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

Updated Aug 4, 2014
Updated Aug 4, 2014
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Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Broussard, LA (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broussard, LA (US)
Application Details

I interviewed online. 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 Questions
  • 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.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Utica, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Utica, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    How much do I make? Ok thanks!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Queens Village, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Queens Village, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  York, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • This is a hard to just pick one. The most unexpected question will be how do you deal with problems and change.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dover, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dover, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you describe "customer service"?   View Answer
    • How have you dealt with a angry customer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiating salary at the entry level positions.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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