The Home Depot Reviews

Updated June 11, 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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  1. Awesome company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate/Safety Captain/Coach in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate/Safety Captain/Coach in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No weekends as a MET Associate, great people to work with who are absolutely committed to the success of the team. The computer training and the hands on training is really good. My supervisor is incredibly helpful and is willing to listen to new ideas and open to implementing new ideas as well.

    Cons

    So far I do not have any Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Asset Protection Specailist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay better then any other company for Asset Protection, a lot of leisure, friendly associates,

    Cons

    Not a lot of room from growth in AP, DO NOT RESPECT COLLEGE DEGREES - demoralizing

    Advice to Management

    Dont micro management as much, get people promoted if they deserve it

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 12, 2015Client 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


  3. Asset Protection Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great work schedule
     can fun at time

    Cons

    Micro Management, politics, hard to promote. not too many available position to promote too.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    THD

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about home improvement, Good pay

    Cons

    Random hours; no set/ guaranteed schedule

    Advice to Management

    Challenge the people who have been there for so long. Too many people are comfortable and maintain an arrogant, tenure-like attitude.


  6. The Home Depot is a fast pace environment and can be very rewarding when the store is performing well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits, when the store meets or exceeds its sales goal the pay out is great for salaried managers. A salaried manager can bonus up to 25% of their yearly income and stock is awarded yearly which is on top of the 25%.

    Cons

    Work life balance, our busy season is spring and summer so this takes away from my time to golf and hang out with my friends on nice sunny days.

    Advice to Management

    More of a structured schedule for ASM's to create a better work life balance


  7. Helpful (1)

    management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees that I work with most of them are great and been here for a long time and are willing to help out with anything. The bonus checks are fantastic when you are way over your plan the training in Atlanta is fantastic over the top.

    Cons

    The hours for the managers suck 5 days a week 60 hours, and you open at 5 tends to be a long day, hours for coverage on the floor suck, you have a few employees that think they are the best and run the store , some of the store managers dont work the hours they are suppose to, and leave the asst.. to take the brunt work and hours. the training sucks, 10 different stores in a month period, and you get nothing out of it. They want to write up everyone for stupid reasons. You bring no knowledge really back from Atalanta that you can use in the store, because you dont have time to use it in the store. It sucks don't take this position if offered unless the Store Manager is fantastic and works with you and treats you like an equal and listens and sticks up for their asst. because we really run the store they don't.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your people that you have, and not take sides your Asst. run the store stick up for them


  8. Measurement tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Measurement Tech in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Measurement Tech in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great bosses, worked from home. Met a lot of people from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Only con is that I didn't have a car, which was stressful for me.

    Advice to Management

    They were great.


  9. Branch Installation Mgr

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were competitive for managers, not so much for subordinates.

    Cons

    You have no work life balance. They expect you to live and breathe work 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting good people leave and have HR do exit interviews to find out why so many are not happy working there


  10. no opportunity afforded

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    benefits and flexibility, raises annually

    Cons

    pay scale not equivalent to years worked

    Advice to Management

    value your people


  11. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized management, hatred/negativity, labor-intensive, less than a living-wage.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mea in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mea in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The only pro is set hours and the good few people on your specific team.

    Cons

    Nearly every Home Depot employee looks down upon you. Lots of racism to deal with. The position is much more labor intensive than your paycheck might show. No direction from management, the method is having to constantly assume and possibly be reprimanded later. All around a very soul-sucking environment and this is for the traveling team that visits different stores every two days. If your negative and egotistical, Home Depot is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees guidance, any amount of guidance. And pay the MEA's for the work they do. It's disgruntling knowing that the guy in the apron that won't even help a customer on the floor makes more than you while you break your back for 8 hours a day.



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