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Assistant Store Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in July 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by human resources and asked to apply for a position. A phone interview was set-up and it went well. After that, a store visit (second interview) was scheduled and went well. I e-mailed the human resources representative that I was very interested and she responded that she forwarded my information to the managers and should hear back for an interview with them. Two weeks went by and I never heard back. I e-mailed the human resources representative to request feedback and have never heard back. No response. Very unprofessional.
Interview Question – Questions are quite typical. What are your future goals? What are your ideal positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd)? Answer Question
Assistant Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in November 2010.
Interview Details – Initial Communication started when I wrote a thank you letter, thanking the recruiter for her time she spent with me at the Career fair. She then emailed me back and said to apply online and after I apply to email her back. Then she asked me to set up a phone interview. She asked the questions "Tell me about a time where you took initivate" and Tell me about a time that a teammate wasn't pulling his/her weight and what you did to fix it. Then after the phone interview she emailed me and we made arrangments to go on a storevisit in Trussvile near Birmingham area. They emailed me a packet before hand with questions that they wanted me to get answered while I was on my store visit.
Assistant Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2010.
Interview Details – I've known the DM I interviewed with for about four years. But interviews are never easy and it was definitely a good learning experience.
Assistant Store Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in April 2011.
Interview Details – Met the recruiter at a local job fair. Called in for an interview the following week. Interview began with discussion about the work experience listed on my resume. Questions: Why are you making the transition from your current profession into paint? Why did you choose your college major? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you willing to re-locate anywhere within the region (approx.150 mile radius)? What motivates you in the morning to get out of bed? What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Fairly standard interview. He seemed to indicate his belief in a policy requiring 100% unquestionable loyalty to the company. He highlighted this by explaining he had moved 3x in the last 10 years. He also explained that I would not be placed in a store until after completing the training program. When I pressed him on what areas he needed to fill, he seemed annoyed and reiterated the concept that you will be asked to accept an offer before knowing all the details of the job location. For an individual with a home and/or family this might be very difficult to buy into for 30k a year selling paint. I was told if they were interested I would be called for a store visit, but never heard back from them.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years? View Answer
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