Lawson Products Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Fresno, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Didn't make it past the first phone interview because the pay was too low for what I needed. Base is approx. 30K and commission they said would take the first year to approx. 50-60K. After 9 month the base would start to decrease and after 36 months you would operate only on commission. Overall the HR lady was very nice and upfront. No hard feelings.

    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough base

  2.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    1st phone review went really smooth. Interviewer stated how the interview would be conducted. Interviewer was calm and asked if there were any questions after each topic. As questions and comments were given interviewer could be heard typing answers. After interview was done a detailed explanation was given as to what would happen next.

    Interview Questions

    • How many and types of accounts would I bring to this position? Largest, ($$$) account? How would you handle a irate customer?   Answer Question
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Charlotte, NC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Easy phone interviews, three of them to be exact. Then in person interview with DM, and follow up phone interview with RVP. Offer was made and given 7 days to think it over.

    Interview Questions

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Lawson Products (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Met the Sales Manager in his hotel room. This is where he conducted the interview which was strange to say the least. I understand that they do not have an office in the area but it would of been more professional in the lobby/breakfast area of the hotel.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic 101 interview questions but tried to sell me on their product line, as if he was closing the sale. From what the recruiter informed me about the job duties and salary was very far off from reality.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Job was not what they portrayed it to be

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Greenville, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Very good interview and the regional manager was very informative

    Interview Questions

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yakima, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Yakima, WA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview! Talked about the importance of service over price and what the territory was like, how would you handle a customer that is very price aware. Made a point of making sure the prospected employee understands that Lawson sells on quality of their products and service and not on price.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiating just here is what we offer take it or leave it

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    Greenfield Territory Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lawson Products (New Orleans, LA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Met with Regional Director he was very confident this is a place to work but after I took the job I realized he had never been at ground level actually doing what is required of a Greenfield Rep.

    Interview Questions

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    Regional Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Chicago, IL) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Very good - had 2 phone conversations, then a personal visit to the office and a return visit to complete the interview process. I apprecaied getting to meet several department heads during the interview process. That gave me a feel for what their views of the progress that had been made and their committment to the process.

    Interview Questions

    • many questions around the change from IC to employee, and I was asked by HR what I would do if an IC refused to get engaged   1 Answer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lawson Products (Independence, OH) in July 2011.

    Interview

    The process was painless for me. I was contacted by a recruiter and interviewed first with her. They had been used in the past for direct hire staffing purposes for this. Implant before. I met with my Sales Manager-to-be and he asked about experience and my approach to the sales process. I walked him through my process, and received a call less than a week later with a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your sales process? Can you describe it step by step and write your outline on a white board as you describe.   1 Answer
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    Credit Collections Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Lawson Products in January 2008.

    Interview

    Receoved job notification through friend. Friendly pleasant environment during interview process. Interviewed with HR and Credit Manager. Also, pleasant friendly during conversation. Interview more like a conversation than reviewing job skills and abilities. No tests were given, no problems needed to be resolved. Interview was a pleasant easy conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected question. Lawson was an easy interview process.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Lawson offered, I accepted

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