Sherwin-Williams Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2014
Updated Aug 23, 2014
277 interviews

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  1.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Easy as long as you prepare well

    Interview Questions
    • What can you contribute more to the company that you are not doing right now.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern, MTP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saratoga Springs, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saratoga Springs, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • What would you say to a customer who calls in demanding a refund?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You are told your salary, take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales/Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    • How do you incorporate safety into your everyday life?   View Answer
    No Offer
  11.  

    Management Training Program (MTP) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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