The Home Depot Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
5,262 Reviews
3.3
5,262 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 243 reviews)

  • It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review (in 219 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to (in 162 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits (in 278 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Florida, FL

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

    Pros

    401k with match, salary, benefits, stock options/grants, paid vacation, some flexibility is writing schedule,

    Cons

    work life balance, hours can be excessive, steps to take to advance beyond store manager are never clear and constantly changing,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 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.

  2. 27 people found this helpful  

    We quit people not companies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Part Time Job Ever

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

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

    Pros

    The company makes an effort to take care of their employees. There is a lot to learn, and different ways to shape your career.

    Cons

    Better training when it comes to product knowledge and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with associates is vital!

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

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist

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

    Pros

    The managers work with you when it comes to family issues and treat you with respect

    Cons

    It's retail ... never have a set schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other companies are able to give a set schedule to their full time employees ... wish this company would take a look at 4 on, 2 off schedule ... that would rotate weekends and be a very fair way to accommodate personal planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    cashier/customer rep/pro rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative/Pro Representative in Fairfield, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative/Pro Representative in Fairfield, AL

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

    Pros

    good oportunnities/ benifits, meet alot of people

    Cons

    staanding on concete floor for hours straight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    she doing an excellent job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great customers, great management, hard workers,

    Cons

    Tough job, emotionally tough, tough high standards.
    I really liked it here but some things need to be a little softer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go easy on those having a hard time. Nobody's perfect, someone is going to be late or gone sometimes, we all make mistakes.

  8.  

    Good people decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    training for different areas of store

    Cons

    bad starting pay, part time associates limited to 29 hours max

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get what you pay for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    This company has advancement opportunities. Enjoyed my time here. Managers friendly and encouraging. Quarterly bonuses. Nice benefits. The hours were good.

    Cons

    Not enough overtime. The rules were not adhered to as much as they should have been

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive attitudes.

  10.  

    Love It

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    great company to make a career out of.

    Cons

    like any other company - pockets of poor management

  11.  

    Growing and stable company that takes care of their employees

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, stock purchase plan, good people

    Cons

    Too much put on shoulders of mid-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better partnerships with senior management and department supervisors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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