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The Home Depot Reviews in Bakersfield, CA

Updated Mar 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 5 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

The Home Depot Chairman and CEO Frank Blake

Frank Blake

(2 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits(in 205 reviews)

  • There were some good benefits for part-timers, such as a discount on your cell phone bill(in 189 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to(in 135 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits(in 240 reviews)

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    its more good then bad, but more hrs would help

    Pack Down (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    Prosits 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

    Consit 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 Senior ManagementTrain 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Mar 24, 2014

    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
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    So far, so good

    Specialty Sales Associate (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementSome 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.

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

    The Home Depot Client Partner responded to this review

    Jul 26, 2013

    Thank you for your insights! We will share your feedback with others. Keep up the great work.
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    Overall a good experience, but I hear times have changed.

    Kitchen Designer (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsBenefits, corporate environment, comradery and people

    ConsLow paying, lack of respect

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back emphasis on training and give positive reinforcement to employees

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    Managers and Employees Outrageously Disrespectful

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsKnowledge of Product
    Works Well With School Schedule

    ConsWe 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 Senior ManagementEmployees 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsFlexible 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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