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Need Better Pay

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Current Employee - Associate Coordinator in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Associate Coordinator in Plano, TX

I have been working at The Home Depot

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The employees are great people

Cons

Depending on your position, the ever changing schedule is crazy

Advice to Management

They need to not always think about the dollar and give some of that thought to the employees

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  1. just a place to work, not a place to move up

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Reston, VA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Home depot is its relaxed enviroment and friendly co-workers. Besides those two things, it's just a job where you go in, work and go home. It's very hard to get raises and move up to a higher position. They tell you during orientation that what ever you put into the compnay, you will get in return. That is not true because you can be working there for 5-6 years and only get a few dollars in total raise.

    Cons

    It's very hard to get raises and also hard to go up the management ladder. I feel that it's just a place to work unless you start off at a management level position.

    Advice to Management

    have better communication with your employess


  2. Helpful (4)

    Home Depot is NOT worth leaving your current job for!!!!

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    Former Employee - Assurance & Advisory Management Program Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assurance & Advisory Management Program Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The name recognition goes a long way in helping build your resume. The initial high salary opportunity upon getting hired is generous.

    Cons

    Home Depot has a very disjointed senior leadership team that changes priorities faster than the wind changes direction. Employees that execute these "on a whim" plans are set up to fail because there is not enough working processes and cross organizational cooperation. Even if you are able to complete the projects you are tasked with, there is a very high chance it will not be used or implemented (due to a changing priority or there isn't any money or people to make it happen). The systems are outdated and only a few know how to extract information out of them. Training has been slashed, so the only way to learn how to do your job is to learn from kind coworkers. The culture is very cut-throat so good luck on getting any training from your counterparts. The office politics are unreal - no matter your skill level, you have to be able to back stab and politic because your promotions depend on it. Many are promoted who do not have the skills necessary to be in that position. The Nardelli management style (run the employees into the ground) is still very alive in this organization. The work hours are 10-12 hour days and weekends for less pay as people in consulting or similar type work. Individuals are set up by the group leaders to compete with one another rather than working as a team to get results. People are out for themselves and do not work together. The sign-on stock bonus is generous, but it is not yours until you have stayed with the company for 5 years. Most people do not last this long there. The executives (VP and C-Level) are not down to earth as the company image would suggest. They are loaded up with bonuses if their people meet certain targets while the people do not get any bonus (if they are lucky they will survive the next layoff).

    Advice to Management

    Your people are not following you and are out for themselves. Until you can create an atmosphere of trust and positivity, the Nardelli era will continue.


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