Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at PetSmart
- Cashier (84)
- Pet Care Specialist (47)
- Pet Care Associate (39)
- Bather (39)
- Store Manager (16)
- Operations Manager (15)
- Professional Bather (10)
- Sales Associate (10)
- Stocker (9)
- EARLY MORNING STOCKER (9)
- PetsHotel Pet Care Specialist (7)
- Presentation Manager (7)
- Dog Bather (7)
- Pet Products Manager (7)
- Petcare Specialist (7)
- Associate (7)
- Pet Care Manager (7)
- Part Time Cashier (6)
- Pet Stylist (6)
- Pet Care Specialist-Petshotel (6)
- Manager (6)
- Support Manager (5)
- Pet Training Instructor (5)
- Pet Trainer (4)
- Pet Bather (4)
- Cashier/Stocker (4)
- Salon Manager (3)
- Dog Groomer (3)
- Petshotel Assistant Manager (3)
- Lead Pet Care Specialist (3)
Lead Pet Care Specialist Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at PetSmart (San Marcos, TX).
Basic questions asked (teamwork, faced with difficult situation, etc...) and it was very relaxed and not too formal. Definitely eases the situation when being interviewed. It was a one on one interview with the operations manager and after he told me I was hired, I was introduced to the pet care manager who was cleaning the tanks and had a quick "get to know each other" interview.
Other Interview Reviews for PetSmart
Lead Pet Care Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at PetSmart (Mays Landing, NJ).
Applications are filled out online by third party website. A long questionnaire with several repeating questions phrased slightly differently is given before applying, this weeds out "unsuitable" people by ranking you red, yellow, or green. Its best to answer questions ONLY with "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree", & ALWAYS answer a question the same way. They will try to slip you up. Employees ranked "green" will be called for an interview if the position is open. Dress casually but cleanly. They want people who are personable & competent, but do not like people to show too much confidence or intelligence unless applying for management. Only one interview is needed for hourly associates. In NJ drug tests are required & scheduled within the week (often 1-2 days later), if it's clean you'll be hired.
- The questionnaire when applying is trickier than the interview, as it is intended to trick you into answering the same questions differently ("is stealing wrong?" & the like). Interview is pretty standard, they'll ask where you worked, why you left, what your experience is, why you want to work there. Talking about your pets is a plus, just don't go too crazy or tell long stories. Answer Question
There was no negotiation. I would request a higher sum than you expect based on average rates for that store or the area in general. They won't give you the higher rate, but if you ask for more with some experience, you may get more than minimum wage.
Lead Pet Care Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at PetSmart (San Antonio, TX) in December 2010.
I went through three interviews, two of which was unnecessary. The first interview was done by a Lead Pet Trainer and very unorganized. Not to mention not the job I had applied for.. One question was asked: "Do you like dogs?" Second interview was by the Operations/hiring manager and was very organized and had many questions asked that pertained to the job itself (Pet Care). We also spoke of hourly pay. Last interview was just as useless as the first. Store manager asked, "Do you want to work here?" then I went into the Orientation room to fill out information on myself.
- "Say you are working in the Pet Care department and a customer asks you, "How many fish can I put into a 10 gallon tank and can you name a few?" What would you say? 1 Answer