Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.
First there is a screening phone call by a recruiter, then a Chally personality test, then 2 interviews with hiring level managers and finally an interview with a VP. They took quite some time to give me their final decision. All interviews were basically variations of standard sales interviews where they are looking for STAR answers.
- Tell me about a time you mentored a peer and the positive benefit both of you gained. Answer Question
Salary was negotiable, also able to negotiate relocation costs.
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Philadelphia, PA) in December 2014.
Funny---Male in HR called me and did phone interview--then set me up with a face to face--drove 93 miles to be there on time and whoa and behold--I----did not have a face to face--figure he messed up based on my age--not my tremendous experience
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger in December 2014.
I was contacted by a recruiter to fill out an online assessment followed by a phone interview, the next week I was called back for a face to face interview with 2 managers one of which was dressed very unprofessional and sloppy and completely disinterested in the interview. While I answered the STAR format questions the interviewer was twirling her hair and not paying much attention to my answers, the other interviewer was somewhat paying attention and seemed a little more attentive. The next day I was sent an email stating they are going to pursue another candidate.
- STAR Format sales questions. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.
Two rounds. First round on-campus interview; second round four 45 mins interviews. Mostly behavioral questions. Second round interviewers seemed unprepared. Some of them came with a list of common behavioral questions and tried to pick some in the interview. Most questions can be easily found online. I didn't feel them very hard.
Helpful (3)No Offer
Applied through contact made during the career fair as the college posting did not allow international students to apply. Not too difficult as it was mostly behavioral (4 back to back interviews). There was one 15 minute case study which was an analysis of a business problem they dealt with during the last year.
- Unexpected: Would you choose people from different backgrounds or the same background when trying to build a team Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative Experience
I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.
They ate interested in knowing your previous experience in a sales role. Specifically, are you resourceful and motivated? They ask you to submit info for a background check and take a drug test. 2 - 3,interviews before they let you know.
- What are your strengths? How did that apply to a positive customer interaction?, Answer Question
Very open, I got a great deal.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2014.
Only about 8 questions that are set up in a way so you can tell a story in the answer. You need to be able to set up a scenario, identify the problem, the solution you came up with, and the outcome.
- Can you describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.
I applied though our university career fair and was contacted by a member of the Grainger recruiting team a week later. I had a 45 minute one on one interview with him. I was then contacted a week after that to attend final round interviews in Lake Forest, Il. I was flow to their offices where I had a full day of 4- 45 minute interviews.
- Given a few minutes to introduce myself then answered basic behavioral questions. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Northbrook, IL).
behavioral interview lasts about one hour with some difficult questions about your previous job. Likes and dislikes. "The will do a background check and a drug test before you can be hired.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.
There is a three interview minimum with different levels of management. Be sure to plan for your career and how you will succeed. Be sure you know how to plan and execute against your plan. The hiring process is long and will take several weeks to know where you stand.
- Initial interview is mostly behavorial questions such as "tell me a time when..." Answer Question
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