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Great company to work for, though not quite the company it could be

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA
Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

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

Pros

-some positions come with a bit of flexibility, in certain stores/cultures
-opportunity for advancement if you work hard, great for college students and new high school grads
-great customer first driven company
-great benefits to full timers

Cons

-tough economic times limit options stores have for hours, salaries, etc.
-doing more with less makes for distracted management that easily neglects solid communication with employees, to include proper reviews, and attention to their needs
-"customer first" sometimes means employees' credit is on the line without due process
-limited hours and often slow moves to full time make entry level, and even seasoned associates make it difficult to make a living
-limited benefits to those living off of part time employment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-more clear communication to employees; take care of ALL your people, really!
-focus on lead generation/home services at every level, with real support to your lead generators, and give solid recognition to associates who generate leads
-deliberately include your team in decision making process, create opportunities for for team members to use their diverse skills, creativity, and experience

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Shakopee, MN

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

    Pros

    depends on where you are at but the coulture of the company are positive.

    Cons

    some moment on the low season could be very slow on sales. they might laid you off or cut the hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My working experience at Home Depot was basically positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Hardware, Lumber & Contract Sales in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Hardware, Lumber & Contract Sales in Montgomery, AL

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

    Pros

    You will receive a variety of tasks. You will encounter all kinds of customers. You can gain immense product knowledge & share a multitude of learning experiences. I like the way Home Depot attempts to run their business. The plan is very good but sometimes execution can get in the way. I learned bunches from this company. The support i received from associates was incredible.

    Cons

    The only downside i have is that I have failed to advance in my career. I have been employed there 6 months. I have 30 + years of retail & supervisory experience. My store mgr & asm keep saying in the Sunday meetings'" we are a great place to have career advancement, you can grow as much as you want" . Well,I applied for full time work after 2 months--no luck. I applied for career development with management training questionaire with my store mgr and human resources...no reply... FWIW... i achieved 4 homer awards and a bronze award in 5 1/2 monthes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like your approach to the customer. Your benefit package is well considering the diversity of your workforce & this challenging economy. I will miss working working at 0813. Thank you for the opportunities to gain more personal & professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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