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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Sales

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed 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

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Supply Chain Analyst Interview

Supply Chain Analyst

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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

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  • 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

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Bakersfield, CA

The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Name for me a time when you had to bend or break the rules, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

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Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )
Walnut, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed 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

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Sales

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sysco in April 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was very thorough and objective

Interview Question – 1.
How would you handle a hard to get along with fellow employee?
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Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating the offer

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Sourcing Manager Interview

Sourcing Manager
Houston, TX

The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – They use STAR technique   Answer Question

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Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

Marketing Associate (Sales Representative )

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Sysco in December 2011.

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

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Accounting/Finance Interview

Accounting/Finance
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Atlanta, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Earned Income Associate Interview

Earned Income Associate

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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