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I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (less than a year)Pros
I work in the Flooring Dept, so there's typically manual labor, which I enjoy. For the most part, there are good work relationships since you often deal with multiple departments, the front end, service desk, etc. Being a specialist in this department, you get a lot of training, and learn an incredible amount if you didn't already know flooring. I work with the public, so that can be a challenge at times, but it also poses the advantage of having something/someone new to work with each day so it doesn't get so dull. Overall, the job itself I love.Cons
For starters, I've been at two stores so far and one common trend is that there seems to be a lack of communication throughout. It is almost as though things just get lost in translation from the store manager and trickling all the way down to associates.
In addition, there needs to be more accountability, primarily with department supervisors. Upper management at times needs to do a lot more than just "talk to" or "warn" a department supervisor, there needs to be accountability and an expectation of progress and change when things are not done correctly. Yet another thing that gets lost in translation, and then the associates suffer for it.
The pay is what it is. It's decent for retail, but it's still retail. I'd like to see the hard workers get a little more pay because they deserve it.
I'd also like to see there be more talk and be shown that there are more opportunities with growth. The company is very open about telling you that your opportunities for growth are endless, but again, this tends to get lost in translation when it comes to talking with associates to find out if they may be interested in going forward and learning new things and moving to other positions within the store, etc.
It would be good as well if there were a little more stability with scheduling. Instead of having associates so terribly sporadic, it would be nice to have more set schedules and have an idea of when you generally will be working. And when an associate needs to have another job to supplement income, be respectful and willing to work with that.
Lastly, (for the moment) there needs to be more accountability overall. Many times I see the ball dropped and things swept under the rug when they need not be. It's as simple as discussing it when something goes wrong and finding a solution so it doesn't happen again.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO