PetSmart Pet Care Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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Pet Care Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucker, GA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PetSmart (Tucker, GA) in July 2015.

Interview

I went in applying for a part time job in Pet care and the manager suggested that I train to become a pet groomer, which is now what I plan to do for employment. The entire process was very quick, and the store had a very friendly atmosphere, I felt very welcome, and I'm looking forward to my third and final interview later this week.

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PetSmart in July 2015.

    Interview

    The manager was really nice and made me feel comfortable. She mostly told me everything about the position, asked me a couple questions about my other job and my availability. She asked me if I thought I would still be interested in the position. I said yes and was offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • If I asked your current manager, what five things would she say about you?   Answer Question
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview

    Two weeks after I applied, I got a call from the operations manager and scheduled an interview. When I went in, I interviewed with her and then with the store manager. A week later, they called me and asked me to come in and take the drug test. After that, I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me if I usually shopped at PetSmart or PetCo for my animals.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PetSmart (Long Beach, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I got a call back and I was scheduled an interview about 2 days later. After having my first interview with the petshotel manager, I was scheduled an interview with the store manager 2 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • What type/breed of dogs are you uncomfortable working with?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PetSmart (Houston, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied 4/29/2015 and was called 5/14/15 for an interview that day. Questions were not difficult at all. The best interview i have had in a while. After the interview i was told i had to complete a drug test the next day.

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centennial, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PetSmart (Centennial, CO) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Spoke with a manager over the phone briefly and then was asked to come in for an onsite interview. They obviously hate to waste time with people who don't understand the job is not always glamorous and that animals are messy. Was overall a good interview in person, very relaxed, went over basic things and job responsibilities. Made sure I was comfortable with the animals and tasks I would be performing.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a difficult situation you have faced and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview

    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
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at PetSmart (Miami, FL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Received a call on Friday asking me to come in on Monday for orientation. This is my second time being called in for their orientation. Typically, you're called in with a group of half a dozen or more applicants and you're brought into a little room with a number of chairs. You're handed print-outs of your most recent application and you're walked through the available positions by a couple of managers. Throughout the process you're given an opportunity to ask questions. They explained that multiple interviews are conducted before you can be hired. Applicants looking for short-term positions are weeded out. You must be able to speak English to make it through the hiring process (even in South Florida, where Spanish is the more commonly spoken language). Orientation, at least at this PetSmart location, is the first step of the hiring process. If they are interested in pursuing you further, you'll get a call within an allotted time-frame. If not, you get the picture.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing, really. Orientation is more about going over the available positions and discussing their duties than anything.   Answer Question
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview

    I went in for one interview, they offered me the job, got sent to take a drug test at the WRONG LOCATION. IT WAS SHUT DOWN. PHONE NUMBER DID NOT WORK. Made to be very difficult after getting sent to 4+ different hospital buildings and medical care facilities that would work with us. They offered me a review after 3 months for a possible raise which DID NOT HAPPEN AS EXPECTED.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very simple and straight-forward. Two of the girls interviewing were just going off of a paper and asking questions and just saying "okay" after I answered.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did negotiate. State your reasons why you are asking for more with evidence to support your request (I stepped in for employees when there was a difficult situation, I handled customer complaints in the absence of the department manager, etc)

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PetSmart.

    Interview

    I was interviewed for a new store so I was interviewed by all of the managers. They all made it a relaxing environment which made it a lot easier. Basic questions like explaining your experience elsewhere and strengths and weaknesses. Pretty common interview for a part-time job like this. Seeing interviews while working there is just one-on-one with a manager. Same basic questions, but pretty short and sweet.

    Negotiation

    Might be able to negotiate a little, but they have pretty sturdy company standards. They'll start you off above minimum wage and you'll get raises every 3 months for the first year.

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