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Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Average Interview
No Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Home Depot in November 2014.

Interview

I got a call from their call center who was conducting the initial interview. The person was real nice but the questions were somewhat generic at first. I got the feeling that this initial interview could not give them a true picture of my abilities or personality. I also felt the interviewer was not well versed in her job. She was trying to type my responses. She kept reading them back and I had to keep editing them with her. This particular part of the process will probably close doors on some really good people.

Interview Questions

  • The most difficult question was - " give us an example of a difficult situation you have been in with a customer and how you were able to satisfy that customer."   Answer Question

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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Home Depot.

    Interview

    Online application. Phone interview then set up in store interview with hr . About 1.5 weeks later got a call back for a second interview which was just signing paper and consent for drug test and background check. Took those results w where in within a week then was called to start training.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations but the pay was okay and you get benefit s one you go full time.

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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at The Home Depot in September 2014.

    Interview

    After applying you will get an email saying to call a 1800 number. You can either go ahead and call the number or wait for them to call you (usually within 24hours of receiving the email). The person will do a qualifying questionnaire to see if you are a good fit for the job. During the questionnaire if you answer any question with an answer that will disqualify you, they will stop the questionnaire. If you make it all the way through and qualify for the position, they will schedule you for an interview at the store. The interview will be 2-3 days after the call. The in-store interview is 1 on 1 with a member of management. Once completing the interview, if they feel you are qualified, they will give you a drug test form. There are only a handful of doctors they accept for the drug test, and it must be done within 24 hours. The store will also run a background check. Once you pass both the drug test and background check, you will be called to start training for your position. Depending on the position the computer training will take 2-4 days. Then you will start working at your position.

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't find any of the questions difficult. It was basic questions, such as, telling them a time you dealt with a difficult customer, a time you went above and beyond for a customer, why you qualify for the position, etc. It only consists of 6 questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was hired as a lot associate, but managed to move up to a sales associate after the first 6 hours of training. I had a lot of customer service experience prior to working here, so I talked it over with HR and she moved me on up the ladder.

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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bainbridge, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Home Depot (Bainbridge, OH) in July 2012.

    Interview

    What a nightmare this was. I applied online and was called a few days later. I did an interview over the phone and everything went well.They set up a time for me to go into the store for an interview. When I arrived, the HR person was too busy with an orientation to interview me and just passed it off to some random department manager. This was disturbing because obviously she double booked herself, it's not like she was just caught up in something unavoidable. Interview was fine but it was clear this guy didnt know a thing about interviewing someone (rude, almost mean). I was contacted a week later for a second interview. Later, they cancelled and rescheduled for a Sunday morning. When I arrived on Sunday, the manager was not there again. Some 18 year old kid interviewed me instead but it was a complete waste of time since he could not make a decision anyway. I called to follow up to see when I should come in and they scheduled me for another interview (3rd or 4th if you count the phone interview!) a week later. Then the day before, they cancelled AGAIN! By the way, I am qualified for the position with a four year BS degree in Pre-architecture and Interior Design and 5 years experience working exclusively in flooring (and I'm cute and friendly too!). I guess it worked out in the end because I interviewed for a visual merchandising position elsewhere and was hired ON THE SPOT. Home depot, you missed out on a qualified individual and have lost a $5,000+/year customer.

    Interview Questions

    • Role play-Walk through a sale with a customer purchasing carpet.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kenai, AK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Home Depot (Kenai, AK) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online. Got a call the next day for an interview. Met with the HR rep for a thirty minute interview about my background. There was a set of about six questions that were mostly scenario based about how I would handle a mix of customer and task oriented priorities.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a customer looking for a small product that you are unfamiliar with and another customer comes up for help with a much larger and more expensive purchase. What do you do?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Home Depot (Houston, TX) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Put in application. wait till coporate calls you for a on the phone interview. form there proceed to an interview with a department or assistant manager. sign on or reject pay

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiate i needed a job and knowing that i was underpaid 8.10

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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at The Home Depot (Sunnyvale, CA) in May 2008.

    Interview

    the interview was about what you would expect when trying to get a job with the second largest retailer in the country. It takes quite a while for hr to get back to you and give you an interview. the best thing about the entire process is that the people who do the interview are usually pretty decent people.

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    Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at The Home Depot in March 2010.

    Interview

    The interview for me was one on one, however, as I've been with the company for over a year now, I've seen interviews with two associates and one candidate. It was basic questions, then some role playing to see how you'd do in certain situations. Just remember - The Home Depot puts customer service FIRST, so always side with the customer.

    Interview Questions

    • Role playing scenario: a customer comes up frustrated that he can't find a product we have in our ad, and he's been waiting for assistance for a long time and he's running late because he needs to go to another store to buy patio furniture.   1 Answer
    • What's the best thing you've learned at another job?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't try to negotiate, I was happy with what they offered.

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