The Home Depot

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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
5,513 Reviews
3.3
5,513 Reviews
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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13 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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  1. 19 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
  2. 40 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Great ESPP and 401k plans. Th onsite gym is a nice added bonus. Work life balance is noted and acknowledged by the majority of management.

    Cons

    Big Company, can be easily overlooked

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    freight Ops

    • 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

    great people, reasonable schedule, nice benefits

    Cons

    not much room for Growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good mindless work

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

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    I was a cashier when I worked there. People are great once you get to know the workers. Good job for people in school, just show up and do your job, nothing extra required.

    Cons

    Customers, fast pace work, grumpy construction workers, early mornings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

    • 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

    Really great company to work for overall.

    Cons

    Not very many good choices when it comes to employing management team. Lack of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors with people skills!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work for first job and post-retirement job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great opportunities, nice co-workers and bosses, satisfying job

    Cons

    Tough work, inconsistent hours, occasionally deal with rude people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More supervision could be good if applied properly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great place to work

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    great people, pay and opportunity

    Cons

    concrete floors hurt my feat and back. get back brace and good shoes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't ever change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Overnight Stock in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Overnight Stock in Natick, MA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. Pay is decent. The benefits are incredible.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult and hard to understand. Don't really follow what I've learned on training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenges of work and customers is consistent. Great environment for all.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Opportunity to show your strengths.

    Cons

    Some of the coworkers are not able to help others.

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