The Home Depot Reviews

Updated April 20, 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 (18)

    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. kitchen specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    no pressure, very considerate of personal life, accomadating

    Cons

    frequent schedule changes day shift to night shift

  3. Helpful (1)

    lumber building

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    Current Employee - D22 Sup in Key West, FL
    Current Employee - D22 Sup in Key West, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    bonuses and friendly staff also doing stuff for the customer

    Cons

    secluding closing at 10 when its slow should close at9pm

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work

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  5. Floor specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Flexible hours while completing degree and internship

    Cons

    Lots to learn but good people to learn from

  6. Pumbling Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, great benefits, good culture.

    Cons

    Limited hours, during winter very few customers

  7. A Great Job for me

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    Former Employee - Floor and Wall Associate in Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Floor and Wall Associate in Murrieta, CA

    I worked at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    Benifits are very good if you are full time. The management is to be expected to be strict on the rules, but if you are conscienses and honest with them they will be good to you. They have very friendly people working there and the training when I was there was excellent. I retired from the company in November 2010 and since then I understand the trianing has changed.

    Cons

    It's a job with nice working conditions unless you are not prepared for some of the surprises, like a propane forlift drives by you inside the building once in a while and the fumes are hard to take. They try not to drive to much with those kinds of lifts in the building but use the electric lifts instead most of the time. I never felt much pressure from management because they saw that I understood the rules and obeyed them.

    Advice to Management

    It is hard to give advice to a manager not knowing if you do will he or she look down on you as a person with loose lips and a trouble maker. You can send secret messages to cooperate without that manager knowing and hope for the best.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Energetic and Exciting

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Internal Communications in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    If you get on the right team and in the right department, it's so much fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work/life balance isn't so balanced.

    Advice to Management

    If one wants to move up, sometimes there's a block due to outsourced employees with work visas that are getting paid less than US employees. This practice is hindering job growth for US employees.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Helpful (8)

    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.

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