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    Customer Service Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pets at Home (Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Hiring took around 2 weeks. A online application takes around 30 minutes to complete. I was then invited to a group meeting with 30 other applicants which took 3 hours. We were told to get into groups of around 5-7 and make a paper bridge. They were seeing how we did in team and if we interacted together. We then were given a item to sell in our groups and to sell it to the management and other applicants.
    After this, we then had to show that we were comfortable handling rabbits and guinea pigs and went around seeing the 'Backstage' of the shop.

    We were then individually interviewed on a one to one basis.

    I have not yet received confirmation of a call back. I believe there is around another 2 stages of the interview process.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pets at Home.

    Interview

    4 long stages for a part-time position. At first it's online application with standard questions such as why do you think you will be a good candidate to if you were an animal, which and why. Plus a few competency-based questions like give me an example when you've provided a good customer service. Took around an hour to fill. Then after several days got invitation for an assessment day on Sunday. Decided not to go for it and withdrew application after reading reviews here about the company's preference for younger staff and favouritism. As well as the demand to work a day for free during the application process (the third stage) and a competency-based interview (as the last one). Too much for a part-time low skilled job.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why   5 Answers
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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pets at Home (Swansea, Wales (UK)).

    Interview

    Group interview session. Introduced ourselves and said how many pets we each owned, then asked to briefly describe your dream pet. Split up into small groups whereby we had to build a bridge strong enough to balance a can of dog food using newspaper and cellotape. Then had to discuss a new product idea in groups and present it. Lastly we had a quite one-to-one interview with staff member which consisted of mainly close ended questions and a few example/scenario questions. Overall the group session was quite relaxed and the interview was very general and quick (not too tricky). Only downsides were the fact you had to work with people, some whom were overpowering and didn't give you a chance to fully project yourself, and also the person who took my one-to-one interview didn't seem very interested and seemed in a rush to get it over with, I feel like I was more likely to get the job if interviewed by someone else so it was quite bias and unfair.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with an angry customer?   1 Answer
    • When are you available to start? How will you travel to work? What are your salary requirements? Are you available to work at least one weekend day a week?   Answer Question
    • What was your favourite/least favourite parts of the interview/group session?   Answer Question

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pets at Home.

    Interview

    Was a group interview, had to build a table out of newspapers, then we had to sell a product to the staff, and make an advertisement for pets at home, i thought i did really well in the interview but i never heard back.

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Pets at Home in March 2016.

    Interview

    Application form with examples of handling situations, describing which animal you would be. Then an assessment day with a five minute interview and if successful a formal interview after that

    Interview Questions

    • discuss in small group which five items to take to a desert island   Answer Question
    • assessment day: pull out piece of paper with favourite movie, programme, food etc. and present to the group for one minute   Answer Question

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pets at Home (Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)).

    Interview

    Group interview was fun and pretty simple. Nothing to worry about.
    But second interview with the manager was pretty hard and stressful, maybe it was just my manager thats all ha ha..

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with angry customers?   1 Answer

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pets at Home (London, England (UK)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Group interview had to design tower made of paper in groups of 5, tallest tower one, then design new pet product.
    Got call back after a week for individual interview. Lasted around half hour then had to do an hour of work in shop floor, had to wait week for outcome of interview

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham Abbey, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pets at Home (Waltham Abbey, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Firstly we all had to say what animal we would own and why, talk about it for one minute and then the manager would ask questions afterwards.

    Secondly we had to split into teams and build a bridge out of newspaper tape and scissors. Didn't enjoy because one of the other people applying for the job, over powered the candidates and wouldn't let them have a say.

    Finally perform a drama piece of a TV advertisement, everyone had to participate.

    Just before we all had to leave we had a one on one interview about avalibility and some general questions.

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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pets at Home (London, England (UK)) in July 2018.

    Interview

    Applied , submitted my cv , notified by email , attended interview with two interviewers , relaxed friendly, shown around store, discussed working with people experience, explained knowledge of animal care, relaxed interview. Subsequently offered another post elsewhere so did not take this offer

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    Pets at Home Response

    Oct 26, 2018 – Social Customer Care Manager

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    Part Time Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Pets at Home (Boston, England (UK)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Very relaxed. Although that may lead you to think that you have been successful even when you have not. Group interview where all applicants met each other and had to do tasks in groups. learning about each other, building a tower for an animal to play on and then we were given the task of preparing for a presentation to entertain children and teach them about the animals.

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