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Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Branch Manager Interview

Branch Manager
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in December 2013.

Interview Details Easy as long as you prepare well

Interview Question – What can you contribute more to the company that you are not doing right now.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Part Time Sales Associate Interview

Part Time Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in February 2014.

Interview Details The managers are highly professional and respectful. I walked in looking for employment and walked out two hours later employed. I felt welcomed the moment I walked in. I did not get ugly looks when I told them I was here for a job. I was asked if i wanted to interview that same day or come back another day. If this is offered to you I recommend interviewing right then and there. I believe this shows confidence and that goes a long way.

Interview Question – The question I felt was difficult to answer was why do you want to work for Sherwin Williams since i have never had any contact with this company before.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern, MTP Interview

Intern, MTP
Saratoga Springs, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details Received an e-mail through my college's career development center of an HR rep from SW coming to hire for internships at school. Sent in a resume and cover letter and went in for a face-to-face interview. Was notified by HR within a week that I got it. Next step was to visit my training store in Saratoga Springs and ask the managers questions. After that, I had to meet with the district manager for placement.

Interview Question – Just asked very basic questions to see how interested and dedicated you'd be to get involved with their internship. Asked about grades, schooling, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – i didn't negotiate anything, I just wanted an internship for some business experience.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Intern Interview

Store Intern
Cincinnati, OH (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in May 2013.

Interview Details Meet some employees at a Career Fair, Applied Online, Phone Interview, One on One interview.

Process between Career Fair and One on One interview is about One month. Might be less for some people.

Offered me the job on the spot.

Interview was very easy. Basic interview questions, no curve balls.

Interview Question – No hard questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Baltimore, MD (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details I randomly walked into the store , asked if they were hiring and applied . I spoke directly to the store manager every time .Relaxed envoirment but still very professional . Had my interview with the store manager, the next day interview i also interview with district manager. Most stores have a small staff so be prepared to work mornings and weekend. Customer service is important for this position so try to highlight your skill in this area.

Interview Question – Behavioral question : Tell me about a time where you had a angry customer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – He me ask how much I want t


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Cleveland, OH (US)

I interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in July 2011.

Interview Details Behavioral interview, basic questions about resume, situational type questions about how you can deal with customers who call in that are disappointed. Questions about how you deal with people on the phone and how you can solve problems

Interview Question – What would you say to a customer who calls in demanding a refund?   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details Basic STAR Format. Situation/Task, Action, Result. Past performance is best indicator of future performance.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You are told your salary, take it or leave it.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales/Management Intern Interview

Sales/Management Intern

Interviewed at Sherwin-Williams

Interview Details The interview process was pretty straight forward. There was nothing really surprising. It started with taking about my prior experience. Then we went into behavioral questions such as: What do you expect to get out of this internship, what sort of responsibilities did you take on with prior employers ect.

Interview Question – How do you incorporate safety into your everyday life?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

Management Training Program (MTP)

I applied online and interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details I applied online and received an invitation to set up a phone interview/screening shortly after. The interviewer was very casual and unprofessional at times. I then found out that I was being interviewed for a territory other than the one that I applied for. At the end of the interview, I was told that I would receive an e-mail with instructions to set up the next step in the process. This e-mail never arrived. I sent a follow-up e-mail to check on this issue, and never received another response from this company.

Interview Question – None. Very predictable.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

Management Training Program (MTP)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams.

Interview Details Very long process. I have had 3 interviews so far and one in store visit and I don't know when it is going to stop.

Interview Question – Questions were fairly easy   Answer Question

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