Other than taking an extended period of time to contact me, my first form of contact was from a person working at a call center, who, probably, never actually worked in the Home Depot store and didn't sound enthusiastic about their position at all. With this call I had said I wanted to think about taking the position (I had recently started a temp job and wasn't sure how long it would last, but it was paying better than HD). She said that was find and I was to call back. When I called back, the automated call said that I was no longer being considered for the position, which was very confusing. Since there was no other way to contact a person about it I just pressed a bunch of buttons to get to someone. Finally they asked me some of the general interview questions (on the phone with someone who hadn't worked in the store, just seemed odd), have you done this before, what would you do in this situation.. After that I waited two weeks until I heard from the actual store I would be working at. There I had an interview with a sales associate that had been trained to do interviews (there were many going on at the same time). After that I had an 'interview' with a manager who basically gave me the information I needed to start.
the long drawn out interviews that were pretty much all the same just the questions were asked a bit differently. Those doing the interviews were very friendly and tried to make the process as comfortable as possible.