Compare Lowe's vs PetSmart BETA

See how PetSmart vs. Lowe's compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Lowe's

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PetSmart

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 19659 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 4714 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
49%
49%Marvin Ellison
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
52%
52%J.K. Symancyk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
51%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
37%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer22 Salaries
₹ 7,95,964/yr
Analyst5 Salaries
₹ 9,18,315/yr
IPC4 Salaries
₹ 9,15,848/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Analyst1 Salaries
₹ 18,287/mo

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1309 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 975 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 401 reviews)
"Animal"(in 169 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Full time"(in 620 reviews)
"Part time"(in 573 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 414 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 255 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate

I have been working at Lowe's part-time for more than a year

Pros

Good experience and learning lot of technology

Cons

Nil nil nil nil nil

Part Time Cashier

I have been working at PetSmart for more than a year

Pros

If you love animals, this is the place to work. Always something cute, fluffy, or exotic walking through the door. You may see a baby kangaroo, a snake, a lizard, or even a pig walking around. And... you'll come to know the regular customers and their pets by name.

Cons

It can get very loud at times in the store, especially on weekends when it's so busy, you have rescue animals up for adoption, dog training, and just utter chaos at times. Throw in a bunch of kids... (and sometimes adults) playing with the squeaky dog toys, and throwing the dog frisbees and balls around and it's the perfect combination for a major headache! And, a lot of times the pet parents don't avail themselves of our oops stations and leave us with "surprises" throughout the store.

Advice to Management

The new direction the company is taking has shifted the main focus off of the important things, like excellent customer service and prompt but courteous check out, to forcing sales of dog training... classes and puppy kits. They're cutting hours of the ones who can't make customers buy what they don't want or can't afford, and are threatening to fire those that aren't in "compliance". As a result, they will lose dedicated, caring employees, and eventually customers with this forceful strong armed sales approach. I certainly won't return to shop at any place where I can't walk around the store free of what I consider to be harassment. When you tell one person "no thank you, I'm not interested", only to turn a corner and have yet another person try to sell you the same thing, you lose customers. Let people decide on their own whether to buy these classes and puppy kits, and turn the focus back around to taking care of the pet parents.

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