PetSmart Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    The process was fairly quick. Applied online and had a call back for the first interview phase with 4 days. Met with manager and also pet care manager, passed that interview and met with assistant manager the next day. Passed that and did the drug test, after that was completed I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle a stressful situation/irate customer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There really wasn't one. The pay grades are fairly set across the board.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Bather Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at PetSmart in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I got there 15 mins early and the interviewers seemed happy I was prompt. The interview was relaxed and only took about 15 mins. I was interviewed by the salon manager and the store manager together. They made me feel comfortable instead of nervous. I know the salon manager liked me, but the store manager was a little harder to read. I was told I will be contacted in the next week or two to let me know if I need to come in for the second interview. I am hopeful that the interview went well and I will get a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bel Air, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bel Air, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PetSmart in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Took about 20 minutes. In and out. Easy questions, with a very personable manager. Great interview experience. Didn't descriminate at all about my job gap or lack of license. Process pushed me right through. I was answered honestly and in full. I was accepted for a second interview, which was just turned into a drug test, the whole process took only a few weeks. I was quickly responded to.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle difficult customers in the past?   Answer Question
    • Are you okay working with all kinds of animals?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever disagreed with any managers? If so how did you resolve your disagreement?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Bather Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    It was very easy. I got a call within a week of submitting my application and we scheduled an interview a few days later. There are two interviews, I had mine back to back. It went well enough that I was completely done in about half an hour. It was very easy, very brief, and all straight foward questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy, just asked basic questions like how many hours you can work a week. What type of behavior you have. Asked what type of pay I would like and asked what type of educational background I had.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Bather Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Taylorsville, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Taylorsville, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    I received a call to go in for an interview. I sat with the salon and store manager for the interview and then I followed up on the interview and was asked to go in to start the hiring process. Took a drug test, passed, and then received some training.

    Interview Questions
    • Why PetSmart?   View Answer
    • Looking for part time or full time work?   View Answer
    • Asked how I felt about the "gross parts" of the job (cleaning anal glands, accidents, and fur)?   View Answer
    • Asked if I'm afraid of anything (specific dog breeds)?   View Answer
    • Asked what animals I have experience with and if it was only dogs?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Pet Care Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PetSmart in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Very low stress environment. Had two interviews total, both in the same day. The next day I picked up a form for a drug test and took it. Easiest interview I've done by far.

    Interview Questions
    • Is there any breed of dog you aren't willing to work with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Part Time Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was called a week later for an interview. Interview process with the hiring manager was laid back and I was called back again to set up the second interview with the store manager before I am to be hired. Seems very enjoyable work environment with room to move up.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly simple questions: Tell me about yourself, Why PetSmart, and try to sell this box cutter to me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered a second interview (still in the process)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    The manager I was interviewed by was very friendly and down to earth. We just talked and he asked me the basic questions that are required. It went very well.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    Did application online. Application consists of a basic competency test. Was called about 10 minutes after I placed application. Two phases of interviews. First phase was just basic questions like what's your background, why do you want to work here. Second phase was situational questions like what would you do if something happened. Very easy. Come dressed in nice clothes but not business-like. Be on time.

    Interview Questions
    • The manager grabbed a random item, handed it to me, and said, "Sell this item to me."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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