Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions in Cleveland, OH

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Updated Jul 14, 2014
19 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online using their web based system. It did not work very well and I did not hear from them for at least three weeks. I had a brief phone interview and seemed as if I was unqualified.

    Interview Questions
    • There were some technical questions I was unable to answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process began with a light phone screen. The discussion was on their project and the structure of their business. This was followed by another call and we set a time for me to interview onsite. Before the interview the hiring manager asked me to connect to her on LinkedIn.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interview, basic questions about resume, situational type questions about how you can deal with customers who call in that are disappointed. Questions about how you deal with people on the phone and how you can solve problems

    Interview Questions
    • What would you say to a customer who calls in demanding a refund?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    The process began by speaking to a recruiter at my college's career fair. I was asked to interview the following day. The next step was traveling to the company's headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. I interviewed with three managers. I received an offer three days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain to me a time you encountered a problem that there wasn't necessarily a clear-cut decision making process and how you overcame that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered a position, but not given a guarantee as to where I would be located to perform my job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    recruited at school - one day, multiple interviewees and interviewers, was stressful but interviewers were well prepared and timely

    Interview Questions
    • questions became detailed concerning inventory control and processes - upper level questions for an entry level position but more of a discussion so not so bad   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    territory offered was out of the country

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was executed well. Interviewers were prepared and hand-offs to each member went smoothly. Toured the facilities and got a feel for the culture. People seemed open and friendly, very professional. Atmosphere seemed 'motivating".

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated vacation time and pay. I was leaving a job close to home for a location that was a 30 minute drive away
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    QA Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went through 3 rounds of interview, 1 was HR, 3 were technical.
    HR was the usual trying to get information on my experience etc.
    The first technical was basic while the second was advanced.
    I thought I did great but wasn't offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • None as such, the advanced tech was kinda more than expected but I had extensive experience so I did good but looks like they weren't impressed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back interviewing style. Spent 2 hours talking about job tasks and just the company in general. Very informative.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you were creative in overcoming a problem.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Engineer Inter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a rep who spoke to me about the details on their training program, lasted about 30 minutes. I was then contacted for a second interview at headquarters, which lasted about 3-4 hours. Spoke to three department heads about the jobs and what they entailed. They were all very nice people. I was hired about a week after.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked behavior questions, and what I wanted to do or what I liked to do   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I live in south ohio so I asked for a relocation package which they helped me with. They also helped me look for places to live by giving some advice on places previous interns lived.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Oracle Functional Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st a head hunter, 2nd a HR Phone Interview, 3th Technical Phone Interview, 4th Face to Face, 2 Panel Interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They don't have a real interview process to functional consultant, they ask just generality and some specific question. It's difficult to understand what kind of professional they are looking for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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