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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
5,382 Reviews
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5,382 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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  1.  

    A job is only what you make out of it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I'm sure like a every job, you will meet some people you like and some people you don't like. I met a lot of great people here and we spent time outside of work getting to know each other.

    Cons

    Management eventually got stingy with such things such as providing water, which was understandable because people got greedy and started taking advantage of it. You couldn't blame them for that but then they took it an extra step and stopped letting you bring your own beverage containers. That essentially meant that you had no water immediately available during peak times when you could get thirsty as hell talking to customers. DISCLAIMER: This could just be a store thing so it may not be indicative of the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't know what to tell management because it seemed like no matter what they did, people would find something to complain about people that is just the nature of retail employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 36 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. 4 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    department head garden

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great customers. Good in house training program, great emphasis on safety for customers and employees. Decent pay rates.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough, work every weekend, a lot of nights, some overnights when needed. Some managers are not too cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing staffing levels to improve customer service. Make the process to be promoted more transparent and provide more opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package. The care about associates and the community.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, associate retention.
    Workload can be heavy at times but associates pull together to get it done

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job

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

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

    Pros

    Meet new and exciting people, learn at home project and fun DIY activities!

    Cons

    Minimum hours at first, lack of full time positions. Other then that, not to much at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Home Depot is an enjoyable place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PASA in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - PASA in Hilo, HI

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

    Pros

    They offer great benefits as well as a good environment.

    Cons

    Work schedules can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always take care of your people and listen to them. Assist on the floor as needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great company to work, enjoyed my co-workers

    • 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

    Pros

    great schedule, there is flexibility with scheduling

    Cons

    hard to advance, I applied to a number of positions and never heard anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management can sometimes pick favorites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Company Values

    Cons

    Heavy contractors, sometimes Language Barriers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work if you like hard work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Everyone is helpful and friendly, tons of room for growth, and very flexible. You have to work hard if you want to progress.

    Cons

    Sales associates rarely in their assigned department upsets customers

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