Sysco Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sysco in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Sysco came to campus for interviews - pretty standard interview - situational questions. No case interview. Once I cleared that initial round of interviews, I progressed to the 2nd round, which was at their Houston campus. There, I met with 4 team members, peers, in sets of 2. That round also was mostly situational questions, they asked a little about my experience, but as a freshly minted MBA, the questions weren't that specific.

    Interview Questions
    • No really difficult or unexpected questions during my interview. Pretty straightforward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate salary, PTO, etc., but they were not open to any changes to the original offer. The only change I was able to get was a later start date than initially specified.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Talent Acquisition Scheduling Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sysco in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially saw the position posted on the company website, but was contacted through a staffing agency a few days after I applied online. I went through the screening with the recruiter, and didn't hear anything for about 2 weeks. I got a call from the recruiter on a Friday evening around 4:30 asking could I start the following Monday. I was taken back but agreed.

    Monday came and went. On Wednesday, I was called in for a face to face interview, which went well. The hiring manager did admit that she was relatively new to the company herself, and that she was in the process of getting the position approved, but needed the help very badly and didn't foresee any issues. I was immediately invited back for a final interview with a panel of my future peers the next day. I was given a tour of the facility and met with the panel. The interview went really well and they asked could I start the upcoming Monday, to which I agreed. A week went by before I heard any news.

    The following week, the recruiter contacted me and said she got a voicemail from the hiring manager stating that they wanted to hire me, but she didn't leave any details in regards to pay, a start date, etc. She said she would let me know as soon as she heard anything. That same day, I received an automated message from the Sysco talent management system stating I was not chosen for the position, which was immediately followed by a message stating the position was closed.

    Another week passed, and I followed up with the recruiter to see what my status was. She had just gotten word that the position in fact was not approved. Another department was hiring and she offered to put me in front of that hiring manager, but I declined because of my terrible experience. Ironically, with the original position I was interviewing for, the main duty of the job was to ensure a "stress-free" on-boarding and interviewing process. Mine was nothing like that. The company put a very bad taste in my mouth after this experience. Luckily I was offered a job with another company that same day after declining the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you adjust to unplanned situations that arise?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered a position prematurely before it was approved and the hiring process was not professionally handled. I was strung along for weeks with the promise of a job and ultimately it wasn't cleared.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Warehouse Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    Very comfortable and relaxed management. They are very easy to conversate with and have a great attitude about the company. I was asked very specific questions about positions and management styles.

    Interview Questions
    • what has different positions taught you   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I received another offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Vice President of Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Front Royal, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Front Royal, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sysco in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Situational questions; provide detail in your scenerios. Focus on being a team player and customer service oriented. Be flexible with your work schedule. Good luck with your interview! Great company to work for!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Coordinator Support Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Sysco in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was hired through a staffing agency, so all was pretty normal. An interview was scheduled, I showed up, and answered questions. I interviewed with one talent acquisition person...no panel. Once the interview ended, within the hour, my agency called me with the status of the position. That was quicker than normal turnaround. The background and drug tests were already conducted by the agency.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. However I was asked an unexpected question..."What do you like most about being in a support role". That was a new one.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. All negotiations are handled between the agency and the employer (client).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Staff Auditor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    3 step interview process
    1. 20-30 min phone screening with HR
    2. 1-1.5 phone interview with manager
    3. Interview on site with department

    Interview is fairly easy with relevant work experience. All questions in 2nd and 3rd round are all situational based questions. Process took a month and half. If you're a good fit for the department, you shouldn't have any worries.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you had to bend the rules in order to get something done. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sysco in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was amazing.. There isn't much you could ask that an applicant would be able to answer that would steer you to believe whether this person is going to be good and what he/she does. Be yourself. The person doing the interview asked about how my night was the night before and much about the job I currently worked in. Also was very genuine when asking about personal life. I felt very comfortable in being able to answer the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think you will be able to adjust from being on your feet for 8 hours a work day to 8 hours sitting at a desk?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Union based hourly on how long you have been there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Accounts Payable Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by phone, 2 person interview. Very relaxed interview. Both presented themselves very well. All questions were relevant to position I was applying for. Was asked how I would handle myself in different positions and how did I get along in general with past co-workers

    Interview Questions
    • Very straight forward interview all pertaining to business and what I knew.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer and it was good so I saw no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outbound Order Selector Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Sysco in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for the second time. Saw a ad on Craigslist about a job fair Friday April 25th 2014 so I called to reserved a spot. The job fair was a three step interview process and I believe whoever saw the ad on Craigslist were the lucky individuals that got a chance to interview due to the thousands of applicants. After the hour long interview, they said we'll look through all the applicants next week and well give you a call if you meet the match. I waited a week and called the warehouse operation manager and he says they haven't made offers yet. I called HR and she said some offers were made. I read a post on glassdoor.com of another candidate who I'm assuming if true was at the interview probably at an earlier time and he already accepted a offer. I'm praying I get a call this week because I have experience and I thought the interview panel was impress. Anyone out there is the same position or have question please ask. Thanks 2099819832

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outbound Selector Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sysco in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I attended a 'Job Fair" for SYSCO which was basically an Interview on friday. I went through to rounds of interviews and waited the weekend out. They called me Monday and came back for a second interview with a warehouse overnight supervisor. He took me on a tour of the facility and conducted a "Live Interview" And I passed with flying colors. The next day A HR person called to verify a few things from my application. They will be sending me emails to start the background check process. I hope it goes well as I don't have a diploma or GED and they said they might be checking into that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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