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Jessica in New York, New York

101 months ago

well what I will say about home depot is this:

My husband applied to HD as a LP manager and received an email back the next week telling him to come in for an interview.

After the first interview he immediatly got another interview and then another.

The third interview was a 31/2 hour assesment that included him and 12 other people all of whom were very qualified.

NOBODY GOT CALLED BACK...I KNOW THIS HOW??

well I know this because the job is still available - the postings were still up and the interview was over 5 months ago.

There is something wrong there !!

Bob in Dover, New Hampshire

101 months ago

I live in NH and it's ther same here. I applied for 2 different positions that I was totally experienced for and never heard back from them.When I called them about my application their reply was they were still interviewing. The same jobs were still open 3 weeks later. What the he-- are they looking for. Maybe being originally from NY they were afraid I wouldn"t take any of their crap and they're right.

Bob said:

Dana in Charlotte, North Carolina

101 months ago

Jessica said: well what I will say about home depot is this:
My husband applied to HD as a LP manager and received an email back the next week telling him to come in for an interview.
After the first interview he immediatly got another interview and then another.
The third interview was a 31/2 hour assesment that included him and 12 other people all of whom were very qualified.
NOBODY GOT CALLED BACK...I KNOW THIS HOW??
well I know this because the job is still available - the postings were still up and the interview was over 5 months ago.
There is something wrong there !!

This is happening with every company and job that is suppose to be available. It happen to me when I applied at Lowe's, I went through three interviews and never heard from them but the job was still online.

Good luck to you and your husband.

Jessica in New York, New York

101 months ago

YAH I DON'T GET IT EITHER

Jessica in New York, New York

101 months ago

Dana said:
This is happening with every company and job that is suppose to be available. It happen to me when I applied at Lowe's, I went through three interviews and never heard from them but the job was still online.
Good luck to you and your husband.

THANK YOU

Ron Gilman in Commerce Township, Michigan

101 months ago

That's poor, poor, human resources. Applicants should, at the least, receive some type of reply if they do not get the job. However, this seems to be a fairly consistent criticism of HD here. Poor Human Resources.
I would caution you that many times a job listed as open has been closed for some time. I applied for a job at HD and was told they hired someone else only to see the job reposted time and time again.

jennifer in Woodland, Mississippi

101 months ago

Dana said:
This is happening with every company and job that is suppose to be available. It happen to me when I applied at Lowe's, I went through three interviews and never heard from them but the job was still online.
Good luck to you and your husband.
I applied at Lowe's also. I went on my interview, an i was told that the interview process was long. I had three different interviews and they qualify you on all three. The fact that you got the third says a lot. Most people dont get that far. I was hired on within a week or so. ITS THE BEST JOB I HAVE HAD.

jim in Sterling Heights, Michigan

101 months ago

maybe no one was qualified

Jessica said: well what I will say about home depot is this:
My husband applied to HD as a LP manager and received an email back the next week telling him to come in for an interview.
After the first interview he immediatly got another interview and then another.
The third interview was a 31/2 hour assesment that included him and 12 other people all of whom were very qualified.
NOBODY GOT CALLED BACK...I KNOW THIS HOW??
well I know this because the job is still available - the postings were still up and the interview was over 5 months ago.
There is something wrong there !!

Tom in Summerville

100 months ago

I read all your comments and agree with all you have to say. I also have applied many times and have not heard anything either, but I also was an operations manager of a large organization and know that companies this large rely on computor programs to sort out applicants and these programs look for keywords or key phrases before they pass them on to an HR person. If your resume does not have enough of them or too many of them it gets rejected. Most companies will not acknowledge that they use them...but why else would people with our background and experiences not be given the professional courtesy of a response, or maybe they just like that their company operates at substandard levels because it saves them money...

Sonya in Buford, Georgia

100 months ago

I suppose this is the way large corporations assist our current administration by making our economy appear healthy statistically with a plethora of available positions to be filled but truthfully they aren't really available or they have no intentions on filling them anytime soon.

Sonya in Buford, Georgia

100 months ago

Tom in Summerville said: I read all your comments and agree with all you have to say. I also have applied many times and have not heard anything either, but I also was an operations manager of a large organization and know that companies this large rely on computor programs to sort out applicants and these programs look for keywords or key phrases before they pass them on to an HR person. If your resume does not have enough of them or too many of them it gets rejected. Most companies will not acknowledge that they use them...but why else would people with our background and experiences not be given the professional courtesy of a response, or maybe they just like that their company operates at substandard levels because it saves them money...
Their resumes are being processed properly because they mention being invited & attending multiple interviews; it is afterwards, they are not being called back...EVERYONE? WOW!

j hubert in Grand Haven, Michigan

100 months ago

I have applied for about 3 dozen jobs in Michigan since around thanks giving 2006. What I found out from someone who used to be a big shot head hunter type told me that these companies have to put so many
"positions available" out there to satisfy government
requirments (and state). They have no intension of hiring anyone. All I have to say is good luck to all and pray harder.

papamiller in Hilton, New York

100 months ago

Maybe their not really looking for anyone. Could be their just testing the market.

