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The Home Depot Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
164 Reviews
3.0
164 Reviews
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164 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 254 reviews)

  • It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review (in 225 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to (in 170 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits (in 282 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's what you make of it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downey, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    You get great benefits. you end up meetting cool customers you get your regulars and all you want to do is give the best customer service you can it's tons of fun especially for your first job or so

    Cons

    Most people don't give it their all, some snitches and once i got my phone stolen in the break room and no one cared so it's a lot of pros and cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a chance to advance and stop favoring people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at the Home Depot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Van Nuys, CA

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

    Pros

    I am mostly independent, I choose when to take my own lunches and breaks. Good customer service is rewarded, and promotions come to those that work hard.

    Cons

    Associates who brown nose are allowed quite a few screw ups which I feel is unfair, getting recognized for hard work is not easy unless you are constantly seeking manager approval. Also Managers don't always back up associates when it comes to dealing with customers. You can spend twenty minutes to a customer that something can not be done because of store policy, but a manager will succumb to a customer's whims within seconds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The only positive thing is that they will hire and give you a place to work. There are some nice people to work with. Thats it

    Cons

    I work in the receiving department, unloading trucks, which is by far the hardest working job there. We are paid the least, there is little to no appreciation for hard work,. No incentive, no employee discount, all employees are part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show hardworking employees more appreciation. Pay better. Offer employees discount. Stop being such a cheap company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Feb 24, 2015Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the top down, The Home Depot believes the key to business is our commitment to customer service and creating an environment where all ... More

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  5.  

    MET

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Orange, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Monday throw Friday 5am to 1:30pm holiday pay off. Working in small team and working with your hand to building display

    Cons

    Waking up early and doing same task week after week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Jan 23, 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

  6.  

    No hours and bad pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Cool people and nice store

    Cons

    No training had to learn on ur own

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Feb 3, 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

  7.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    awesome lunches! so so so good!

    Cons

    horrible breakfast so so so bad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better chefs for my food!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Jan 9, 2015Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying over 10 years of employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!

  8.  

    It's Retail, But they are flexible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    GREAT job to have if you are working part time. They have always been pretty flexible with my work schedule, allowing me to receive my college degree.

    They normally start you above minimum wage if negotiated well.

    Great Benefits for all associates (401k, Stock Options, Dental, Vision) Medical only offered to full time associates

    Cons

    Management lacks communication skills.
    Dept. Supervisors try playing a bigger role than they are paid to
    Often directed by many people to do various things at one time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should train in courses on how to communicate with people. They need to understand that they need the associates to run a better business.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group ... More

  9.  

    More work less pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Lot Associate in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Contractor - Lot Associate in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Move around store not same spot all day. Kinda of a workout at times.

    Cons

    Working in sun all day or cold in the morning. Expected to do more then most. Called constantly from different exits to load customers. ( sometime 2,3 at a time while you are already working on a task or helping somebody at the moment.) You ask people if they need "help" but sometimes able bodied people stand around or get on phone while you lift their cement blocks or bags of cement. If you take a breather afterward a manager or head cashier may think you're just "standing around". You can get pulled to do other tasks in the store and most certainly these are THE TASKS THAT NO ONE ELSE WANTS TO DO!!! Told that you need to move faster BUT you look around at all other employees and they walk slow and stand around!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more pay to people that are expected to work harder lift heavier things. Why are lot techs expected not to stand around but for people inside it is perfectly ok. Treat people equally!! I have not read anywhere that some people are excluded from lifting or getting a bit dirty be FAIR BE EQUAL!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. We understand that our associates are the key to our success. We pay competitive rates and strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to shop but horrible to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Tustin, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ok for a part time job

    Cons

    low pay, different hours all of the time. Early, mid day, close never have the same schedule. Low pay...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management philosophy doesnt work. Management can't be friendly with workers. This isnt the military relax...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Our associates and managers alike are essential parts of The Home Depot’s network. We appreciate your feedback.

  11.  

    Good workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Whittier, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay was very good. When the store was slow, the days feel like they would drag really bad. But when it was busy, it went by very quick. Sick time and Vacation time. They do have health benefits.

    Cons

    The non set work schedule. They failed to call associates in when someone would miss work.

    Recommends

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. “Taking Care of Our People” is one of our core values. We try our best to accommodate our associates’ needs.

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