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Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in August 2009.

    Interview

    Pretty structured, first interview with HR over the phone, then in person, and finally with the store manager or regional director. Overall rather standard, there was no panel-type interview involved. There were some odd questions that didn't have much to do about the position or company, which i assume was to get a better perspective as to who you are as a person, but they definitely felt forced. Overall, though, a pretty straight forward process.

    Interview Questions

    • What impression would someone have of you in the first 5 minutes of speaking with them?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Not the right fit


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Wayne, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Fort Wayne, IN) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I've known the DM I interviewed with for about four years. But interviews are never easy and it was definitely a good learning experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Des Moines, IA) in July 2008.

    Interview

    Initially I interned with the company in the summer of 2007. After I moved to Des Moines I contacted the regional HR manager. After a phone interview I went to a face-to-face interview with the District Manager and Area HR Manager.

    Since I had done an internship with them I knew the workings of a store pretty well. My interview was pretty brief. We went over a P&L report and touched on some selling strategies.

    Interview Questions

    • After reading this P&L, please describe in detail what this stores strong suits are and where there are areas of improvement.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was very little negotiation that took place, the benefits are very good addition to the compensation package.


  4. Helpful (2)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trussville, AL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Trussville, AL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Initial Communication started when I wrote a thank you letter, thanking the recruiter for her time she spent with me at the Career fair. She then emailed me back and said to apply online and after I apply to email her back. Then she asked me to set up a phone interview. She asked the questions "Tell me about a time where you took initivate" and Tell me about a time that a teammate wasn't pulling his/her weight and what you did to fix it. Then after the phone interview she emailed me and we made arrangments to go on a storevisit in Trussvile near Birmingham area. They emailed me a packet before hand with questions that they wanted me to get answered while I was on my store visit.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you showed initive?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when a teammemeber wasn't pulling his/her weight and what you did about it.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Dallas, TX) in May 2009.

    Interview

    Interview and hiring process was relatively easy for the Management Training Program. Had a 1 on 1 interview with the corporate recruiter. Was encouraged to visit a local store to understand the business and ask questions. After that an interview with the District Manager. Offer was given within 1 week of final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with confrontation with a customer and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations for entry level position.


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Milwaukee, WI) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by human resources and asked to apply for a position. A phone interview was set-up and it went well. After that, a store visit (second interview) was scheduled and went well. I e-mailed the human resources representative that I was very interested and she responded that she forwarded my information to the managers and should hear back for an interview with them. Two weeks went by and I never heard back. I e-mailed the human resources representative to request feedback and have never heard back. No response. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions are quite typical. What are your future goals? What are your ideal positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd)?   Answer Question

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Burlington, VT) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was very laid back and relaxing. Interviewer asked basic behavioral questions. There were two rounds, first a phone a screening with corporate HR and then face-to-face with district manger in the hiring area.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions weren't difficult for me since our college trained well in interviewing.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiations happened over the phone. The hiring manager did come up some in salary.

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    applied online, contacted by recruiter, set up phone interview. all behavior type questions related to customer service. set up a store visit with local store. super laid back and informative. lasted an hour. they send you a list of questions to ask and you go right down the list. email recruiter thanking him. then you will have another phone call with him, asking if your still interested. next, you set up interview with district manager, formal-suit, last an hour and more behavior questions, more in depth questins about yourself to see if youd be a good fit. email recruiter again thanking him and keeping him updated after every step. Offer the next day for 41,000. you start making salary the first day you start working even when youre training.

    Interview Questions

    • strenghts, weaknesses, overcame adversity with customer, excel at customer service, sales experience, sell boss on something, worked with non-cooperative, respond to angry customer, tunred negative into positive   Answer Question

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (San Diego, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews in which the interviewer asked very typical questions for that scenario

    Interview Questions

    • Give one instance of something going wrong in work and what you did to turn it around.   Answer Question

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (San Jose, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    3 step interview process. Pretty easy to get through just be courteous to everyone you meet and look professional. Being aware that you never know who you are going to meet is something anyone should keep in mind.

    Interview Questions

    • Being asked why you wanna work with people is always a bit strange.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation at all. They wont let you.


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