Not know the ethnicity of the applicants, it could be they need to fill a quota?

I send out resumes all the time and rarely hear back. I've also heard that employers are overwhelmed with applicants. What does that tell you about the state of our economy?

Pure speculation on my part.

Steph in SLO, CA in Morro Bay, California

99 months ago

I was contacted by a recruiter for an HR Store Manager position. I attended a 6 hour interview session, along with 4 other HR qualified people in Santa Maria, CA in January. Our session was interrupted about 1.5 hours into it due to a gas leak at the store, and none of us have ever heard back from the company. Ever. I contacted the original recruiters and the original HR people, and no one has ever explained why none of us were ever called back to complete our screening interview. We had not even completed our first assesment, so it's not a matter of answering the questions incorrectly (unleass we all mis-spelled our names and addresses!). No wonder the jobs are still open, if they can't get their act together to even reschedule one intial interview. Heck, the room was freezing cold, the HR people condesending, and the environment shabby. No thanks-I've moved on, their loss.

hd LP investigator in Weare, New Hampshire

99 months ago

I filled out an application, was contacted and given the job, been there almost 2 years, HR receives applications almost daily, sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the oil, and it all depends how you did on the questionare, some answers "flag" you and you are in the red zone and will n ot be considered. oh and my job is still posted too, they always keep a rotating file so they can contact applicants when needed.

Laura in Diamond Bar, California

99 months ago

papamiller said: Maybe their not really looking for anyone. Could be their just testing the market.
Not know the ethnicity of the applicants, it could be they need to fill a quota?
I send out resumes all the time and rarely hear back. I've also heard that employers are overwhelmed with applicants. What does that tell you about the state of our economy?
Pure speculation on my part.

I wish all of y'all the best of luck on finding a job...one way to get the job you want is to call them back and keep calling until you get the job. Most of the time employers are looking for the ones that really want to work. Not just the ones that go through the motions. As far as the economy goes...it is better than it has been in a lot of years. We live in a mid size town that is growing and jobs are everywhere.

Justme Andmeagain in Upland, California

99 months ago

Just an update note - Home Depot has over 20 listings for HR Managers for various stores in California. One of the requirements is to work 55 hour workweek, and then it goes on to list the work expectations of the HR Manager ... you should see the List... looks like a job for an HR DEPARTMENT - not one person. It's obvious they are having trouble filling their positions of people to even interview you. Now... I have experience in HR, also in Legal and Insurance Benefits and Liability with specialty certificates in several areas, a degree, etc. so I know what I'm talking about... and I don't know a single HR Manager or Specialist who works a 55 hour week. Seems to me Home Depot should get more realistic about what it wants from people before posting any job offers.

Jo in Marietta, Georgia

99 months ago

I work at HD corp in IT.
trust me. ya don't want a job here. btwn the outsourcing, lack of leadership and direction the co is in a tailspin.
everyone including me arelooking to bail......

dana in Saint Louis, Missouri

99 months ago

I work at HD corp in IT.
trust me. ya don't want a job here. btwn the outsourcing, lack of leadership and direction the co is in a tailspin.
everyone including me arelooking to bail......

wow.

JW in Concord, New Hampshire

98 months ago

Bob said: I live in NH and it's ther same here. I applied for 2 different positions that I was totally experienced for and never heard back from them.When I called them about my application their reply was they were still interviewing. The same jobs were still open 3 weeks later. What the he-- are they looking for. Maybe being originally from NY they were afraid I wouldn"t take any of their crap and they're right.

At least I found another fellow Granite State who feels my pain. The real problem is these giant box stores are the only feasible employment if you don't have 3 degrees and 5+ years of experience in a given line of work.

I've seen ads for entry-level positions that require 5+ years of experience! Who in there right mind wants an entry-level position when they already have that much experience in a given field?! That is the equivalent of asking an IT professional to scrub a toilet.

baub in Danville, California

97 months ago

I agree with everything said and you know the crazy thing is after they don't call you after going to these interviews and assessment tests you will get a call from another HR person wanting you to interview for another position at another store. To this day I still get phone calls from HD and the first time I interviewed with them was in 2003 - 2004.

jos in Athens, Georgia

97 months ago

The store manager in Athens georgia interviews you on the second or third go roung and insults you. He wants to be sure you understand he is a good old boy and soo much smarter than you.

disgruntled in Chandler, Arizona

97 months ago

I just quit Home Depot as an HR manager, and yes, I did do the job of an HR Department. The 55 hours a week were horrible, and the company is only concerned with sales figures, not the people.

