The Home Depot Reviews

Updated August 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. head cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wyncote, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wyncote, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a part time associate, they always have hours because of numerous call out. great flexibility

    Cons

    for part timers, hour are generate off of sales, some times you may not get hours or if sales plan isn't being met. you have you shift cut for the week

    Advice to Management

    think about the customers more and not the sales plan. when hours are cut. the customers suffer

    The Home Depot Response

    Aug 11, 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. Helpful (2)

    Easy to get Hired. Hard work for little pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can operate heavy machinery. Low expectations. Hard to get fired. Paid for mileage. Will take anyone who can pass a drug test/ background check (may be a con too).

    Cons

    No employee discount. Pay especially for the physical work often required for the overnight MET position. They give you this employee discount site that is for other stores not named home depot, but they are nothing that is all that special. Takes minimum of 2 years before you can sniff a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people more. They would probably get better employees and less turnover with better pay. Profit sharing is a joke. maybe getting $50 every 6 months wouldn't make try any harder to sell something.


  3. My Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansdale, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansdale, PA

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

    Pros

    The Home Depot is a Solid Company

    Cons

    Could provide more Training as stated

    Advice to Management

    more employee meetings

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 31, 2015 – 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


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  5. Not terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They pay a higher rate than most retail stores and give part-timers 30 plus hours. You are able to work independently.

    Cons

    Schedules are made by someone that is not in your department. You have to be fully available to work weekends. You are not trained well enough to answer many questions, and most customers are clueless and ignorant.


  6. Helpful (1)

    upper management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the benefits are good - most of the people are true to their word

    Cons

    management pays over time if you are willing to rat out your fellow employees - no matter right or wrong -most store general managers are incompetent and are in fear that you are trying to get their job - my GM thought that Italian Americans and Mexican immigrant's are the same because we are all the same color --- What !!!!


  7. certain general managers are illequiped

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Springfield, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Springfield, PA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great customers , most of the co-workers are great good benefits

    Cons

    back stabbing co-workers who are looking for promotions or an exit strategy


  8. Department Manger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sewell, NJ
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sewell, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, 401K, Profit sharing, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Always open, poor air quality

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  9. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager of Merchandising in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager of Merchandising in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none, I would not work for this company anymore

    Cons

    they know the problems but they don't fix them


  10. Helpful (1)

    It Is What You Make It

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active job, always on your feet Potential to learn so much about so many areas of home improvement Semi-flexible scheduling (Willing to work around second jobs) Promotions/department changing depending upon willingness and quality of work

    Cons

    No employee discount, mandatory weekends (but this is typical of most retail), fairly dirty environment (the job itself is a dirty one, comes with handling salt, cement, plants, etc.) Some entitled and perpetually grouchy customers

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show face and engage lower-level employees on a one-on-one face-to-face basis, even if it's only for a minute. Make an effort to get to know them a little and they'll in turn respect you more as a person.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 8, 2015 – Client 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.


  11. Flooring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flooring Associate in Glenside, PA
    Current Employee - Flooring Associate in Glenside, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, nice customers, fun work environment and you learn a lot.

    Cons

    No commission on sales, low pay

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 13, 2015 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear you are having a positive experience in your first year at The Home Depot.



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