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Good overall experience.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Steady work, great associates, decent pay( if you get in the door at a good rate)Bonus potential good.

Cons

Sometimes seems that the "good ol' boy" mentality comes into play. Another words who you know really moves you along.
Hard work doesn't coralate to good raises.
Benefits way over priced.

Advice to Management

Spend more time on the floor working with your people. Running the show from the office creates poor moral.

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  1. front end supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Newburgh, NY
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Newburgh, NY

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great health benefits
     strong working relationships with asm's and dh and associates

    Cons

    work/life balance could improve
    pay rate for hourly associates

    Advice to Management

    get to know associates better encourages better work productivity

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    Department Supervisor of Lumber and Building Materials

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Fridley, MN

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will make lots of friends and meet new people every year as they hire for spring or take on transfers from other stores - some people make friends for life or future job contacts as we work with many pros and business owners. Very supportive of furthering education and training. Lots of community outreach and in-store benefits for both employees and the people in the surrounding areas. Employee events and team-building. You can go as far as you want if you work for it. Raises every year with profit sharing opportunities. Good benefits, advancement opportunities, vacation time and sick leave, the chance to move around stores or positions and adjustable schedules. Honestly way more pros than cons.

    Cons

    This is an ever-changing environment, which is sometimes stressful depending on the job and your personality so be aware that change is the norm. The is a heavy customer service focus - even when the customer is clearly wrong or a thief, which you'll have to learn to accept. Unfortunately, there is a terrible loss prevention process. We frequently see thieves simply walk out with full carts and come back the next day or week with zero consequence - this is an area where the focus needs shifting toward actual security rather than the current metrics and paperwork. Every major decision is shareholder-centric, at the cost of the people on the ground. These are little things, though, on balance with all the advantages to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the floor, ditch the office, see the reality on the ground. The hardest jobs in the store get the least support and have the highest expectations, particularly department supervisors who have to be both floor associates and managers in the same amount of time.

    Build your people, walk with them, train them to do your job so you can better manage. Cultivate success and be a leader and the people under you will want to succeed. Don't let metrics box in your star employees, use their strengths and help them with their weaknesses.

    Remember that although this is a massive company and shareholders play an important role, that it's hard for the rank-and-file to feel much sympathy towards their plight when earnings aren't meeting arbitrary Wall Street metrics. The floor associates do all the real work and earn the company it's money, so take care of your people and they'll take care of the rest.

    Finally, remember the little guys, the ones who are newer or have jobs that can be overlooked, it really helps morale to know the leadership in the store knows who they are and will talk to them, even just "hello and how's it going?"

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