Lowe's Sales Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2014
Updated Aug 28, 2014
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Sales Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

I had a phone interview and was offered the position the next day, I accepted it. The questions are the same because they come off of a form. They are situational questions, like if you had a problem with a customer, how did you handle it.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Parkersburg, WV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parkersburg, WV
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Online assessment tests, call from HR, interview w/ ASM & HR STAR format situation questions, very easy

    Negotiation Details
    None based on experience & payroll calculator
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lowe's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Most Sales Specialist interviews are scheduled with at least 24 hours advanced notice. The interview questions are Behavioral Interview questions, which Lowe's calls Situational Interview questions. If you have not held such a position previously, it will be difficult to answer the questions from a Sales Specialist perspective.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what you do during slow sales times.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received call from recruiter, then follow up from store to schedule interview a week later. The interview in store was easy the questions were all read from a printed sheet. The interviewer also took a long time to write my responses. Still waiting to here of an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you experienced a difficult customer and the steps that were involved to resolve.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sale Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    One interview following by offer. Then drug and background check

    Interview Questions
    • All situational questions during interview. Be prepared to answer questions to hypothetical questions using examples from past work experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    application, then to the specialist assessment. First initial interview, second interview, third interview will be the job offer. Calling the store now will not help, everything is done through a recruitment process

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or manger. How did you resolve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No the pay scale is on your work and education experience
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was first interviewed by the Hr manager, then I was asked to comeback for a second interview where I was interviewed by a Assistant store manager and the HR manager. I was asked questions such as. tell me about a time when you had a difficult customer and how did you handle the situation. And what would you say your greatest weakness is.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Sales Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an online application that involved the traditional resume inquiries. The application process also involved a personality quiz that evaluated how you would handle certain employee or customer situations. Later called by local managerial staff and set up interview appointment. Interviewed in store office by HR manager and store manager with expected interview questions. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly, there were no difficult or unexpected questions asked. The interview was basically reviewing my application and resume information. They were also probably seeing how well I conversed and interacted with them since this is a direct public contact type of job.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay and hours were less than I had expected that they would be. The benefits are great, though.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    applied on line. got phone call after 3 days, with interview with human resources manager. Was told would get call within 3 days. Got home and had message to call back. Got second interview next day with Assistant Manager. We went thru the required questionaire they use. Again told I may recieve a phone call by the end of the week. I was gone about 2 hours when I got a call to come back for a third interview. I came back later and was given more of thier "tell me a time when you ... and what did you do? I got the job after the third interview

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you were trying to show somebody how to do something and things did not go as needed. What was it and how did you resolve the situation?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiations open to pay
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Each store hires independently... Have to pass psych test online... Then monitor each store in your geographic range weekly and apply to each opening you are willing to take... I tracked 4-5 stores for 2-3 months and applied for many positions before being called for 2-4 different positions... The people who contacted me were unaware of their peers who had also contacted me... Ended up interviewing for 2 different sales specialist positions simultaneously with store manager -- after online screening -- after separate phone and store interviews for district positions... store manager skipped preliminaries and engaged directly for 30-45 minutes with open ended questions interspersed with me providing background info... Answered standard sort of 'what if' type questions, attitude questions, etc... My impression of the process is it is mainly dependent on the store, the manager(s), and how badly they need someone and how well you present yourself.. If you are more professional, experienced, and present yourself well, you can get a higher offer... The offer you accept more or less locks you into what you will continue to get -- if you want more, do well and transfer positions or seek promotions...

    Interview Questions
    • There were occaional 'role playing' scenarios -- I didn't find them that difficult -- possibly due to previous sales, retail mgmt, and construction experience... If you are interviewing for a higher level job, you shouldn't be surprised....   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was interviewed for multiple possible positions... I expressed more interest in one -- received an offer for the other... In retrospect, the one i was offered was better suited to me... There was no negotiation over pay -- I had made it clear prior to not waste my time.. They offered me the max, which I was satisfied with... Everything is ultimately dependent on the individual store management/culture -- versus a standardized corporate approach...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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