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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.2 4,553 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

The Home Depot Chairman and CEO Frank Blake

Frank Blake

(2,879 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits(in 205 reviews)

  • There were some good benefits for part-timers, such as a discount on your cell phone bill(in 189 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to(in 135 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits(in 240 reviews)

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    Dont get a job here! Save yourself from frustration

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Antelope, CA

    ProsKnowledge. You learn a lot about home improvement and if you like to do things around your home, then they have classes you can learn from. Learning a lot about tools and plumbing and paint, gardening, electrical. You name it, they have a class. Monthly classes. They call it Knowledge Depot

    ConsYou dont ever have set hours. They wont hire you full time, unless you're one of the chosen few. You wont be. You can work yourself into the ground, and never be able to please management. 80% of the people don't work and the other 20% work yet dont get recognized. Theres to many clicks. Your yearly raises range from .00to .25 and thats them valueing you as their employer. Thats less than 4.00 a week on your check. You dont have a life outside of work, due to scheduling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all your employees the same, quit showing favortism we all see it. Dont be so condescending. Show us you value us, by giving us better raises. Tge money ypu give is is a cost of living raise, that you have to give us, because it's the law, not because we deserve it. Quit treating us like children. Im an adult..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They exploit salespeople will illegal behaviors. No equal benefits as a regular employee.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsA big name and benefits are all you get hear. Nice co workers mostly

    ConsYou are exploited by VIPS to make sales at all costs to customer needs. Wont get paid to attend meetings as others are under their own rules ahd regs. Look for loop holes to take advantage of your hard work for their profits

    Advice to Senior Managementrun your buss/ life better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low wages, can't even cover cost of living

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI never found any pros, none

    Conslow wages, Can't even cover the cost of living for a single guy unless you live with 3-4 others

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your review. We understand that our associates are the key to our success. We pay competitive rates and strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are ... More
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    Horrible Management

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Encinitas, CA

    ProsGreat Sales Associates, Customers are fun to talk to, Good hours

    Consmanagement has no idea how to do their job, pay is ridiculously low, bad employees major to run the store

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lucky to work for a great team in a not so great working environment/culture

    Inventory Planning and Replenishment Ops Analyst (Current Employee) Atlanta, TX

    ProsWork life balance in my group is pretty great, not so great in many others, I seem to have gotten very lucky when I blindly walked into the lions den

    ConsCulture is very dog eat dog, people throw each other under the bus left and right, folks get fired all the time, benefits are horrendous for a company this size. Works we'll if it's your first good job but experienced hires won't drink the punch like everyone else. Gave it a fair shot but will be delighted to turn the page on this chapter

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many chiefs not enough Indians, org is severely misaligned, spend more on state of the art solutions and stop putting band aids on everything

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is not Plan B for Employment

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsEnjoy helping people solve problems

    ConsIn my experience, the scheduling was horrible, no sense to the differing shifts. No way to plan more than a few days ahead of time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you for your review. “Taking Care of Our People” is one of our core values. We try our best to accommodate our associates’ needs.
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    Sad But True about working at The Home Depot in Falls Church VA

    Specialty Sales Associate (Former Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsThe best reasons to work here are the flexible hours, the benefits, the customers, the other employees, Terry Freeman and profit sharing.

    ConsMiddle management is very insecure and act this out by ways of their actions. My supervisor, Mudher, would literally make up things and report them to the boss as if they were real. We would be having conversation one minute and the next minute he is reporting me for some fabricated reason. While THE HOME DEPOT is making record profits and record stock prices, they cut costs by not letting Part Time employees become Full Time. There are very limited amounts of FT positions available. They would make even more money if they created more Full Time positions as more long term employees would stay. Product knowledge takes time to develop. Sometimes management will change your schedule without telling you directly or ask you to go home early. This place can be very petty when it comes to saving pennies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise the manager to trust the associates more and not just take the supervisors word. Everybody would get along if they didn't feel they had to micro manage the associates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group (AACG) to express your concerns.
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    No Communication or proper training

    Specialty Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits for part time work, schedule flexibility, work life balance fair for PT but very poor for FT. Company has programs and initiatives to make employees feel valuable, the problem with them is that they are easily manipulated and abused. These are good programs in jest and something that helps moral especially in a high turnover industry, but come with problems as well, see con's.

    ConsThe training stinks. I realize this is a large corporation and training needs to be streamlined and uniform throughout the organization, but the employee is responsible to learn all that is needed through their computer training modules. This may not be the same in all stores, but I have noticed it is quite common. Once trained any questions are treated as a dumb question, completely opposite of how I have facilitated training personally and how other other companies have facilitated theirs. Another huge issues is the disparity between FT and PT workers, once someone goes full time, it seems they grow another brain!! Even worse if they become a Department Head!!

    The recognition program called Homer Awards is a great imitative and something I believe in, but how it is used or more so abused makes it more of a joke than an award system. These awards should be harder to get and given out less. Giving someone an award for doing there job is a joke, giving an award for going beyond your job duties is what they are meant for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI realize this is a large corporation with much turnover, but turnover could decrease if management would dedicated time to know their employees. The only time someone is recognized, is when a large sale is made. Customer service has more to do with just sales, its the service before the sale and after that can make the biggest difference. This needs to be recognized much more. Its not too difficult to sell something to a customer coming in to make a specific purchase, but to inform the customer about other products or services they may use in the future or possibly buy later should be something managers are looking for as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Did you know we offer a variety of training courses, leadership programs, mentoring programs and promotion opportunities to associates at all ... More
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    Salaried Manager

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsLong term financial growth is great

    Conswork/life balance is horrible and you might as well say good-by to your famiily

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your hourly people more!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 21, 2014

    Thank you for your feedback. At The Home Depot, we strive to provide an environment where associates feel they’re valued, treated fairly, and respected. Taking care of our people is one of our core ... More
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    It has been a job where the stress to pay ratio is not worth it.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Thornton, CO

    ProsSteady job that doesn't change much. Helping customers come up with projects can be fun.

    ConsThe store is constantly understaffed which puts a bigger load on the associates in order to pick up the slack. Managers like to micromanage including micromanaging associates who work harder and have been there longer than they have. It is to the point of inciting anger from associates .

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire enough people for the busy seasons and do not micromanage the seasoned associates who have been there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 14, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group ... More

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