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OPPORTUNITIES BUT BEWARE

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Management  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Management in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Just starting out as an associate is a great opportunity and if you show aggressiveness toward customer service and you show that you want to learn you will be recognized and have an opportunity to grow and advance. Make sure you are doing what is expected of you and communicate with your manager. If you meet or beat your sales plan there are very nice incentives like a cash bonus for all associates not just management.

Cons

Too quick to write people up if they miss even minor duties. In stead of having a discussion and determining the reasons, some managers are too eager to write up associates and penalize them. Too much intimidation. Some managers feel like they are walking on egg shells. Company culture was never that harsh. Yearly salary increases very low maybe 2%. But, some of this negativity is dependent upon the store you are in. It depends upon the philosophy dictated by the individual store manager what they are push and expecting. Some are more understanding. Some on the other hand try to impress the district manager instead of doing what is truly the right thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being so anxious to penalize people for simple things but instead be willing to teach and coach. The company culture has changed since the original founders retired.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

The Home Depot Response

Mar 19, 2014Client Partner

Thank you for your review. In the same way that The Home Depot’s products help people build homes and projects, the eight core values we uphold help us build a strong business and culture. Our nearly ... More

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    Cashier/Lot

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Lot Associate/Lumber Associate  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Lot Associate/Lumber Associate in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Decent pay. Success Sharing is great. Is room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Little Disorganized at times. Computer systems are outdated/dont function well. Also promotions dont get entered into the system properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy new Walkies for the Lot guys. Also hire some sort of IT deparment at the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 16, 2014Client Partner

    Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We have shared your feedback with others. Our associates are encouraged to adopt and adapt good ideas from others, and initiate creative and ... More

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    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Merchandise Department Supervisor

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, people, great training, good profit sharing

    Cons

    Hours are all over the place. Mentality of work comes first and family comes second since it's retail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 14, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for your review and more than 10 years of service. In the same way that The Home Depot’s products help people build homes and projects, the eight core values we uphold help us build a ... More

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