The Home Depot Reviews

Updated August 1, 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 (62)

    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.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 29, 2015 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the top down, the key to business at The Home Depot is our commitment to not only customer service, but to our associates. Because taking ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Head Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Schedule is good pay ok but could be better, benefits are good vacation time is great , the company is a very good company to work for they understand and try to help in anyway needed and they offer a wide range of opportunity

    Cons

    Some of the people coworkers are lazy and management is not the best, it all depends on what store you are at, the pay is ok but you can find better other places and moving up in the company is terrible


  3. I've Never Been More Pleased

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Loader in New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Pro Loader in New Smyrna Beach, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Scheduling Flexibility, Ease and comfort of voicing your concerns, Praise from management for a job well done. Always feeling valued.

    Cons

    The slow tedious process in which a bad employee is finally let go no matter how many complaints or occurrences.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct better background checks on future employees. Assign easier jobs and tasks for special needs employees. Squash all forms of favoritism before they create a difficult situation for current employees.


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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen and Bath Specialist in Pflugerville, TX
    Current Employee - Kitchen and Bath Specialist in Pflugerville, TX

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The everyday knowledge that you gain is great. The people you work with in general are awesome and just an overall good experience.

    Cons

    Its retail. All the cons that come with that. Random hours that include weekend and holidays. Of course the pay is low, just above minimum wage but still higher then other retailers.


  6. Customers are great!

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management is pretty good about not micro-managing the associates. The customers are great to work with. ssociates are fun group to work with.

    Cons

    Negative morale lately. Not enough hours, so alot of new hires, and ones who have been there awhile are looking at other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees bring up. If there are issues with a store's operations, dont shot out associates, but let them be part of a solution.


  7. Assistant store manager

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    Great place to work or build a career.

    Cons

    The people working in the stores can make it difficult at times.


  8. Good for those who want part time hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Ontario, CA

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

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

    Pros

    My Co-Workers where easy to get along with, good benefits, flexible hours.

    Cons

    People are lazy, hard to move up, managers play favorites, not enough hours, management slacks when it comes to hiring people, not enough workers on the floor to help customers, managers treat the freight team like crap

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, make it easier to become fulltime, keep more people on the floor to help customers


  9. Nice part time gig

    • 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

    They are very flexible with my hours, helps since i'm in college.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, hard to get full time,

    Advice to Management

    focus on your current employees, And not just the number of employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    MET Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Salem, OR

    I worked at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    The work was always different and presenting a new set of challenges for each night. That diversity meant you were constantly learning something new about how to set up and install things, which will come in handy down the road.

    Cons

    After the 4th store of the same projects as the previous 3, it does tend to get old, especially because of the lack of care given to the equipment you have to use (beams being bent to extremes/dented, lack of tools, etc.). When we were offered training for power equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc) we almost never got approved to actually do it because "we already have people qualified for that on this team" despite them not always being there and possibly wanting to move to different teams/job titles that would require said training.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have unrealistic expectations about how many projects your team can do in a night when many of them require 100+ hours of work put in. Also, don't assume that your associates know everything, and don't get frustrated at their dedication to finishing a project that took longer than estimated so it would be done correctly and not abandoned and passed on to the next guy.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 30, 2015 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience at The Home Depot.


  11. Great Summer Job!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fun working environment Good pay Great Customers Get to drive a forklift Easy to move up

    Cons

    Lots of heavy lifting!

    Advice to Management

    Give more people their forklift license



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