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Do you work at PetSmart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

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MONICA TEAGLE in Newnan, Georgia

91 months ago

I WILL LOVE TO WORK FOR PETSMART I'M READY FOR SOMETHING NEW I USE TO BE A MANGER AT MCDONLDS INSIDE WAL-MART AND I'M JUST READY TO WORK IN A REAL COMPANY AND A WAREHOUSE.

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Jeremy Canledy in Newnan, Georgia

90 months ago

how can i get on I heard you had to fill out an application online where do i go, Im ready to work.

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c in Neenah, Wisconsin

90 months ago

YA the website is how u apply,,,pretty much as long as you have some kind of animal expieriance they will hire you,,,the best idea is to go in and personnaly talk to the manager that does the hiring...beware high turnover rates...due to poor management and strict company policies..also pay and raises fail to add up....also i have seen only 2 minorities hired and gone in 2 years...

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Alex K. in Chicago, Illinois

90 months ago

PetSmart is an EOE employer, and pay begins in the $7-$10 range based on experience (pet experience does help, but is not neccessary for all positions). You must apply by going to www.PetSmart.com, and follow the link to the hiring process. Talking to a manager or associate can help you answer questions about the various positions and responsibilities in most stores. It is true that PetSmart has a high standard of policies and procedures, but they are required and practiced for the safety of all associates, customers, and pets inside the store.

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Alex K. in Chicago, Illinois

89 months ago

I cannot comment on Admor's views as an employee at PetSmart. However, I will say that "Sissy-lala training" is a poor view of our practices from a trainer point of view. Positive reinforcement training is just as it is described, it focus on a positive owner response to desired or expected behavior. For example, say your child did something you asked them to do, without any backlash or hesitation. Would you believe that by rewarding them with something nice, like a treat they love or even some strong good praise, that you can expect to see that same type of behavior in the future? That is the expectation from positive-reinforcement training, which is much more effective in getting the desired result across than negative reinforcement training via choke chains, static/audio/citronella collars, or prong collars. Not to mention typical tactics like hitting or yelling at your dog. Try to use those same techniques to beat a good behavior the same child used in the previous example, and you might be viewed as a horrible parent and still have a poorly behaved child. We take training very seriously as it could affect the very bond between pet and parent, and the pet's life within a home. If they don't seem to "fit" because of house training issues, behavior issues, or socialization issues, the pet could end up in a shelter. Our mission in offering pet training is to prevent that from happening. Having too many trainers, or asking trainers to support each other by helping to sell each other's classes may seem excessive to some, but that same "pressure" Admor may be experiencing is the same pressure we all feel to provide the best options for the Total Lifetime Care of the pets that come into our stores. On a seperate note, when a trainer sells a class for another trainer, they do not get the commission on the class. If that were true, any associate that sells a class for any of our trainers would be entitled to that commission as well, and they are not.

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Alex K. in Chicago, Illinois

88 months ago

Excellent account of your interview experience, and it is one not only favored by PetSmart. Most companies, regardless of size will have an interest in someone that genuinely wants to be part of their workforce. Good luck at PetSmart!

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Ashley in Taylorsville, Kentucky

86 months ago

PetSmart is a horrible place to work at. I've worked in the PetsHotel "Guest Services" and "PetCare Specialist" and now I'm a "Cashier" in the front and its worse then anyother job. The way the managers treat you, write you up for unfair things, awhile the ohter employes don't get introuble but you do?!

We also have a sick room with fish that have holes in its heads, and birds that are just pettiful looking.

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sick of alex k in Ventura, California

86 months ago

alex k and lindsey-

while i understand that you back your complany that has been so good to you, do you ever stop and think about how other stores are run? yes, there are fabulous petsmart. sometimes, they get lucky and hire store managers that actually know a little something about animals. but you need to be honest with yourself. i dont know the number of stores nationwide, but there are alot. do you honestly think all stores are run that way? its a corporation, the bigger it gets, the less ontrol they have over singular stores. this is what i have noticed. you have the petsmart thats been around for 10 years that everyone goes to. its old. it hasent been newly renovated. floors are marked and scoffed, paint is fading. then, they decide to put a new modern petsmart one town over. and if anyone goes into petsmarts that hve been built recently, they are amazing. they decide to hire a good manager b/c its a new store, who in turn hires good employees. what do you have? i highly functional staff and a wonderful place to work. but what happens to the rinky dink petsmart one town over? well, corporate cuts their hours, so even when its busy you dont have coverage (how fun for an employee), low pay with little raise, doing work that is out of your job desription b/c there is simply no one to do it. the outcome is a store that screams out of order. employees are unhappy, managers are unhappy. and all they talk about is "i wish i worked for the other petsmart"

so feel free to give your opinions. but realize that your cookie cutter petsmart is not the situation in every store.

