Lowe's Millwork Sales Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Jun 23, 2014
Updated Jun 23, 2014
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Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Asheville, NC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Asheville, NC
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2013.

Interview Details

It took about 2 weeks for the phone interview which took about 15 minutes to complete. The face to face interview with HR and ASM took roughly an hour.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a time when you were working with a coworker. What task were you working on and what was the outcome?   View Answer
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nashua, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashua, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    You are asked to take a computer quiz first before coming in for interview that consists of about 50 questions. You are given scenarios of retail situations and asked how you should respond. Then, you may or may not be called for an interview with the HR manager. If they like you, you will move on to interviewing with the store manager or an assistant manager. Lastly, you will need to pass a drug test where they basically just swab your cheek.

    Interview Questions
    • I can't remember any specific questions but it would be beneficial to look up some generic retail questions and fake scenarios before going in for the interview. There is a specific retail etiquette that I was not familiar with.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pineville, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pineville, LA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Simple, Direct, weeds out most bad seeds

    Negotiation Details
    None. they offered me their target number and that was all they would accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lowe's in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Lots of situational questions. The tell me about a time questions, example time you had to comeplete a difficult task how did you do it. Another was sell me a door.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You got the position and here is the pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paso Robles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paso Robles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    They ask a bunch of tell us about a time when.... or what would you do if.....tell us when you couldn't help someone what did you do.... questions

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you couldn't help someone with what they needed. What did you do, and would you do it different?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none. They put me through the rate advisor and I was very happy with what I got.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Elkhart, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elkhart, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Lowe's in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was already working there. You are asked a number of questions which require an answer. Your are numerically rated mostly depending on you comprehension and ability to answer the question.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific instances where a customer was unhappy and how you solved it. I mean specific, not " i would have" very specific.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Really wasn't any for me. When I brought it up they stated that I had no experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Lowe's in August 2007.

    Interview Details

    I walked in took interview in automated computer kiosk and had to be persistent and continue to visit once or twice a week before given an interview. Was able to get interview and it was a back to back two day interview one on one with current employees. Not real productive interviews basically just to see if you could tell a screw from a nail.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you had experience in a retail environment.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was recomended by a current associate for the position and that particular associate made a higher then usual hourly rate, and I got what she got and I put her name on my paperwork as a reference. I assume that they knew that I knew what she made and was expecting the same. I did have a good bit of construction experience and was knowledgeable in mill-work.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job after seeing a posting for seasonal sales help. Applied online, requesting a starting salery LOWER than i would accept. I had 3 different interviews. Tow with the HR department, and one with the department manage. After asking for only 10 hours per week, they pushed me into taking a min. of 15-20 hours a week. You must be willing to work every weekend and nights. Don't expect any time off when you ask for it. They demand that you don't trade off you shift with another sales person.I don't think the management are really in touch with the needs of the employee.

    Interview Questions
    • What experience can you bring to the department being considered?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was unable to negotiate any issue. Probably because I was just a seasonal employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    When I was first hired on at lowe's it was a seasonal position. I went to work everyday and got there early if I could and was never late. They saw how hard I worked so they gave me a part-time position on the stocking crew. 9 months later I applied for the millwork specialist job. It was in a different store. She called me for an interview about 3 days after I applied online. You have to be very positive in these interviews, they ask you alot of things how you handled problems in your past job. You have to try to give as much detail as you can, also they are looking at how well you work with others, (IF YOU ARE A PEOPLE PERSON).

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you went out of your way for a customer, what was the situation? What did you do?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had to over come a problem at work in order to reach a goal? What was the problem? What steps did you take to reach the goal?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when a customer , coworker or supervisor was telling you something but the message was onclear, How did you respond?   Answer Question
    • What department are you move familiar with? In this case it's millwork.
      Imagine a customer is browsing in this department, How would you approach the customer?
        Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you wanted to improve you work skills,
      What new skills did you gain?
      How did you develope these new skills?
      What was the outcome?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Lowe's in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process worked as it should. I applied for the job at the store, and 3 days later went thru the interview process with the ASM and the HR

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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