The Home Depot Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
4,820 Reviews

3.3
4,820 Reviews
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The Home Depot Chairman and CEO Frank Blake
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 209 reviews)

  • There were some good benefits for part-timers, such as a discount on your cell phone bill (in 190 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 241 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't make a career out of this

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MET Team  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - MET Team in Madison, WI

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As a MET employee, the set hours and no weekends are the lone advantage this job has going for it. at least there's no threat of it going out of business at least

    Cons

    Pick one. Poor wages, poor management, poor morale, poor training, zero clear path toward advancement, improper placement of staff (staff members assigned to departments where they are ill-equipped to actually be helpful), and on and on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some managers who actually have the employees best interests in mind, rather than their own advancement. or some managers who can remember their employees' names. that would be a nice start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I couldn't have learned how to have great customer service without this job.

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    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    job works with school schedule, meet new people, learn home improvement tips, possible job travel and job growth, learn how to multi-task

    Cons

    inconsistent work schedules, not very knowledge able managers, too many loop holes or errors in the company policy, no medical benefits for part timeemployees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the managers, actually adhere to PROPER PROTOCOL AND GUIDELINES at all times, the store will be ran more efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disconnect between compensation and knowledge

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    Current Employee - Plumbing Associate  in  Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Plumbing Associate in Florence, KY

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Mostly good coworkers. Most customers respond well. Ok pay if you don't have any skills or knowledge ($9/hr). Part time hours are pretty flexible. You can normally get off days you need if you request 3 weeks out. I would recommend this employer to a friend who's just starting out and needs a basic job.

    Cons

    Horrible pay for your knowledge though. I've been a plumber for 8 years and wanted to get a little extra on nights and weekends. An experienced plumber or electrician will make the same as a kid who has no idea what he's doing and is just there to fill a position. I've been there 2 years and only gotten a 25 cent raise. Most customers need real plumbing knowledge. They don't need just product knowledge they need to know how things are installed or what they can and cannot do. They don't offer a position to promote to based on knowledge either. Lowes offers a "pro" position which is exactly that. Someone with that knowledge that answer those questions and be compensated for it. Home Depot should adopt that idea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make unrealistic work lists. A guy alone in a department for 4 hours can't deal with customers and down stock 5 bays.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    poor management with no people skills

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    better than no job or pay.

    Cons

    bad management, low pay cannot survive on this pay alone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of superior attitudes and connect with your employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Huge turnover

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    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexability, laid back, able to get fresh plants as they come in

    Cons

    Some weeks you have 4 hrs and the next you get 40. Management is lacking, especially HR. Pay was very weak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management doesn't to be able to coordinate across the org, challenges with work-life balance and realistic workload

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great retail establishment, great mission (empowering people to do their own improvements, improving the living conditions of customers)

    Cons

    department has bad attitude, company culture seems cold, not friendly, impersonal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Soft skills training, "company culture" indoctrination/initiatives, and brand management need to be going on ALL the time, perpetually. And as far as the culture goes, dust it off and really focus on EACH area of the culture wheel. Let's face it some of those areas are flat out ignored or seem to be in various pockets of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    They pay well but provide zero training

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Developer
    Current Employee - Senior IT Developer

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    On the corporate side (IT): they have great pay, success sharing, restricted stock, and ESPP. The Homer Fund; donated to by employees and the company for emergency use for employees (medical bills, house burned down, etc.) Work from home is different per team but everyone can work from home 1 day a week.

    Cons

    On the corporate side (IT): if you are just getting into the work world, don't expect to be trained. There is zero training and they expect you to be an expert. They micro manage, no work-life balance depending on the team, very few holidays off, management turnover is high, no employee discount, no cross training or cross work (silo), and the values of the company are not shared by all management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training and stop outsourcing everything. Hire managers who share the same values as the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not the same anymore.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you want part time work while you finish your education, this could be a good fit. If you are young and want to work retail try it. Benefits and vacation can be earned.

    Cons

    Older workers being edged out. The emphasis on experience is gone. Minimum staffing with increased workload. It is very different from 10 years ago. No job security unless you are interested in moving forward for not such good wages to start. Management gives conflicting orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your older workers. They have the most to offer and the reasons to stay. A positive statement goes further than a writeup for something minor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    DC Area Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The company is a strong company to work for. It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review. Overall, the company is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    The management team has individuals on it that are favored and can do no wrong. Upper management doesn't understand the operation as well as they should and listens to their favored team members for advice instead of looking at the big picture. The senior leadership doesn't listen to the team and continuously makes the same mistakes over and over again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Was a good compay not anymore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Senior management lies and unfair to associates

    Cons

    It used to be a great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have faith in your people and support them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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