How much experience does one need to work at Home Depot/Lowe's (See Detail)?

I am considering applying for a part-time basic sales associate position for flooring/carpeting at either Home Depot or Lowe's. Do I have to be an expert at flooring and installation to get this job? How much flooring experience do I need or do they train you while on-the-job? Thanks!

Asked By: charyl92678 - 9/17/2007
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They would likely train you. My brother used to work in the lumber department at Home Depot, and he had no experience prior to that.
Answered By: mz_neemarie - 9/17/2007
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They may be willing to train you in calculating sq. feet and sq. yds. from measurements. In most cases, this may be done for you, as a sales person, by outside estimators... More
Answered By: edward I - 9/17/2007
Rarely do I actually see anybody there that has any idea whatsoever about the department they work in. You'll fit right in.
Answered By: Steve Z - 9/17/2007
My friend was a manager at Home Depot. They are happy to get clean, sober people that occasionally smile. They will be happy to teach you all you need to know. PS: Home Depot stores are fined by the home office if they have any employees injured on the job. If you are involved in any accident they drive you to the... More
Answered By: HiddenBarb - 9/17/2007
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