History of Petco

Petco is a retail chain that focuses on everything pets.  Here, you will be able to find everything from small animals, to supplies.  They have over 1,000 locations today in all 50 United States, and you will find their headquarters in San Diego, California.  Founded back in 1965, they have thousands of employees today.

Job Description / Average Wage

Sales Associate: You will help on the main floor of the store.  You will stock the shelves, clean pets cages, as well as assist customers.  You will also make sure that the main floor stays clean.  If any problems do persist, you will answer to the main manager.   You may also have to run the cash register on certain days.   The average wage is from $8 to $11 a hour.

Cashier: As a cashier, you’re going to help ring up customers, answer their questions, as well as help them with returns, coupons and more.  You’re going to handle cash, credit card transactions and more.  The average wage for this position is for anyhwere from $7 to $10 a hour.

Team Leader: You will be in charge of managing a department, where you will manage employees, as well as make sure that the department is running smoothly.  You will help stock shelves, answer questions that the customers have, as well as report any problems to the manager.  The average wage is $10 to $15 a hour.

Assistant Manager: The assistant manager is going to be in charge of helping the main manager of the store with any duties that need to be performed.  This can range anywhere from opening the store, closing it, as well as assigning tasks.  You’re going to ensure that the store is running at 100% and there are no problems to be had.  The average wage for this position can vary anywhere from $29,000 to $43,000 a year.

Inventory / Stock: You will work in the back room, where you will accept shipments from trucks.  You will take in inventory, price it, as well as organize it in the back.  You will bring items to the front, and help associates stock shelves.  The average wage is $9 to $13 a hour.

Store Manager: You’re going to be in charge of managing the whole store.  You’re going to be in charge or hiring, running payroll, training, as well as ensuring that the store is running according to the company’s guidelines.  You will report to the district manager within your district.  This job can pay anywhere from $39,000 to $67,000 a year.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, as well as Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid life insurance plans
  • Short term, as well as long term disability
  • Paid time off
  • Discounts in the store, and more…

How to apply

If you want to apply for a job at Petco, you can either request an application in store, or if you wish, you can look for job openings online.  By following this link, you can view some openings, as well as apply for them online.