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Management Training Program (MTP) Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Sherwin-Williams in April 2014.
Interview Details Phone interview is pretty straight forward 20 minutes of situational questions about past leadership, customer service, etc. Be quick on responses and just tell the truth, if you don't fully answer the question and ramble, the interviewer will question your response
Interview Question – Explain a time you brought an idea to a group of people the pros and cons of the idea and how people reacted to it and how you convinced the group go with your idea Answer Question
Branch Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Part Time Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Intern, MTP Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Very Easy Interview
Store Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Customer Service Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Sales/Management Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
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
Very Easy Interview
Management Training Program (MTP) Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
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