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Sherwin-Williams Assistant Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
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Assistant Store Manager

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Interview Details – One on one interview with Store Manager. Discussed product knowledge and customer service. We also discussed a lot about customers and those I already knew. We discussed situations for other customers from other stores as well.

Interview Question – What was the biggest work related mistake I ever made.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay was negotiable.

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I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details – If you are looking for an assistant manager position within SW, this is a great place to start if you are just out of college. Typically there are about three interviews, the first starts with a recruiter, the second with the district manager, and the third is usually a store visit or another with the district manager.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself going within this company?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They give you a set offer plus bonus.

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Assistant Store Manager
San Diego, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in June 2013.

Interview Details – I had two phone interviews in which the interviewer asked very typical questions for that scenario

Interview Question – Give one instance of something going wrong in work and what you did to turn it around.   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details – applied online, contacted by recruiter, set up phone interview. all behavior type questions related to customer service. set up a store visit with local store. super laid back and informative. lasted an hour. they send you a list of questions to ask and you go right down the list. email recruiter thanking him. then you will have another phone call with him, asking if your still interested. next, you set up interview with district manager, formal-suit, last an hour and more behavior questions, more in depth questins about yourself to see if youd be a good fit. email recruiter again thanking him and keeping him updated after every step. Offer the next day for 41,000. you start making salary the first day you start working even when youre training.

Interview Question – strenghts, weaknesses, overcame adversity with customer, excel at customer service, sales experience, sell boss on something, worked with non-cooperative, respond to angry customer, tunred negative into positive   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager
Burlington, VT

I applied online - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process was very laid back and relaxing. Interviewer asked basic behavioral questions. There were two rounds, first a phone a screening with corporate HR and then face-to-face with district manger in the hiring area.

Interview Question – The questions weren't difficult for me since our college trained well in interviewing.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiations happened over the phone. The hiring manager did come up some in salary.

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Assistant Store Manager
Milwaukee, WI

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in July 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by human resources and asked to apply for a position. A phone interview was set-up and it went well. After that, a store visit (second interview) was scheduled and went well. I e-mailed the human resources representative that I was very interested and she responded that she forwarded my information to the managers and should hear back for an interview with them. Two weeks went by and I never heard back. I e-mailed the human resources representative to request feedback and have never heard back. No response. Very unprofessional.

Interview Question – Questions are quite typical. What are your future goals? What are your ideal positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd)?   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in August 2009.

Interview Details – Pretty structured, first interview with HR over the phone, then in person, and finally with the store manager or regional director. Overall rather standard, there was no panel-type interview involved. There were some odd questions that didn't have much to do about the position or company, which i assume was to get a better perspective as to who you are as a person, but they definitely felt forced. Overall, though, a pretty straight forward process.

Interview Question – What impression would someone have of you in the first 5 minutes of speaking with them?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not the right fit

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Assistant Store Manager
Dallas, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2009.

Interview Details – Interview and hiring process was relatively easy for the Management Training Program. Had a 1 on 1 interview with the corporate recruiter. Was encouraged to visit a local store to understand the business and ask questions. After that an interview with the District Manager. Offer was given within 1 week of final interview.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to deal with confrontation with a customer and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations for entry level position.

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Assistant Store Manager
Trussville, AL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in November 2010.

Interview Details – Initial Communication started when I wrote a thank you letter, thanking the recruiter for her time she spent with me at the Career fair. She then emailed me back and said to apply online and after I apply to email her back. Then she asked me to set up a phone interview. She asked the questions "Tell me about a time where you took initivate" and Tell me about a time that a teammate wasn't pulling his/her weight and what you did to fix it. Then after the phone interview she emailed me and we made arrangments to go on a storevisit in Trussvile near Birmingham area. They emailed me a packet before hand with questions that they wanted me to get answered while I was on my store visit.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time where you showed initive?   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when a teammemeber wasn't pulling his/her weight and what you did about it.   Answer Question

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Assistant Store Manager
Des Moines, IA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in July 2008.

Interview Details – Initially I interned with the company in the summer of 2007. After I moved to Des Moines I contacted the regional HR manager. After a phone interview I went to a face-to-face interview with the District Manager and Area HR Manager.

Since I had done an internship with them I knew the workings of a store pretty well. My interview was pretty brief. We went over a P&L report and touched on some selling strategies.

Interview Question – After reading this P&L, please describe in detail what this stores strong suits are and where there are areas of improvement.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was very little negotiation that took place, the benefits are very good addition to the compensation package.

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