The Home Depot Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
5,181 Reviews
3.3
5,181 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 241 reviews)

  • It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review (in 216 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 273 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 26 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.  

    Home Depot really cares about the people who work for them.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worker Bee
    Former Employee - Worker Bee

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The opportnities for advncement are there for anyone willing to work and who cares about customers.

    Cons

    Limited training other than computer based, you are basically thrown into the deep end of the pool with one swimmy on one arm and a brick taped to the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on training, a well trained associate is better equipped to take care of customers, and less apt to cause or suffer an accident.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Home Depot the PART TIME giant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Shirley, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Shirley, NY

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

    Pros

    Flex Schedule with great training, very customer oriented, all employes have profit sharing. Most employees work together as a team.

    Cons

    PART TIME ONLY!!! They stress how most of the higher ups start as cashiers and you can move up, however, if you don't start as a cashier when you are 18 and move up slowly, you will never get anywhere.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Home Depot is a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flooring Department/Special Services in Daphne, AL
    Current Employee - Flooring Department/Special Services in Daphne, AL

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

    Pros

    Store location is less than a half of a mile from my home. my last job was an hour and a half commute one way. training is webinar based. they have a good dental plan.

    Cons

    I worked for their flooring installation vendor for several years over a decade ago. I have been in the medical field for the last decade. When I got out of medicine due to healthcare reform and went back to the private sector, I found a lot had changed due to healthcare reform. Now only part time jobs are availiible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Garden Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Love my store and the peolpe I work with.

    Cons

    Parttime associates are not appreciate. They continue to cut hours losing valuable associated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hours based on associate performance and reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent hours and had a good manager. Was good for a college student for some extra spending money.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Good hours and other employees were very friendly. Were willing to work with my class schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. Not much recognition for hard work. Didn't feel like there were a lot of opportunities for growth moving forward in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Get in good with the incompetent bosses and you'll be on your way to the top

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brick, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brick, NJ

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    success sharing bonuses
    flexible scheduling for part timers

    Cons

    long shifts
    management feels the need to baby sit employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers are hired internally-- for a company like home depot this allows most of their managers to have little management training and outside work experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job job job job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Moving up within the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Great place to move up. Starting pay isnt great, but if you have ambition to move up, this is a great place. The move from with in and pay is very good.

    Cons

    Not great pay if your supporting a family and only plan to be a associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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