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Denise in Louisville, Kentucky

86 months ago

Ashley in Taylorsville, Kentucky said: PetSmart is a horrible place to work at. I've worked in the PetsHotel "Guest Services" and "PetCare Specialist" and now I'm a "Cashier" in the front and its worse then anyother job. The way the managers treat you, write you up for unfair things, awhile the ohter employes don't get introuble but you do?!

We also have a sick room with fish that have holes in its heads, and birds that are just pettiful looking.

Use spellcheck next time.

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evan in Auburn Hills, Michigan

86 months ago

Ashley in Taylorsville, Kentucky said: PetSmart is a horrible place to work at. I've worked in the PetsHotel "Guest Services" and "PetCare Specialist" and now I'm a "Cashier" in the front and its worse then anyother job. The way the managers treat you, write you up for unfair things, awhile the ohter employes don't get introuble but you do?!

We also have a sick room with fish that have holes in its heads, and birds that are just pettiful looking.

Hmmmm, you've been moved out of the hotel, then out of pet care to the entry level position of cashier. sounds like the typical path of someone not meeting standards and not doing their job. that may be the reason you get "introuble".

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Anna in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

85 months ago

evan in Auburn Hills, Michigan said: Hmmmm, you've been moved out of the hotel, then out of pet care to the entry level position of cashier. sounds like the typical path of someone not meeting standards and not doing their job. that may be the reason you get "introuble".

Not exactly... if they don't like you personally (this has happened in my store) they will pretty much force you to quit (cut hours and write you up for stupid crap that they can technically get away with, but doesn't affect your job performance, or anyone else for that matter). This has happened in the Hotel I work at. I was just written up for not clocking in and out for lunch a few times 2 weeks ago (when the one day I was at the hospital with a dog that got injured at the hotel!!! 20 minutes away for over 4 hours)

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Alex K in Chicago, Illinois

84 months ago

Anna in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Not exactly... if they don't like you personally (this has happened in my store) they will pretty much force you to quit (cut hours and write you up for stupid crap that they can technically get away with, but doesn't affect your job performance, or anyone else for that matter). This has happened in the Hotel I work at. I was just written up for not clocking in and out for lunch a few times 2 weeks ago (when the one day I was at the hospital with a dog that got injured at the hotel!!! 20 minutes away for over 4 hours)

If you feel that you are the target of a personal issue that is jeopardizing your job, you need to follow up with HR. Start by addressing your concerns with your Store Manager. If you don't feel that the issue can resolved there, also speak with your District Manager. If the issue still hasn't been resolved by this point, you can also bring it to your regional HR manager. All of the info you need to reach these people should be clearly listed somewhere in your store, probably in the breakroom or clock room. You can also use the CareSmart line to anonymously report any concerns you have, also clearly posted in the same areas. Hope this helps.

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Lyn Black in Duluth, Minnesota

84 months ago

Admor in San Lorenzo, California said: I am a trainer at PetsMart and am finding it confining. Sissy-lala training, too many trainers in our store, pressure to sell classes. Sell classes for other trainers and they get the commission. Contests to sell classes and boss gives prizes to 2 trainers instead of 3. Rewards for selling given on other trainers day off. ARGH!
they train? ha ha ha

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Pnknlvr96 in Colorado

84 months ago

Evan wrote: "Hmmmm, you've been moved out of the hotel, then out of pet care to the entry level position of cashier. sounds like the typical path of someone not meeting standards and not doing their job. that may be the reason you get "introuble"."

He hit the nail on the head with that one. And in regards to training, we took our 3 month-old Great Dane to a PetSmart class last year, and it was a great experience. Danes are generally well-behaved anyways, but at a year-and-a-half, he knows all the commands very well.

