PETCO Animal Supplies is a holding company for PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, which is the second-largest US retailer of specialty pet supplies. The company boasts more than 1,000 stores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, making it the only pet store to cover the entire US market. The company is barking up the tree of rival PetSmart, which leads the market. PETCO Animal Supplies holding company was formed in 2005 to create a foundation for the firm's upcoming growth strategies. The holding company also changed the name of its oper...
1. How would you ensure our customers at Petco, received the best service available while shopping for their pets?
I would great customers with a friendly face and ask them if they need any help finding anything, tell them my name, and ask them to let me know if there is anything I can do for them.
Walking around the store and offering assistance. Always being available to help. Making sure all items are where they are supposed to be and in easy reach.
I would greet them with a cheerful face, and ask them if they needed any help finding something. I would ask them to let me know if they needed any further assistance.
I would let them walk around the store and then ask if they need any help finding anything. When they are at the check out I would make sure they found everything they needed and if I knew the product they were buying I would let them know I like the product and why.
I would remain adaptive to the needs/desires of any customer I aid.
2. In your mind, what makes great customer service?
Great customer services is genuinely caring about the customer and their interests.
Remaining calm and collect at all times. Never arguing with the employee.
Great customer service is caring about the customer and their needs.
Someone who makes sure that the customer is first.
Great customer service involves listening and adaptability.
3. Tell me about the pets you own.
I have a dog and a cat. The dog Bailey is a Papian Spitz, and my cat Cabella is a calico cat. She likes to go outside. Bailey likes to play ball.
I dont have pets at the moment but in the future ill hope to have a pug and a scottish fold cat.
My little Lily is very attached to me she depends on me to be there for her, my big dog Sadie is one that I want to be on my own attitude, I love them both.
I just have my dog Sammy. Previously, I had another dog named Peanut, two mice, and a couple of fish while I was in college.
Conrad and Sarah are beagles. Conrad is a red tick beagle that is the biggest baby I have in the family. He is your true example of a momma suck. Sarah is more indepent and loves her attention but she also is the door bell of the house. She is very aware of her surrounding at all times.
4. If a customer brought in a pet that would not stop barking, an obvious distraction for our customers, how would you handle that situation?
From person experience I would assume the the animal is nerves and might not be accustomed to this type of environment so I might pick up ma treat or two carefully approach to avoid alarming said animal which might then led to more barking, start off with some baby talk fallowed by a little bit of petting than the treats.
I would bring a treat for the pet and try to find out from the owner why the pet was unhappy.
I would grab a treat and offer it to the animal as well as approaching it to try and distract it from barcking. If barcking continues i will let my manager know so that they can handle the issue or see how they would like to go about it.
I would cheerfully greet the customer and his/her barking companion with a hello and a smile.Ask him/her the name of the animal and why he/she seems to b so fussy. I would then show her to the toy area where her companion can find a toy to help calm them down... Promoting sales and solving the problem :)
I would tell my manger and ask what they would want me to do.
5. How do you expect to make a difference at Petco?
I expect to make a difference at Petco by providing excellent customer service and putting my all into everything I do.
By doing the best I can to make the dogs and owners happy making the dogs look and feel their best and providing the best service possible I strive for perfection and I always do the best I can in all situations.
I expect to make a differnce by trying my hardest everyday and providing excellent customer service.
By providing excellent customer service and putting my all into everything I do.
By bringing a smiling face everyday to work, and trying my hardest to give the best service to each customer.
6. Why do you want to work at Petco?
I enjoy working with animals and fellow animal lovers.
I want to work here because I think it would be the perfect job for me a dog lover I would learn so much and become more independant working with the animals would just be the best though I know theres more to it that just bathing them theres also cleaning up after them and what not but I think it would be a great opportunity I want to make dogs look and feel their best by providing the bet service possible.
I want to work at petco because I have a lot of experience with animals and also with people and think that I can make a great contribution to the company.
Because I can make a great contribution to the company and have a big interest in animals.
I love animals and the location is conveiniant and I feel like I would excel here.
7. If a customer brought in an untrained pet, and it had an accident on the floor, how would you handle it?
I would do what all pet owners should do when the wee lamb has an accident, clean it up immediately.
I would tell them it is ok and that i would clean it up.
Clean up the mess and possibly talk to them about getting some training here.
I would quickly clean it up.
I would tell the owner that it was all right of s/he apologized, then get to work removing the waste and sterilizing the spot as soon as possible.
8. Do you have a pet? Tell me about him or her?
I have a hamster, his name is pepito I've had him since he was a pinky. He loves strawberry a and loves to laze around in his wheel.
I have a lot of pets they are very well taken care of.
Yes i have 5 cats 2 dogs a hamster and a ferret.
I do have a cat. His name is Stuey. he just turned two, and he lights up my world every day. He has such personality and is my furry child.
I have two cats that are inside and many strays that I love and take care of.
9. We try to casually push products that we believe our customers would find useful, this is called upselling, could you do this?
Yes, I believe that as long as I talk to the customer I would be able to upsell a product.
Of course! I have a lot of experience upselling. I had to do a lot of it at my previous job. I find it easier to upsell to a customer when you actually take the time to casually talk with them and get to know them.. Find out their likes and dislikes.. or in this case their pets likes or dislikes.. and then offer them a product that you know they will benefit from in the future.
Yes i can i believe that as long as you approacvh a customer and determine their needs you can gradually work yourself up to finding them exactly what they are looking for and suggesting a better product as well as continuing to expand the sale.
Yes, I could. I would like to help customers find the right product that suits their pet and what they are looking for.
Ive had to upsell in some of my previous jobs so I am aware of the concept so im sure I wouldnt have a problem.
