Home Depot Canada

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Home Depot Canada Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
185 Reviews
3.6
185 Reviews
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Home Depot Canada President Bill Lennie
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hours are quite flexible, great for someone at school needing a part time job or a second job (in 17 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The work load can be overwhelming and there are often limited hours for part time employees (in 16 reviews)

  • Even if you are very hard working promotion chances are very slim and also getting a full time job (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    brutal

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, safe conditions, associates friendly and helpful

    Cons

    management team is aloof and treats associates like peasents or worse (cattle), you definitely get the impression that you are an expense not an asset, it is all about earning money for the shareholders at the expense of associates, many associates are among the working poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -show some humility
    -promote from within you have vauable assets right under your nose
    -success sharing tied to ridiculous metric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfying

    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Home Depot Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional, Fair, Respectful, Good work place environment

    Cons

    Long hours, management expects a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life Balance

  3.  

    high paced, engaging environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are all great people, attentive, and super friendly to engage in conversations with. Management would often reward employees with ice creams on hot days and kept everyone's spirits up to inspire higher sales numbers.

    Cons

    It is very exhausting work for the money they pay you. Managers all stress selling credit cards, extended service protection plans, etc and it gets to be a bit over the top as they constantly expect high numbers from you. Customers can also be demanding and they get easily upset at you if you cannot help them (even if you are not in the department and qualified to answer their questions). Advancement for career goals is hard to obtain unless you are butt kissing up to the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more. At the end of every night you guys go over how much the store has made and based on those numbers, you can afford to pay your employees more for the sales we generate for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Good working environment. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Standing to much on foot. Some of customers are not friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment to work in. Fun group of people like a family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada full-time

    Pros

    excellent benefits, good salary for retail, great work environment,

    Cons

    inconsistence in management, assistant managers are competitive with each other in the same store, some do next to nothing but are highly paid which is frustrating for the associates Store manager and assistants need to be a team to create a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in how you manage. The message from each manager in the store should be consistent. They need to be the example to all associates. They need to be on the floor demonstrating the things they expect of the associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    Great training and professional development for associates.

    Cons

    Poor management. Hostile, competitive work environment at head office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent environment. Could have pay more and better hours to keep good people in the company and have sense of belonging.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn basic sales technique, Free meal at certain occasions, Some health and retirement benefits. Work can also be of some challenge in good way and time flew by fast. Good interactions between associates. Clear sales strategy and direction.

    Cons

    Work schedule not guaranteed sometimes 20,25,30, 35 week hours. Not recommended for someone who wants stable income. Pay is not as good compared to some retail outfits like costco, safeway or save-on-foods but not the worst. Sometimes sales targets are not reasonable on certain weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More refresher courses to help associate presentation constant and accurate. A better hours to long time part-time employees. Better pay grade than average for similar positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Flexible schedules are great for maintaining a work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Organization, most associates are full of positive energy that is contagious.
    Open communication with management, supervisors and fellow associates and develop a diverse arsenal of problem solving skills.

    Cons

    Occasionally difficult customers. Little full-time opportunities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Speciality associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    Good management, benefits, learning and development, room for growth,

    Cons

    Part time offers, very flexible, 4 hour shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great group of people to work with, great for those looking for part time employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer, Project Coordinator, Specialty Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer, Project Coordinator, Specialty Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, mostly busy and friendly atmosphere, and you can learn a lot. I met a lot of great friends there and it is like a big family. I would love to work here again but the pay was just not enough for a family. Part time benefits are offered which is great.

    Cons

    It's hard to get weekends off, and some stores are not nearly as good to work in as other stores. You can move up in the company, but it will take time and you have show that you want to do that. Pay is on par with most retail - which is not liveable income. But good for part time or second income work, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life Balance needs to be improved, as well as pay structure (top performers should have the opportunity to get paid more and have better hours). This would increase the retention of the great employees who tend to leave for a better paying job to support their family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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