The Home Depot Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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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. Helpful (17)

    Freight is a professional and fun atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is extremely laid back for our department, and although not everybody is friends, working together professionally doesn’t seem to be a problem. In the one instance I had an issue that required HR or management involvement, it was taken seriously and dealt with immediately. Our department demands constant communication and teamwork, and while it is something that we need to work on, the management and supervisors are always working with us to keep up to date on progress and any issues that come up.
    Safety is a major component to working freight, and it is taken seriously at this store. While I may consider using a ladder to carry a heavier item up to the overhead, there is always someone around offering to help or offering to use the order picker if needed.
    In general, this store carries a fun, friendly, and inviting sense of teamwork, which is a change from when I worked there a few years ago. Management and supervisors are easy to communicate with and accessible anytime, and hard work is noticed and congratulated via Bravos and other congratulatory avenues -- knowing others recognize your effort and professionalism really makes this store quite high in morale compared to other retail companies I’ve worked for.
    The pay increase for Freight’s base pay is a huge positive for me -- finally knowing that the store recognizes the hard work and effort for freight workers really makes working here more satisfying.

    Cons

    The balance of department hours and cross training was an issue with my previous time here and looks like it may be again. I wish to train in sales departments simply for product knowledge, not to switch departments. Being in the operations department and working 1-2 hours during store hours, it is hard for me to answer customer questions if I am not trained for a department. Generally I can call a department associate, but near the end of business hours there isn't always somebody readily available. I’d enjoy being able to help with more than just directing a customer to another person or to a specific aisle, but it would also be nice to have more sales associates cross trained or on the clock near the end of the night.
    Being part time has the drawback of not always knowing if I will be working 12 or 20 hours a week, and picking up hours in other departments isn’t an option yet as I lack training. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.

    Advice to Management

    The only issue I have currently with the store is the previously mentioned lack of employees during late evening hours (7 p.m. - close) that have the knowledge and are available. Scrambling to find someone to help a customer with specific questions and not always knowing who is on in each department each night can be frustrating to both customers and those who work behind the scenes.

  2. Outside Sales Consultant HD Exteriors

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant for HD Exteriors in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Consultant for HD Exteriors in Gulfport, MS

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. good people, Great training, benifits and expectations.

    Cons

    Prices of HD Exteriors products to high for this area

    Advice to Management

    competitive pricing

  3. I am the Hardware Department Supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great ability to promote. If they notice your accomplishments.

    Cons

    Working retail hours. The clopen schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your high potentials, before they are snatched up by another company

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  5. Helpful (7)

    A lot of work for very little money.

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Lewiston, ID
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Lewiston, ID

    I worked at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    People are great as a rule.

    Cons

    Low pay for very physical work.

  6. Pro Account Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kenner, LA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kenner, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours, weekends off! Awesome work environment if you enjoy communicating with different people throughout the day.

    Cons

    Little to no benefits, might as well get your own personal insurance coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Look into investing/promoting your current employees rather than hiring someone from outside to come in.

  7. I enjoyed the company

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, hours couldn't complain about .

    Cons

    Management at this location wasn't that great

  8. Bilingual cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Very interactive, meet new people everyday. Also, you get to learn a lot about home improvement.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have any education, which makes them bad leaders.

  9. I work in the Freight Department, primarily stocking shelves and using lift equipment for heavier loads.

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great team atmosphere.

    Cons

    You can be required to work overnight shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  10. Easy job with nice perks

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    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Columbia, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Easy job
    Decent bonuses if your store does well, especially for full-timers
    You learn a lot

    Cons

    Common in retail, sometimes staff is short
    You could come in late or not come in at all, the penalty is the same

  11. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and helpful training you

    Cons

    My first week they gave me 6days off

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