The Home Depot Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • The pay allows part time workers to survive at below poverty levels (in 254 reviews)

  • Good benefits (we wil see what the new BCBS plan holds) (in 225 reviews)

Cons
  • days per week - So bad work/life balance (in 170 reviews)

  • benifits are minimal for part time employees (in 282 reviews)

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8 Employee Reviews

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  1. Receiving Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with the hours if you are a student looking for a part time job. The work environment can be enjoyable at times. Great opportunities if you want to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Lots of physical work, the payment isn't that great great but it will get you through.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for their hard work. Give them the chance to see that they are valuable assets for the company. If an employee works hard enough, let them know that they are doing an awesome job and that will keep the employee motivated to do better.

    The Home Depot Response

    May 28, 2015 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!


  2. Cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The store was clean and provided a safe working environment.

    Cons

    Supervisor had bad attitude and didn't receive enough hours


  3. Helpful (1)

    Needs better management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Associate and Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Paint Associate and Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits are good , Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays

    Cons

    Crazy schedules, bad coverage, not enough training

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting associates that only walk around chasing managers around and promote those that actually work hard. At least make schedules more stable. Give more coverage so that you can have happier customers plus employees


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  5. its more good then bad, but more hrs would help

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pack Down in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Pack Down in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its good to know you have a job to go to, to make some money for whatever your outside needs maybe. you can somewhat advance but it takes more time then you think

    Cons

    it takes along time for cerain people to be recognized for some things, the company isnt bad, maybe some of the people running it

    Advice to Management

    Train those who want to be trained and want to learn new things, give the ones who been there longer the chance to get fulltime hours

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 24, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Did you know we offer a variety of training courses, leadership programs, mentoring programs and promotion opportunities to associates at all ... More


  6. So far, so good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility with requesting time or days off. Nice little perks like discounts on certain associate pricing, stocks. Love the Homer Fund which you pay into it with as little as $1 p/paycheck and in case of personal circumstance Home depot doubles what you've put in as well as the associates will pitch in in time of need and it'll be doubled as well.

    Cons

    Some of the higher ups sometimes tend to let the position get to their heads so they're harder to work with. But all in all most of them are okay as long as you communicate with them.

    Advice to Management

    Some need to develop better people skills. There's a difference between commanding someone to do something rather than letting you know they spotted something that needs to be done.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 26, 2013 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your insights! We will share your feedback with others. Keep up the great work.


  7. Overall a good experience, but I hear times have changed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer in Bakersfield, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, corporate environment, comradery and people

    Cons

    Low paying, lack of respect

    Advice to Management

    Bring back emphasis on training and give positive reinforcement to employees


  8. Managers and Employees Outrageously Disrespectful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledge of Product Works Well With School Schedule

    Cons

    We do not receive any kind of discount. We have hardly any benefits. Employees and managers are rude, disrespectful, and uncourteous. Employees hardly know about products, especially in the garden department.

    Advice to Management

    Employees and managers need to be trained on how to work well with a team. Many associates, cashiers, etc. cannot communicate in an effective manner that would promote group success. Too much individualism and hierarchical idiocy displayed in this company. I would never, ever go back to this 'hole.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Walking contradictions are creating a climate of anger and confusion within Home Depot.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules are given along with paid vacation and paid sick leave, which is a plus. Paid Time Off is hard to ignore as a great benefit especially when businesses are downsizing this aspect of the benefits. Decent Medical Coverage is also a plus, which is currently going under a change.

    Cons

    Management seems to be lacking actual action. There are too many Department Head and Assistant Managers who expect a lot from associates without attempting to lift a helpful hand.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the customers. Customer service is lacking especially since the freight team was wiped away last Spring.



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