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Petco Overview

www.petco.com
San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
1965
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
PetSmart, Walmart, Costco Wholesale

Working at Petco

With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally ... Read more

Mission: Providing the highest quality pet food and pet supplies
Training our associates to understand your pet’s specific needs and to offer the right solution
Designing services to make your life easier and your pet’s life ... Read more

Petco Reviews

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Petco CEO Brad Weston
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    Former Employee - Dog and Cat Department Manager in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Dog and Cat Department Manager in Hampton, VA
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    I worked at Petco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with animals and be part of the community . It's also a good place to gain some retail experience

    Cons

    As a department manager, hands are tied when it comes to managing. Sometimes, not enough staff to get required task complete

    Advice to Management

    Allow department managers to manage

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Petco Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Petco.

    Interview

    Longish questionnaire. Called me within a day or two of application submission. Dressed the part, collared shirt, jeans. Interviewer was at the front of the store, but was busy. Took him about half an hour to call me in to do the interview in the office.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience with animals.   1 Answer
    • Did you have previous experience training dogs?   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to be a dog trainer?   1 Answer
    • What kind of retail experience do you have?   Answer Question
    • What kind of animals are you not willing to handle?   Answer Question
    • What does great customer service mean to you?   1 Answer
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Petco Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2013
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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