Matt in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

97 months ago

Jessica in New York, New York said: well what I will say about home depot is this:

My husband applied to HD as a LP manager and received an email back the next week telling him to come in for an interview.

After the first interview he immediatly got another interview and then another.

The third interview was a 31/2 hour assesment that included him and 12 other people all of whom were very qualified.

NOBODY GOT CALLED BACK...I KNOW THIS HOW??

well I know this because the job is still available - the postings were still up and the interview was over 5 months ago.

There is something wrong there !!

Well, here's what I heard. I'm trying to re-locate to my family in Florida. I've applied at every job around Jacksonville. I'm told if you don't live within 50 miles of the store, you'll never get in. Even if they have to advertise it for another year to get a local. And I NEVER here back from them, not even a "Thanks, but no thanks". I couldn't imagine going through all that and being dissed.

You'll only understand, in Franklin, Massachusetts

94 months ago

Jessica in New York, New York said: well what I will say about home depot is this:

My husband applied to HD as a LP manager and received an email back the next week telling him to come in for an interview.

After the first interview he immediatly got another interview and then another.

The third interview was a 31/2 hour assesment that included him and 12 other people all of whom were very qualified.

NOBODY GOT CALLED BACK...I KNOW THIS HOW??

well I know this because the job is still available - the postings were still up and the interview was over 5 months ago.

There is something wrong there !!

Normally they promoted from within-sad to say. I think they fear a outsiders fresh look. I liked to tell you its fair, its not its all in who you know. Are they the best LP's for the position. No , but it gets them off the floor and a normal home life..sad but true.

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas

94 months ago

Jessica in New York, New York said: well what I will say about home depot is this:

My husband applied to HD as a LP manager and received an email back the next week telling him to come in for an interview.

After the first interview he immediatly got another interview and then another.

The third interview was a 31/2 hour assesment that included him and 12 other people all of whom were very qualified.

NOBODY GOT CALLED BACK...I KNOW THIS HOW??

well I know this because the job is still available - the postings were still up and the interview was over 5 months ago.

There is something wrong there !!

The "something wrong here" is that HD is experiencing the bobble head syndrom after Frank left floating down on his $250 million parachute and destroying the golden lining of the cape that was so synonomous with HD - EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE and passionate employees who believed in the mantra. Now that is all gone and the management is cutting hundreds of hours across the stores. I have heard that the store in Fayetteville will be closing its doors by the end of the year. It's not a myth but a reality.

You'll only understand, in Franklin, Massachusetts

94 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: The "something wrong here" is that HD is experiencing the bobble head syndrom after Frank left floating down on his $250 million parachute and destroying the golden lining of the cape that was so synonomous with HD - EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE and passionate employees who believed in the mantra. Now that is all gone and the management is cutting hundreds of hours across the stores. I have heard that the store in Fayetteville will be closing its doors by the end of the year. It's not a myth but a reality.

It's Bob who left-Frank is the new CEO.

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas

94 months ago

I stand to be corrected. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. It's very difficult to keep all the bobble heads straight.

You'll only understand, in Franklin, Massachusetts

94 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: I stand to be corrected. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. It's very difficult to keep all the bobble heads straight.

Hd is in a tail spin-Just like HQ was in Mass as HD moved in. With all the bad press with the housing market currently pending and nothing is selling-they are cutting their lost. I feel we'll see more of it, everywhere. All retail is feeling the pain. Customers aren't shopping and spending, therefore the cuts have to come from somewhere.
HD needs to treats their most valuable asset-THEIR EMPLOYEES with the utmost respect.

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas

94 months ago

I concur with your comments about the housing market and the downslide of retail sales in all areas. Northwest Arkansas has a low rate of foreclosures at this writing, but has a very high vacancy rate in new construction housing. It's just a matter of time before the foreclosure rate increases. The homeowners are not willing to take a lower price for their homes because they have refinanced with a flexible interest rate, instead of a fixed rate; increased their debt, making it impossible for them to lose money on their homes. The real estate market in Fayetteville is at a stand-still and is not expected to get better for at least 18 months. NW Arkansas has overbuilt and is now paying the price.

