The Home Depot Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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. Helpful (51)

    Changed my opinion about retailing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Home Depot has a solid moral compass. They aren't about sacrificing their ethics for the sake of a sale, which I love. They also hire a diverse group of people and give a lot back to the community. They offer a lot of benefits and little treats for their employees. Although they push their associates to meet quota, they're realistic about what can and can't be accomplished.

    Cons

    Home Depot has two different sides to it. Store associates and those of us considered "store support" who are payed by the vendors but work in the stores 100% of the time. I constantly hear about how store associates are stressed out by management and their hours are being rearranged a lot, cut, and they often are stretched thin due to lack of full staffing. "Store support" associates who do merchandising have it better than those who work in specific departments. However, you never really gain knowledge unless you have the time to look things up and read packaging.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting associates based off of favoritism.


  2. Helpful (12)

    Great Summer Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Copiague, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Copiague, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Home Depot does not only pay their employees better than most companies; the management truly cared about their associates and the customers. The positive environment definitely made me excited to work for such a great company.

    Cons

    Some of the contractors definitely can make female employees uncomfortable sometimes. However, my fellow coworkers nor management ever made me feel uncomfortable.


  3. Bilingual Cashier

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

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Good benefits for part-time employees

    Cons

    not cons to say of them


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  5. Good co

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice benefits, nice facilities

    Cons

    lots of turnover within company, want SMEs but no time to learn, lots of mandatory events that interfere with day to day , poor work life balance, overbearing managers

    Advice to Management

    be less rigid


  6. Great job for students

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

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, worked with me to accommodate my school schedule, nice coworkers and managers

    Cons

    No real drawbacks... Decent pay for those with no education or experience. My last year working here was 2007 but prompt will not allow you to go past 2011... This job allowed me to work while getting my bachelors, very flexible and nice management


  7. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service Desk Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Success Sharing, fun environment, comfortable uniform

    Cons

    Pay, hours, flexibility, turnover rate


  8. sales

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

    I worked at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    Easy to work when you want to

    Cons

    Managers, customers, vendors, long hours, no promotion

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work


  9. The Home Depot Garden Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Colma, CA
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Colma, CA

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work at during college. Very Flexible hours for students. Learn many "do it yourself skills." They also offer benefits and vacation to part time workers

    Cons

    Many competitive co workers that try to "look" better than you when managers are near by. Some managers needs to lessen up their attitudes when communicating with lower employees

    Advice to Management

    Management should host more meetings in store. During meetings, don't only talk about tasks and goals. Management should plan events to make the store bond as a team because communication is key to a good working environment.


  10. Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Strong customer service focus
    Decent Benefits
    Great Bonus program

    Cons

    60 hour weeks
    difficult work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Need to support store leaders.


  11. Millwork Specitalist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    >6 Hours of work time gets a lunch, Friendly coworkers, Awesome management, benefits for all employees after 90 days

    Cons

    The customers can be a real pain in the butt. Customers expect you to know the entire stores contents and specific product knowledge on everything when its simply just not possible. Sometimes it can be a little understaffed with median range hours per week ranging from 24 to 33 hrs per week for part timers.



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