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The Home Depot Paint Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Paint Sales Associate Interview

Paint Sales Associate
Kerrville, TX

I interviewed at The Home Depot in February 2012.

Interview Details – I received an email telling me I would be called by HQ for an on the phone interview. The phone interview was simple and took only 10 minutes. If everything goes well, you get a second, instore interview with manager on duty followed by a final interview with the store manager. The questions are cookie cutter and are geared towards finding out whether you have experience in customer service and some leadership.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult customer?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate because the pay was high enough. Later on i found out that the other employee hired for the same position was given the same pay when that person was not bilingual.

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Paint Sales Associate Interview

Paint Sales Associate
Macomb, MI

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Home Depot in January 2010.

Interview Details – Applied Via the Home Depot Website. Very easy process and didn't take very long considering other online applications that are out there. Filled out my information employment history, skills, etc. Then you were allowed to filter the available locations you would like to work at and select the different skills that you have and/or would like to learn and based on this information you are thrown into a big hat and hope for a phone call. I received a phone call a few days later asking if i would like to come in for a 1-on-1 interview for a position in the paint department. the person who called informing me of the position was not the same person that i would be interviewing with and could not give me any additional information about the position requirements. I was interviewed by nice lady who had been working the same paint department shift supervisor position for 8 years(First clue about advancement opportunity). After about a 45 minute interview consisting of preformed questions such as, "have you ever been faced with an upset customer and what did you do to rectify the situation?" I was told that the interviewer liked what she heard and was considering me for the position. still not having any clue what the position entails i began to ask questions pertaining to what my job duties would be. after a phone call and a 45+ minute interview i finally was told that i was being interviewed for a part-time and temporary position.

Interview Question – Have you ever been faced with an upset customer and how did you rectify the situation?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – after Asking what home depot considers part-time(anywhere from 15-40+hrs/week) and what the possibility of being hired to a non-seasonal employee would be (slim to none) i politely said thank you for the opportunity to interview for the position and left the tiny 5x5ft office right next to the bathrooms that was being shared by 6 different supervisors.

only positive experience from this was the interviewing practice.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Paint Sales Associate Interview

Paint Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at The Home Depot in March 2010.

Interview Details – I applied in person using their kiosk. I was contacted within a couple of days. The process included a phone call, an interview with one of the assistant mangers, a drug test and a background check. I was offered the position at the end of the interview and accepted. I

Interview Question – Do you have any experience or knowledge regarding paint?   Answer Question

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