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Interviews at PetSmart

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at PetSmart.
Interview experience
Based on 476 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 474 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 460 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at PetSmart

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
47%
About a week
29%
About two weeks
17%
About a month
5%
More than one month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
82%
Drug test
77%
Background check
66%
Phone call/screening
37%
Problem solving exercises
23%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
Presentation
2%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at PetSmart

  • A normal interview process.
    Shared on May 23, 2018 - Petsmart Stocker - Overland Park, KS
  • It was very easy.
    Shared on August 2, 2017 - Dog Bather - East Point, GA
  • It was very fast paced and comfortable
    Shared on February 23, 2017 - Groomer/Pet Stylist - Addison, TX

Interview questions at PetSmart

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • When are you ready for me to work right now today so I can show success
    Shared on April 1, 2019
  • What’s a good example of having to multitask because other employees & customers need help or assistance?
    Shared on December 14, 2017
  • Do you like working with pets? Do you own any pets?
    Shared on April 25, 2017 - Merchandise & Inventory Manager - Anchorage, AK
Interview tips at PetSmart
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)62%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)21%
  • They didn’t have a dress code9%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at PetSmart
  • Just don't.
    Shared on March 27, 2019 - Dog Bather/Groomer - Aurora, CO
  • Answer truthfully
    Shared on August 19, 2018 - Picker/Packer - Phoenix, AZ
  • Be friendly, smile and speak about how much you love animals and helping people.
    Shared on June 25, 2018 - Sales Associate - Houston, TX
The first interview at PetSmart
How candidates got an interview
  • Other online application33%
  • I walked in19%
  • Through Indeed.com16%
  • Employee referral12%
  • I called them9%
How candidates received their first interview at PetSmart
  • I applied online
    Shared on June 14, 2018 - Pet Stylist - Holmdel, NJ
  • Simple walk in
    Enjoyed conversing with the store manager

    Hired on the spot!
    Shared on March 29, 2018 - Merchandise Manager - Richmond, VA 23230
  • I filled out an online application on the website
    Shared on March 12, 2018 - Pet Care Associate - Virginia
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