The Home Depot

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I've gained invaluable experience running multi-million dollar, 100,000+ square foot retail stores with high standards.

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Birmingham, AL

I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great salary and bonus structure, restricted stock awards, challenging work environment, high standards for the customer experience, focus on execution, superior products, highly respected in the industry

Cons

Poor management training programs, tough work/life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs a great training program to equip them with the tools necessary to handle problems that arise (i.e. installations), product and department knowledge for when they are forced to be department coverage, and in-depth systems training so they have a working knowledge

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics rules at the Home Depot

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Best associate care programs in the world. Great benefits and bonus structure. Outstanding CEO and President of US Stores

    Cons

    Depending on your district or region the cliques are intense. If you are not liked it won't matter how you perform. At least in my area that is the way it is being run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what we are taught. Servant leadership!

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work, though frustrating at times

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    1. Decent benefits package (used to be great, but benefits are being stripped away almost annually)

    2. Opportunity to learn. I began with a basic understanding of plumbing, but now have extensive knowledge in that field as well as electrical/lighting, flooring, and hardware. I also have much more general knowledge of just about every aspect of construction/home improvement.

    3. Relatively easy to be promoted if you wish to move up within the company

    4. Flexible hours for part-time associates

    Cons

    1. Pay is low for the amount of work performed and knowledge required. This is especially true the last few years, as priority in hiring has shifted toward low-wage, low-knowledge employees (though the store still puts up the front of offering "expert" advice)

    2. Leadership (at store level and corporate) can't seem to make up their mind. You end up completing the same task 3-4 times because management decides (after completion) that it needs to be done differently

    3. Very "political" atmosphere. If you're liked, life is good. If not, life can be extremely difficult. Luckily, I've fallen into the former category for most of my time there

    4. (At least in my store) At any given time, three to four managers all assigning different tasks, all of which are "first priority"

    5. Computer system that would have been dated by the end of the Reagan era.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine your expectations before passing new protocols down to the store level, so that they can be implemented in a satisfactory manner immediately. Half our time is wasted on behalf of your waffling. Also remember that you get what you pay for, in terms of labor and equipment

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