PetSmart Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
350 Interview Reviews

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    Pet Training Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    After applying for about six months for any position available(I just wanted to work with animals) I got a call back. I feel that I got this call due to talking a lot with the area trainer at my previous job. After about a week of trying to get a hold of her and a specific manager I gave. Right as I gave up I got a call from the operations manager asking me if I wanted to come in for an interview. Went in two days later then the following day I went in for an interview with the store manager. Later that afternoon I got a call asking if I would be willing to do a drug test. Passed that and got hired! :D

    Interview Questions
    • Questions specific to dog training. At the time I knew the basics sit, stay and down. Past that I did not know much.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Always ask for higher then they offer, like a dollar or two and usually it will go through.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Pet Products Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Two days later, I was called for an in person interview. It was your pretty typical hiring process. They asked very typical questions. Why PetSmart? What type of pets do you like? Where do you see your self in 5 years. What type of experience. They ran a couple of scenarios our on the floor. Asked if I could pick up 50lbs. I was offered job the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • At the time, I had to sell a specific item that was randomly picked up from the sales floor. They give you a about a minute to look over the product.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered above minimum wage, so no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Professional Bather Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chino, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got called 3 days later for an interview. Two interviews. Manager didn't know what she was doing it was her first time ever interviewing. Personally I prefer petco salon better than petsmart it was just disgusting when they gave me a tour.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pet Products Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview Details

    You will need to fill out an application online. When you are contacted you will first be interviewed by the store manager. Your second interview will be with the district manager. They will ask you your strengths and weaknesses and give you scenarios to then find what type of solution you will give.

    Interview Questions
    • Your weaknesses is probably one of the hardest besides the scenarios.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pet Products Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PetSmart in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st interview was with the Ops Manager and she also had the Presentation Manager interview me at the same time. 2nd Interview with Store Manager. Still awaiting last interview with DM. So far it's been 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PetSmart in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    So I applied late night on 7-28-14 Got a call the next morning setting up an interview for 7/30/14 (today) and went from there. The interview process was really straightforward. I was told as well as from what is located on this site that it is normally a two step process, but they loved me and made an offer right then and there. I was asked questions such as why PetSmart, I simply explained that I have never had a bad experience shopping at PetSmart, and that I had always felt like part of the family. I wanted to extend that feeling towards others. I was also asked Why I had left my previous job, I stated that I had left my previous job because I had difficulties in managing my work schedule and my college schedule. I was honest and said I did not want to leave, but I couldn't take a major cut in hours.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question I was asked was a role play question... (no not what your thinking dirty mind)

      I was asked: Say I am a customer looking at dog leashes, and I look a little flustered how would you approach the situation?
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I started out by saying because of my previous experience in Customer Sales, Customer Service, and Cashier experience I feel like $10.75 Would be a good number. After a few minutes of negotiation I was offered $10.25

    I however have 2 years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pet Care Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dayton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PetSmart in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I put in an application online and got a call about a week and a half later, the manager asked me to come in the next day for an interview. He had the Pet Care Specialist/Manager sit in. It was very laid back, pleasant, and simple. It was my first job, so we mainly talked about pets I've owned and taken care of, if I had problems with any animal, and if I minded cleaning habitats. I took my drug test that day, the manager was on vacation the next week so he told me to expect a call the week after. Early that week I got a call asking me to come in for orientation and to start training.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    He gave me a salary and I agreed to it.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Pet Care Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glen Allen, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PetSmart in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I put in my app online July 18, 2014. Turned in my resume in person July 19. My interview was July 22 I took my Drug test July 23rd. and was called back today July 24. The manager said she'd call me back within the hour to schedule a day where i could come in and do my W2 and Tax forms then i start my training. :)

    Interview Questions
    • No Difficult questions. Asked about my work experience, what I'd do in certain situations. My interviewer was really cool. I didnt have to "sell" her anything. lol the interview was fun and fast. Lots of laughs!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt have to negotiate. They paid me exactly what i asked for. And i get a raise next month.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Pet Care Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glen Allen, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PetSmart in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I put my application in online July 18, 2014. Turn in my resume in person July 19. My interview was July 22 I took my Drug test July 23rd. and was called back today July 24. All i have to do now is go in and do my W2 and Tax forms then i start my training

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Just asked about previous work experience and what i'd do in certain situations. i wasn't asked to sell them anything. Interviewer was cool and funny. Lots of laughs   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    i was paid exactly what i asked for. Plus i get a raise next month
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Dog Bather Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buckhead, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buckhead, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PetSmart in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME APPLYING/INTERVIEWING HEREI arrived at the interview 10 minutes early. There was a little confusion the hiring manger had taken there lunch break. I waited about 15 minutes. The other manger decided to bring me in the office and interview me. He said he liked me and would lover to hire me and cross train me for register.The other hiring manger arrived ended up interviewing with hat manger as well. Got hired and asked to take a drug test the same day. Went and took it and i know I passed i dont drink or do drugs. I called back a few days later the manger said we will call you when were ready to come in. CALLED AGAIN same thing no direct answer DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME . apply at another pet smart

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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