Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
285 Interview Reviews

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chico, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chico, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters at campus career fair. It was pretty easy to get an interview, she just had me sign up on a sheet. She was very nice, but seemed to be grabbing any student that was interested no matter how they were.

    Interview Questions
    • What has been the worst negative feedback you have received from a current employer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    There was 2 rounds, the first was a phone interview. Pretty basic questions - tell me about yourself, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Second round was in the office, again pretty easy interview, just a little more in depth about yourself. Half of the interview is spent with the guy telling you about Sherwin and what he does/what you'll be doing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales/Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Met campus recruiter at internship fair; gave resume and set up interview time on the spot. First interview with campus recruiter, second interview with city manager, email with contract a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty generic situational questions; one question- how do you take safety into consideration in your everyday life   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    All questions were fairly simple and project related. Good part was that they allowed me to ask them some questions about the kind of work I will get to do.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Part Time Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed, felt like I was talking to someone who wanted me there to begin with. Lucked out by going in at the right time and asking for a job. Although had some pre knowledge due to having odd jobs that needed me to visit that store frequently.

    Negotiation Details
    Didn't feel the need to
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward interview. From the beginning it seemed the interviewer didn't like me and had the feeling that I wouldn't get an offer. He seemed disinterested and asked some off the wall questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter about their Management Trainee Program. First interview was with an HR rep where I was asked the basic first interview questions. Second step was an in-store visit to two stores in my area where they provided me a list of questions to ask both the Manager and the Assistant Manager to get a feel for what they do. Third step was an interview in person with the District Manager. There were questions asking what I thought I could bring to the company, how I have handled a difficult situation with the "co-worker" of some sort, and what are your future goals.

    Great company, awesome pay and the best people co-workers but be ready to pick up your life to move where they want you. Also you will most likely work every weekend as an Assistant Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • I had done a lot of research on interviewing so there was no question that was particularly difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Making sure the individual is comfortable as possible, by doing so it can help them answer questions and get a better understanding of the job. Also making sure the candidate is professional and presentable.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Posted to an internal job posting, which was followed by a call to inform me I would be interviewed by the hiring manager. The interview took about a hour to a hour and half upon which I was informed I would be notified shortly of his/her decision. I was offered the position within a couple of days with my asking salary and I accepted

    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Very straight-forward and friendly process! Three interviews: 1.) phone interview w/ recruiter 2.) Store interview with store manager and assistant manager 3.) Face-to-face interview with City Manager and District Manager

    The phone interview was about 30 minutes, questions were STAR format that had a lot to do with customer-service. Just prepare several "stories" about how you've done well in a sales/customer-service/management environment and be able to tell them in a way that makes you seem warm and professional. Recruiter also emphasizes whether you're open to relocation - so be open with them about your expectations.

    The store interview is when you go in an learn more about the position. They go over the different responsibilities, from warehouse safety, sales, operations, and inventory management. Recruiter will email a worksheet with questions to ask the Store Manager - mostly about the different responsibilities and expectations. From my experience, the Store Manager didn't ask me anything about my past work-experience (they were busy!). I felt he was mostly gauging my interest in the job and whether it would be something I would want to do.

    Final interview is at the District Office with the City Manager and District Manager. They went through my resume and asked me about my work experience. They also spent a good amount of time going over the opportunities and culture. They didn't ask any STAR questions (I was kinda bummed, I had prepared a lot!), but they mostly were gauging my personality and whether it would be a fit.

    From my experience, everyone was overwhelmingly friendly. You can tell this is a good company to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • Name an instance when you've turned a negative customer-service experience into a good one.

      Name a time when you've been part of a group where someone wasn't pulling their weight and what you did about it.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Set salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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