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Sysco Interview Questions

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sysco in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    it was a very long process - it took 3 days to complete the interview - they use targeted selection - first the phone interview, then an interview with a district sales manager, then an interview with 3 different upper management divisions of the company - questions were classified into different areas of sales

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a rigourous process. 1st a telephonic interview on resume and behavorial questions. 2nd step was a MS Access test and some simple math questions. 3rd round was 1:1 interview back to back with 4 different people. Overall very good experience

    Interview Questions
    • Which was your favourite course and why   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself 5 years from now. Have you made any presentations. Have you analyzed data. Who was your worst manager   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed first with the District manager, who then referred me to the Corporate staff. I interviewed with the Sales Manager, the VP of HR, and the VP of Sales. Interview process was about 10-15 behavioral interview questions.

    Quickly, within a week, I received a letter thanking me for my time, but they had no current position available that fit my "talents".

    Interview Questions
    • Name for me a time when you had to bend or break the rules, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sysco in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I currently was working as a General Manager and I was approached by the district manager of that region to apply for Sysco. I applied and was not aware how many steps I would have to go through to interveiw. The first interveiw was on the phone normal questions mostly yes or no then some questions about yourself such as what makes you unique. The second interveiw consists of a lunch interveiw where you are asked about a scenario and you must tell them what happened how you handled it and what was the outcome. Be prepared because you'll get about 8 of them on that interveiw. Third step is the corporate interveiw where you must interveiw with 3 people(Director of HR, Regional sales, VP of sales. Make sure you prepare really well because each interveiw is an hour long and there are no breaks in between yikes!! The only bad part of this is you will be asked about a scenario questions by each interviewer and the questions seem the same just worded different but you cannot repeat your answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you made an employee do something they didn't want do? What was the scenario, what did you do? And what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Please tell me about your greatest achievement? What did you do? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Why would you like to work at Sysco?   Answer Question
    • Please tell me about your most difficult task you had to accomplish? What happened, how did you resolve this? And what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations all makering associates start off with the same pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sysco in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very thorough and objective

    Interview Questions
    • 1.
      How would you handle a hard to get along with fellow employee?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating the offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sourcing Manager Interview

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

    The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    They first contacted me because I applied for that same position a year ago but at that time their salary range was low then just recently they called me to find out If I was interested and they said their salary ranges had increased from last year so after I showed interested I had 2 phone interviews one with HR then with the hiring manager, after that they sent me a personality / behavioral test to complete and sent back, once this was reviewed by the manager a set of 3 face to face interviews are next and please be prepared they are hard no time for anything just strait talking for 3-4 hours, then after they reviewed the candidates they said that they I was strong candidate but they preferred to hire within their company…. Great interview experience but I wished they should review their internal candidates before they go out and start wasting candidates time. Overall it seems a great company to work for..

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sysco in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with three people, same questions were asked each time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accounting/Finance Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    They use the STAR format (Situation/Task, Action, Result) approach. The interviews can sometimes be lengthy and questions may be asked several times in different ways.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to bend the rules to get a job done.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    A outside recruiter worked with me and negotiated the salary. After accepting it took like 2 weeks to wrap everything up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    initial interview with DSM then you are directed to interview called TRIO with upper management. TRIO is quite long and somewhat difficult, depending on who is interviewing you.

    Interview Questions
    • Do not recall--the length of time spent interviewing back to back with 3 people was most difficult part for me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    DId not negotiate--got what seemed fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Earned Income Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Called by HR and set up for an initial phone interview with 2 department supervisors. Passed that so then had to do an online Excel test to see my skills. Passed that then invited for an in person interview. Met with HR person who discussed company and benefits and then had to do a business correspondence writing sample. Then met with each department supervisor individually, then with Department Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • All situation &/or behaviorally based. Not overly difficult but each person asked approximately 5-7 questions and they were all different. So hard to come up with various answers for that many different behaviorally based questions. This is how this company interviews - no matter the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is only acceptable if your counteroffer is within the pay scale for the job they are hiring for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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