ABSOLUTE PETS
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Employees gossip like nobody's business

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Employees form gossiping groups, The Team leaders who somehow feel like directors will make your time there a living hhel by overlooking your each and every single move yet ignoring their own (unless they like you or you part of their gossiping groups ofcourse) the directors tries however to make the workplace environment as happy and as family like as possible, the problem is the staff, if only they could reshuffle old staff

Pros

Free dog food and incentives

Cons

Carrying heavy bags daily, long boring weekend and holiday shifts, terrible staff
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Draining workplace

The working hours are fine, the company does not have any benefits for employees, they don't care about their workers, draining daily work, whenever you get injured at work you have to take yourself to the doctor. Management is dodgy, you pay for uniform until you leave the company.

Pros

Commission

Cons

Packing heavy things, with no medical aid benefits from the employer
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Fun workplace

Allows you to learn, promotes personal growth. Due to rotating and moving to different stores you learn how to work with different types of people. The company invests in training their staff

Pros

Personal growth, a lot to learn

Cons

Poor management
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Not the best

Don't take matters seriously, Blaise attitudes and they lie to you in your interview. Pay is average for the work, hours and long and tedious, no benefits

Pros

Good customers

Cons

Everything else
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Driver

I'm Mfundo Yekanye in langa cape Town I'm looking a job for code 14 with Prdp licence. I get retrenchment in Pindulo VDM and I will send all documents for a proof I thank you

Pros

None

Cons

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Its mostly about customers

I have learn more than what I expected, its is more challenging having a good management can make you see yourself having a good futere. I keep learning new things everyday
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Not always fun

Often short on staff, making daily runnings of the store busy and overwhelming. Lots to learn in terms of product knowledge. Not much support from higher management.

Cons

Salary and little support from higher management
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Not great

You often feel that you can easily be replaced. Management has favorites. They have high expectations for staff yet they don't make you feel appreciated. Commission sucks. They love watching staff on CCTV.
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Best customer services, new and exciting experience

Very exciting, getting to learn more about animal nature, and life style, learning more about pet nutrients and different kind of medications... I learnt more and new things.... working at Absolute pets was a great experience
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Productive and fun workplace

Great colleagues. Worked really well together. Obtained a Veterinary Nutrition certificate through the company. Most of the work days were really busy but of course there were quiet days as well. Through Absolute Pets I gained knowledge on what pets require to maintain a healthy diet, what to do when a pet has fallen ill and what medication or treatment to recommend when a pet has an injury. The hardest part of the job was the occasional angry clients and how to stay calm when they are angry.
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No Growth Opportunities

The load of the work culture is character building, the management is supportive however the systems of the company put strain employee relationships.

Pros

consistent service and product training

Cons

long hours and salary cuts
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Fun in the workplace

a typical day at the store is basically come in clean, make orders for the day, open the store for business day and then help customers, receive deliveries etc while making sure all the admin stays up to date. Most of your team members will be really easy to get along with and will always be more than happy to help you, you get the odd man who is out to make everyone else miserable, but you get them everywhere. you may be surprised with puppy visits in a mall and you will see animals everyday if your branch has a parlor. most days are either a lot of fun or really boring depending on where you are based. just make sure your admin is meticulous and you communicate with your team and management when you are confused or made a mistake.

Pros

your team becomes your family, lots of fun, job security, occasional surprise visit with puppies, highest salary you will receive with the benefit of getting pet food at cost or for free.

Cons

long weird hours, work weekends, can be very stressful
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Fun Workplace with animals

Great colleagues. Worked really well together. Obtained a Veterinary Nutrition certificate through the company. Most of the work days were really busy but of course there were quiet days as well. Through Absolute Pets I gained knowledge on what pets require to maintain a healthy diet, what to do when a pet has fallen ill and what medication or treatment to recommend when a pet has an injury. The hardest part of the job was the occasional angry clients and how to stay calm when they are angry.

Pros

Grooming Dogs

Cons

Safety Issues
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Everyday comes with its own challenges

You will get used to be part of the team. Coming in the morning and cleaning up and placing orders before you open the store. It eventually becomes the daily routine. Meeting up with customers and they do not trust you because you are new to them, but with time you get used to them and they too will be used to you. Creating customer relations at the point of you knowing their pets names and them showing you pictures of their pets that is enjoyable. Confronting grumpy customers who are always in a hurry and are not patient enough to wait for their turn to be served.

Pros

working shifts

Cons

weekend long hours
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Learned so much

Working for this Company was the best experience of my life, It was fun and i got to meet the most interesting people. i got to work with dogs. pity they don't value there staff

Pros

working with dogs

Cons

undervalued
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Nice Place

I love the people who work at this company, they are hardworking honest people. The company is still through the growing pains.

Pros

The People

Cons

sometime long hours
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Fast growing company

I enjoyed my time at Absolute Pets. A fairly new company but is growing at a rapid speed. I do believe that the company has a lot of potential and will be a successful company

Pros

A friendly team and always going out of their way to assist their customers.

Cons

Company growing at a rapid speed and therefore i had to put in long hours to meet deadlines
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Exciting Enviroment

A typical day at work will be helping customers with they problems/ general situations regarding they beloved animals. What I've learned is that people are still unsure of how to buy for they animals. I as manager always tried to keep me staff happy and motivated. The hardest part of the job is when you hear all the sad stories about unwanted pets. Most enjoyable part will be all the fun stories customer tells you about what they pets do and also to see your customer's happy face after you given him/her good advice regarding the pet.

Pros

Working with people

Cons

Working on weekends
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it is an accommodating work place. the manager i work with is fun and understanding, caring and a well mannered

i love working in this shop. love my manager, and head office staff. am able to have time with my son, and do my things

Pros

suppliers free-bees

Cons

benefits
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