The Home Depot

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That's the way we've always done it

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Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Fellow coworkers really wanted to do a good job. They are a smart bunch that wants to see the company succeed.

Cons

The mantra is: "That's the way we've always done it. Why change it?" It doesn't matter if your suggestion would save the company $500K a year.
Management seems to only care about advancing their own careers. What's good for them personally or their team is more important than what's good for the company.
If you don't have 10+ years in the company your opinion is no good.
There is an underlying current of fear. They did layoffs many years ago in a very unprofessional manner and everyone still remembers those days.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees ideas. They actually have good ones.
The forced cheers at quarterly meetings are awkward and not a single person likes them. It's creepy. Lose them.
Berating an employee in front of his coworkers does not make them want to work harder. It makes them want to work elsewhere.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

The Home Depot Response

Apr 30, 2014Client Partner

Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and ... More

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    We are treated like warm bodies, not people.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newnan, GA

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

    Pros

    Its a job and for the most part the fellow associates are nice

    Cons

    Dependiing on who is your store mgr. and asm's, you may be harassed on a daily basis and no one seems to care. The mgmt. tells you things that don't seem to happen. Again, we are just warm bodies not people. If we were people and they cared how things were going, they would hire people with brains and promote the people who have the brains in the first place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't seem to care so I have no advice for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 30, 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

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    dont do it no family life

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    cant think of any, there where some at first then they all went away

    Cons

    hours, pay, favoritism, managers dont help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of managers that dont want to help (all salary managers)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    May 6, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and ... More

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