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Interviews at PetSmart

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at PetSmart.

Interview experience

Based on 1,940 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 1,933 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 1,854 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at PetSmart

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 3.

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

What candidates say about the interview process at PetSmart

  • You typically get a call or voicemail to actually set up a date to do an interview.
    Shared on December 4, 2020 - Associate - Springfield, VA
  • Standard. Phone interview, on site interview with DL and then phone interview with Regional Manager.
    Shared on October 18, 2020 - Store Manager - Atlanta, GA
  • Generic less than min wage interview
    Shared on March 9, 2020 - Pet Hotel Associate - Pelham Manor, NY
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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
  • They were in depth questions 3 interviews
    Shared on July 19, 2018 - Overnight Specialist - Scottsdale, AZ
  • What’s a good example of having to multitask because other employees & customers need help or assistance?
    Shared on December 14, 2017

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Interview tips at PetSmart

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)58%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)26%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Formal (business suit)4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at PetSmart

  • Show that you are passionate of animals and helping others as well. Work hard show that you are decadent of this job
    Shared on February 23, 2021
  • Has to love animals. Show you’re dedicated to putting in work.
    Shared on March 5, 2020 - Dog Trainer/Sales Associate - Miami, FL
  • Be respectful, ask questions, work where you may qualify.
    Shared on March 3, 2020 - Dog bather/ dog groomer - Beaufort

The first interview at PetSmart

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site24%
  • Through Indeed22%
  • Walk-In15%
  • Employee referral11%
  • I called them10%

How candidates received their first interview at PetSmart

  • I applied online
    Shared on June 14, 2018 - Pet Stylist - Holmdel, NJ
  • Simple walk inEnjoyed conversing with the store managerHired 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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