The Home Depot

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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
5,754 Reviews
3.3
5,754 Reviews
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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122 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are one of few companies today that provide part time employees with benefits (in 254 reviews)

  • It has a good benefits package with a chance to obtain 7% bonus if you have a good review (in 225 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance, so be ready to not see your love ones how you might like to (in 170 reviews)

  • Now they mostly hire only part time that offers very little in the way of benifits (in 282 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 29 people found this helpful  

    started at the bottom now we here...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    District Visibility, company provided laptop, Iphone, Tablet
    Meet lots of great people people including CEO
    Training trips to our HQ in Atlanta, all expenses paid for management
    Be a part of a team and feel that I make a difference
    Fast paced environment
    Tons of potential for job growth and promotions
    Give back to the community
    Love our company values
    Get to kick Lowes butt all day everyday

    Cons

    Lots of hours for management
    Low starting pay for hourly associates
    Horrible and expensive health benefits
    Deal with bosses that steal ideas for their own benefit
    No employee discount
    Deal with customers that you just want to smack up side their head sometimes
    Pay is OK but should be better for all especially hourly associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting people in leadership roles that can only talk the talk but can not walk the walk.
    Some of the people that work in Atlanta at our HQ are stuck up snobs. Get over yourself!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. We understand that our associates are the key to our success. We pay competitive rates and strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Evansville, IN

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

    Pros

    Team oriented, work life balance, career opportunities if you work hard and ask for the challenge. Always apply yourself.

    Cons

    Pay, no negotiations on hourly employees, benefits are very expensive. No part time medical benefits. Only 25 hrs max if part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell associates often of career opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I absolutely LOVE working for Home Depot. It's a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Peachtree City, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No medical insurance for part-time people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within first instead of hiring people from without into management/dept head positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Poplar Bluff, MO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The management was very friendly, and actually cared about there associates. i would deffinitely work for this company in the future

    Cons

    Hard to move into management in this company, unless it is perfect timing, there needs to be more associate to management programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more associate to management programs and promote them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Environment, open-door policy, executive roundtables, leadership

    Cons

    Could see how some departments may be too lax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    part time associate

    • 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

    Pros

    benefits are good for part time

    Cons

    limited hours for part time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice part-time job

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice team, great customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes confused planning - schedules could be better organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a bit more pressure on headquarters and get rid off the phone interviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great subordinates, but upper management was inconsistent

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

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    inconsistent messages from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have store managers deliver the same messages as well as district management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly work environment as long as you do your part

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly associates
    Customers are generally friendly and happy
    Store Management was friendly and did their jobs well

    Cons

    I wish I made more than $10 dollars an hour as a Garden Sales Associate
    Other associates don't always pick up the slack

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and department heads need to recognize when their employees have gone above and beyond. They should provide associates with verbal congratulations and support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Garden Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garden Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Garden Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    You get to be outside and get to learn a lot about outdoor equipment.

    Cons

    It can be a lot o heavy lifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont leave a leave people loading by themselves on a busy day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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