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Reviews for Chow Hound Pet Supplies

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.50
Teamwork
4.50
Freedom to work independently
4.50
Internal Communication
2.50
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.50
Work-Life Balance
4.50
Challenging Work
3.50
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.50
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
4.50
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.50
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 2 reviews Parking in 2 of 2 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 2 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 2 reviews No flexible spending account No paid time off No healthcare (including vision and dental) No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 1 of 2 reviews Employee discounts in 2 of 2 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 2 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 2 reviews No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication and training

What I like about the company

Its a great place to work with options for growth

What I dislike about the company

Responsibilities vary greatly based on location

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Chow Hound Pet Supplies
  • City
    Grand Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • THE CORPORATE OFFICE NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE store locations that are showing a huge decrease in sales/customer satisfaction and locations that are hemorrhaging employees. There is something wrong with the leadership choices in those locations. There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.

What I like about the company

This is the best retail job I've ever had. The clientele is great, I feel like I am selling products I believe in, and I enjoy the vast majority of my coworkers. Most locations have a dog-washing station, you get to see happy pets almost all the time. Also works with various pet shelters as a foster location. Culture is very helpful, very customer-service and customer-education oriented.

What I dislike about the company

The management is highly variable per location...there are many locations, so don't just apply to the closest one and be done with it. ASK AROUND. Ask the employees if they like their manager because honestly the manager has a lot of pull in the way things feel around the store. Look for a clean, well-maintained store where the animals look well cared-for. Stores that have lax employees or look shabby are that way because the manager has lost the respect from the employees. Stores that look that way deserve attention from the corporate office. Also, the pay is poor, but then again, this IS retail and often a good fit for students.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Chow Hound Pet Supplies
  • City
    Grand Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered