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Gexpro Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Gexpro.

    Interview

    Very easy going. Manager was looking for a temp to fill position so interview was laid back. I was asked the basic interview questions. Was not nervous because manager made it comfortable.

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gexpro (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Up front and basic interviews mostly directed at past experiences and comfort level driving sales to meet or exceed goals set by management. Started with phone interviews then progressed to face to face interviews. I was given four phone interviews. One with an HR recruiter then one with a manager of HR, then the local branch manager and finally the area manager. Face to face interviews followed with the local branch manager and operations manager. Then the final one was with the area manager. All were pretty up front about expectations and focused on what I could bring to the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one situation where you had a customer become irate about an order that was filled wrong? And how did you go about rectifying that situation?   Answer Question
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Met representatives through college recruiting on campus. They were very friendly and after a short conversation asked for my resume. A few days later I was called for an initial interview. The interview consisted of a few basic behavioral questions, then a few questions about perceived weaknesses. I was selected for a second round interview which was much more intensive. The second round involved a dinner, then a day of rotating through the home office for several one on one interviews. Most questions were based on personality and some on problem solving.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you imagine is the biggest difference between leadership in a fraternity and leadership at a corporation?   Answer Question

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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gexpro (Cincinnati, OH) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Very casual and laid back. Questions revolved around resume information and behavioral situations. Interview to understand personality and ensure fit. Lasted about twenty minutes. Very easy and positive experience. Only took a little bit to hear back from them on the process and further checks.

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu Landing, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gexpro (Honolulu Landing, HI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was long but very worthwhile. There were a total of three interviews all lasted at least half an hour. The Sales Manager was very nice and polite. I would say it was overall a casual, but in depth interview.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Gexpro.

    Interview

    Though I have heard of some pretty advanced interview processes for DSLP candidates, there was none for interns; most likely because there is not much competition for interns.

    Interview Questions

    • For a possible follow-up internship next year, I was asked, "What could you bring to Gexpro." The reason that this question is so complicated is because first you have to analyze exactly WHICH field you plan to go into. This being both a supply-chain, sales, solutions, and electrical distribution company, there are many many different paths to take.

      Once you determine the path you think will be for you in the future, really consider what it is about you that makes you the ideal candidate for an asset in that area.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The negotiation stage is NOT a pass/fail. Don't worry about this phase at all. If someone asks for too much as a startup, the worst answer they are going to get is "no", but they are not going to get turned away. Obviously the company wants you, or they wouldn't be asking you about pay rate anyways. For interns in their first year, expect $15-$16 hourly. For inside sales, expect $38.5k annual. DSLP ~$34 annual.


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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Gexpro in July 2013.

    Interview

    Hiring manager conducted the interview in a comfortable and inconspicous location putting me at ease. His questions:-) were relevant and forthright.

    Interview Questions

    • Names of firms and contacts in trading area.   1 Answer
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    DSLP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Gexpro (Hayward, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    First meeting was on-campus. 2 weeks later I had my first interview with the branch manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was different since it seemed more like a conversation than an interview.   Answer Question

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    Sourcing and Inventory Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Gexpro (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I received email immediately after applying. I was contacted to arrange an interview more than a month later. Three people interviewed me individually: Sourcing & Inventory Manager, Ops Manager, and HR. Many of their questions were the same, indicating that they had not planned/coordinated their questions. I waited almost a month before receiving word that another candidate had been chosen.

    I found this a VERY slow process. I suspect that many of the best candidates are lost to other employers.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about a recent situation in which you..."

      The interviewers had the same list of behavior based/situation based questions. If the interviewee has no direct parallel, it may be difficult to answer them.   Answer Question

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    Finance Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gexpro in October 2012.

    Interview

    I applied through my school and I got an on campus interview. The night before there was and information session where the interviewers showed a powerpoint. The interview was relaxed, and just behavioral questions. It lasted about 30 minutes. I didn't get through to the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest accomplishment?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you faced a difficult situation in work or school, and how you dealt with it?   Answer Question

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