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    Work life balance

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    Current Employee - D S in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - D S in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits and great coworkers we bleed orange

    Cons

    No work life balance out of 19 days ... 6 closing and 7 mid's shifts . That's 13 days I do not get to eat supper do homework or spend time with my husband . I know this is retail and we have to work weekends and evenings but why so many for key holders and not so many for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is stress at work trying to keep up with paper work ( told to do reviews at home or on day off) and customer complants . And then go home to a family that is upset because you are never home. Something has to change please .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    DWCC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, hours, people, customers

    Cons

    Management can bring a store moral to the ground.

  3.  

    Great retail experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Home Depot provided adequate training about products, equipment, and policies. Fellow employees are often knowledgeable and work as a team in order to assist customers to the best of their abilities.

    Cons

    In the retail setting, the sales associates are expendable. Most of the 'grunt' work is done by the Department Supervisors who are given a huge list of tasks and not enough time or authority to complete them. For better career opportunities, look for jobs at head office.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Home Depot is a great company for which to work with a great team environment and great management!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to working for The Home Depot is the fact that you know your schedule roughly three weeks in advance which gives one the benefit of being able to schedule other functions a lot easier. Within each department, there is a group of associates whom always work very well together and in a team effort at nearly all times of the day. The management team is very flexible, considerate and understanding of personal issues along with the willingness to work around your personal life.

    Cons

    Whenever someone calls in sick, it often times doesn't get covered leaving you alone in your department for any amount of time; although the management does attempt to get things worked around it. Time off requests aren't always approved which can prove to be terrible when trying to plan important functions or booking off religious holidays for which the store is not closed (Jewish holidays, for example).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise the management at The Home Depot to look further into their associates to determine why they're booking off certain days, especially when there is an evident pattern of the associate booking days off just for the sake of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, good training, mixed rewards

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    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    Good communication from management about targets and direction
    Colleagues supportive and friendly
    Supportive of learning new skills, knowledge
    Relatively low turnover rate
    Decent benefits package even for part-timers

    Cons

    Pay is low to start given the kind of background and experience they want
    Pay increases linked almost exclusively to credit card sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that your business is built on and continues to do well due to serving customers needs
    Consider all contributions that employees make in rewarding them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Workplace is Chaotic.

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Home Depot Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Associates are close - family like. Customers are awesome and appreciative of hard working associates. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Product quality is good at best, causing many unhappy customers. Environment is tough, never enough staff. Company loses/changes focus constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management...the left hand needs to learn what the right hand is doing. Communication needs to be improved. ASM's need coaching on how to have difficult conversations. HR Managers need an understanding of what happens outside of their office. If some one in leadership decided they don't like you, your career ends there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Friendly coworkers, but physically exhausting job

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    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Majority of coworkers were very friendly and easy to get along with. Reasonable work-life balance. Trained with an experienced colleague.

    Cons

    Physically exhausting job, especially during the summer. Occasionally had to deal with obnoxious contractors. Compensation could have been higher.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding support

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Chilliwack, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Chilliwack, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    There is outstanding support from the entire team. It is a fun place to work and the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    I wish there was a little more time off during weekends to be with my family/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think for the amount of work that Department Supervisors do, we should earn more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    cool coy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, a place to learn

    Cons

    No issue whatsoever, i like the coy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    Scholarship bursary
    Flexible scheduling
    Competitive benefit
    sick hours
    perks

    Cons

    Everything about it
    poor time distribution
    nepotism
    favoritism
    unqualified management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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