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas

94 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: I concur with your comments about the housing market and the downslide of retail sales in all areas. Northwest Arkansas has a low rate of foreclosures at this writing, but has a very high vacancy rate in new construction housing. It's just a matter of time before the foreclosure rate increases. The homeowners are not willing to take a lower price for their homes because they have refinanced with a flexible interest rate, instead of a fixed rate; increased their debt, making it impossible for them to lose money on their homes. The real estate market in Fayetteville is at a stand-still and is not expected to get better for at least 18 months. NW Arkansas has overbuilt and is now paying the price.
Which brings me to my point. Home Depot needs to respect and empower their employees for providing excellent customer service. Without the customer ---there would not be a HD. I think that HD has lost sight of the big picture or someone has taken their crayons away from them. Either way, they are not managing from the top/down, down/up, or side to side. The troops are scattered and their is no one in charge. Good luck HD. Lowe's seems to be doing just fine.

You'll only understand, in Franklin, Massachusetts

94 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: I concur with your comments about the housing market and the downslide of retail sales in all areas. Northwest Arkansas has a low rate of foreclosures at this writing, but has a very high vacancy rate in new construction housing. It's just a matter of time before the foreclosure rate increases. The homeowners are not willing to take a lower price for their homes because they have refinanced with a flexible interest rate, instead of a fixed rate; increased their debt, making it impossible for them to lose money on their homes. The real estate market in Fayetteville is at a stand-still and is not expected to get better for at least 18 months. NW Arkansas has overbuilt and is now paying the price.

It took 4 years for Mass to feel the pain of the housing crunch-Commerical is still booming though. But we saw it coming, new homes starting at $575,000 and the young couple starting out with payments as high as $2200+ to hard to maintain.
Is it a fact that the store is closing? HD shouldn't open another store for at least 1-2years. Lowes has cut its number of new stores as well-delaying them in this area for 1 to 2 years also.

You'll only understand, in Franklin, Massachusetts

94 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: Which brings me to my point. Home Depot needs to respect and empower their employees for providing excellent customer service. Without the customer ---there would not be a HD. I think that HD has lost sight of the big picture or someone has taken their crayons away from them. Either way, they are not managing from the top/down, down/up, or side to side. The troops are scattered and their is no one in charge. Good luck HD. Lowe's seems to be doing just fine.

I was with HD, but left recently with 6 years experience. Had pride with wearing the orange apron-loved interfacing and assisting customers make their purchases. My choice the hang up the apron and leave. I couldn't handle the good olde boy network that seems to thrive at HD. The lack of true management, implementation of policy and procedures, horrible treatment of employees, all went against my previous management skillset.

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas

94 months ago

The growth in NW Arkansas has been ten fold since 2001. Even though there are major companies in this area (Walmart, JB Hunt, and Tyson) the growth is not evenly spread between Fayetteville (home of the University of Arkansas) and Bentonville/Rogers. Fayetteville has shot themselves in the foot by limiting commercial growth into the area because of antiquated building codes and antiquated city government. Rogers/Bentonville, on the other hand, have doubled in size and will be the next "Dallas". Fayetteville will be the "Fort Worth". Springdale and areas in between Fayetteville and Rogers will be the "mid-cities." With this growth, comes higher taxes (sales/property/food) to pay for the infrastructure. Getting back to HD --- yes, I feel comfortable in saying that the Fayetteville store will close because a brand new HD store just opened in Rogers, AR and the majority of the customers in the area have moved to that area and therefore they are doing business with the HD or Lowe's closer to their homes.

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas

94 months ago

I do know what you are talking about and I applaud you for your decision to leave. I was "laid off" after being in specialty sales/flooring for two years and one of their top salespeople. The corporate culture was not conducive to my values -- therefore I feel they did me a favor. Good luck to you and thank you for your comment.

You'll only understand, in Franklin, Massachusetts

94 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: I do know what you are talking about and I applaud you for your decision to leave. I was "laid off" after being in specialty sales/flooring for two years and one of their top salespeople. The corporate culture was not conducive to my values -- therefore I feel they did me a favor. Good luck to you and thank you for your comment.

I stil read the comments to feel the pulse of the business, and its sad to see the negative comments, although understood. When I began my employemnt with HD it was a different culture, and I enjoyed going to work.
I hope your able to seek employment elsewhere, and good luck to you. I've enjoyed your comments as well.

Nish in Spring Hill, Florida

94 months ago

I filled out an application online. A couple of days later, I received a call to schedule an interview. The process went as follows: first interview was on Saturday, second interview on Monday, third interview was on Tuesday. I was then given a drug test. Everyone was very friendly and professional. I start training next week. It was a pretty quick process and I appreciated the manner in which it was carried out.

qa in Denver, Colorado

93 months ago

Sounds like these big companies need to
get rid of a large portion of their human
resources depts. What a waste od time
for all job seekers.

jesse alfonso in Clinton, Maryland

93 months ago

I am currently employed by The Home Depot.
When you quit , you don't quit the job.
You quit your manager.
Store 2554

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