Yes they will if you contact them. If you apply for another position they will make up lies as to why you weren’t hired so they do not have to say you didn’t get hired because the regional manager doesn’t like you.
Yes they do and they also let you know where you could have improved.
Yes, Your application for sure evaluated, mostly connection swork, but if any real need, You will be selected as well. Try to find a connection even if the base line.
Many times I applied directly, didnot get a position, but, with a friend inside, hiring was straight forward and easy. Management is honest and clear after get hired.