The Home Depot Reviews

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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. 11 people found this helpful

    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)

    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.

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    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    Pros

    People are great as a rule.

    Cons

    Low pay for very physical work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    great place to work and shop at

    Cons

    very big with many products can make shopping lengthy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring a positive vibe to the work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Working at home depot was an amazing experience. I learned at little about each dept as a cashier.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, always busy.

    Cons

    Hard on the feet but if you find the right shoes you're good to go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Nice people low pay. This could be a good start for kids as well to complement your wages from a main job. A

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Richland, SC

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great environment, is nice to talk to all people and besides that is that you are active (if you are not lazy) an can walk to the store along many times. Your muscles will suffer at the beginning but after some time you will feel great if your user the proper shoes, it took me about 2 months to do this.(no more sores muscles).

    Cons

    lot of work, have to balance your times, but management is very accessible to request. Not everybody plays well a lot of the associates do the minimum they can. Other associates are great specially full timers. Some customers are AH but 99% of customer is nice people in my area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select the best candidates for specialist positions, no everyone is very engaged in their jobs, cross train people using the machines, make the fat girls walk, not just chat all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company, poor management

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Intelligent coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Very poor management. You will need to be educated in the department you want if you want a chance at full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR people employed at various stores are very manipulative and to much favoritism in the middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great coworkers, terrible management...

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    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Dawsonville, GA
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Dawsonville, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Dental and vision insurance, discount stock purchasing, overall great benefits and for part-time! Coworkers at my store are what make it so fun, great relationships

    Cons

    management is absolutely terrible, they want you to do a ton of work for really awful pay (better than min wage but still), and you only get to grow as a person if you kiss up to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees, don't set ridiculous and unachievable goals for people who have no control over their success (because of customers), and figure out how to give medical insurance back to part-time workers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Loyalty, great Management, opportunities and advancement

    Cons

    Vacation time, cost of health care

  10. I love working here! It began as just a paycheck but now it means so much more to me

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The company REALLY takes care of its associates. You can advance, but competition is fierce so you have to work really hard!

    Cons

    At the end of the day it is still retail and some of the customers can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would prefer more fixed timing but it is what it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Enjoy working for a people orientated employer.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay and chance for advancement

    Cons

    Picking up slack for sackers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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