Top 10 Petco Interview Questions and Answers

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1. Why do you want to work at Petco?
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I love animals. I would like to work with them on a daily basis. Also, I like Petco. Every time I go there I feel welcomed. It is a great atmosphere.
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I enjoy working with animals and fellow animal lovers.
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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.
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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.
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Because I can make a great contribution to the company and have a big interest in animals.
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I love animals and the location is conveiniant and I feel like I would excel here.
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Not only do I want to work here because I love animals, but also because I am interested in a job in retail. This job allows me to put the two together.
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I like to see what I am working on and to be physicality able to see the results; I feel confidant and comfortable among animals. I believe that being able to work directly with animals to improve their lives and to be able to see that will give me a sense of fuffilment.
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I would love to work here because I love animals and I want to help make them feel as best they can.
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I have always had a passion for animals and it would be a dream to be able to be around them all day and providing people with enthusiasm and knowledge with owning a pet.
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why do you want to work at Petco
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I feel confident and comfortable among animals. And I believe I can bring a positive attitude to the workplace and to the customers.
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I am very passionate about animals. For many years, I have been taking care of, feeding, and finding homes for stray cats and would do anything I could to help any animal find a loving home.
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I think it would be the perfect job for me because of my love for animals. Being able to work directly with them and help them look and feel their best will bring me a sense of fulfillment.
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It would be the perfect job for me becuase of my love for aimals and working with them directly and helping them to feel their best would bring me a sence of fullfullment.
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I want to work at Petco because every time that I have walked into the store I have seen happy employees, customers, and pets. The atmosphere seems very positive and fun.
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It offers the opportunity for me to learn about grooming animals, and retail. This store is highly recommended by friends and neighbors, and I feel it is a great place to learn more about being a groomer.
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I want to be the person my dogs think I am. I cant say that I have any "professional" experience with animals but I have had my fare share of pets over the course of my life and I feel as though by working here I will become more pet savvy.
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Well I was a hairstylist. A hairstylist and animals combine perfectly. Get to work with animals is a joy. I also like to help my family with bills and take some responsibility in my life.
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I want to work at petco because I have an interest in pursuing a career in animal health, and I know that my experiences in the grooming salon will help me learn skills that I can apply in the future.
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2. If a customer brought in a pet that would not stop barking, an obvious distraction for our customers, how would you handle that situation?
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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.
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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 :)
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I would tell my manger and ask what they would want me to do.
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I would tell the manager about the situation.
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I would bring the dog a bisquet and possibly play with them.
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I would get down to the dogs level and great the dog and owner and try to gain the dogs trust. Or give the dog a treat and gently pet the dog maybe try playing with the dog maybe try walking the dog around so the dog can have a look around and be able to somewhat get used to its surrounding and continue to talk to the talk and say the dogs name.
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I would try to calm the pet, by talking calmly and extending my hand out to it, and find a treat for it.
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I would tell the manager to see how he/she would like me to handle the situation.
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I would politely talk to the owner of the pet letting them know the the issue explaining that the barking is becoming a distraction for other customers and we ask if she could please calm her dog.
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I would approach the owner and ask if everything was okay. Maybe offer the dog a cookies.
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I would friendly approach the pet and customer and ask the pets name and if theres any reasin why the pets fussed up.
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I would get down on the dogs level and greet the dog, try to calm him/her with a treat. If that didnt work I would ask my manager how to handle the situation.
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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.
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I would maybe get a toy to distract the dog, have the dog smell my hand to get use to me.
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I would grab a treat and, if the dog is friendly enough, try to calm it down by petting/playing with him/her. If the pet is unfriendly, I would most likely consult my manager and seek advice as to what I should do next.
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3. How do you expect to make a difference at Petco?
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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.
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I expect to make a difference at Petco by providing excellent customer service and putting my all into everything I do.
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I expect to make a differnce by trying my hardest everyday and providing excellent customer service.
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By providing excellent customer service and putting my all into everything I do.
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By bringing a smiling face everyday to work, and trying my hardest to give the best service to each customer.
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By doing the best that I can and providing the best service for the customers and their friends.
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I feel that I would be an asset to your company because I love animals and want to take care of them.
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I hope to bring enthusiasm and a strong desire for learning that could make me a valuable part of the Petco grooming team.
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By providing great costumers service and putting all my effort to it.
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4. Do you have a pet? Tell me about him or her?
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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.
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I have a lot of pets they are very well taken care of.
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Yes i have 5 cats 2 dogs a hamster and a ferret.
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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.
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I have two cats that are inside and many strays that I love and take care of.
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Yes I have three cats named skittles, buster, and big guy.
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Alothough I would love to have pets I cannot because of my current livig situation, but as soon as I am able I want to own a dog.
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I have two Chihuahuas, Chica who is 7 and her offspring Pepper who is 5. Chica is old and grumpy hates any and all over the age of 7, doesnt like to make other doggy friends, and is spoiled rotten. Pepper is scared of everything and will cry bloody murder if a stranger tries to touch her. She likes to run around andcircles and eat lots of sweets.
