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Central Garden & Pet Reviews

Updated 10 December, 2017
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Central Garden & Pet President and CEO George Roeth
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Pros
  • Great people, great job, hard working people (in 11 reviews)

  • They offer competitive pay and benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a positive work environment with no business plan, no core values, and no growth plan (in 4 reviews)

  • And management has a tendency to patronize us lower-level employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Overall great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, easy to talk to everyone, and very productive.

    Cons

    Not always up to speed with Technology in terms of data.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    1 Dec, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review.


  2. "Full Time Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ft Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Ft Merchandiser

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours, paid time off, benefits, make own schedule.

    Cons

    No support from territory manager(s). Expect you to take on responsibilities of a manager without the pay. Workload. Years without any raises.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees when they reach out for help.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    1 Dec, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you did not have a good experience. If you would like to speak to our SVP of Human Resources, please send an email to... More


  3. "Boring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    People
    Hours
    Pay
    Food
    Vending mschine and coke

    Cons

    Poor management
    Too much work


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  5. "Worth sticking with it through the tougher times a couple years ago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing: genuine, caring, resourceful, and far less political than any other company I've worked for during my 25+ years as a working adult. Work-life balance is better than others in the industry. The CEO is the best change we've had in the 9 years I've been here--a true leader and values-oriented guy. And the products are ones I'm proud to use and to recommend to friends and family. The growth we've seen in the last two years is awesome, and there are LOTS of opportunities for those who work for them.

    Cons

    The company went through some challenging times about three years ago and lost some good people--some who have since returned. But there are still people griping about what happened three years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the 401k match so more hourly employees participate.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    1 Dec, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the detailed review. Central has gone through some bumps in the past but we have learned from those and are better for it. Thank you for hanging in there during the tough times and... More


  6. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great job, hard working people

    Cons

    Not really any cons for Central

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    25 Oct, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our merchandisers do a great job on both the garden and pet sides of the business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I used to live in the East Bay and the office location was very convenient. Free parking

    Cons

    Tons of politics. Very difficult to get promoted if you are not involved in those politics. Multiple sexual harassment incidents in the past few years. I would not recommend this place for a long-term employment.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics, more business development.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    25 Oct, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time at Central. If you would like to discuss your concerns with our SVP of HR, please contact us at recruiting@central.com.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "this company does not deserve even one star"

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    Current Employee - N/A in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - N/A in San Diego, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Occasionally, you can meet decent people here,but they won't stay long in central

    Cons

    Incompetent people
    Corporate culture is dominated by older white males
    Not progressive

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    25 Oct, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    I'm sorry to hear you are not happy in your position at Central. We have gone through a lot of change in the past year but if you are not feeling that change in your location, I encourage you to... More


  9. "Sr Turf Agronomist - Pennington Seed -Grass Seed Division"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Turf Agronomist in Madison, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Turf Agronomist in Madison, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers and general overall work atmosphere

    Cons

    I haven't experienced anything negative to date.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    25 Oct, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the great review!


  10. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment with a lot of experience and talented employees. They encourage fun, while simultaneously setting expectations. Great culture to work in!

    Cons

    Benefit packages and salary's should be reviewed.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    25 Oct, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Glad you are happy with your job! Benefits and salaries are things we review regularly and try to make improvements.


  11. "Lead maintance mechanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Monroe Township, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Technician in Monroe Township, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth in company and is a great work environment

    Cons

    There are no downsides

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    25 Oct, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    So glad to hear you are enjoying your position in our new location!


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