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Interesting job but issues with other associates

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Current Employee - Bay Integrity Associate
Current Employee - Bay Integrity Associate

I have been working at The Home Depot

Pros

My position as BIA is a rather new position, as they were phasing out the old full-time IMS (Inventory Management Associates) and replacing them with the part-time BIA.

Anyways, I really like my job. I basically maintain price tags and make sure bays are sequenced correctly and such. The hours are early (4 am-9:30 am), but I'm a morning person so it's fine. I'm rather detailed-oriented so making sure prices are correct and that product is in the right spot is nice.

Cons

My biggest issue is with the MET team. They do all of the bay resets and merchandising and such, and we always clash. The BIAs have these mobile carts where the price tags print from, and on them we have our supplies, like tape, scissors, wobblers, etc. The MET team members, when they need any of these supplies, instead of going to the supply closet or the sign bay, they just take stuff from our carts without asking. It got so bad I had to put my supplies in my locker when I'm not working.

They also sometimes don't sequence the bays after they've reset them, or they do but don't change the tags. I understand that they have a limited window to do their work, but not sequencing the bays at the very least makes my job harder. And I've talked to them as well as my managers, but nothing has been done. Now it's so bad that I always dread the day of the week when they come in.

Some of the department heads make my job tough as well. In one department, the head always closes packdowns I open without putting the product on the shelf. They also have this attitude that they're better than me since I'm new.

I also hate that there's no room for advancement. The only way for me to get full-time status is to move from this position to another one, now that they changed things around.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make the BIA position full-time again so we can actually get stuff done, and make sure the MET team actually does their job.

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    Fortunate to be with a strong and fun company

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Strong company, excellent options for advancement and bonuses

    Cons

    Lack some technological updates other retailers have but working on it currently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize the execution of "important" focuses and stop overwhelming stores with executing too many priorities at once.

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    Great first job

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    Former Employee - Garden Associate
    Former Employee - Garden Associate

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The employees there really make you feel welcome. There is always something to do there. Management does a great job of handing out store credits and promotions to store employees to help motivate everyone.

    Cons

    As a part time associate, I wasn't offered many hours of work per week. Then, during the evening shifts, you wouldn't get out of the store maybe by 1 or 2 am depending on the condition of the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate, motivate, motivate

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