
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Central Garden & Pet Awards & Accolades

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