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Yes I have a dog who I love. She is my sidekick. She likes to go everywhere I go! I take her for walks, trained her to sit, roll over and shake with her paw. I took her to puppy school here when she was little.
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I used to have 2 love birds named titi and tito but unfortunately they were sold to a good home, which is good. I do hope in the future to have a pug and and scottish fold cat.
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5. If a customer brought in an untrained pet, and it had an accident on the floor, how would you handle it?
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I would tell them it is ok and that i would clean it up.
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Clean up the mess and possibly talk to them about getting some training here.
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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.
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I would quickly clean it up.
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I would go clean it up properly, or if otherwise preoccupied, I would report it to someone who could promptly take care of the accident.
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Clean it up.
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clean it up
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I would show the customer some bags to pick up after the pet or some towels to wipe up the mess. Or, if the customer leaves the mess there, I would clean it up myself.
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I would clean it up and possibly approach the customer about possibke training.
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I would do what all pet owners should do when the wee lamb has an accident, clean it up immediately.
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I would tell the customer it was okay and go clean it up.
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Tell them its okay, ill clean it up. And talk to him about getting some training here.
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6. We try to casually push products that we believe our customers would find useful, this is called upselling, could you do this?
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Yes, I believe that as long as I talk to the customer I would be able to upsell a product.
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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.
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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.
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Yes, I could. I would like to help customers find the right product that suits their pet and what they are looking for.
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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.
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Yes I would be willing to upsell items that I know that my dog would like.
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Of coarse, I used to upsell a lot at my old job. I prefer talking to our costumers and getting to know them. And eventually find out their likes and dislike so I cant know what products they need.
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I believe that once I have experience with specific products/brands or learn enough about each product, I can.
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7. Do you try to feed your pet a healthy diet?
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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.
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Yes always it is very importent to.
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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.
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Yes I think its very important too especially hen my dog was pregnant I tried to feed her the best quality food possible.
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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.
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Yes. All my dogs get only a certain amount of food twice a day.
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Yes I try to buy them a mix of dry and canned food.
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I believe feeding pets a healthy diet will help them to feel their best and stay healthy.
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Yes, I have always followed the guidelines given to me by the vet.
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Yes, a healthy diet is important for a pets well-being.
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8. Tell me about your favorite pet?
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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.
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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.
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My favorite pet is a puppy.
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My favorite pet would be my friends dog dozer. Hes a pit bull with the most amazing bubbly personality. Abousutely love that dog.
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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.
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My favorite pet was my first dog. He and I were trained by a neighbor, and the training made him a well behaved dog, and everyone loved him.
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Anything from answer phone calls fixing paper jams to painting walls and ensure that the gallery is clean and monitoring and keeping artwork safe while the gallery is open.
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My favorite pet is a dog, because they stay by you and will always be there for you no matter what.
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I have a pair of clownfish I bought here at Petco who snuggle together in my 30 gal tank. They helped me learn that all pets, even fish, can have very unique personalities.
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9. If hired by Petco, what are your future plans with our company?
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I can see myself working her for a long time, and would be very interested in further training.
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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.
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Well at this moment im just looking for a career I really enjoy.
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I would love to stay with Petco and move my way up to possible management one day.
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I hope to stay with this company as long as I can.
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I see myself doing it for a long time and ill be interest in further training.
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10. Is there an animal you would not be able to groom, for whichever reason?
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No, there are no animals I would not be able to groom for whatever reason.
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No, I believe I can groom any animal with the right training and tips.
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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.
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No, I believe I could groom and care for any animal, with the right training and tips.
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No i would feel fine with any of them.
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I have limited experience in grooming animals, except for bathing and caring for my own cat and caring for others' dogs and cats occasionally when they are unable. I would like to have training on grooming animals so that I can groom them exceptionally well myself at some point, but absolutely not, I would groom any animal that needs it, and it if is hostile at any degree, I would take the proper precautions for the safety of the animal
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The only possible reason I would not try to groom an animal would be if it was so hostile that I feared for my safety. Otherwise, no; I'm open to grooming anything.
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I have limited experience grooming I have only bathed and groomed my dogs though with proper instructions I think I could handle pretty much any dog.
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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 operating subsidiary. In 2006 two buyout firms -- Texas Pacific Group and Leonard Green & Partners -- took PETCO private in a deal worth $1.8 billion.

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Working with animals all day; knowing that you are improving the life quality of every pet that visits; being able to see the results of your work

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Petco offers a friendly enviornment and career advancements.

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Working with animals and providing them with love and care while they are waiting to be adopted.

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Absolutely working with animals is the number one pro, because I have a deep passion for animals, and have never had a time in my life where I didn't have a dog or a cat growing up.

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