After a successful phone interview with HD Supply Facilities Maintenance for a marketing position, I was called in for an interview. I met with three individuals â€“ one manager I would not report to, one manager I would report to, and the department head. The interview went very well, though at the end when salary was discussed, I simply asked to be paid the market value for the position, should they see me as the right person for the job. I wonâ€™t mention the grief I received from my interviewers because of this, but after following up with all three managers with a thank you letter, I never received back any contact. The least a company should do after requiring your time to prepare for and conduct an interview is acknowledge your standing afterward.
I expected much more from a company of such a standard with such enormous resources, though this may be reflective of this particular branch and/or department.