Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions in Cleveland, OH

Updated Mar 22, 2015
Updated Mar 22, 2015
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    Web Development Professional Apprentice Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in December 2014.

    Interview

    One phone interview and one in person interview. A lot of the time was spent explaining the program and asking about what kinds of work i've done before, and how I work in groups. Technical questions were very surface level, they only asked questions about technologies/languages that I have worked in before, as they were more interested in my desire to learn new things rather than coming in with a lot of knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you handled working in groups when others don't fulfill their responsibilities?   Answer Question
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    Internal Auditor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

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

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    Accountant Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Reasons for Declining

    territory offered was out of the country

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    Engineer Inter Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH).

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Financial Processor Interview

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in March 2013.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you were creative in overcoming a problem.   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in July 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What would you say to a customer who calls in demanding a refund?   Answer Question
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    R&D Internship Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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?   1 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
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    Chemist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in May 2010.

    Interview

    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

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

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    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in March 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in November 2008.

    Interview

    45 minute behaviorial interview consisting of standard interview questions about your career and why you want to work for sherwin williams

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there was none. They would not budge on salary

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