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Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions

Updated 9 Dec, 2014
Updated 9 Dec, 2014
297 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales and Business Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the HR department, store managers, district managers and finally the city manager all of whom spend about an hour getting to know you and your background. Even though they are interested in what you have to offer, they want to see that you want to grow within the company for a longer period of time since the turnover is high.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of sales profession do you want to get in to in 5 years?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through University website. Was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview that lasted about 45 minutes. I was then invited to do an in-store visit where I had to ask questions that were given to me to answer. After that you contact the recruiter to go over the visit and go onto the next step. Recruiter sets up interview with the District Manager who has the final say if you are hired

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a sale you were proud of   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online- Received an E-mail for a phone interview in about one week time in which i was given different time slots based on my availability to choose from. The Interview went smoothly lasted for about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were mainly behavioral based i.e. In a given situation who did you handled the problem   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    phone interview that is one hour with recruiter
    than one hour interview in person at heaf office

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you had a difficult customer and how you turned the situation ino a psitive outcome   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiatin for the entry level
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    You Apply online, schedule a phone interview, followed by a visit to local near store to meat store manager and see operations inside the store to get an idea and then meet for a third interview with regional director.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult, usual questions set which you can find online and behavioral questions (tell me about a time...) One hint: They want people who will stay long-term, so if they feel for one second that you are not intending to stay with them for many years to come then they will eliminate you as a candidate.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by a store visit.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, mostly behavioral type questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied during campus recruitment. The interview was very standard, straight to the point, and informal.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of when you've had a bad experience with a customer. How did you react and managed the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Start with phone interview, then store visit. Lastly meet with district manager. Pretty informal interview with the district manager, asked to bring in resume. Will start discussion with general questions about your resume then will start with usual interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you turn a negative customer experience into a positive? What was one of the biggest mistakes that you've made? Why do you want to work for Sherwin?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

    Interview Details

    Posted for job on website....hiring manager called me to schedule an interview. Interviewed at office in a suit and had a business plan prepared for the interviewer. It was fun and a great experience

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Manager Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First interview was great. I'm now waiting to go visit the store for my second interview. I know that I will get hired and claiming it. This company seems to have a great work life balance and that is great. The benefits and pay are great as well.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you stay safe and what steps do you go about to remain safe?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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