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The Home Depot Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 04, 2014
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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Scarborough, ON

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at The Home Depot in January 2014.

Interview Details I attended a hiring fair that was held during January. I was given a short interview and asked simple questions such as: what does customer service mean to you, why The Home Depot . Next i got a call from an HR rep with another interview over the phone this time. Going over my resume and stuff. Also asking some behaviour type questions. Next i was contacted about 2 weeks later to meet with a department manager for seasonal. Met him and had another interview which consisted of 6 behaviour type questions - very challenging if youre not prepared. Common questions included - (1) What would you do if you noticed a customer is standing around in your department but he/she looks lost. (2) How would you sell a lawn mower to a customer (3) How would you close the sale (4) tell me of a time you offered exceptional customer service and what was the result (5) Tell me of a time you had to attend to a task that required strong attention to detail

Interview Question – ell me of a time you had to attend to a task that required strong attention to detail   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase, they gave you offer , either you accepted it or decline the offer


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Home Depot.

Interview Details It took a few months from when I originally applied to be contacted for an interview. However, once I was, everything was quite quick (as it was summer and the busiest time). I had two interviews with he HR associate, and on the second, he handed me the orientation booklet. A long wait for contact, but very quick interview process.

Interview Question – What is your expected salary   View Answer


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Broussard, LA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at The Home Depot in February 2014.

Interview Details 99% of the "interview" is online as part of the application process. It will take you a few hours and is very complete. A few questions are tricky due to them asking you to [rank out of five choices the proper action to take in a situation.] If you get called in for an in-person meeting, you've pretty much got the job and they are just checking for consistency and personability with six or seven additional paragraph-form questions. I was personally seen by the store manager rather than the HR manager but it seems that was an exception.

Interview Question – There is a series of questions in which you are given five choices and need to choose the best and worst options for the given scenario. These do not seem to be consistent across multiple applications but need to be carefully considered from both a customer and associate point of view. There may not be a "wrong" answer to them but there certainly is a "more right" one.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Entering as a seasonal garden associate, there was little negotiation beyond setting my available hours.


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Denver, CO (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in April 2014.

Interview Details after you submit your application online you will then get a telephone interview call, they will ask you a few questions about the job its self, to see if you are a good fit for the position and if you are still interested in the position or not, if you say you are still interested in the job you will then get an appointment set for a face to face interview with the hiring manager at the store where you applied to.

Interview Question – asking you if you know correct names of plants, and tools, and how to use the correct tools properly and correctly and how you would demonstrate the tool.   View Answer


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Utica, MI (US)

I applied online - interviewed at The Home Depot in March 2013.

Interview Details Simple interview. HD needs bodies for summer work. If you work out they hire you as a permanent employee. They train you in the selling process, which in some cases is interesting.

Interview Question – No surprise questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – How much do I make? Ok thanks!


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden

I applied online and interviewed at The Home Depot.

Interview Details Interview was scheduled via phone. Arrived at store and met with assistant manager. Interview was about 10 minutes. 6 structured questions and a few unstructured.

Interview Question – Who is the CEO of Home Depot?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Queens Village, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in February 2014.

Interview Details The interview process was smooth asked simple questions about customer service , was read from a paper and was recorded with another person in the room. Be sure to answer with detail about helping customers and dealing with a bad customers. I am still waiting for my background check and orientation date its been 1 full week almost , it takes a while but I called and ask about my information and was told I was ready to go . Usually orent

Interview Question – Their were barley any difficult questions just make sure you know the position you applied for and talk about that and customer service !!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation I was offered $10.75 and was told my position was temporary depending on my work performance


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
York, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Home Depot in February 2013.

Interview Details The hiring process is easy as all you have to do to to their website and apply. But after you enter your info there is about 50 or more questions about your life, work and how you deal with problems. And they do change compared to what you are applying to.

As for the interview process it is some what easy. You go into a room and get asked 5 questions about different things from life to work. They do rate your answers to the questions. The better you answer the better score you get. And the easier you get the job.

Interview Question – This is a hard to just pick one. The most unexpected question will be how do you deal with problems and change.   View Answer


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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Parsippany, NJ (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Home Depot in March 2012.

Interview Details Apply online through Atlanta.
You get an e-mail with a phone number to call, do so and answer their questions.
If you pass they will schedule an in-person interview in the upcoming days.
Go to the interview, show your charm and charisma. With any luck they negotiate pay, hand your a drug test form, and send you on your way to the cup-of-truth.
Pee in a cup, they send it to a lab. If everything checks you go to an 8 hour paid orientation.
Basic education history/background check.
A urine sample must be submitted and tested within 24 hours.

Interview Question – Please provide an example where you accomplished a task as a team.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was asked if I accepted the employment terms, and was told to show up for an 8 hour paid orientation at the crack on dawn on a Sunday morning.


Accepted Offer

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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
Dover, NJ (US)

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

Interview Details Had banner in front of store stating they were hiring. I knew a asst manager in the store, met with him and he said to go online and apply. They called me the next day. I went in for the interview and was offer a position.

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Negotiation Details – There is no negotiating salary at the entry level positions.

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