Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
376 Interview Reviews

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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Littleton, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Littleton, CO) in March 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Normal, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Normal, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I attended my college's career fair and met with a hiring representative at that time. She was very informative and energetic. I was asked to attend a "Meet the Firm" event. Following a great, informational event, I was asked to follow-up for a personal interview. At this point, I met with the branch manager who asked about my background, education, and experience. He was very friendly, pretty funny, and passionate about the company. I was contacted the next day with notice that I received the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the greatest challenge you had to overcome and how can it apply to this position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nonexistent

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (San Antonio, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It started with a phone interview, very general questions such as, why Sherwin Williams, why you chose your major, what leadership skills you have. Although I was reached out to the company because of my resume, I replied and I got another reply 1 week later. We set up a phone interview, it went great the lady liked me and said she wanted me to continue on to the next interview with the store manager. She said she will get back to me within 3 days A week passes I call and email, and never got back to me' it been a month and still no word to bad for them

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    • Why do you want to work for them   1 Answer
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Orlando, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. A few days later I was emailed about setting up a phone interview. I completed the phone screening the next week and was told that I performed well and they wanted me to visit the district store in Orlando, Florida. I drove out there a little over 2 weeks later and interviewed with the city manager who told me I asked some pretty high level questions and he seemed pleased with me. A week after that I received another email prompting me to visit a local store in Gainesville to complete a store visit there. I visited the appropriate store and walked through a guide with the store manager. He was very informative and friendly and I left when we were finished there. I was offered the job about a week after that.

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    • Name a time where you struggled with something and how did you overcome that situation?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    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!

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview

    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).

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Was recruited at a career fair at school. went on to a store visit, followed by a pretty basic phone interview with the recruiter then finally with the district Manager. they were very fast at getting back to me. fairly easy interview question.

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    Negotiation

    no negotiation.

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    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Boston, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied though the career site at my university and got an interview for the day after the career fair. The first interview was pretty straight forward some questions about my resume and about myself then into behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when...). The recruiter told me I was moving on right then. The next step is a store visit where you basically interview a store manager using a packet of questions they send you. After that the recruiter called me and asked some question about what I learned and what surprised me about the store/position. He told me I was getting a final interview with 2 city managers, the district manager was supposed to interview me too but he was sick that day. The final interveiw was similar to the first, more extensive about my resume and some more behavioral questions (time you made a mistake, how you worked with a difficult person). I got a call the next morning with an offer. Its an extensive process but they really make sure it'll be a good fit for both parties. Everyone seemed super friendly and they dont leave you waiting for a decision which is nice!

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    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you fixed it   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Mtp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Athens, OH) in February 2015.

    Interview

    College recruiter, 3-4 week process, phone interview, got called the next day. In store interview with the district manager. Currently in process. Overall every person I talked to was extremely nice, feels like they really wanted to get to know you. Really passionate about the work they do. Want to make the best out of their employees

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I got a Email to come in for a interview the following week. Communication was just through emails. I had my interview and it was very laid back. The person interviewing me was nice and was easy to talk to. The interview lasted about a half hour. Some odd questions but overall easy interview.

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Pros: “It's a reputable company. The benefits are good. There are opportunities to advance within the company if you are willing to relocate. They are always thinking on ways to improve and...”“It's a reputable company. The benefits are good. There are opportunities to advance within the company if you are willing to relocate. They are always thinking on ways to improve and expand. Employees can access the University to improve their skills. The company is an equal opportunity employer.” – Full Review

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