History of Home Depot

Home Depot offers over 2,000 hardware stores across the United States, Mexico, and even China.  Headquartered in Atlanta, the Home Depot was founded in 1978, making it the biggest hardware chain in the United States.


Hours of Operation:  Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm, Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Shift Manager, Assistant Manager, Store Manager, Cashier, Sales Associates, Marketer, Store Merchandiser, General Warehouse Associate, Home Décor Collections Customer Service Representative, Installation Sales Associate, Installation Service Associate, Inventory Control Associate, Lot Associate, Office Associate

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  The hourly rate is already set; thus, there is no room for negotiation.


Job Description / Wage Averages

Sales Associate: You will be assigned to a specific department where you will assist customers with any questions, or comments that they may have.  You will be in charge of filling orders, keeping your department clean, as well as putting items on the shelf.  This position pays anywhere from $9 to $19 a hour depending on experience.

Cashier: Your duties will include running the front cash register.  You will either run the self service lane, or you will ring up customers.  You will be in charge of ringing up orders, as well as helping them with any questions they may have.  This position pays an average of $7 to $12 a hour.

Head Cashier: The head cashier is going to work the front of the store.  He/she is going to be in charge of running the entire cashier team.  You’re going to run the tasks, the schedule, as well as override any transactions that only a manager can do.  You will also ensure that the front of the store runs at 100%.  From time to time, you may also have to assist those at the register ringing people up.  The average wage is anyhwere from $9 to $17 a hour.

Freight Team / Stock: Working in the back of the store, you’re going to be in charge of unloading stock on a daily basis.  You’re going to unpack boxes, price them, as well as ensure that the item is at 100%.  You’re going to help bring the product to the front of the store, as well as help stock in the appropriate location.  This particular position is going to pay anywhere from $8 to $17 a hour.

Lot Associate: You’re going to be in charge of keeping the parking lot clean, helping customers with their order, as well as ensuring that the parking lot stays clean with carts.  You will collect carts, help with sweeping the store front, as well as assisting customers with any problems that they may have.  The average is anyhwere from $7 to $10 a hour.

Department Supervisor: You will be assigned to a specific department.  You sole duties will be assisting your employees, making sure that they are coming in on time, as well as making sure that the department is running smoothly as possible.  The average wage for this specific position is $11 to $19  a hour.

The Benefits

  • Medical
  • HSA
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Vacation / Holidays / Personal / Jury Duty

Atmosphere and Perks

The company offers up pace environment. This is an industry leading company, a good place to start your career. Employment perks include of flexible scheduling, paid job training, and competitive wages. Qualified Home Depot workers may receive other employment perks like health and wellness, medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as prescription drug coverage and flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plans and employee stock purchasing plans; vacation and holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and more employment perks to look forward.

Interview Questions

Why do you want to have a working opportunity with the company?

Do you have any experience with tools and home improvement? Can you give some description?

How do you respond the customers’ needs?

If you are a home improvement tool, what would you like to be and why?

Do you shop at Home Depot?

What department in the company you think can be best suited and why?

How do you define customer service and how should you deliver this?

How can you help to improve the store?

What will you most likely do if you happen to find out some issues with your co-employees?

If you are caught in a dilemma like a customer comes up to ask a question, the phone is ringing, and the manager is paging you. What do you do?

Interview Tips

Be well dressed when you come for an interview. Usually, it takes a few days after you have filled out the online application form for you to be called for an interview. Be upbeat in answering questions and make sure to always use proper language. Answer interview questions tactfully too. You should also bring some important employment papers.

How to apply for the jobs

The best way to apply for a job is by heading to the Home Depot careers page.  Here, you can search for openings based upon the location that’ s near you.

If you don’t want to apply online, you can apply in store.  Most of the Home Depots out there have computers that you can apply on.  If you can’t find a kiosk, you may also apply for a job through a printable application.