The Home Depot

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Low wages, good opportunities.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Freight Associate in Hialeah, FL
Current Employee - Freight Associate in Hialeah, FL

I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

If you work hard and show interest in operations (the running of the business), there will be many opportunities for advancement.
Extensive training, including video classes, literature, hands-on demos and, occasionally, large convention-style shows.

Cons

The vast majority of available job positions are part-time (16-20 hours per week).
You will need to be very flexible with availability and physical readiness.
Wages are competitive yet insufficient for the type of work involved (Heavy lifting, lift truck operation, rude customers, fast-paced routine, irrational sales goals for specialists).
Benefits are mediocre at best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve medical benefits coverage. Open up more full time slots for freight and receiving associates. Study local consumer trends more in-depth, specially special-order purchasing and kitchen design costs. Focus more on asset-protection best practices and add more police detail to stores in or around neighborhoods with high crime rates.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Nice place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Lawn, IL

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    its pretty easy to move up if you work hard

    Cons

    people around you are absolutely ignorant of life and their job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people regarding their skills and hard work not the years they have been with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad for retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Job Security - If you make it past 90 days, you will have to try to get fired
    Flexible hours- Will work around your school schedule

    Cons

    Hours - Sometimes there aren't enough hours to go around. Try to get trained in multiple departments to soak up excess there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not too good for the tasks of your employees. Try to help when a department is short instead of sitting in the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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