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No Offer – Interviewed in Cleveland, OH Aug 2012 – Reviewed May 15, 2013 New
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 Question – 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 – Reviewed May 10, 2013 New
Interview Details – The phone interview was very relaxed. There was no rush to get through the questions and the interviewer was very clear with what she was asking. The conversation started off with a little background information myself as well as the company. She also went into what the position required and what the company was looking for in an employee.
Interview Question – There were not unexpected questions. Just be prepared to answer "Tell me a time when you.." questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Denver, CO Aug 2009 – Reviewed May 10, 2013 New
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was very efficient and inviting. Starting with the HR dept, these people are very friendly, engaging, and obviously are enthusiastic about their job. The process then moves to the hiring manager. Since Sherwin hires from within, each of these people have experience in the job position in which one is applying for. Overall, this is a very engaging interview process.
Interview Question – 'What excites you about managing your own business?' Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation for the store management position. There is a base that is offered to all new prospective employees and it is very competitive within the industry.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Aug 2009 – Reviewed May 8, 2013 New
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
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2012 – Reviewed May 7, 2013
Interview Details – easy, no drug test
Interview Question – can you do basic math? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Cleveland, OH Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 2, 2013
Interview Details – Very laid back interviewing style. Spent 2 hours talking about job tasks and just the company in general. Very informative.
Interview Question – Tell me a time you were creative in overcoming a problem. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – I went in to the store to apply. After completing my application, I was asked a couple of questions ( I call them per-qualifying questions). It took maybe a week or so before I received a call back. Soon after I received a call asking if I was still interested. Interview questions were pretty easy and simple.
Interview Question – Are you able to lift 50 pounds? Are you able to wheel out 50 pounds or more when assisting customers? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Cleveland, OH – Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
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 Question – 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.
No Offer – Interviewed in Detroit, MI Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 15, 2013
Interview Details – I discovered Sherwin-Williams thru a site called Hero2Hire.com. I submitted my résumé on the company's website on March 3, 2013. I finally got a call for a phone interview, which was conducted on Friday April 5, 2013. It went extremely well and right there on the spot the recruiter told me he was gonna send my information up to the Distrcit Manager for the Detroit Metro area. On the following Monday I received an email from the HR department asking me if I could come in the following Monday, April 15, for a one-on-one interview. I met with the DM then I met with the City Manager. Everything went very well and after I went back home I emailed both managers a thank you letter and the DM a list of my references.
Interview Question –
The phone interviewer only asked 4 questions:
Why do you want to work for this company?
What are your strengths and weakness?
Name a time when you persuaded a customer towards your advice?
How do you like to set goals? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Fairfax, VA Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details – 3 parts- phone interview, store managers meeting and District manager meeting. Each one is a week between each other. Look anywhere from 1-2 months before knowing if you got the job. The phone Interview was almost all hypothetical question. The store meeting was where the managers take you through a day in the life of the Managers. After that you have to tell the hiring manager you would like to move forward. Then you have the district managers meeting. That is basically all personality, if you are liked then you are hired (if he/she thinks you can get the job done).
Interview Question – Almost every question is a how would you handle this? or what are your experiences here. View Answer
Negotiation Details – NO negotiation was 1 week to say yes or no.
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