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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
5,369 Reviews
3.3
5,369 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Team(Night) in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Freight Team(Night) in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Fast paced,ability to work as a team in meeting store goals,freedom to please the customer w/o management getting involved(to a certain point or limit)

    Cons

    the normal starting pay,sometimes it hard to locate a manager,FIRST phones never seem to be enough,no employee discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the improvements you have made(training,PK information,might want to consider updating the store customer use computers and the ones associates use for training and ESS)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 35 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. 2 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Evanston, IL

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work in various departments in the store. The pay is better as compared to other retail companies and the benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    The review process is not a good one. Prior to your DH writing your review, there is a round table discussion amongst all department heads who discuss your performance. Basically, it is a gossip session rather than just having your direct line supervisor and Assistant Store Manager rate your skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using that stupid round table approach to Performance Reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated me great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management, local to my residence, great co workers. I enjoyed 5 years working at the mahwah home depot. I worked in the appliance sales department and i was treated great

    Cons

    I do not have many cons about the job. During the slower winter months they did attemp to cut as many hours as possible, and full time posistions were rare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best Part Time Job Ever

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

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

    Pros

    The company makes an effort to take care of their employees. There is a lot to learn, and different ways to shape your career.

    Cons

    Better training when it comes to product knowledge and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with associates is vital!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Home Depot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Collinsville, IL
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Collinsville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company friendly environment

    Cons

    Get dirty at work sometimes and if you work in a position that you need to make a certain amount of sales in then you get some dirty people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel the appliance sales specialist should get commission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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