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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
5,724 Reviews
3.3
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 29 people found this helpful  

    started at the bottom now we here...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    District Visibility, company provided laptop, Iphone, Tablet
    Meet lots of great people people including CEO
    Training trips to our HQ in Atlanta, all expenses paid for management
    Be a part of a team and feel that I make a difference
    Fast paced environment
    Tons of potential for job growth and promotions
    Give back to the community
    Love our company values
    Get to kick Lowes butt all day everyday

    Cons

    Lots of hours for management
    Low starting pay for hourly associates
    Horrible and expensive health benefits
    Deal with bosses that steal ideas for their own benefit
    No employee discount
    Deal with customers that you just want to smack up side their head sometimes
    Pay is OK but should be better for all especially hourly associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting people in leadership roles that can only talk the talk but can not walk the walk.
    Some of the people that work in Atlanta at our HQ are stuck up snobs. Get over yourself!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I absolutely LOVE working for Home Depot. It's a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No medical insurance for part-time people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within first instead of hiring people from without into management/dept head positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Poplar Bluff, MO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management was very friendly, and actually cared about there associates. i would deffinitely work for this company in the future

    Cons

    Hard to move into management in this company, unless it is perfect timing, there needs to be more associate to management programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more associate to management programs and promote them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place, worth the effort

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

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

    Pros

    Little people have a chance to prosper

    Cons

    Inconsistent stores, unrealistic expectations of metro areas compared to rural stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look at staffing standards and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Flexible very good hours and the customer service is the best in the industry.

    Cons

    It gets very slow sometimes and so hours are sometimes cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great however I think better benefits are needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I love working at Home Depot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Advertising in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager Advertising in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Security. Great opportunities to grow in the company. If there is a job you are interested in you can find it here.

    Cons

    It is a tough environment. It's not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great company to work for that offer it's employees profit share.

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    offers profit sharing and discounts o.n a wide genre of merchandise and services

    Cons

    The pay is not so great-low wages unless u are in management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Still living the "tire" story values!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    The first time I wrote my name on an orange apron; little did I know my life would never be the same again. I am not only a super awesome home improvement queen, but I am a better person because of the values HD instills in its Associates. If you read a bad review about this company; the people who wrote them didn't have what it takes to bleed orange! I walked into that company with little communication skills and an attitude as big as one could get. I didn't know how to accept positive feedback or even how to recognize when someone was trying to help me. Sure I learned all the expected job functions, but for the first time in my life, I knew what a family felt like. I learned loyalty, love and respect. As silly as it may sound, it's almost like I went to "soul rehab". I am a better person because of that place. This company is one which doesn't begin with the customer as most do; but its people's happiness. I was paid very well, and BONUS: I loved my job! I started in department 59 as a sales associate, but later cross trained in departments 24,26,27,28,29, and 90. My schedule wasn't great but being trained in other areas gave me plenty of opportunities for extra hours. There is never been a dull moment and there is always something to do or someone to assist!

    Cons

    Currently, no matter the circumstance, an employee who has been terminated is ineligible for rehire. I pray for someone to revise the rehire policy. Deciding whether an employee can be rehired should not rest in the hands of the manager who made the decision to terminate an employee. I was a dedicated, hardworking individual who IS STILL loyal to HD. I watched too many good Associates lose their jobs because a new manager believed the only way to prove themselves was by terminating people. The final decision should be agreeable to all ASM's, Department managers and HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider second chances. I would be honored to put my orange apron back on and put the competition out of business!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I love this company!

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything is great! There is excellent opportunity for growth here

    Cons

    The health coverage is a bit much. The company charges a lot per pay period for medical coverage for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Department Representative

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

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment in which the managers work with you to develop your skills and increase store sales.

    Cons

    For part-time employees, the schedule is made three weeks in advance, so for college students requesting time off is sometimes difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to weed out some of the lower performing employees, an employee review every few months could help develop the employee better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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