The Home Depot Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (17)

    Freight is a professional and fun atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is extremely laid back for our department, and although not everybody is friends, working together professionally doesn’t seem to be a problem. In the one instance I had an issue that required HR or management involvement, it was taken seriously and dealt with immediately. Our department demands constant communication and teamwork, and while it is something that we need to work on, the management and supervisors are always working with us to keep up to date on progress and any issues that come up.
    Safety is a major component to working freight, and it is taken seriously at this store. While I may consider using a ladder to carry a heavier item up to the overhead, there is always someone around offering to help or offering to use the order picker if needed.
    In general, this store carries a fun, friendly, and inviting sense of teamwork, which is a change from when I worked there a few years ago. Management and supervisors are easy to communicate with and accessible anytime, and hard work is noticed and congratulated via Bravos and other congratulatory avenues -- knowing others recognize your effort and professionalism really makes this store quite high in morale compared to other retail companies I’ve worked for.
    The pay increase for Freight’s base pay is a huge positive for me -- finally knowing that the store recognizes the hard work and effort for freight workers really makes working here more satisfying.

    Cons

    The balance of department hours and cross training was an issue with my previous time here and looks like it may be again. I wish to train in sales departments simply for product knowledge, not to switch departments. Being in the operations department and working 1-2 hours during store hours, it is hard for me to answer customer questions if I am not trained for a department. Generally I can call a department associate, but near the end of business hours there isn't always somebody readily available. I’d enjoy being able to help with more than just directing a customer to another person or to a specific aisle, but it would also be nice to have more sales associates cross trained or on the clock near the end of the night.
    Being part time has the drawback of not always knowing if I will be working 12 or 20 hours a week, and picking up hours in other departments isn’t an option yet as I lack training. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.

    Advice to Management

    The only issue I have currently with the store is the previously mentioned lack of employees during late evening hours (7 p.m. - close) that have the knowledge and are available. Scrambling to find someone to help a customer with specific questions and not always knowing who is on in each department each night can be frustrating to both customers and those who work behind the scenes.

  2. Floor specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Flexible hours while completing degree and internship

    Cons

    Lots to learn but good people to learn from

  3. I am the Hardware Department Supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great ability to promote. If they notice your accomplishments.

    Cons

    Working retail hours. The clopen schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your high potentials, before they are snatched up by another company

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  5. Helpful (7)

    A lot of work for very little money.

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Lewiston, ID
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Lewiston, ID

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great as a rule.

    Cons

    Low pay for very physical work.

  6. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forked River, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forked River, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work well with your schedule. Offer some benefits

    Cons

    week-end work. Low wages

    Advice to Management

    Very possible

  7. Lawn and Garden Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, Profit Sharing, Friendly Enviroment

    Cons

    Not too many cons from when I worked there. I only left because a better paying job opened up for me.

  8. Bilingual cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Very interactive, meet new people everyday. Also, you get to learn a lot about home improvement.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have any education, which makes them bad leaders.

  9. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment, team player encouragement.

    Cons

    shift work Interfers with best abilities.

    Advice to Management

    choose morning people for consistent a.m. Shifts and afternoon people for consistent afternoon shifts, etc.

  10. head cashier

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Brunswick, GA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Brunswick, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, great opportunity to move up, great insurance

    Cons

    Need more hours if full time more training

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from employees

  11. DOM

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    Former Employee - District Operations Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - District Operations Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is the best company I've ever worked for! They take care of customers and their employees! I was in a District role, but when in the stores you're expected to take care of customers. I was compensated well and love the folks I worked with! Miss it!!

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations I'm AP! I lived through 7! The most recent reorg was a doozie from what I understand! A few good friends of mine have been left in a tough spot. However, i sure the Company will take care of them!

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you reward the folks that truly work hard and avoid the trap of allowing "Johnny jump ups" to take credit and self promote!

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