The Home Depot Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
5,157 Reviews
3.3
5,157 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 236 reviews)

  • It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review (in 213 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to (in 158 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits (in 272 reviews)

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  1. 25 people found this helpful  

    We quit people not companies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Balch Springs, TX
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Balch Springs, TX

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

    Pros

    Great service project to community. Great Benefits that are far reaching beyond health and insurance. Great Coworkers and direct reports. Great opportunity to learn invaluable lessons about running a business and how to take a holistic approach to running an operational and profitable business. You will learn invaluable DIY skills as a perk. You will learn how to manage difficult situations both in house and with customers. You will learn how to grow as a business person and do the impossible.

    Cons

    Personal and professional growth hurts. It will tedious and exhausting. No matter your experience or aptitude, working at the home depot is exhausting. You will work for people who were promoted based on potential or their networking skills, not necessarily ability or application of good leadership. They probably wont have a business degree nor specialize in logistics, teaching, or communication. I personally have worked for great and very horrible bosses here. It's important to pick one's battles. Transfer until you find a solid Store manager and ASM team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be humble, and then be more humble, and then assess whether you create an environment where others feel welcome to bring you their feedback, and consider whether you meet their feedback with quiet listening or a rebuttal. I have a comprehensive understanding of business and have achieved daily and weekly consistently, but am consistently degraded and demeaned and my accomplishments are unrecognized or questioned. This past year I have worked for a prideful bully. In years past my store manager was one who I truly admired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ive been working at home depot for 10 months now and still employed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    very easy work, management team is awesome

    Cons

    must be flexible , scheduling is not good for a family person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great job job job job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburg, KS
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburg, KS

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

    Pros

    Everything was great no complaints

    Cons

    Nothing was a con yeah

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to report to management

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    The pay & benefits are good. It feels like a family, not just a job. The bonuses can be great!

    Cons

    Expectations can be hard to meet. Upper management makes frequent visits to the store & everything must be in order.

  6.  

    I love my job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, friendly co-workers and management, great support system, community volunteer programs, being acknowledged for your accomplishments, a lot of room to advance within the company, "success sharing" bonuses biannually for reaching sales goals

    Cons

    PTO starts after 1 year of being with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the management at my store. They were really helpful getting me started with the company. They will always smile and say hello every time I see them, and are available if I ever need advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Martinez, CA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Martinez, CA

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

    Pros

    I liked the hours I worked.

    Cons

    Being able to get the job done in the time desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give a little more time to get job done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, making customers happy

    Cons

    full time is hard to get

  9.  

    Its not a job its an adventure!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Being empowered to help customers with their projects leaves me satisfied. If you are a people pleaser , then this is the place to work. My experience with HD has been very positive. I get paid to Talk, Teach and empower people all day how cool is that? The opportunities for moving up are always there if you have the work ethic and drive. I personally have moved up fast in the company. If you want it you have to work hard to get it. Love my job and still like going to work every day.!

    Cons

    Pay scale should be balanced with experience and education. Unfortunately your college education and experience have no relevance. Eventually you can work your way to higher pay but that's with years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Key personnel. They are the ones who want your success as well as their own, Trust and employee retention are important factors in any successful business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard Work and Great Experience to be had

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment with big stores and big responsibility. Home Depot's pay structure exceeds in its compensation package. 401k match up to 5% contribution from associate ; Employee Stock Purchase Plan to purchase HD stock at a discount ; Tuition Reimbursement ; Commuter Reimbursement ; Cellular Phone plan discount ; Taking care of people is a huge value of home depot as well.

    Cons

    Open door office policy can make it difficult to get your word across, one would need to be persuasive and influential by nature to see growth and results. Very hard work at times, upside is there is always something to do. Tight Operating Profit structure means thin hours available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all are busy for different reasons. We have to give what we take in different ways so morale does not take a dive. Pay cashiers more (company president and CEO) so they have more stake in the company. Half of the customers don't even speak to an associate so trusting someone who is only making $8 / hour to impact VOC and your #1 goal is a step backwards.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great small company that has become a good large company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people and strong culture

    Cons

    Doesn't have that mission and passion that existing early on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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