The Home Depot Human Resources Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at The Home Depot in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    A phone screening with a consutling firm. They let me know that the job required long hours but that itwas a good company to work for. Once I finished that process, I was called by the DHRM. He put me through questions and then gave me an Inbox exercise. I took as long as I needed. Then I was sent to meet wth store managers as the final step

    Interview Questions
    • What was your reason for success? Tell me about a national roll out that you initiated   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Wouldn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at The Home Depot.

    Interview Details

    Several years ago - interview was an inbox exercise then face to face interview. The entire process lasted six hours.

    Interview Questions
    • The whole written exercise was cumbersome and was objective.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was unable to negotiate. Tried but was not successful
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot.

    Interview Details

    Panel interviews where they are instructed to intimidate you. Questions are system generated and equal and fair to everyone.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Store Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gloucester Point, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gloucester Point, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at The Home Depot in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    In addition to an interview with the Store Manager and HR Manager, we all received an HR knowledge test, and an inbox test which was very challenging. It basically provided several different events that occurred within in a particular day and we had to respond to each question accordingly and note whether we responded via phone, e-mail, or in person. All questions related to HR or customer service responses.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember exactly what, but one of the inbox questions didn't make sense until you went further into your inbox, so it seemed like too vague of an issue to respond. But when you finally arrived to another item in your inbox everything made sense.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked how flexible was their offer and they said there was some flexibility. I offered an alternate amount of about 5K and they accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ week - interviewed at The Home Depot in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Good; like the structured interview

    Interview Questions
    • What is your most significant developmental opportunity   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Fine; asked for more money and got it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at The Home Depot in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Had to take a 4 part test on retail & business knowledge. Pretty easy with any experience. Fair process, took 4 weeks after test to be called for interview. Two weeks later was called with offer, had to complete drug and background check. Started within a week of successful completion

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time that you didn't agree with your supervisor and how did you deal with this?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Beaumont, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in September 2007.

    Interview Details

    contacted by third party interviewer. didn't get a call about the location I desired that was open. Once an applicant is selected for a particular store candidacy, they are locked out and no one can interview or consider them unless they are released from that store. Interviews consisted of telephone, test and panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough money

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Human Resource Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Six candidates for two DHRM positions met at the Regional office for the main interview, which consisted of a written assessment, interview with the Regional HR Manager and another Home Depot Manager and a role-play exercise. The assessment consisted of questions regarding your "inbox," which included emails, voicemails, metrics, etc. It was pretty straight-forward.

    The actual interview was easier and shorter than I thought it would be, but I don't feel there were enough questions to really get to know the candidate. I tried to include as many accomplishments that I wanted to bring up when it was my time to ask questions because the questions asked were pretty generic and didn't necessarily allow you to play up your strengths. Definitely try to be proactive during the interview to ensure that you say everything you came to say.

    The role-play was kind of odd. I was asked to pretend that I was reviewing a 360 degree evaluation with a District Manager, who would be my equal. The person playing the DM kept interjecting, talking over me and being really immature. I felt that this was either an unrealistic role-play, or Home Depot must promote people that really have no business being promoted. Nevertheless, it was a great experience because I assessed myself afterwards and realized what I should have done differently. This will surely help me if I am in the same situation with another interview.

    Throughout all parts of the interviewing experience, it became very obvious that Home Depot highly prefers to promote from within. The Regional HRM started as a cashier ten years ago and is now in charge of HR for 120 stores and 12000 associates. That seemed pretty extreme to me. There was another candidate there who already worked for Home Depot who I am assuming was chosen for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had difficulty communicating with a coworker. How did it help you improve your communication style?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Took 3 weeks to interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The question were not hard just did not know how much detail to give with out rambling   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen
    Phone Interview
    4-hour interview day (testing, in-person interview. store tour)
    Offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Almost no room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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