Sherwin-Williams Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details

I first met with the manager of the store. After a few questions and some time "getting to know" each other, I was told I would be meeting with the district manager. The interview with the district manager was just as simple. A few questions about my experience (the typical..."Do you have any customer service experience?", "Have you handled cash before?".

Interview Questions
  • There were not any difficult or unexpected questions. Everything was straight forward.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
I was not able to negotiate.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    I randomly walked into the store , asked if they were hiring and applied . I spoke directly to the store manager every time .Relaxed envoirment but still very professional . Had my interview with the store manager, the next day interview i also interview with district manager. Most stores have a small staff so be prepared to work mornings and weekend. Customer service is important for this position so try to highlight your skill in this area.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral question : Tell me about a time where you had a angry customer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    He me ask how much I want t
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicopee, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicopee, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Simple in store application, took about a week to contact me, had one interview but I have never seen more than three, process from application till working in store was roughly a week and a half, they like to build up an employees knowledge so lack of experience isn't always a bad thing as long as you are willing to learn.

    Interview Questions
    • Learning about paint is a slow and detailed process so there was a lot of difficult and unexpected question but they have test you take to keep you well informed (simple 4-6 question test that are copied out of a simple 3-5 page bullet point study guide.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As a 18 year kid I didn't have much negotiation but once you become a asset they will work with you on salary, as for hours and days off it depends on your particular store, but it's 3-5 employees per store so it felt like a family.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    easy, no drug test

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went to the career fair and signed up for an interview with them. Had my first interview and it was basically her selling the job the whole time. Didn't ask many questions. She was very nice but was slouched back in her chair and seemed very bored which made me very bored. The next step is to go visit a store and talk to the manager and she told me to do that but I ended up not continuing. Not what i want to do.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to juggle many different leadership activities
      Tell me about yourself.
      Give me an example of when you had to deal with conflict and how you resolved it.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    I got hired a few years ago so the process has changed. Back then i was referred to the position through a friend and i had an informal interview with the store manager and I got the job. However, now a days I think you do a formal interview with a Store manager and then the district manger

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate because i was getting paid more than what I was making the the job prior.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed, just need to be motivated and good organization skills are a plus.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not much on negotioation, just a raise after 30 days and a multitude of tests.
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Filled out a paper application in person in the store because I saw a for hire sign in the window, received a call back the next day and I had an in person interview the day after that. I was then contacted to let me know I had gotten the position and I was asked to fill out paper work.

    Interview Questions
    • In a team setting when have you showed leadership experience?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process was very relaxed and easy. I interviewed with the Store Manager and it was a very open process. There were a lot of questions about my previous experience and my future with the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Typically these are the questions that put you in a scenario and ask you to play it out.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntsville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview is basically a job offer. Easy job to get and they get back to you fairly quickly depending on the manager's schedule. The workers from the Manager to the part-time employees are extremely friendly and helpful during the initial training process. You get to take a lunch break at most locations, but if you are not that busy some managers allow you get your lunch and eat it without taking a lunch break as long as you are willing to get up in the middle of your meal to help a customer if everyone is busy.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to work 40 hours a week with minimal sitting time?   Answer Question
    • Are you willing to be paid under $10 dollars per hour?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pay was non negotiable. I asked for more responsibility and was unable to gain any. The structure is set and room for growth is minimal.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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