Sysco Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Houston, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    very hard interview... no supplemental exams or tests, but hard questions. A lot of scenario based questions. 3 interviews 1 hour long each. The interviewers had no emotion at all, stone faced just said okay after your responses. One was Indian and had a horrible accent, he would get mad when you didn't understand the question.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you handle this situation....? how do you analyze data? how much data do you analyze currently? what ways are the distribution center helpful? how would you optimize a supply chain?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sysco in November 2014.

    Interview

    So far I have only had a telephone interview. For probably ten minutes we just reviewed my application and work history, driving record etc. There was nothing out of the ordinary. The interview took about thirty minutes or so. The interviewer was pleasant and easy to talk to. There were not trick questions or difficult scenario situations.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult or unexpected. One question was: What process would you take to secure the business at a new restaurant opening in your area?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Marketing Associate (Sales Representative ) Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview

    Phone interview from a woman at their recruiting headquarters in Texas. General sales related questions. Very impersonal. A lot of back and forth and phone tag before I was asked to come in for an interview. Met with the District Manager and Sales Manager separately. One meeting was enjoyable and a lot of back and forth, while the other was very scripted and awkward. Very impersonal and irrelevant. If you ask me, they need to redo their interview questions. They will never get genuine answers to the questions they ask.

    Interview Questions

    • They said that previous sales experience wasn't completely necessary, but EVERY SINGLE question was "when selling in your current position, how do you handle A, B, C...?" Seemed a bit contradictory.   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager, Business Intelligence Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Houston, TX) in October 2014.

    Interview

    This is one of the slowest companies I had seen when it comes to interviewing candidates. They are not respectful of candidates. Often I felt are they serious about the hiring or simply wasting candidate's time. When I get the interview for the first time, I was supposed to talk to the Director who is also the hiring manager. But, he did not show up. Instead four of his team members (two junior people in Senior manager roles, two SAP contractors) were in the call. This was a surprise as I was not told about the change. I prepared for a conversation with Director not with four team members. Worst thing was them bringing in SAP contractors for an interview of Senior Manager role in the company. At that very moment I lost interest about the company and job. The interview did not go very well.

    Interview Questions

    • The SAP contractors were most interested in knowing what is my opinion about their in-memory analysis product SAP HANA. There were no questions to assess my managerial capabilities rather the two junior people with Indian origin only focused on technical items such as the Business Objects software version I used, how long before.   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (1)  

    Warehouse Clerk Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sysco (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    I started with doing the online application. I heard back from Human Resources out of Chicago a few days later. The woman was professional and asked me several questions. I have a lot of warehouse experience and supervisory experience. About a week later I get a call from another Human Resources woman to set up an in person interview.
    I was looking forward to the interview and arrived about 15 minutes early. I ask for the person I was told to ask for, and was told he no longer works there. I then waited approximately 45 minutes to meet with someone else.
    The man acted like meeting was a waste of his time. He did not care about my extensive experience. He basically said I would not want the job. It is part time, hours vary and medical benefits take 3-5 years to get.
    I was looking forward to the opportunity to work for Sysco. I've worked at another food warehouse where I used to live and I missed the work, but part time, waiting 3 to 5 years for benefits is ridiculous.. The lack of professionalism at this Halfmoon location was ridiculous. I do not recommend this job to anyone that has a family to support. Perhaps another location.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you okay working part time hours that could be full time, as much as 50 but as little as 25 a week, no guarantee of minimum number of hours and no benefits for 3 to 5 years?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    No benefits for 3 to 5 years, part time hours and lack of professionalism. The man didn't care about my experience and acted like it was a waste of his and my time to be there.

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    Supply Chain Finance Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Sysco (Houston, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The style was behavioral interviewing that had a mixture of single and dual interviewers. I was brought in to interview bright and early and met with a lot of people, ending early afternoon. So it was pretty much was the whole day... and grueling.

    The interviewers ranged from senior management to peers to not so direct reports. Except for a couple of hiccups the interviewers kept to the clock. All were very nice and at times seemed to be going out of their way to make me feel comfortable. It seemed like it was having a conversation with the interviewers in the dialog / exchange of question and answering.

    In general the interview questions were all pretty much generic / standard like "tell me about..." and then a situation. The most pointed interview questions came from the HR person. She peppered in nice corporate policies and then came the challenging questions about my background.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interviewing for this position?/ What do you know about this position?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Accountant Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sysco in September 2014.

    Interview

    I got a call from HR about a week after applying. HR asked about my work history, education, salary and background. It turns out my minimum salary was higher than what they were willing to pay. I accepted an onsite face to face interview anyway. On interview day, I met three other candidates in the waiting area and the sign in sheet suggested more candidates were to be interviewed that day. Was interviewed my the accounting supervisor and his boss. Both seemed nice.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your salary expectation?   1 Answer
  9.  

    Category Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They took anyone they could get to work for the money they were offering. The interview was more about the amount of money they were offering, then learning about me.

    Interview Questions

    • They use a star based interview process.... Its stupid, the interviewer needed more training on the process... he fugged the whole thing because he wanted me, and I was willing to work for the peanuts they were offering.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (2)  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sysco (Columbia, SC) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Telephone interview with talent acquisition went extremely well lasted 45mins. By mid week talent acquisition called and scheduled an on site interview. Interview process was straightforward and went extremely well it lasted about 2hrs.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one of the most rewarding things about your current job?   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to work for Sysco?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Probably the easiest of my career.

  11.  

    Safety Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sysco (Atlanta, GA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Communication between the individual setting up date & time for the interview. Date/Time I was given was never communicated to the individuals I was to be interviewing. I had to wait over 3 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • A general lack of preparedness made lack of flow to the questions difficult.   Answer Question

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