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Lowe's Millwork Sales Specialist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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Millwork Sales Specialist
Asheville, NC

I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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

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Millwork Sales Specialist
Nashua, NH

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 Question – 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

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Millwork Sales Specialist
Pineville, LA

I applied in-person and 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.

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Millwork Sales Specialist
Colorado Springs, CO

I applied online and 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 Question – None as I have done the job before.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You got the position and here is the pay.

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Millwork Sales Specialist
Paso Robles, CA

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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.

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Millwork Sales Specialist
Elkhart, IN

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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.

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Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

Millwork Sales Specialist

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 Question – 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.

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Millwork Sales Specialist

I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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

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Millwork Sales Specialist

I applied online and 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?
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  • 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?
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Millwork Sales Specialist

I applied in-person and 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

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