Home Depot Canada Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Home Depot Canada President Bill Lennie
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94 Ratings

Pros
  • Part time extended medical package (in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great hours, great people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • schedules, they don't guaranty hours to Part-time employees (in 16 reviews)

  • full time jobs at the home depot are virtually non-existent and paths for advancement are close to impossible to find (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture, very tied to corporate values - strong sense of unity and very team orientated. I enjoyed my time. Very down to earth company to work for for the most part.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very stressful and you would work long hours and it would be unappreciated. Some people were almost too down to earth, had been there forever and it seemed like they did not want to progress with the company. Were stuck in their old ways sort of speak.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be condescending when giving advice.


  2. frond end

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time

    Pros

    super fine polices and inter depeartment training

    Cons

    always hire part time and late application processings


  3. Department Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great support structure for professional development. World leader in the industry. Benefits for both part-time and full-time employees.

    Cons

    Shift work. Very demanding environment.


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  5. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time

    Pros

    Team work. Safety standards. Benefits. Success sharing

    Cons

    Less staff, hour cuts, human resources management can be improved more, less equipments

    Advice to Management

    Human resource management can be improved more. Please avoid hour cuts.


  6. The Home Depot Experience

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    Current Employee - Receiver in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Receiver in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, healthy working environment where in safety for all employees and customers are the first priority, Friendly co-workers that will make you feel good in your work.

    Cons

    Cutting the hours during off peak season and salary increase to employees are very low.


  7. Suitable for temporary employment only.

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    Former Employee - Showroom Sales in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Showroom Sales in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally safe work environment. Fun place to work if there are actually other staff around to talk to.

    Cons

    Unreliable hours if you are part time. Constant schedule manipulation if you are full time. Very little support from management. Management team promoted through the ranks, not formally trained management personnel. Management bonus system reliant on matrix results and P+L which mean constant schedule manipulation (after schedule posting) and cut hours for part timers. Too much accountability (passing the buck) given to already overworked staff (and understaffing) while management tend to congregate in offices. Underpaid staff for experience required to fulfil positions compared to other retail establishments. Pay raises have historically been on par with, or below COLA to encourage turnover (which is nearing 100% annually). Actual merit increase is non existent. Internal promotions of staff are based on favouritism and politics, not merit. No staff discount. Unheard of in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Better staffing, better pay, more support, less politics. Be the staff and family friendly company you claim to be during the recruiting process.


  8. pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits great people to work with

    Cons

    longer hours in summer really not necessary.


  9. Home Depot Canada

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual and friendly work culture, mostly made up of part timers. Pays a bit better than similar retailers like Rona, Walmart or Canadian Tire. They give a chance for growth for visible minorities and women. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    They have you multi-task to the point you're distracted from your main duty - which is to serve and sell to customers. There is a full time "insider" clique that is hard to break into. If you have any higher education you may never fit in to that clique. Very high turnover of management who are under duress most of the time. Also a high turnover of HR staff who are not getting the support they need. They pressure you to sign up customers for the store credit card. Dept. managers from foreign cultures can be as authoritarian as the work cultures they come from. They need to make an effort to hire First Nations employees.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the older workers, who tend to stay there longer. -don't just recognize the same clique that wins every badge. Give monetary rewards or incentives as well.


  10. Not horrible

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time

    Pros

    Young team of people Lots of time to socialize while working Flexible schedule for people in school or working two jobs

    Cons

    Manager hated her job and took it out on her employees Very high expectations for a retail store Constant cut backs on hours so no stability

    Advice to Management

    If you are concerned about people doing their jobs well then provide more one-on-one training, don't just send people off to do computer training modules when we should be learning about the products on our shelves


  11. Home Depot... You might want to reconsider

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    Current Employee - MET Associate in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - MET Associate in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team working environment and good way to report abuse at work place

    Cons

    - Before climbing up the ladder, you need to be employed with the Home Depot for at least 1 year for any other position. This is non-sense. this means... IF I HATE MY CURRENT MINIMUM WAGE JOB (Store associate or MET team, Casher), though I am more qualified for a better position with the company. I will still have to wait 1 YEAR and do crappy work for 1 year (day in and out) before they even consider me for something better. This is a huge waste of time and I have never heard of this anywhere before. - uneven schedules for base employees

    Advice to Management

    Look at the talent in your base employees, most of them are over qualified, but due to company strict compliances and the minimum 1 year wait before you get anything else. This will help keep good employee in your company.



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