The Home Depot

www.homedepot.com
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Great Company!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Midland, MI
Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Midland, MI

I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great Pay for Retail, Good group of people to work with, lots of opportunity to grow. Profit sharing, paid vacation, paid holiday, paid sick time benefits.

Cons

Clicky, Sometimes poor communication, floor coverage or "lack thereof" The usuals that any retailer gets i.e: drama, others complaining etc...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually sit down and listen to your part-time and full-time associates and their ideas.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

The Home Depot Response

Jun 17, 2013Client Partner

Thank you for sharing your review and for all of your hard work. The Home Depot strives to build strong relationships with our customers, associates, communities and vendors. We strive to create an ... More

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    Great Summer Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was better than flipping burgers, and the environment was fairly busy in the morning. Shifts in the later part of the day could become boring quickly though.

    Cons

    the concrete floors will get to you after awhile without decent shoes, especially if you're working longer hours and are standing in one place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic environment has made people physically ill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great facilities in corporate campus with gym, daycare, pharmacy, and descent food in the cafeteria. Great outside speakers; if you have the time to attend these events.

    Cons

    Not sure if ALL departments at headquarters are the same, but hearing from others’ experiences, one can safely assert that such is the case in more rather than less groups within the company. If you are a masochist and enjoy being humiliated, disrespected, belittled, insulted, and by-passed in promotions, then this is the place to be. If you don’t mind spending endless hours in meaningless, no-value added tasks such as reformatting documents in 28 different ways to see which one is to the appeal of management, then you should be OK here. If you believe it is more important to be more concerned with formatting rather than with content, or with who-you-know rather than what-you-know, or if you don’t mind “conveniently” dismissing important information because it tells a different story than what management wants to hear, then you should be fine here. However, if you want to grow, learn, be respected, make real contributions, be encouraged to give your very best every day, and advance your career because of what you know and bring to the table, then stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are wondering why retention is so hard to attain, here are a few tips. Stop playing favorites and put in place people that really know what they are doing; the company needs true leaders rather than just a “top-management team.” If these “managers” don’t have the subject matter knowledge to lead their group, send them back to school or have them learn from their subordinates; better yet, don’t give them those roles. Stop looking outside your walls to find the lowest common denominator as to what other companies are doing or not doing; or you will soon go from being a leader to being a follower. Test managers’ people skills rather than just put them in place to manage people when they don’t have a penny’s worth of ability to lead people. Bad managers are a good reason why people leave. Set goals and strategies and communicate them to your people so that everybody is aligned, and once you do that, don’t change your mind every other day. Too many political power wars put the focus on the wrong things and discourage subordinates from working on things that are indeed important for the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 19, 2013Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management and would like to help. Please reach out to 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the ... More

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