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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

Pros

The employees are great people

Cons

Depending on your position, the ever changing schedule is crazy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 The systems are outdated and only a few know how to extract information out of them.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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail needs to focus on more open minded compensation, benefits and work schedules to sustain movement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Availability to training and growth opportunities allow a person to "grow" where they want to go.

    Cons

    Compensation and scheduling does not make it an inviting place for people to come or to stay. There are many other companies leading and setting trends which the Home Depot refuses to look at in order to keep good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study other companies, bring fresh ideas to staffing, compensation, and benefits. Don't get stuck in the "retail" frame of mind that can be limited as far as how to take care of good people and build integrity in the masses.

    Recommends
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