Lowe's Sales Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015
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Sales Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Online application with standard background and personal information provided. Total of three phone interviews. Typical questions about past experience, qualifications for position applied for, examples of how I handled different situations, resolved conflicts, met challenges. Standard drug testing and background investigation.

Interview Questions
  • Make a sales presentation about a product off the cuff.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There was no negotiation. It was a take it or leave it offer based on corporate guidelines.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    When I applied for this position I was a current CSA at a different lowe's store. I applied online through the employee career site.

    I was contacted by HR a few days after submitting my app and was asked about my relevant experience in the department. I was then sent a link to the lowe's assessment test. 2 Days later I was contacted again to schedule an interview.

    The interview itself was relatively informal panel- it consisted of the ASM (whose zone it was) and the HR manager alternating in asking me questions. They were friendly, and the interview itself was a very pleasant experience.

    The questions were pretty basic STAR type. As long as you have several examples of things you accomplished/difficulties overcome, you should be fine.

    2 days later I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you gave a customer incorrect information. What happened and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, but the offer was fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Burnie, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Burnie, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Received phone call to come in for a interview the next next day. I had a face to face interview with the Human resources manager and ast. Manager at same time they took turns asking questions from the paper. Still waiting to hear back. I interviewed for two positions flooring sales specialist and pro sales specialist.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions are basic star format questions. Was also asked to role play and sell them a item from the store.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a $1.00 more and got .76 more.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    APPLIED ON LINE AS A CURRENT EMPLOYEE, WAS SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW. I HAD A COUPLE OF DAYS TO PREPARE. STILL WAITING FOR RESULTS AND AN OFFER. Remember You don't have to take the offer it is negotiable. They don't want you to know that, but the salary really is negotiable! I know from experience! Also you can look up the average salary for the position that you are applying for on this site. If and when you get an offer to accept the job, you can say that you are interested in accepting but either take what they offer you or negotiate formore. I know of people that got over $2.00/hr more than was offered. Don't get too greedy and find out that they hired someone else.

    Interview Questions
    • Thinking back to a time when you had a difficult customer...how did you handle it?, what did you do?, what was the outcome????   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Lowe's.

    Interview Details

    Job fair, interview on spot. Second interview with manager and store manager. Background check and drug screening. Not horribly invasive, no felonies and clean driving record. It helps to have commissions experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Handling irate customers. What challenges have you faced in the retail environment. How comfortable are you up selling. Are you fully available to work the shifts.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Short, salary with commission at the time was very attractive.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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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
  7. 3 people 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
  8.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
  9.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sale Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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

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