The Home Depot Sales Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Nov 25, 2014
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Sales Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Home Depot (Torrance, CA).

Interview

Easy. You have to be horrible for them to not accept you.

Interview Questions

  • It was all made up; they knew who they wanted by looks and a do-able wit. I was hired before the corporate phone interview. Fake. All fake.   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiation, he just told me what I would be paid and made me sign a paper. I thought nothing of it. NEGOTIATE. This puny kid without a GED got paid more than me! Because he was a guy and I have an Associates degree.

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The Home Depot.

    Interview

    Most of the time you don't need experience,they train you on the job

    Negotiation

    They just tell you how much they will pay you and that's it,there is no negotiation.Take it or leave it.

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Home Depot.

    Interview

    I applied online and about a week later received a call for an initial phone screening. By the end of the call, I was scheduled for an interview with store management. I was surprised that I was interviewed by the Store Manager. She asked about my past experience and what departments I would be most interested in. She said she would like to have me working directly with customers on high ticket purchases and suggested starting me as a greeter in Decor, and then put me through training to be a Kitchen Designer. She had me meet briefly with the Assistant Store Manager over those departments. I was then turned over to HR to sign paperwork, schedule the drug test, and told I would receive a call when background check and drug test results were received. About 2 weeks later I received a call from HR to come in to sign paperwork and schedule my orientation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. I was told what the hourly wage would be. Just be sure to get clarification regarding what department(s) you will be working in and the type of tasks you will be expected to complete.

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at The Home Depot (Seattle, WA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I initially applied online, which was then followed by 2 interviews, both of the interviews were over the phone and they were fairly easy. Each took about 10-15 minutes, mostly basic interview questions plus some questions trying to identify your character and how you would handle certain situations. But the focus was mostly on customer service skills.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if your colleagues have issues/problems with each other?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better job offer

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Home Depot.

    Interview

    all hiring is done online, you take a painfully long test. if your credentials and your test pass, then they will contact you via phone. they will arrange an interview. usually, if you don't get the job, they say they will call you but never do. If you are offered a job, they will call within a few weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • When did you have to deal with a really difficult customer, what was the situation, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation on salary, they start lower than they used to.

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Home Depot (San Francisco, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Too many last minute cancelation , they were very late , yet the store was fairly empty generic asked about previous experience , drug screening

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my Family status and health History????   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    My private life is not my work life , I proved Myself to My Country in difficult time , I was lucky to come back , pay was too low for the area ,

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Home Depot in January 2012.

    Interview

    you have to take a pysch exam online. tell them what they want to hear. Basic questions, easy to figure out. It is a standardized test also used by Lowe's and Wal-mart

    Interview Questions

    • "Would you be willing to work both weekend days, every weekend"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none. you are told what you will make (they always lowball you). take it or leave it. I was underpaid by at LEAST 60$ for 6 months a week until I begged the store mgr. for a raise or even more hours to make up the difference. Had I any sense or foresight, I NEVER would have accepted the full time offer, as the raise from PT to FT was miniscule, and I could have made more by taking an additional PT job. On the bright side, I FINALLY learned what kind of job NOT to take

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Trussville, AL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Home Depot (Trussville, AL) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Applied online, was called the next day and given a number, received another phone call with a brief interview (2 questions) about how I had handled certain situations in previous jobs, received another call to interview at store, interviewed with Asst. Man., called back by HR to come sign papers. Whole process took no longer than a week.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation at a previous job where you handled a difficult customer and what you did to resolve the situation.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Position was only part time.

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Home Depot (Stockton, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Initially screed in a telephone interview by local HR person and invited to meet face to face. Interviewed by HR person and third interview set with Store Manager. Store Manager told me that he did not think I would be a good fit because of my education and experience. In short, over-qualified.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buford, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at The Home Depot (Buford, GA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Initial contact made through the kiosk located in the store. I was phoned for an initial interview. I was called in for a second interview, offered a position and directed to the clinic for a urinalysis. Upon receipt of passage of the background screen and drug test, I was set up for a Training/Orientation class. That was three, eight hour days, as I recall.

    Interview Questions

    • I recall taking personality type tests along with a math test for basic skills.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Get the money going in...raises are very disappointing. Maybe a quarter an hour, if you are lucky.

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