Sysco Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
76 Interview Reviews

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    Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Sysco in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was interesting. It took much more time than I thought it would. The right hand didn't seem to know what the left hand was doing. Interviewing process wasn't organized at all. They informed you that your interview would be at this time, but the interviewing time started roughly one and a half hours later. Wasn't sure if they knew what they were doing.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want this job? If I didn't want this job, why wouldn't even be here? Management couldn't tell me why they had such a large turn over in their sale force.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was a joke! I don't think they knew what they were doing. Your salary could be changed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sysco in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had to first take an online test and then a phone interview. After they determined that I was a good person to interview, I was invited for a interview two weeks later. The interview took about an hour with the hiring manager, and about another hour with a panel of other employees at the company.

    Interview Questions
    • How many hours per week do you expect to work if you were hired. I was caught of guard by that unexpected question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sysco in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume via CareerBuilder.com. 1st interview was with District Manager and two Marketing Associates I would be training with. Took about 1 hour. Was general interview. 2nd interview I had the VP of Sales & Marketing and the two Regional Managers. Took about 1 hour. Very intense. They want to make you shift in your seat for sure.

    Interview Questions
    • 2nd interview was very intimidating. They asked very specific questions about how I would handle certain scenarios and would evolve their questions from my answers. They def want to make you feel uncomfortable. I was told afterward that they wanted to see how you deal with high pressure situations, as how you handle it in the interview is most likely how you would handle it with an account. They are very interested in hearing that you want to build relationships & listen to what the customer wants.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations other than start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Costing Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sysco in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Three hours of star format. You meet with two supervisors and one manager for one hour each. Everything is in STAR format. No original questions.

    There is an excel test after the phone interview that you can find online.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an important project/task/assignment you were working on for an external customer when the specifications changed significantly but the deadline wasn't extended. What did you do? What were the results?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Pricing Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening from HR, followed by phone screening with supervisor, then a face-to-face interview

    Interview Questions
    • Repetitive behavioral questions throughout the interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sysco.

    Interview Details

    Typical situational interview, but based on analytical experience

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Finance Manager Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Sysco in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very stupid questions, interviewers have no idea of the business as they been with the company few months, one of them was sleeping while talking to me. Asking some racist questions!!!

    Reasons for Declining

    terrible team to work for

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supplier Pricing Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sysco in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    First step is a phone call/assessment from Talent Acquisition then a phone interview with a Costing / Pricing Supervisor. Once selected for a face to face interview, you take a simple Excel test. Final step is 3 face to face interviews with targeted selection / behavioral questions with more Costing / Pricing Supervisors and Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • There were at lease 15 questions that were similar.
      1. Describe one of the most stressful interactions you've had with an internal/external customer. How did you deal with the situation?
      2. Talk about a time when you overcommitted yourself or your company. What happened?
      3. Talk about something you've done to encourage coworkers to take responsibility for improving their work standards.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation; I accepted the first offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Earned Income Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 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
  11. 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 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 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

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