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Lowe's Sales Specialist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details – One interview following by offer. Then drug and background check

Interview Question – 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

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I applied online and 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 Question – Give an example when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or manger. How did you resolve it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No the pay scale is on your work and education experience

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Interviewed at Lowe's

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 Question – Can you tell me about a time that you failed,   Answer Question

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Sales Specialist
Atlanta, GA

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Lowe's in August 2010.

Interview Details – Online Application, 1st ASM Interview, Background check, Drug Check, Final Interview with Store Manager (Job Offer)

Interview Question – How would you handle a product offering that is less in quality and higher in price than another local store   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not very great. Lowes store level employees are set by a ADP payroll matrix that based on the MSA location, high and low are stataed

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Sales Specialist
Lima, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in November 2010.

Interview Details – Use a computer to fill out an unprofessional application. Talk to three different people and answer some mind numbing questions that do not relate to your work experience. Wait several weeks while the powers at be remember they need to fill a position. Finally get a phone call and be told to start in short notice and walk off your current job.

Interview Question – Think of a time when a plan didn't go as you planned. What did you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – This is what we will pay you. If you need a job take it. There is no negotiation.

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Sales Specialist
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in February 2012.

Interview Details – Most questions focus on dealing with customers. How do you handle a difficult customer, when did you go out of your way to service a customer. Also, why did you choose Lowe's, what about the position attracts you, what are your long term goals.

Interview Question – They ask for specific examples of situations you have dealt with, so be prepared to cite very specific details, not speaking in generalities.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, position was offered with salary, accept or decline.

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Sales Specialist
Sicklerville, NJ

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Lowe's in January 2009.

Interview Details – Very quick process. Applied online and had a call that afternoon to come in for an interview the next day. Came in and interviewed with the Sales Manager. Once that was done he asked if I would be willing to have a second interview with the Store Manager that afternoon. Had second interview that afternoon and was hired on the spot. Started the next day.

Interview Question – Would you be willing to work overnights   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Simple. I got what I asked for.

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Sales Specialist

I applied online and 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 Question – 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...

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Sales Specialist
Fort Oglethorpe, GA

I interviewed at Lowe's in March 2013.

Interview Details – Manager will tell you you're hired but the assistant never calls.

Interview Question – My pen...now sell it to me.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Management doesn't know what his other hand is doing.

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Sales Specialist
Tulsa, OK

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details – Fairly painless, although you can tell they're into all that corporate mumbo jumbo that doesn't really apply to real life.

Interview Question – All of them. I lied and made up most of my answers just to tell them what I thought they wanted to hear.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none - they offered and made it clear that there was plenty of warm bodies behind me. Not very encouraging...

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