Home Depot Canada
3.3 of 5 128 reviews
www.homedepot.ca Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Home Depot Canada Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014

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Home Depot Canada President Bill Lennie

Bill Lennie

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great part time or full time seasonal job opportunities"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Home Depot provides a great benefits package"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work load can be overwhelming and there are often limited hours for part time employees"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Full time positions do not come up often"
    in 10 reviews
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Great People to work "with", not "for".

Part Time Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time for more than a year

Pros* cheerful, enthusiastic team members
* great team environment
* customers can be extremely appreciative of attentive customer service
* Probably a fantastic job for people who don't like their homelife, or are single.

Cons* ONLY scheduled for weekends, every weekend. Asking for a few hours off on a Saturday to attend a function for my 8 year old son was met with disapproval as it affected their peak sales hours. Yet, I wasn't given ANY work during the week, so was averaging 15 hours a week, but had to give 100% availability.
* not appreciated when going above the call of duty, yet are expected to cover for the staff that quit at a moments notice
* the work boots are *really* hard on your feet after a 9 hour (8 paid) work day
* Good luck getting time off approved. I asked for 2 days consecutive over a 6 month period and was denied as it fell on a weekend. Coworkers 25th anniversary request also denied. That is just their culture.
* are frequently expected to close until 11pm, then open the next morning at 6am. With bus, or even car transportation (Home Depots are frequently NOT in suburban areas, so require travel) this is not good for employees health or morale).

Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly, it is mostly about your bottom line, but realize that you have HUMANS working for you. If you ONLY schedule people on the weekends, and yet insist on open availability - the lack of money but loss of family life will wear down every good aspect of the job. Home Depot talks a good game, but does so, in my opinion, only for the PR value. They do not translate this into their treatment of employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Head Cashier (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time for less than a year

ProsThe people are great, and the wage is decent.

ConsThe management can be unrealistic, and the shifts are terrible. My store is very disorganized, and a bit of a gong show.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, lots of hours, although it can be physically tiring.

Cashier (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time for more than a year

ProsThey give out a lot of hours and have good benefits. Very diverse culture of employees.

ConsIt can be physically challenging and finding items can be difficult. No discount store items except 30% off Harvey's.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees a discount.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's an amazing experience and the results are self driven

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada

ProsGrowth opportunities, recession proof and a fun place to work.

ConsWith advancement comes stress and responsibilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsuring your team has a home and work life balance.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate (Current Employee)
West Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time for less than a year

ProsUpbeat, hard working staff. Everyone is always moving and looking for customers or something to do. A lot of fun to work with.
Displays are always outstanding
Store is clean and aisles are always clear

ConsConfusing store layout
Scheduling is often off, too many ppl at some times and not enough at others

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees more. Instead of reprimanding them for being late for lunch twice in a row, try to appreciate that they were probably with a customer and did there best to adhere to the set lunch times as best they could. As long as they are communicating with the floor manager and fellow associates theres no reasons for upper management (whom are rarely on the floor) to get involved

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good place to work.

Associate (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time for more than a year

Prosfriendly culture.
respect and understand you and your problem
pay rate is good.

Consgraveyard shifts are a but tough
you need to lift, pull or push heavy loads

Advice to Senior Managementupdate the songs playing in stores, they are outdated

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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just ok

Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Home Depot Canada full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Many passionate co-workers that would jump to help
-A decent range of career openings
-There are opportunities to learn and develop

Cons-Not enough time allocated for new processes and operations changes
-Long hours everyday with little to no appreciation for the workload or contribution

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye on the work /life balance for your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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More saving for the company more doing for the employee

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe sales people I work with. Everyone needs the job so there is lots of encouragement and help when they can spar it like when your the only one scheduled in the department on a Saturday around 3:30/4pm trying to help 3 customers at once which surprisingly happens a lot even with new people which is sad.

ConsThe new policy put into place saying you MUST HAVE OPEN AVAILABILITY ANY AND ALL WEEKEND'S! they found a legal loop hole saying if there needs as a company change they can override all previous employees contracts and all new employees must adhere to the new policy. Our store lost 40 ppl because they took a bus and couldn't get in on Sat. 6/7am Sun. 7/8am. Ppl took cabs to work when they were scheduled and most department's still only have one employee till 10/11am on weekends.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart treating your employees like they matter!! We are the ppl who deal with customers day in and day out. We are who the customers see and if we are too stressed, overworked, or have no real desire to be there other then the pay check how long before the company starts losing customers and contractor's. The stores are given hours based on last years sales and the new scheduling system Fast fills the departments but why do we have extra hours not used?! So the company can save money! In a down economy employees are going to put up with a lot to keep there jobs but howmuch is a costumer going to put up with! That's the only bottom line that matters.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't bother

Sales Associate II (Former Employee)
Ajax, ON (Canada)

I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time for more than a year

ProsMaking contacts in the industry gets you better jobs.
Flexible schedule.
It's easy to steal if you so choose.

ConsServing the WORST customers in the world.
Working on grueling concrete will ruin your back and knees.
Incompetent management is hired by politics.
Politics run rampant in store.
You WILL BE LEFT ALONE ALL NIGHT
Poor pay, no bonuses but the manager gets a new truck because of a contest.
You will earn service badges and not get paid.
Paid training gets cancelled, in fact all training does.

Advice to Senior ManagementTeach your employees about the items they will be selling. Cut the politics and brown nosing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Team Oriented

Department Supervisor (Current Employee)
Hamilton, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Home Depot Canada full-time for more than 8 years

ProsNever a boring day at the Home Depot. Diverse workforce and diverse customer group. Great opportunity for growth within the organization.

ConsLong busy hours. Rotating shifts. Sometimes hard to get past all the politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognition on all levels is needed. Not the same people day in and day out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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