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New-B in Phoenix, Arizona

83 months ago

Hi,I am new here and new to the petsmart working team.
I just had my interview and my drug test done yesterday. The man that interviewed me seemed to sure that I was going to be hired. I am just waiting for the call. How long does it usually take for Petsmart to call you? I know 48hrs for drug test.What color pants and shoes do I have to wear? Where do I buy the shirt? I want to buy the pants and shoes before I go in to fill out the paper work.I was not really told what my job name would be called all I know is that I will be working @ 3,4 and 5 am unloading a truck , stocking, and helping the customers. Does anyone know the what my job is called? How much does it usually pay? How many lunch brakes do I get? Can I take my own lunch and do they have a fridge to put it in?Makeup wise, what type of makeup is appropriate for this job?Same question goes for the hairstyle? I am trying to study as much of the petsmart website as I can that way I will be more familiar with their products and can better help the customers.Will they make me work the cash register?I don't have my GED yet. I have one more test to take then I get it.What type of benefits do you get as a petsmart employee? Do you get discounts?Do most petsmarts have a bike rack? I will be ridding my bike to work or walking.I would like to get a puppy and a kitten one day. It has always been my dream and I have not yet gotten one because I have been doing a lot of research and making sure I will be able to make them happy.Does anyone here that works at petsmart own a puppy or a kitten? I live in an apartment but plan to walk my puppy atleast 2 times a day. Where do you leave your puppy when you go to work at petsmart? Is there a pet care place in petsmart where you can leave it? How much does it cost? It would be nice to have my puppy there so I can keep an eye on it.Do you have any advice for me?
Thank you!

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New-B in Phoenix, Arizona

83 months ago

I just went to www.petsmartjobs.com/ and filled out my online application there.

Good Luck!

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New-B in Phoenix, Arizona

83 months ago

My mom's boyfriend works at their warehouse and he gets good pay.
I applied for that too and they offered me that awesome schedule where you only work for 3 days but still get your 40 hours plus it is good pay really good pay!

Good luck!
Apply here
www.petsmartjobs.com/

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lonvic in Glendale, Arizona

81 months ago

Need job info for future.

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Fetch in Las Vegas, Nevada

77 months ago

I'm a pet products at Petsmart, and while it's a great company to get your feet wet in, it's not something permanent unless you can handle the stress of being a store director. They don't offer competitive wages to the people who generally deal with the public, they only offer commission to the people who groom or train dogs. The management has been lacking lately due to poor wages, the last 4 managers that have been in the store have either been incompetent and offered to step down, stole money because they couldn't afford rent (fired), or accepted a different retail job, same position, same location but earning 18k more a year, or are just kinda stuck like me. I've worked here as a manager for two years, I need my insurance, but I can't afford to live on 11 dollars an hour when they ask for 50 hours a week from me. I have no money to spend, and no time to spend money if I had it. It's especially hard when they hire new managers at that wage, and the quality of people they get tends to make a responsible managers job even harder.

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evan baxter in Auburn Hills, Michigan

77 months ago

As a PPM you are hourly so those 10 hours per week you are putting in above 40 should be at time and a half. If you are making $11/hr. that means you get another $165 a week for those extra 10 hours. Over 52 weeks that comes to $32,000 (OK, $31,640). While that is not a kings' ransom it also doesn't exactly put you below the poverty line. For the entry level position that PPM is (isn't that the lowest grade manager position in a PetSmart store?) that is actually a pretty good wage.

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Alice Doherty in Neptune, New Jersey

77 months ago

I AM LOOKING FOR THE FORM TO FILL OUT FOR THE JOB IN WEST LONG BRANCH STORE 760 ALICE DOHERTY

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privado p in Parlin, New Jersey

75 months ago

hi. do you still wanna for for the store 0760????? i know the are looking for a part timer

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56565 in Waxhaw, North Carolina

68 months ago

Host said: Do you work at PetSmart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in that is a minor? I know that if you are 14 you can fill out a fourm so you can work there but what are the chances of that happining?

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debbie4him in Fort Worth, Texas

63 months ago

I have gone online and filled out an application, the only thing is you have to fill one out for every store and every position and then I never receive a call. Can someone tell me what to do? I called one of the stores and they said they weren't hiring, yet the website said they needed dog bathers that is why I spent the time filling out the application. Also, I am in my mid-fifties. Will that hurt? I really want to go on to learn to be a groomer and I'm not getting any younger...I need to hurry.
Debbie

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patia.po.99@hotmail.com in Jersey City, New Jersey

37 months ago

I would love to work at petsmart, but the online application process seems difficult then the old fashioned way by filling out actual paper and talking to real people.

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jaleea jackson in Nashville, Tennessee

29 months ago

Host said: Do you work at PetSmart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

I want to work at Petsmart because i like animals and I feel mt talents of caring for the animals will make me want to becaome an workin at petsmart

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jaleea jackson in Nashville, Tennessee

29 months ago

Host said: Do you work at PetSmart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

I want to work at Petsmart because i like animals and I feel mt talents of caring for the animals will make me want to becaome an workin at petsmart

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jaleea jackson in Nashville, Tennessee

29 months ago

Host said: Do you work at PetSmart? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

I want to work at Petsmart because i like animals and I feel mt talents of caring for the animals will make me want to becaome an workin at petsmart

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