PetSmart Pet Care Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Apr 8, 2015
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Pet Care Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sewell, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PetSmart (Sewell, NJ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Had two interviews. First was basic such as "What is your education?", "What is your experience with animals?" The second interview was much more in-depth. I was asked questions about why I wanted this job or why I stood out from the rest of the applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer came in with a new dog and hadn't owned one before, how would you approach them and help them out?   Answer Question
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    One interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate.

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PetSmart (Peoria, AZ) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was casual and not intimidating but had a few difficult questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to remember a specific time when a customer was difficult and I have had so many over the years I couldn't recall one in peticular.   Answer Question
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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saginaw, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PetSmart (Saginaw, MI) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I had applied twice to Petsmart, after the second time of going in and introducing myself to a manager I ended up getting a call shortly after. The process with quick and easy after that.

    Interview Questions

    • I suppose the hardest one would be to sell this Buzzer to her. Tell her why she should buy it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was offered the job and was also asked if I would like to work as a bather, but I have back issues so I had to decline that offer and stay with pet care.

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Pretty simple interview, although it came a good deal of time after I submitted the application (approximately two months). The majority of time was spent going over my resume, and utilizing that to draw questions. After that there were the 'scripted' questions, and of course the dreaded "What is your greatest weakness?"

    Interview Questions

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    Pet Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PetSmart (Downers Grove, IL) in August 2013.

    Interview

    You go in for one interview, then interview again with store manager. Then you go out for a drug test if they plan to hire you.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about which policy I didn't want to be in place.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't really a negotiation

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