The Home Depot

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Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Chicago, IL

I worked at The Home Depot

Pros

Company, despite the poor job market and cut backs, offers generally fair compensation packet to employees that include medical, 401 plans and bonuses. Raises are received every year and while most are never talked over with the employees, during a time of job recession any money is good money. Bonuses are also achievable to stores that reach sales plan, which is a very cool way to involve the entire store in the selling process and department supervisors get double.

Time off is not a big issue granted it does not fall within dreaded important upper management "walks" or inventory and generally the attitude is laid back.

Cons

Management is not at all prepared to run stores. For the lacking store manager there are generally three to four lacking assistant managers that micromanage and play pass the buck. No one takes accountability for anything and the store is one big whining fest. Because of the lack of management skills, department supervisors are left to take on so many more roles and most are left overwhelmed and able to unable to run their departments. This requires late nights and many double shifts to clean up the store for the frequent "walks" and visitors. If you have a family, count on seeing them as often as you see your doctor, cause everyone stays till everything's done, regardless of the fact that management knew what needed to be completed weeks ago.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve on your upper management and the improvements will dispense downward through the departments and the rest of the store. Walk in on a Tuesday morning unannounced and observe where your managers are and their comings and goings. I can be the store manager won't be in till noon, will still leave at three, the assistant managers will be in his office the entire time, having a great conversation and the store will be, as usual, running itself.

Approves of CEO

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    A fair place to work

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The home Depot is what you make of it. Home Depot offers grate packages and the training you get is top rated

    Cons

    The management does not listen to it supervises, The store shows favoritism to some employees, The managers don't seam to care at all about associate's at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The VOC is important but to ask associates to fill them out to increase your score is immoral. Treat the associates with respect and actually follow the value wheel, and the upper management need to get in touch with the associates and supervises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Other employees are great, management not so much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tilton, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tilton, NH

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Great people to work with
    Personal and Sick time

    Cons

    Lousy communication
    Store size
    Poor Training
    Disrespectful management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The communication between management and employees is lacking. There are department managers, assistant managers, the store manager, district manager, and human resources manager. They tend to give conflicting requests and any response is the wrong one. Expectations of greeting everyone is too high especially when already assisting a customer. Human resources being replaced by a telephone number was a terrible decision. Being stuck on hold for 20 minutes to change an employees status is beyond ridiculous.

    Besides that, Home Depot employees are overall treated with respect, and is an enjoyable environment.

    Approves of CEO
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