Pet Valu

Working at Pet Valu: company overview and reviews

Pet Valu
Pet Valu
3.5
340 reviews
Pet Valu ratings
3.5
Average rating of 340 reviews on Indeed
3.5Work-life balance
2.7Pay & benefits
2.8Job security & advancement
3.0Management
3.5Culture
Headquarters
Toronto, ON
Employees
501 to 1,000
Revenue
$25M to $100M (USD)
Industry
Retail

Popular jobs at Pet Valu

 Average salarySalary range
Sales Associate
12 salaries reported
$13.81
per hour
$10.15-$20.75
Store Manager
12 salaries reported
$26.42
per hour
$10.15-$48.95
Retail Sales Associate
6 salaries reported
$17.94
per hour
$10.15-$39.35
Office Administrator
5 salaries reported
$24.80
per hour
$12.40-$37.20
Administrative Assistant
3 salaries reported
$24.67
per hour
$12.30-$37.00
Salary satisfaction
46%
of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 494 reviews

Pet Valu reviews

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Overall reviews at Pet Valu

5.0
Customer Service Representative | Richmond Hill, ON | Feb. 14, 2017
Amazing
I really loved working for Aurora, she was so great. I loved working with the people and their pets, although I had to stop working there because of my school situation I will always point people with pets in Aurora's direction, she is awesome!
ProsThe pets
ConsI had to stop working because of school
5.0
Pet Groomer | Orillia, ON | Apr. 9, 2018
Great friendly environment
wonderful people, really nice and understanding. enjoyed the company. i liked all the customers too; super funny and nice and always lots to talk about.
Prosnice lunch breaks
Consnot enough hours
5.0
Senior Bookkeeper | North Bay, ON | Sep. 24, 2015
nice place to work
great people, very knowledgeable about pets and foods great pricing great working hours good looking store always clean good inventory always have what I need
4.0
Corporate Accountant | Richmond, BC | Oct. 2, 2017
Great Place to work
Always busy but great place to work. Controller was a wonderful person to learn from. Working hours and pay was on point. Accounting dept now closed in BC
Proswork life balance
Conssometimes not enough help
4.0
Retail Sales Associate | Saint John, NB | Mar. 13, 2017
Fun envirnoment, lovely customer base, organized way of business for the most part.
I really do enjoy this job. The environment is laid back yet everything gets done. We get to do fun things, we see animals in a daily basis, we have events and fundraisers for local spca and rescue group which is very fufilling but my cons are its a very small staff (5) at my particular location which can cause quite a few issues in my opinion, although it does have its perks as well.
5.0
Customer Service Representative | Guelph, ON | Sep. 21, 2020
Great place to work
Great place to work, very relaxed. Just not good pay and steady hours. Good place for students to work, as most pet valus are flexible with the schedule.
4.0
Cashier/Sales | Pickering, ON | Mar. 30, 2016
Productive, sufficient and fun environment to work in.
A typical day at work involves the normal sales associate duties such as helping customers, assisting co-workers with tasks, and perform duties assigned in the store. I have learned a lot about how to properly care for domesticated animals, what the best diets, treats, suitable toys are and more. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to help customers create the best life for their pets in regards to their health and well-being. We get to do this by providing products that enhance the care given to the animal along with a proper diet.
1.0
Sales Associate | Arnprior, ON | May 22, 2013
“Wow, If you want to work here, get your head examined!”
Sales Associate, Temporary (1 year contract)-this current post (May 2013) for store 2130 in Arnprior is an advertisement for my former job. Worked here for 1 year and a few months...with no idea of when contract was actually up, and no commitment from District Manager!!! If you want to do all the work, with no help from fellow staff..then this is the job for you. Do not expect flexibility with this position. Do not expect to have time off with this position. Poor Management, disrespectful, rude district manager, no concern for staff or staff needs. Pathetic pay with even more pathetic pay increases. Difficult to get paperwork out of upper management. Expect long hours. Expect no time off. Expect no weekends off. Expect no home or personal life. Expect difficulties if you challenge any of these! Advice to Senior Management – Get a grip! Pay workers what they deserve, that's more incentive than any! And a pat on the back once in a while wouldn't go amiss either! Lighten up on your staff and allow more flexibility...I took this job on the understanding of occasional weekends, not EVERY weekend.
ProsGreat educational experience. Lot of learning with online training-however done on YOUR time!
Conssee above!
5.0
Retail Assistant Manager | Mississauga, ON | Jun. 22, 2016
Best time ever.
This was my first job and the most fun. All the staff got along so well and I worked my way up to become the Assistant Manager. We had a photography room, doggy daycare, grooming, and a cat adoption room. When you are surrounded with that many animals and great people it is really hard to dislike your job.
1.0
Senior Operations Manager | Toronto, ON | Jun. 24, 2014
not a good company
Company cannot handle change senior leadership team does not support management employees on floor holds the company at ransome
Prosn/a
Consno support from senior leadership team

Questions and answers about Pet Valu

What should you wear to an interview at Pet Valu?
Asked Jun. 1, 2017
IF you et one ..casual. it's a who you know not what you know place for hire
Answered Dec. 6, 2018
Business Casual. Dress pants and blouse or button up shirt. Flats, heels, dress shoes. This is also important when dropping off an in-person resume.
Answered Nov. 22, 2018
What is the interview process like at Pet Valu?
Asked Jun. 1, 2017
Every Manager has a different way of hiring. The standard is a phone interview with a different manager and an in person interview with the manager of the store you are applying. There are a series of standard retail related questions. During my interview they had me demonstrate my attention to detail by asking me to point out the differences on certain product packages and had me properly stock the shelf with the same items. After you are hired they take time to train you for everything.
Answered Nov. 22, 2018
One in person interview and one phone interview.
Answered Aug. 25, 2018
How old do you have to be to work here
Asked Mar. 28, 2018
16 and older
Answered Apr. 22, 2019
Must be 18+ because you usually have to work alone for night shifts. Because the stores are small and have few staff, all staff must be flexible to work all hours of the day.
Answered Nov. 22, 2018
What is the age requirement?
Asked Nov. 13, 2017
I was 16 at the time of hiring so take it as a minimum age of 16. Probably depends a lot on the manager and your maturity level.
Answered Nov. 5, 2019
Not sure, I was 18 when I got the job.
Answered Feb. 3, 2019
What do you wear at work?
Asked Nov. 7, 2017
Pants that have no holes, jeans are okay. No leggings or super tight fitting pants. Shirts must cover belly and have some sort of sleeve. No large logos or pictures on clothing. Must be able to turn and bend over comfortably without showing extra skin. You do wear a company vest with a name tag on top of your clothing.
Answered Nov. 22, 2018
Solid coloured clothing and dark bottoms. No patterns, stripes, logos, etc. No shorts, unreasonably low cut shirts, yoga pants, sweatpants and so on. Closed toe shoes. A vest goes overtop.
Answered Aug. 25, 2018