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Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions & Reviews in Cleveland, OH

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Cleveland, OH

I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in July 2011.

Interview Details – Behavioral interview, basic questions about resume, situational type questions about how you can deal with customers who call in that are disappointed. Questions about how you deal with people on the phone and how you can solve problems

Interview Question – What would you say to a customer who calls in demanding a refund?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Internal Auditor Interview

Internal Auditor
Cleveland, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details – The process began by speaking to a recruiter at my college's career fair. I was asked to interview the following day. The next step was traveling to the company's headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. I interviewed with three managers. I received an offer three days later.

Interview Question – Explain to me a time you encountered a problem that there wasn't necessarily a clear-cut decision making process and how you overcame that.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered a position, but not given a guarantee as to where I would be located to perform my job.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Accountant Interview

Accountant
Cleveland, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details – recruited at school - one day, multiple interviewees and interviewers, was stressful but interviewers were well prepared and timely

Interview Question – questions became detailed concerning inventory control and processes - upper level questions for an entry level position but more of a discussion so not so bad   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – territory offered was out of the country


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Chemist Interview

Chemist
Cleveland, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2010.

Interview Details – Interview was executed well. Interviewers were prepared and hand-offs to each member went smoothly. Toured the facilities and got a feel for the culture. People seemed open and friendly, very professional. Atmosphere seemed 'motivating".

Negotiation Details – Negotiated vacation time and pay. I was leaving a job close to home for a location that was a 30 minute drive away


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Processor Interview

Financial Processor
Cleveland, OH

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2013.

Interview Details – Very laid back interviewing style. Spent 2 hours talking about job tasks and just the company in general. Very informative.

Interview Question – Tell me a time you were creative in overcoming a problem.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Inter Interview

Engineer Inter
Cleveland, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details – I was first contacted by a rep who spoke to me about the details on their training program, lasted about 30 minutes. I was then contacted for a second interview at headquarters, which lasted about 3-4 hours. Spoke to three department heads about the jobs and what they entailed. They were all very nice people. I was hired about a week after.

Interview Question – Asked behavior questions, and what I wanted to do or what I liked to do   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I live in south ohio so I asked for a relocation package which they helped me with. They also helped me look for places to live by giving some advice on places previous interns lived.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Market Manager Interview

Market Manager
Cleveland, OH

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2008.

Interview Details – Simple on the surface, in depth through the process. Thorough questioning and ample opportunity to ask your questions.

Interview Question – It was one of the routine logic questions asked in most interviews.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, they made an offer, I countered, they came back with the same offer, it was actually a fair offer.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

R&D Internship Interview

R&D Internship
Cleveland, OH

The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online, and got a phone call about three weeks later asking for an interview. I interviewed on the phone and spoke to two managers for an hour.
They accepted me less than a week later.
They seem in general very nice. They explained how the company works and what they do very thoroughly, and answered all your questions.

Interview Questions

  • What do you know about the paint industry?   View Answer
  • What is an achievement that you are proud of? and why?   Answer Question
  • They will ask you specific things on your resume and ask you to talk about the experience.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Cleveland, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview with easy, behavioral based questions. Second interview was with a district manager, relatively short and almost no questions asked of me. Much like a conversation about opportunities with the company, interviewer's career track, etc.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern
Cleveland, OH

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2008.

Interview Details – Had an 1:1 interview with the manager. Interview consisted of behavioral interview questions and going over my resume. Got the offer within a couple weeks of the interview.

Interview Question – Describe a time you took on a leadership role and what was the outcome.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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