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Former Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC

I worked at The Home Depot

Pros

good flexible hours good location

Cons

nothing bad at all excep standing on feet

Advice to ManagementAdvice

thank you ,keep it up nice job

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  1. Great company if you're not afraid of hard work and can make the right contacts.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Osage Beach, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Osage Beach, MO

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Home Depot allows Store Managers to take control of their stores, much like running a personal franchise. Merchandising, change of sets, personnel, customer service etc are all directly affected by the individual store manager. Not much interference as long as things are running well. As a Store Manager you can take great pride in the fact your store is a direct reflection of you.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunity at the Home Depot at the store level is greatly affected by who you know and where you are, not as much by merit. While this can be good, if you are not "in good favor" with the right crowd your career will stall out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership from Frank and Marvin is excellent, fiscal leadership by Carol is also top notch. Keep trying to consolidate and simplify messaging to the field, especially culling the additional messages given from the Regional level, and the stores will be able to execute plans with more efficiency and then be able to focus more on customer service. Also, use the Associate Profiles as a way to increase merit promotions and soften the "who you know" impact. Too many good people have left the company in frustration because of this dynamic.

    Approves of CEO
  2. They treat you like dirt

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    It is possible to earn over $100K

    Cons

    After you are hired, you find you are expected to work 10-14 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you want time off, you are chewed out for even asking, and then they say it is OK "this time". Rather than actual training, they give you a pile of three ring binders and samples and will not help you find what you need in the mountain of information. It is very true that favored people get the good leads. Closing ratio is very poor because prices are much higher than average (eg., $3200, $3600, THD $8900). The sales presentation is designed to discourage the client from getting other bids. There is extremely high turnover in this job. I am the 5th or 6th person to hold this job in this store in the past 6 months. Your sales are supporting an extremely large sales and installation organization, so the prices have to be high to cover all of the extra overhead.

    They are exploiting you. Think very hard before you waste your time with this company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people with respect, if you need 98 hours covered, hire two people. Price your products competitevely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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