10. Tell me about your favorite pet?
My favorite pet is my dog Oliver. He is a Puggle. I love cuddling with him and receiving kisses. He always makes me feel better when I am down.
I love both of my pets equally. I have a German Shepard mix who is still a puppy and very clumsy named Lady. And a tabby cat named Dory. Both their names are from Disney movies.
My favorite pet is a puppy.
My favorite pet would be my friends dog dozer. Hes a pit bull with the most amazing bubbly personality. Abousutely love that dog.
It would be between a dog or horse. I have never had my own horse, but always wanted one. There has never been a time that I did not own a dog until now, and that is only due to my apartment not allowing them.
11. Do you try to feed your pet a healthy diet?
Yes i do i try to feed my puppy a bit of solid food and soft food to try an give him a litle of bith worlds i think that feeding the animals as close to natural is great for their health and keeps them happy.
Yes always it is very importent to.
Yes, I do. My cat eats a very stable amount of food everyday. I make sure he doesn't over or under eat, and the food we give him is top-notch.
Yes I think its very important too especially hen my dog was pregnant I tried to feed her the best quality food possible.
I always try to feed my cats a healthy diet. They healthier the better. They will live a much happier and longer life if they are fed a healthy diet.
12. If hired by Petco, what are your future plans with our company?
I can see myself working her for a long time, and would be very interested in further training.
As long as I am happy with the company and the company is happy with me, I could see myself at Petco for a while.
Well at this moment im just looking for a career I really enjoy.
I would love to stay with Petco and move my way up to possible management one day.
I hope to stay with this company as long as I can.
13. Is there an animal you disslike?
octopii. Otherwise only creatures that could poison me really
No I am an animal lover. I have several animals myself.
I don't disslike any animals, but the only ones I am less comfortable around are spiders and sometimes snakes.
Scorpians and spiders. But I'm not afraid of them.
When it comes to dogs I love them all of course I would be a bit more nervous around a more hostile dog but I would do my best follow all the rules and regulations so I can do the best job I can. If its all animals in general the reptiles would be very difficult for me to work with.
14. Is there an animal you would not be able to groom, for whichever reason?
No, there are no animals I would not be able to groom for whatever reason.
No, I believe I can groom any animal with the right training and tips.
I have limited experience grooming animals but I am more than willing to continue learning how to groom them. I am not scared of them and I am also very gentle and kind with them. So, my answer to that question is No. I believe I would be able to groom any animal. Give me the proper instruction one time and I'll do a great job from there on out.
No, I believe I could groom and care for any animal, with the right training and tips.
No i would feel fine with any of them.
15. Have you ever cared for a lost animal, or volunteered at an animal shelter before?
Yes, I volunteered at the Bedford shelter cleaning cat cages in high school.
I have never volunteeered for an animal shelter before because i do not like seeing animals in that sort of enviornment where if they are not adopted they are uthinised.
Yes, I actually saw a 3 day kitten in the road and kept it for five days until I found it a home.
I have cared for many lost animals, there was a newborn kitten that I had heard meowing outside in the winter and I went and took him inside and gave him some of my cat's soft food and water, then called an animal care team to take him to a care shelter.
I take care of and feed stray cats daily.
16. Have you had any training at a grooming school?
No, I don't have any training at a grooming school as of now.
No i have not but i am willing to learn.
No, I do not, but I have been taking a Vet Assisting course since January and it has had a brief section on grooming. I would absolutely like to be trained to further my education on grooming, and had already been thinking about taking a grooming class after I finish this course.
No but I am a quick learner and willing to learn.
No, I haven't but I worked as a bather in a groomers.
17. When was the first time you groomed an animal?
When I was a teenager or so, I had been bathing my dogs and cats, and helping a cat I had with treating their fleas, and I also shaved my dog with clippers in the summer a few times.
The first time I groomed an animal was when i was really young. I have had pets all my life and being the youngest of my family, I was always the one to have to clean up after our pets and just overall take care of them. of course I couldn't be there financially but I loved taking care of my pets.
It was in 2010 I bought a pair of clippers and shaved my yorkie and astrulain Shepard.
A year ago it was my yorkie boo.
10 years old groomed dog nails, and shaved dog.
18. What is the best aspect of owning a pet?
The fact that they are your family; few things in this world can compare to the love between a pet and their human.
The unconditional love they show you, and that you can show it. they are really part of your family, they are not just a pet, I really consider my cat my son, not my pet.
The best aspect of owning a pet is that you always have a companion who loves and depends on you.
The happiness they bring into your life a pet has so much unconditional love for their owner and without my dogs I dont know what I do they make me really happy.
The best aspect of owning a pet is knowing you gave them a very good life instead of a very possible death.
19. Do you groom pets for family and friends?
I own a maltese shitzhu and have recently been grooming him .
I do on occasion. I am occasionally called to care for an animal when they are out of town, or to walk dogs. I have always groomed my own dogs and cats I've had my whole life, and kept them nice and clean and healthy.
I bathe and walk my neighbors dog when he can't.
No only my dog but I honestly wouldnt mind.
Yes me and my boyfriend bathe his greman shepard/ pitbull mix.
20. Have you ever had an issue with a customer before, at any previous jobs?
At the Western outlet I had a customer come in for an item that we hadnt recieved yet, I had to politely tell the frustrated customer when they could come back in for the item.
I have had experiences with difficult guests before.
I have dealt with customer complaints before and resolved them.
I have had an issue with one of my customers that received the wrong product. It was immediately resolved. I apologized and had got the new product to be ready as soon as possible.
Yes. Sometimes there were customers who returned feed because it was moldy. To do so our company required the reciept and the feed to because depending on how old the feed is and when it was purchased depended on if I could refund or switch the bags.