Home Depot Canada

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Home Depot Canada Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
166 Reviews
3.6
166 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 16 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 14 reviews)

  • Even if you are very hard working promotion chances are very slim and also getting a full time job (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Depot Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefit
    Knowledgeable Associates
    Customer Service Focus

    Cons

    Heavy workload and sometimes not enough people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great workplace energy and value core differences and diversity. Proud to be an employee.

    Cons

    Reluctant to change, but getting better. Mentorship is not readily available but people are always willing to help you succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be the change you wish to see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard and you can do well in the Company. Lot's of support and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Core values are in place and practiced to make a safe working/shopping environment. Remember, it really is a commercial warehouse of product that mixes the shopping public into the operation.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work hours get a little tiring, given the coverage for store hours, 7 days week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly to increase the pay bands to reflect the fact that "Home Depot Canada regards their Associates as the most important people within the organization". Then work harder at developing, training and retention of the employees that actually perform.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for students!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Worked at Home Depot through college, very supportive of students and accommodating. The "bleed orange" concept makes for a really united workforce and helps to eliminate the sour staff pretty quickly.

    Cons

    Tough to provide the kind of customer experience the Home Depot expects when it is often one staff to a department and they are entitled to breaks as well!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Keeps you busy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Worked as a cashier here for 1.5 years, if you have the availability, there are a lot of hours you can work. You get decent raises every year and coworkers were cool.

    Cons

    Hard to get time off sometimes because the schedule would come out so fast. If you're a student and you need a lot of time to study it can be difficult when you're working 16 hours over the weekend+a weekday evening. Customers can be extremely impatient and rude when the store is understaffed. Working at the return desk means you run into a ton of scammers who take advantage of the customer-friendly policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good people but low salaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is nice to chat with customers.

    Cons

    Pay too low taking into account length of training and knowledge of associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employs by giving them higher salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place for University Students

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

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

    Pros

    -Pick your availability (20hrs min)
    -Team Based Approach
    -Awesome student tuition reimbursement program
    -Part time extended medical package.

    Cons

    Many part timers looking for more hours; however, new associates getting hired instead.
    Lack of communication from management to associates
    Unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring associates please tell them their main job is to sell credit cards. This seems to be the most important thing you do as a home depot associate and I would have not applied had I known this. (As consumer debt is destroying our country)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tool Rental 2 years

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    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate

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

    Pros

    It has health care ,and gives me part time job

    Cons

    dealing with ruthless and crooked customers and they get away because the management is bending over backward to please them and in the process we are not gaining new customers as the management thinks but rather those who cheat and lie ,go and tell their friends how easy it is to rip Home depot and more of these cheaters show up ,and the associates have to deal with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary and add more staff during very busy times ,Customer is always right has too far and this policy is being abused by the customer ,so there is a considerable loss to the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate II  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate II in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good benefits for apart time workers

    Cons

    less hours,little pay for first entry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the good job your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    if you can handle working in retail...good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    stores are open from quite early until quite late, schedules all over the place

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