Gexpro Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Quality Control Inspector Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gexpro in November 2010.
Interview Details – Basically, if you have experience, you can get a job here. The management over this department is sub par and if you flash a smile and do the bare minimum, your mediocrity will be rewarded.
Interview Question – They get their questions off the internet.
I was asked what basketball team i root for, what religion I identified with, etc... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – "I can pay you this much."
Program Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Gexpro in April 2009.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview with hiring manager then followed up by 1:1 interviews with hiring manager and 3 members of management staff and HR.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you made a recent major or life change decision. What was it and how did it effect you? Would you do it over again if you had a chance to do it again? Answer Question
Sales Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Gexpro in July 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring manager conducted the interview in a comfortable and inconspicous location putting me at ease. His questions:-) were relevant and forthright.
Interview Question – Names of firms and contacts in trading area. View Answer
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Gexpro.
Interview Details – Though I have heard of some pretty advanced interview processes for DSLP candidates, there was none for interns; most likely because there is not much competition for interns.
Interview Question – For a possible follow-up internship next year, I was asked, "What could you bring to Gexpro." The reason that this question is so complicated is because first you have to analyze exactly WHICH field you plan to go into. This being both a supply-chain, sales, solutions, and electrical distribution company, there are many many different paths to take.
Once you determine the path you think will be for you in the future, really consider what it is about you that makes you the ideal candidate for an asset in that area. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The negotiation stage is NOT a pass/fail. Don't worry about this phase at all. If someone asks for too much as a startup, the worst answer they are going to get is "no", but they are not going to get turned away. Obviously the company wants you, or they wouldn't be asking you about pay rate anyways. For interns in their first year, expect $15-$16 hourly. For inside sales, expect $38.5k annual. DSLP ~$34 annual.
Finance Leadership Program Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Gexpro in October 2012.
Interview Details – I applied through my school and I got an on campus interview. The night before there was and information session where the interviewers showed a powerpoint. The interview was relaxed, and just behavioral questions. It lasted about 30 minutes. I didn't get through to the second round.
DSLP Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Gexpro in December 2012.
Interview Details – First meeting was on-campus. 2 weeks later I had my first interview with the branch manager.
Interview Question – Interview was different since it seemed more like a conversation than an interview. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Sourcing and Inventory Lead Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Gexpro.
Interview Details – I received email immediately after applying. I was contacted to arrange an interview more than a month later. Three people interviewed me individually: Sourcing & Inventory Manager, Ops Manager, and HR. Many of their questions were the same, indicating that they had not planned/coordinated their questions. I waited almost a month before receiving word that another candidate had been chosen.
I found this a VERY slow process. I suspect that many of the best candidates are lost to other employers.
Interview Question – "Tell me about a recent situation in which you..."
The interviewers had the same list of behavior based/situation based questions. If the interviewee has no direct parallel, it may be difficult to answer them. Answer Question
Sales Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gexpro in October 2011.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview, then scheduled an 1on1 interview on my college campus. Felt very rushed during the on campus interview, since there were only 30min slots reserved for each candidate. Interviewed with the head of HR, not the hiring manager. Basically just asked about my resume. Answered questions about my education, hobbies, and mostly about past work experiences. Was then allowed to ask questions about the company and the said position, and then the interview was over.
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Gexpro in March 2010.
Interview Details – It was a very positive experience for me. They asked a multitude of technical accounting and finance questions that were fairly simple and straightforward. They are looking for people who are interested in finance, who have business or internship experience and leadership ability. This position is focused for people who will continue to grow within the company.
Inside Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Gexpro in May 2008.
Interview Details – ok