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Interviews at Petco

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Petco.
Interview experience
Based on 250 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 249 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 231 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Petco

Overview experience
Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
More than one month
About a month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Background check
Phone call/screening
Problem solving exercises
Group interview
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work

What candidates say about the interview process at Petco

  • Very relaxed yet professional. They like to inform you a lot and they explain what you are in for and what they expect from the start. And they pretty much stick to that.
    Shared on May 3, 2019
  • Only asked one question. Why should I hire you instead of the last ten interviews? In the middle of my answer he answered a personal call on his cell phone. Lack of professionalism turned me off.
    Shared on March 17, 2019
  • Stupid! If you say open available they hire you!
    Shared on February 2, 2019

Interview questions at Petco

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Do you have open availability , and I said yes I do.

    And this store is close to home for me.
    Shared on April 19, 2018 - Sales Associate - Reading, PA
  • Why do I want to work for petco. Do I think I can do the job. Tell me about your self.
    Shared on February 4, 2018 - Posted anonymously - Hermitage, PA
  • When can you start?
    Shared on December 19, 2017 - Warehouse Clerk - Barrow County, GA
Interview tips at Petco
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)64%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code8%
  • Formal (business suit)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Petco
  • Only asked one question. Why should I hire you instead one of the other ten applicants? I was turned off because while I was talking he took a personal call very unprofessional.
    Shared on March 17, 2019
  • You must love animals and you must love working with the public. Must have patience. If you have all those qualities, you will love working for Petco
    Shared on March 11, 2019 - Groomer - Richmond, VA
  • Keep an open mind and know the policies and procedures well.
    Shared on August 23, 2018 - Grooming Salon Manager - San Antonio, TX
The first interview at Petco
How candidates got an interview
  • Other online application28%
  • I walked in20%
  • Employee referral17%
  • Through Indeed.com9%
  • Recruiter contacted me9%
How candidates received their first interview at Petco
  • I applied online and got a phone call the next day asking to come in for an interview
    Shared on March 27, 2018
  • Applied online, and they called me
    Shared on September 4, 2016 - Sales Associate - Minnesota
  • My first interview at petco was easy the manager just asked me to wear red or black color shirt and closed shoes How i got the job was through a program called Transition Partnership Program.
    Shared on August 23, 2016 - Stocker - Victorville, CA
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