Lowe's Millwork Sales Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

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

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Lowe's in June 2014.

Interview

Initial communications was good. They called mu for this position after I applied for another one in the store. I believe I went through two interviews which were good and thourough. I wasn't a big fan of the culture there. Management was "clicky" and very "for" some people (even within management) and "against" others. Definite favoritism and cover up. (which honestly you will have at many places). Store manager referred to "management" as "leaders" though they were not and us as a "Team" which definitely was not the case. Lack of leading by example and addressing issues.

Interview Questions

  • "Give us an example of an unhappy customer or co-worker and how you turned it around"   1 Answer

Negotiation

Yes, I asked for $1.00 more but could have gotten more based on my experience. I was happy with that.

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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Lowe's (Colorado Springs, CO) in July 2013.

    Interview

    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

    You got the position and here is the pay.

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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lowe's (Asheville, NC) in February 2013.

    Interview

    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?   2 Answers
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lowe's (Paso Robles, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    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

    none. They put me through the rate advisor and I was very happy with what I got.

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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Lowe's (Elkhart, IN) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lowe's (Pineville, LA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Simple, Direct, weeds out most bad seeds

    Negotiation

    None. they offered me their target number and that was all they would accept.

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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Lowe's (Nashua, NH) in September 2010.

    Interview

    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
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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lowe's in August 2007.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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 Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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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    Millwork Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lowe's in February 2011.

    Interview

    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

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