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Central Garden & Pet Reviews

Updated 10 October, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Great company"

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    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.


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  5. "Lead maintance mechanic"

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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


  6. "CG&P Has It Figured Out!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for other successful large organizations and have never experienced the level of job satisfaction I have with Central Garden and Pet. They really understand the value of their employees and their contribution to the organizations success. While reaching company goals are imperative and key to the growth of this company, flexibility and the promotion of family work place balance are promoted at every turn. Responsiveness and professionalism of the corporate Human Resource team is unmatched and the drive to improve company culture seems to be a focus of upper management.

    Cons

    Several business divisions in this company so consistency in processes can be challenging.


  7. "Great company that fosters a familial environment"

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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

    Fairly competitive pay, job flexibility, growing company

    Cons

    Long and exhaustive interview process

    Advice to Management

    To risk losing good employees stay competitive with salaries and career latitude

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    18 Aug, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the advice - we are working hard to provide developmental opportunities for all employees. If you would like to share your feedback on our interview process, please contact me at... More


  8. "New employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My experience here in the Breeders Choice Pet food Facility has given me a new home, All of my time here in since my hire date has been great, being a part of the team during this time in its growth and change to new machinery has been a great experience. I would not change anything.

    Cons

    I have not had any experiences that I would treat as a con for me with in my position. I have been treated fairly and with respect by all my superiors here.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    18 Aug, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Welcome to Central and keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work with Amazing People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Garden & Pet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great upper management. Team/family environment. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    They are still growing but that is also a pro!

    Advice to Management

    Management has treated me very well. They allowed me to pursue my passions outside of work while attending classes. They were always flexible when I needed time off. They treat you with respect and truly care about every employee. Linda Null and Gayle Lockerman are amazing leaders and I truly enjoyed my experience with Central Garden and Pet. The only reason I left was to pursue a completely different career which matches my schooling and my passions. Otherwise, I would have stayed.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    18 Aug, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review-we have some great people in Boise!


  10. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Springfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Springfield, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great support from corporate, good benefits, and co-workers all willing to help. A true team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, however that was laid out initially and that is what i signed up for.

    Advice to Management

    Have new associates in the field with veterans first.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    18 Aug, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the advice about training new employees in the field - we will pass this on to the sales group.


  11. "So far so good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    hours are great-plus no nights or weekends and paid Holidays.

    Cons

    It can be very repetitive and traffic is sometimes rough

    Advice to Management

    there needs to be a structured on boarding to ensure everyone has all the forms filled out correctly.

    Central Garden & Pet Response

    18 Aug, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I would like to learn more about your onboarding experience - please contact me at recruiting@central.com.


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