I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Home Depot in September 2013.
Interview Details – ok...its not like you are being hired for a doctor position, or executive
Interview Question – simple, where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in September 2013.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview and then an interview with the specialty manager and then the store manager. The entire process took about two weeks and everyone involved was really nice. They really tried to promote this concept of Success Sharing as an additional means of income that occurs twice a year but the payouts for most associates was $100-200 dollars and by no means justified not paying commissions or a higher hourly pay.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. They asked about my previous work experience in sales and with appliances. They asked how important customer service was and how I would potentially react with an unruly customer. All the basic retail questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They offered me $10 dollars an hour and told me they were not allowed to go higher. I knew I didn't plan on staying long even though I told them I wanted to be there and take advantage of promotion opportunities, so I accepted that dollar amount. After being hired I did discover that some specialist hired @ the same time as me were started at $12. Oh well!
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Home Depot in September 2013.
Interview Details –
You apply online and then it can take up to almost a month to get a phone interview which you must pass to get and in store interview. They don't tell you on the phone if you have passed or failed the interview and it takes forever, almost a month for me, to get a store call back. If you pass the store interview they will give you information for a drug test and it took them a month to call me back to schedule training and orientation. If you need a job asap DO NOT go for Home Depot, their hire process is very long and you tend to hate it when you get there which waste your time as well.
As far as interview questions go, they ask how you've ever shown great customer services, if you work well when a customer gives you a negative attitude (because they will all day long) and if you give acceptable answers they will hire you. One thing they don't do is discriminate, i do know that much.
Interview Question – The most difficult question they could probably ask you is why you want to work there, just be truthful. Even if you need extra money, that's a fine answer they just want to know that you'll give proper customer services. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There isn't much to negotiate, they pay a little above minimum wage which is good enough when you have no retail experience so I took it rather than left it. It's not a job you'd want to be in long term, the environment tends to grate on your nerves after almost a year of working there.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in May 2013.
Interview Details – filled out online app, then did a phone interview, then went in store for inperson interview, was hired on the spot
Interview Question – none they were pretty easy all about customer service Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation they have set salaries for each position
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in February 2013.
Interview Details – Apply online and monitor your email or answer the phone. Initially interviewed by the HR associate/manager. Called back a couple days later to interview with the Assistant Store manager. Offered position at entry level salary. Upon completion of background and drug testing got called in to set up training and first 2 weeks schedule.
Interview Question – when selling appliances do you start at the bottom or the top of the price points View Answer
Negotiation Details – didn't try to negotiate as I have never sold appliances before. I plan on negotiating a raise soon as I picked up the job very quickly and now lead in sales. Appliances sell themselves.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Home Depot in August 2012.
Interview Details – 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 Question – How have you delt with conflict in the past ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiate i needed a job and knowing that i was underpaid 8.10
I applied online - interviewed at Home Depot in July 2012.
Interview Details – I did an interview with Home Depot in Houston TX and it went great. I was instantly made comfortable by my interviewer Oliver, and the questions asked was easily understood even with our language barrier. He explained all that was required from me should I be chosen for the job and offered the opportunity to turn the job down if it didn't suit my needs.
Interview Question – Being from a sales background I didn't find any of the questions to be difficult Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Home Depot in June 2012.
Interview Details – 1:1 interview, with scenarios and role playing questions. Very basic and easy. Just be confident in your answers and your be fine
Interview Question – What would you do if you were helping a customer and another customer interupted and demanded your help View Answer
Negotiation Details –
Not on my first hire (promoted 3 months later and negotiated then)
Advise: if you are going in as an entry level: cashier, lot attendant, sales associate there wont be much if any negotiating the wages.
If going in as management, Fight for what you want in price because that is your only chance to set your wage, No monthly increases EVER
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Home Depot in February 2012.
Interview Details – I was called by HR to conduct a phone interview. At the beginning I was told to just answer the question. No clarification of questions, only repeated the questions if needed. I felt like I was being interviewed by a brick wall! I thought it was over before it started. A week later I was called for an in store interview. I waited for 15 minutes before the Assistant manager came into the employee waiting room. He informed me that I was scheduled to be interviewed by someone else who couldn't meet with me. It seemed like the interview was a success. I asked for the job and was told the manager does the hiring. He said the interview was a good one and I was called for a second interview about a week later. My second trip to the store was not an interview as was stated, but a fill-in-the-blank process for approving a background check, availability, etc. I asked the interviewer if she had any questions to ask me since this was supposed to be an interview. She said no because I answered all the questions on my first trip there. I asked her for the job and was showed a stack of paperwork. She had to see all the applicants. Well, dumbfoundedly I left the room. On my way out I must have seemed lost and confused because a nice sales person asked if I needed help. I explained my predicament, the position I applied for, and wondered if this was the hiring protocol of Home Depot. Just as I was finished blurting out my frustration, a young woman walked by. She looked like a high school kid. He pointed at her and said she was the new hire for the garden center job! Clarification was instant! Home Depot therefore was going through the protocol to satisfy the legal process of checks and balances. They had absolutely no interest in hiring me. I will up date if anything changes. It has been over two weeks since my last communication with Home Depot. I have not heard either way from Home Depot. I know that I don't fit the typical Home Depot profile and knew that I had a disadvantage going in. This location had no Asian-Caribbean women! The employees are friendly, respectful, and helpful. I frequent this location for many of my supplies for my endless DIY projects. The first manager seemed caring. He worked for HD for about 15 years and said he was happy with the company. I can't say much for the second manage as our communication was too brief. She was inundated with a stack of paperwork on her desk. I was a number to her and one less off her pile!
Interview Question – There were no surprises or difficult questions! My prior research provided me with the essential questions. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in December 2011.
Interview Details – Interviewed for promotion, very similar to initial hire interview. Store manager was honest, outlining responsibilities and expectations. Declined position. Not enough increase in pay to justify added responsibility/hours.
Interview Question – Would you place blame on underlings for not completing a task, or take personal responsibility for their failure? View Answers (2)
Reason for Declining – Not enough of a pay increase
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