The Home Depot

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Overall a good company to work for

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

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

Pros

Great co-workers and they are really putting a large amount of effort into providing organic growth opportunities. The people that you work with (for the most part) are all smart and fun to collaborate with, but you do get the occasional old school that doesn't 'do things that way' every now and then. Your work schedule will be busy and your hours will be long, but depending on your work area you might have some flexibility in terms of telecommuting (also a con). Senior leadership typically does an admirable job of communicating any big changes or initiatives to the broader group and this is very much appreciated.

Cons

There is a large amount of politics that goes on and in terms of promotions and career you are much more likely to ascend the corporate ladder if you started in one of their golden child training programs. There has also been an expressed desire to attract and keep top talent, but they offer low and provide very little wiggle room for salary negotiation. You will also get yearly increases, but they are minimal so be very firm on what your starting salary should be and do not take promises on futures. Finally, the option of telecommuting is much more encouraged for contractors than for salaried employees. It comes off as much more of a recruiting tool then an actual benefit to current employees. The perception from senior leaders (or your direct leader) is that telecommuting is more for the exception than the rule and scheduling a weekly cadence of working from home for 'x' day of week is frowned upon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice would be to increase communication about policies that favor the work/life balance. You want to sell a new hire on telecommuting? Make it a more realistic option for your current employees. More than just communicating is the top down implementation that enables the rank and file to take advantage of these great options rather than be judged for using them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

The Home Depot Response

May 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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    Amazing environment to work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Acworth, GA

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

    Pros

    It's like working work family.

    Cons

    Management was somewhat lacking for leadership roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview more qualified members for leadership roles such as head cashier for veterans who know how to lead a group in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    May 16, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Cashier associates and managers alike are essential parts of The Home Depot’s Retail network. We appreciate your feedback.

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    Great Place to Work if You Like To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Generator in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Generator in Bristol, VA

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

    Pros

    My boss is great. Always something to do. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Rude customers. Hard work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid mangers that micro manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    May 16, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the top down, the key to business at The Home Depot is our commitment to customer service. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your ... More

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