Petco General Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2014
Updated Jul 12, 2014
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General Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Milwaukee, WI
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Petco in January 2010.

Interview Details

Fill out app online. GM or ASM reviews and calls for interviews. If we like, we extend a job offer contingent on a background check. Then we call with a start date and bring you on board.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
Had to get salary approved through regional manager
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Petco in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process can be quite lengthy as the company is experiencing issues with a program called "My Staffing Center", which is full of inexperienced operators and mangers with little experience with the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are not difficult if you have a retail background.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The salary's are very clear based on demographics.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Petco in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applicant must pass personality type screening to be considered for an interview. Then timing is everything. They interview when they have or anticipate a need. For a manager position, you must interview with current General Manager and if liked, interview again with the district manager.

    Interview Questions
    • This all depends on the Manager. Some use the standard questions, and others use a more conversational method.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Back and forth, the DM had to "get approval" from HR. It took several days.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    General Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Petco.

    Interview Details

    Called into a restaurant for the interview. A group interview with 2 store managers and a district manager. The behavior from this group should've been the first sign of a problem. Felt like I was at a frat house. Obvious that the good old boy system was in place from the start. After a good 2 hours of discussion, I left. Most of the discussion was on the problems with the staff in place at the location I would be in, and past manager issues, as well as a member of the staff they were hot to terminate. I got the call to let me know I was being hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Accountability-what do you do to hold your staff accountable?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told what I expected, and they met it. Even exceeded it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Petco in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process consisted of a very thorough and detailed phone interview with a Petco Recruiter. This Recruiter impressed me very much and was informative, painted a clear picture of the position. Next interview was with the District Manager. This was informal and lacked professionalism. When hired I was asked to complete a 2-4 week training program at a store one and a half hours from my home. No travel expenses or hotel accommodations were offered. Training program was poorly executed and is very vague.

    Interview Questions
    • What are my expectations when faced with an customer service issue in the grooming salon?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered less than what I was earning with Petsmart (previous job). I was easily able to negotiate a higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Williamsburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Williamsburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Petco in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had already been an assistant manager for Petco for 10 months and the DM already liked my work ethic. He asked me a series of questions, obviously why I thought I was best for the job. It was like any other interview for a new company that you hadn't worked for before only tied in with experience from working as an assistant manager.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked me if the other person going up for the position if I thought she was ready for it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Never lowball yourself you get stuck at a wage that you know you deserve moreGener
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three Interview Process

    Interview Questions
    • Having other people rate me, but it turned out ok, my work speaks for itself   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Petco.

    Interview Details

    Average. Longer than average online questioning.

    Negotiation Details
    I asked, they countered, I re-countered, they re-countered, I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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