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Home Depot Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Riverhead, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in April 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewer only wanted to fill out company form and did not accept a more detailed resume.

Interview Question – Questions were not difficult if you had any sales experience   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it onthe part of management.

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Anonymous Employee

I interviewed at Home Depot in April 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and received a phone interview asking me simple questions, most of which required a yes or no answer

Interview Question – "Please tell me about a time when you were working in a team and you lead exceptionally well"   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Chesterfield, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in March 2013.

Interview Details – Simple interview process. Questions regarding dealing with people, how would you react in different situations.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Fe, NM

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in March 2014.

Interview Details – One of the most unprofessional interviews I ever had. I arrived about ten minutes early and went to the Customer Service desk as instructed to let them know I was scheduled for an interview. I was never given the name of the interviewer so I couldn't ask for anyone in particular. The woman at the desk made a couple of phone calls but they weren't answered so she paged the person she thought would be doing the interview. This went on for twenty minutes and she paged this person eight times. She finally got hold of someone and pointed to the back of the store and told me to go to the Manager's office. I wandered around looking in several offices but not the right one. I asked a very helpful employee where I should be going and she took the time to walk me directly to the right place. The interviewer invited me in and never apologized or mentioned anything about being late. During the following interview we were interrupted three or four times by people walking in and out of the office. The interviewer seemed totally distracted and completely uninterested in the interview, and was joking around with one of the guys who interrupted. Seemed like flirting. Anyway, at the end of my interview she told me they were only looking for bi-lingual applicants, which I wasn't, and which I clearly stated during the online application process. So why did we waste all this time? If I knew they only wanted bi-lingual applicants why was I invited to interview in the first place?

Interview Question – Mostly hypothetical scenarios and how I would handle them, e.g. "What if a customer wanted help in another department while I was already helping someone in my own department".   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied in-person - interviewed at Home Depot in February 2014.

Interview Details – I emailed application and then was contacted for phone interview, it worked out OK. Thought I did well but then they didn't offer me the job. Oh Well keep trying elsewhere

Interview Question – What are your strengths and weaknesses   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Home Depot.

Interview Details – The process starts with a phone interview before actually scheduling the first in person interview with the assistant store manager. A very structured interview about past experience involving examples of how you handled customer issues and challenging situations. Also talked about qualifications for the desired department. The second interview is with the store manager. A much more informal interview to get to know you, and what you have to offer to the company. Also talked about personal direction and goals.

Interview Question – What is the most difficult task you have been given? How did you go about completing this task? What was the outcome?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Escondido, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Home Depot in September 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online. Corporate called and screened me for interview. After that you have a store interview with HR, and then Manager.

Interview Question – Name a time when you gave another employee the wrong information on how to do a task. How did you handle it and repair your mistake.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, just a little above the minimum wage.

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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Home Depot in March 2014.

Interview Details – HD has a quick hiring process in place. I was sent an email making me aware I would receive a call from the Retail Staffing Center. First call was automated: enter 1 for yes 2 for no type, then I was transferred to a real life operator who asked me about 4 generic questions and scheduled me for an interview. The Hiring manager was very cordial and I was asked the 6 basic questions they ask all applicants. Left the store with the drug testing paperwork and 2 days later was called to start working.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected, just the basics about teamwork, past experiences etc. Overall it was an easy process as it should be for an entry level position   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Manager went straight to pay table and told me what the position pays.

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Anonymous Employee
Orange, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Home Depot in January 2012.

Interview Details – Once you get an interview, the rest is easy

Negotiation Details – This is what we are offering.

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Interviewed at Home Depot

Interview Details – Ask what you can bring to company. Explain a situation when you got mad. How would you sell a credit card. How would you handle a customer who has questions.

Interview Question – Roleplaying situation to try and sell a credit card.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – take it or leave it

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