I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Petco.
Interview Details – Complete a online application. Call, call, and call again until you speak with the hiring manager about your app. then wait for a call back for interview, its going to be a group interview, dress appropriate and be well mannered and eager to work, BE flexible on your schedule. Be ready to have some petco fun!
Interview Question – Really nothing too hard but see eye to eye with the hiring manager and have good drive. View Answers (4)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Petco in November 2013.
Interview Details – online application and interview is basic interview
Interview Question – What can you bring to this company Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Petco.
Interview Details –
While reading this, please remember, I applied, and was hired, seven years ago, before the recession. Some of this may not apply anymore.
I applied online (as there are no paper applications for this company) on a Sunday night, and got called the next morning. One of the main things they look for in applications is previous animal experience, prefferably professional, not just at home. I had worked at a dog kennel and several animal clinics before applying here, so that helped in the speed with which I was called for an inerview, I'm sure.
The interview was nothing special. Nothing above and beyond a typical retail interview. Obviously questions about my experience with animals. Where I hoped to go in the company. My work attitude and ethics. What had happened at previous jobs (why I quit, or was fired, etc).
I started at Petco in Florida. At least there, they required a drug test after the interview. As far as I know here, they do not.
At the time, since the recession had not hit, Petco generally tried to compete with whatever major retailer they were next to in regards to starting pay. A lot of Petcos are near Targets, and at the time Target was paying $9.50. So that's what I was started out at. But now, as far as I know, everyone is started out at minimum wage (except the few people who are hired from outside the company into management directly).
Interview Question – If I was willing to learn to work all over the store, as they like to have associates that can work anywhere in the store. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I mentioned that I had applied and had several interviews with Target (I had, in fact). She mentioned that they tried to be competitive with Target, and could also start me out at what they normally start at.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Petco in October 2013.
Interview Details – Asked questions like why would you be a good fit for this company? They would ask if you'd like a cookie and say take how many or as little as you wanted... they were really dog treats. They tasted alright though haha. Anyways, they gave out products to study up on and a product card, then asked you to do a sales pitch to the interviewer.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time where you received exemplary customer service, and why was it so great? What makes a great sales person? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate the salary.
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Petco.
Interview Details – Completed an application either at the kiosk or it was the paper application. It's been a while so I don't remember. I did get called in not long after that day. Came in dressed up. Main questions were on availability and experience.
Interview Question – Basic questions. None were difficult or unexpected. View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at Petco.
Interview Details – Honestly, this had to be one of the most unprofessional interview I have ever been to. The manager was rude and asked me how fashion school was going to benefit me in life. It was me and two other guys and she didn't bother to listen to any of us, basically told us she was uninterested.
Interview Question – None really, she asked the basic questions everyone asks. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Petco in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on the website. Got an interview about a month later. They called me to set an interview for the next day. The manager was extremely nice and asked me about my past work experiences. We talked about animals, pay, hours, and day to day activities. I was hired right there.
Interview Question – What are my interests. I wasn't expecting that and just sat there for a few seconds looking like a moron with no answer. :) Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I was hired at another company with higher pay and also a full time position. Petco was only part time.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Petco.
Interview Details – Only asked specific questions about past experience and if I saw myself being there long-term.
Interview Question – n/a Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Wasn't given one. Asked for $11 an hour, since my last job ended at $10.39 an hour, they didn't tell me what my pay would be until I was sitting down doing training. It ended up being $9 an hour.
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I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Petco in January 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired on the spot after explaining to a customer the differences between different reptiles. An associate overheard me and asked if I had a job. I said "No." and she told me to come in the next day to speak to her manager. I came in the next day and he asked me a few questions about fish and reptiles and was impressed with my answers. I filled out the application and was hired as soon as he got it.
Interview Question – I didn't get asked "Interview" questions. I was asked about my experience with reptiles and fish. Answer Question
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