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HR Manager

I applied online and 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 Question – The whole written exercise was cumbersome and was objective.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was unable to negotiate. Tried but was not successful

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Human Resources Manager Interview

Human Resources Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Standard questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiating

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Store Human Resources Manager Interview

Store Human Resources Manager
Gloucester Point, VA

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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HR Manager Interview

HR Manager
Atlanta, GA

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

Interview Details – Good; like the structured interview

Interview Question – What is your most significant developmental opportunity   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Fine; asked for more money and got it

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Human Resources Manager Interview

Human Resources Manager
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through other source and 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 Question – Describe a time that you didn't agree with your supervisor and how did you deal with this?   View Answer

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HR Manager Interview

HR Manager
Beaumont, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – A role play involving sales   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Not enough money

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District Human Resource Manager Interview

District Human Resource Manager

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 Question – Tell me about a time you had difficulty communicating with a coworker. How did it help you improve your communication style?   Answer Question

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HR Manager Interview

HR Manager

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

Interview Details – Took 3 weeks to interview.

Interview Question – The question were not hard just did not know how much detail to give with out rambling   Answer Question

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Human Resources Manager Interview

Human Resources Manager

I applied online and 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)
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Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Almost no room to negotiate

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Human Resources Manager Interview

Human Resources Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at The Home Depot in February 2008.

Interview Details – Be ready for taking a test and speaking with several individuals all in one day. The tests are not hard but specific to your position.

Reason for Declining – Accepted another offer

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