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Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2017
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    Management Trainee Program Interview

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

    Interview

    I had a recruiter reach out to me in December 2015 saying they found my resume on a website and if I was interested in the position. I had agreed to find out more about the company. Spoke to the recruiter twice on the phone so she could get a feel for who I am, spoke about an hour on the phone the first time since we spoke about my degree background etc very laid-back. Second time was to tell me I passed the first step and next was a store visit. Went to visit a store nearby and spoke with the Manager, felt very comfortable and overall a great experience. (I ended up training in that store for 3 weeks). Third interview was at the district office with the DM, also felt very comfortable but professional. Since it was around Christmas time he said hopefully I receive an early Christmas gift. Within half an hour after the interview I got a call saying I got the job. My advice to you is be yourself, be prepared with any paper work they tell you to bring, and talk about your sales experience if you have (they love that).

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview

    Pretty relaxed from my experience, pretty simple questions, because you'll go through training to gain experience later on to learn more about the products. It was an overall pretty good experience.

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    • What experience do u have in the past?   1 Answer
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    Management Training Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Greenville, SC) in July 2017.

    Interview

    From the initial phone screening to the final interview with the district manager, everyone treats you with respect and are completely welcoming. I was blown away by how well they treat their employees, and the generous compensation package they offer.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview

    Spoke with a recruiter then had an interview with the district manager. They are very flexible about where you can intern at during the summer. Process took about a month.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview

    Asked a few questions and not much less. The whole process lasted about ten minutes total. Hardest part is just waiting usually on the back ground check and them working you into the schedule and what not

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    Sales Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Charlotte, NC) in June 2017.

    Interview

    There are a total of three interviews, which includes a phone, in store and a district manager interview. The phone interview can be either Skype or regular. Are you willing to relocate?

    Interview Questions

    • What is one way you can improve safety inside and out of the work environment?   Answer Question

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    Manager Training MTP Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2017.

    Interview

    First, I had a phone screen. She asked me basic questions relating to my past work experience, and she went over what to expect from the MTP program, if I had any questions, etc. Then, literally a day later, I was invited to do an interview with the DM (usually you do a store interview in-between). The interview was somewhat lengthy, but I also like to talk a lot. He asked me STAR behavioral-based questions and wanted to know more about what I knew about the company, what my career objectives were, etc. Overall, it was a pretty average-difficulty interview for a grad coming right out of college. As long as you have some general idea of what you're going to say, you'll be fine. Just remember to answer in the STAR format, look professional, smile, have a few questions prepared, and make eye contact! This is a customer-service based industry, so how you present yourself matters. Glassdoor is an excellent resource!

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you shared a different vision from that of your supervisor, professor, parents, co-worker, etc. (How did you attempt to resolve it?)   Answer Question
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    Managemet Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erie, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Erie, PA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Contacted through email some 3 months after applying online. Set up a half hour phone interview which was relatively easy and straightforward. Contacted the next day with a store visit invitation. Went to store visit and interacted with store manager, asking questions and touring store. Did not receive invitation further in interview.

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Newark, DE) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I was emailed to set up a time for a phone interview a few weeks after I applied. At the arranged time, I received a call and we spoke for a little under an hour. During the interview, I noted that I was interested in being considered for the position in another area. The recruiter said she'd forward my resume and her notes (she wanted to continue and do the full interview) to that area's recruiter. I was left with an overall positive impression, but then I never heard from the company again.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you went above and beyond (it doesn't have to be work related).   Answer Question

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams (Fresno, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Received an email to set up a phone interview. Will email back and then have the interview to move forward in the process. The recruiter seems very nice and optimistic .


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