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90%
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Central Garden & Pet CEO George Roeth
George Roeth
35 Ratings
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  • "They also like to put massive controls under one person(in 3 reviews)

  • "Senior management not willing to make the hard decisions to help company move forward(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Can you manage yourself and live in a lower cost of living area, this place is perfect for you."

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, most of the winter is down time.

    Cons

    No upward momentum, no leadership or accountability, doesn't pay to cost of living. No development process or plans for increasing revenue or employees to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your Territory Managers that live in very expensive parts of the country, and celebrate their successes instead of rewarding incompetent managers and demotovate those who work hard.

  2. "Really great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for and was sad to leave but had to for family reasons

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company is not recommended to work for"

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      Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Fairfield, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work Monday through Friday and overtime.

      Cons

      I was discriminated against certain employees of a different color.

      Advice to Management

      Get your facts straight be for you decide to let an employee go.

    • "Merchandiser"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Very easy work Decent pay Not tied down to an office

        Cons

        Have to do a decent amount of traveling

        Central Garden & Pet Response

        November 5, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        Thank you for writing a review about your employment experience. A merchandiser role is a perfect fit for those that want variety and don't mind driving to various stores.

      • "Sharp, Thorough, Efficient"

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        Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

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        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.

        Central Garden & Pet Response

        November 5, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        Thank you for taking a time to provide feedback on your interviewing, onboarding and employment experience! Your input has been shared with HR and leadership.

      • "Good job overall"

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        Current Employee - Merchandiser 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Central Garden & Pet for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great Management, very flexible, great for college students.

        Cons

        Can be boring at times

        Central Garden & Pet Response

        October 19, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoy your job - I've never heard anyone describe a job at Central as boring though!

      • "Warehouse Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time

        Pros

        Good insurance and dental and vision plan available

        Cons

        Low employer match to the 401K plan

        Advice to Management

        Include employees in the stock option plan instead of just the high priced managers

        Central Garden & Pet Response

        October 19, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        Thank you for taking a time to write a review. We have recently updated our 401k plan to include a higher match and are constantly looking for other ways to reward our employees. Your input in appreciated.

      • "Good Company"

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        Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Central Garden & Pet full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good People and lots of room for opportunity.

        Cons

        Pay is lower than typical. Cost of living increases are set at corporate level. It is figured that the cost of living is the same in other areas around the country, as it is in Seattle. Except that Seattle costs about 3 times what others cost. 401k is somewhat of a joke, and as a salaried worker, expect to work far longer hours than the 40 you'll be getting paid for.

        Advice to Management

        Work on retaining good employees and not as much on acquiring companies. Build your benefits package to entice employees to stick around. Some of the smaller branches need more employees to help share the workload. The people have to juggle too many positions at once.

        Central Garden & Pet Response

        October 19, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have some exciting updates to our 401k plan to you should hear about soon!

      • Helpful (2)

        "Sales"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        The worker bees in the company are really good people.

        Cons

        There is no forward momentum in this company at all! Management does not care about its employees or treat them fairly.

        Advice to Management

        Look at your employees who have been there for years. Create more opportunities for growth.

        Central Garden & Pet Response

        October 19, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        I'm sorry to hear you are unhappy in your role. If you would like to be put in touch with Human Resources, please send an email to recruiting@central.com.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Listening Ears"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time

        Pros

        Some really talented folks that want to make a difference.

        Cons

        HR is unresponsive to the needs of employees at all levels of the BU I worked at. Lack of support providing resources, replacing open positions, understanding employee health issues and responding to requests in a timely manner. Talented Management and key employees are held back by tope management from using their talent and expertise to make recommendations and/or decisions. When errors or mistakes occur, knee jerk...

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        Advice to Management

        Empower and engage employees at all business units to become part of the solution. Employees will respond by taking pride in their work, environment as well as gain respect for top management. Allow communication between business units so talent is shared rather than surpassed. Develop an HR Department that listens, responds and supports. These recommendations should create a more positive, productive workplace environment...

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        Central Garden & Pet Response

        October 19, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

        I'm sorry to hear your experience at Central was not positive. Your feedback is concerning. If you would like to confidentially connect with our SVP of HR, please send an email to recruiting@central.com.

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