Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    Easy Interview
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    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied online with Sherwin Williams for the Management Training Program and by the next morning I had received an email from a recruiter who wanted to set up a phone interview. The recruiter was very nice and the interview was not very hard. The interview was mostly her trying to get a feel for who I was and whether or not this job would be something that I would like to do. After the interview, I received an email with contact information for a local manager of a Sherwin Williams store that I am to set up a store visit with. I am currently waiting to hear back from the Manager but so far my experience has been great and the recruiter as been very helpful. The next steps in the process are to meet with the local manager, report back to my recruiter and then if all goes well, interview with a district manager.

    Interview Questions

    • If I were to speak with your current manager what would they say are some things that you could work on as an employee?   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Chico, CA).

    Interview

    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Columbus, OH).

    Interview

    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.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Orange, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was a 3 step process. The area HR recruiter interviews you with basic questions. Then you visit one of the stores to get the feel of what the job actual entails. Interview with the City Manager for the final one to get hired. Always ask a lot of questions as upper management wants to see that you are interested and continually learning through every process of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in ten years   1 Answer
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    Sales/Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Gainesville, FL).

    Interview

    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

    no negotiation

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Part Time Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Didn't feel the need to

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in September 2014.

    Interview

    I had an on-campus interview. It was about 30 minutes. I'm an HR management major but wanted to try out management. During the interview, he kept saying everything was perfect and liked my qualifications. He asked me basic questions and how I work in a stressful situation. I would have definitely liked to read up on the company beforehand but it was pretty short notice - I got a call the day before and I am in many clubs on campus.

    Interview Questions

    • "If you had to choose between this Management Trainee position or a HR position, which would you choose?"   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    There wasn't one.

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