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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
5,530 Reviews
3.3
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 254 reviews)

  • It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review (in 225 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to (in 170 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits (in 282 reviews)

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    Home Depot Project

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The scope of the work was interesting. The other teams on the project were professional and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The management style....out dated and micromanagement culture. High turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more receptive to new techniques and innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Home Depot interiors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Kitchen Design Consultant
    Former Employee - Outside Kitchen Design Consultant

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Unlimited Potential income if you can close sales to consumers. This is a Vacuum Cleaner, siding, replacement windows salesman dream job.

    Cons

    Very poor leads that you can not screen. Result is bogus sales calls of all kinds. Lots of order cancellations on sold business. NO compensation for expenses. Sales commission inadequate to cover costs associated with this type of business. This is a revolving door!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using leads from lead generation companies!!! Allow reps to screen leads before appointments. Or
     Reimburse for expenses - Telephone & mileage in particular! Charge customer for a consultation then if they buy the money is deducted from the sale. This will clear out a lot bad leads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was happy at first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logansport, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Logansport, IN

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Meals for employees, and workshops

    Cons

    Alot of drama in this store and management encourages it. People stick together and treat the new ones like outsiders. Too many big chiefs. Bad management. Cashiers and lot attendants are considered expendable. Moving up goes to who management likes best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and help ALLLLLL employees be their best. Don't just talk about them behind their back and think they don't know what their doing because they made a mistake, help them be better. Some people like the job and want to do their best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wish I would have known what I was up against......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say except HD cares about their employees only if you're doing well in the company

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about new employees at all. They will fire you in a heartbeat if you're not meeting your stats. You get a warning and if you don't improve then they fire you. It's possible I will no longer be an employee as of next week. Their core values are supposed to be for their employees as well as customers. I thought this would be a great job. But, it's not......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees with respect. I'm not talking about all management. But, New employees need your help not a slap in the face. I'm so stressed there. I'm becoming physically ill. Just understand we're not going to know everything at first. Please be patient with new employees. I feel mistreated and that's not fair..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    distribution center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Plenty of work if you wanted it.

    Cons

    Not as much room to grow as told.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love/Hate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Holiday parties/free food
    Great coworkers
    Profit sharing
    Benefits for part timers
    Works with Avalibility

    Cons

    Low pay for the work
    Promotions given based off favorites
    Feel like a slave at times/ overworked underpaid
    Not enough people working in the departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people or offer full time to interested part timers!! Current sales associates and lot attendants feel like slaves because you guys are trying to save money or whatever the reason. Also, how about promoting based off honest skills and not just because you like someone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. discount Stock purchase plan, 401k matching, Tuition reimbursement for full time.

    Cons

    Each Depot is different. They make it sound like its run like the military and any associate can be dropped into a different store and know everything about that store. But if store "A" says one thing is stone for this policy, use the same at the new store, you will be written up.
    Favoritism is huge. The manager will have a few associates that won't do any work at all, but for some reason will be looked at like Depot god' s to the managers.
    Very hard to get full time if you are a student or any restrictions to you schedule at all. Even if you just want to not close 2 days a week for your class. Their idea of full time is fully available. But this is a little off when you want the benefit of Tuition reimbursement, which by the way is only for full time. Not Part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've been to a few stores. Each store has their issues. But it doesn't make sense when the district manager treats us like we are ants and we are failing when we were the only store making plan in the district. Yes, I believe in everyone needs growing and everyone can use improvement, but you make it sound like we are the worst store in the district. I feel like everyone is expendable in this company. You sneeze wrong and you are fired. Its not right, if we are doing the right thing for us to feel like we could lose our job at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former ASM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Home Depot (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The early years gave me a lot of growth and strong leadership skills that helped mold the person and skilled manager I am today. Fun environment and people to work with when company values meant something. I started with the company when the founders Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus ran the company and value of the employee also meant something. It was a company that had regular on hand training and motivational messages from our founders that filter at store level and showed in the associates and the level of service given to the customers. Home Depot is still the leader in product line and price for the Home Improvement needs. The rate of pay was important when I started with the company. You were compensated well for your knowledge and back ground to better give the customer a high professional skilled level of assistance as well as associate retention.

    Cons

    The Inverted Pyramid and the Value Wheel is a myth today! The value of the associate is no longer. Upper and Corporate Management including Human Recourses are all out for themselves only. All fake and would stab anyone in the back that may impact their own advancement or seen as competition or may effect their salary level. If you have any long Gevity with the company you are a target to be terminated. Store management, DM's and HR's play favoritism and racists as well. Got to meet a quota. The effective wages have taken a dive and has made a great impact on the service level as well. The company is always trying to implement new ways to improve this but the way it is communicated to the associates in regards to performance is almost threatening and usually tactics of intimidation. As a former ASM this made it really hard to turn moral around in such a large environment. Recognition of accomplishments is a thing of the past and or stolen by the GSM to appear as they had a great idea and to look more appealing to the DM. I'm sure there are a few good stores out there but working in several regions I saw this behavior across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look towards other Industry leaders for proper growth, training, and leadership skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers have favorites

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The benefits are better than some places

    Cons

    Bad hourly wages for cashiers have to get permission to use bathroom pressur to sell credit cards all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit playing favorites treat everyone the same not just your suck up buddys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Eugene, OR

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked while going to school.

    Cons

    Management didn't understand/appreciate what the team did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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