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Interviews at Graybar

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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (2)  

    Quotation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Graybar (Houston, TX) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Had lunch with two managers. Went very well. I asked some challenging questions and they were pretty much answered. Discussed my experience within the industry as well as my salary. Discussed my need for a flexible schedule due to special family situations to which they were willing to accommodate.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my overall experience in quotations.   1 Answer

  2.  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Graybar (Chicago, IL) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Started with a phone interview. I was then passed off to hiring manager for face to face interview. Then i was instructed to complete online assessment, After that another interview with location staff in a final interview

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to approach a client with bad news   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Graybar (Greenville, SC) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview from HR lasted about 30 minutes then the Branch Manager called me for a face to face interview that lasted about an hour. I researched the company and the BM went through all those details again. His position was in sales before being a manager so he did great at selling Graybar as a great place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Had I ever managed a budget?
      Why I would be a good fit for the position?
      How had I heard about their company?   1 Answer

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Graybar (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    It was a long process with two interviews asking real world experience questions. More about problem solving and solution application using current knowledge than your standard "If you were and animal what would you be" type interview questions. Then there was a personality test, drug test, and a lot of paperwork (for the on-boarding process)

    Interview Questions

    • If you were going to talk to a customer who didn't know they had a problem, how would you approach the situation?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Graybar (Norcross, GA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Met with the hiring manager first. Then a second meeting was set up with the hiring manager's boss. Whole process took about a month. Drug test and background check. I hear they may have added a IQ/Intelligence Test.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much room to negotiate. Pay scale is very defined.


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Graybar (Naperville, IL) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Upon being contacted by a Graybar HR rep through indeed.com, I was impressed with how fast results were accumulating. It took less than a week and one phone interview to make it to stage 2 which involved a sales assessment & background check. After passing both tests, a face-to-face interview took place between myself, the Branch Manager, and a District Sales Manager who were both extremely friendly. We discussed initiatives, scope of the market, expectations for 2012, and the life of an outside sales representative leaving the mood in high spirits. It seemed a fruitful partnership was definitely coming together until the second interview with the branch manager where about half-way through I was told "Just remember, don't screw with me," which I felt was very unprofessional. Unfortunately this set the tone of who would ultimately be my boss and quickly decided not to pursue anything further with Graybar.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was low compared to other sales jobs and was not thrilled with the direction of the company after number crunching their 2010 financial statement.


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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Graybar (Salt Lake City, UT) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Process was easy, but I had to chase down the Director to get him to return my calls. Interviewing was easy, and the on boarding was smooth. Hiring process didn't take long either. I was surprised how quickly it went once it started.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Collections Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Graybar (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I was told there was on the job training for a Collections Assistant. The training was pretty much like OJT. They said they had a fast paced office and had some training for 4 weeks but expected me to take over in 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • How soon could you be ready to take over the job from a person who was promoted?   1 Answer

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    Collections Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Graybar (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed by 2 managers. They kept hyping up the profit sharing to detract from the extremely low pay. The managers seemed ill-prepared for the interview. Thew whole process lasted less than 30 mins.

    Interview Questions


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    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lithia Springs, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Graybar (Lithia Springs, GA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    They we’re worked diligently to find me a place of employment close to home not strenuous good benefits if hired on permanent they gave options of different types of jobs to pick from

    Interview Questions

    • What type of employment am I seeking?   1 Answer
    • Are you good with your hands?   1 Answer

  11.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Diamond Bar, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Graybar (Diamond Bar, CA) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online then got a phone call from a manager left me a message. I called them back no return call. Very unprofessional and seems that turnover is high Do not waste your time with this company!


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