Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Very positive experience and I actually learned some things, hiring required three steps a phone interview by a talent acquisition manager, then an open house interview where you tour a nearby store and are more in a group interview with three to four managers including the district manager which helped me for my interview. Then your third interview is meeting with the you guessed it district manager who I had met at the open house where they get to know you as a person more so than anything. The interview process did not really feel like an interview more so a 1 on 1 class and getting to know you.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Web Development Professional Apprentice Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview and one in person interview. A lot of the time was spent explaining the program and asking about what kinds of work i've done before, and how I work in groups. Technical questions were very surface level, they only asked questions about technologies/languages that I have worked in before, as they were more interested in my desire to learn new things rather than coming in with a lot of knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • How have you handled working in groups when others don't fulfill their responsibilities?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales and Management Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    It started with a phone interview where they asked about your experience with sales and management, why you think you would be a good fit, and where you would ideally like to be placed. Then you go into the store where you would potentially be placed and do a store interview where they give you a packet of questions to ask the store manager and the assistant manager (both who you work really closely with during the internship). It all happened within about 3 weeks

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe a moment where you used the STAR mechanism for solving a problem?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Seems like a very family oriented organization with a focus on the employees as an asset to the company unlike many of their competitors. Have not finished the multi step interview process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed one email a few phone calls and I was able to interview with them on campus. I'm still in the process so some of this I can't answer yet.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was a 4 step process. First a phone interview with a recruiter, if that goes well you are invited to do two store visits where you interview the store management. Then you have a follow up phone call about those visits, if that all goes well you have a brief phone interview with someone in HR. Past that step you are invited to a final formal face-to-face interview with your district manager. If that goes well then you receive a formal job offer!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Expect the STAR format questions during the phone interview. They will ask you to have specific stories so don't plan on trying to talk around them. Its best to prepare answers about past experiences before the call

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, standard resume questions, nothing unusual. Spent the first part just talking about what the responsibilities of the position were, what the culture was like at the company. Interview was very short overall (around thirty minutes in total).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three Step Process. Phone, Store and District Manager. Each phase you will meet with the person in charge and they will provide a tour. Not to hard of a process but be prepared to answer what is required of you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Call from a corporate recruiter for a quick 20 minute interview, than a interview at a store that is very relaxed where you ask questions that the recruiter provided. Third part is an interview with the DM for about 45 minutes and it is basic behavioral question and question about who you are.

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    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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