The Home Depot

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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
5,742 Reviews
3.3
5,742 Reviews
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
Craig Menear
116 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 29 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

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. We understand that our associates are the key to our success. We pay competitive rates and strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I absolutely LOVE working for Home Depot. It's a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No medical insurance for part-time people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within first instead of hiring people from without into management/dept head positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Poplar Bluff, MO

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

    Pros

    The management was very friendly, and actually cared about there associates. i would deffinitely work for this company in the future

    Cons

    Hard to move into management in this company, unless it is perfect timing, there needs to be more associate to management programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more associate to management programs and promote them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Home Depot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen and Bath Designer in Okeechobee, FL
    Current Employee - Kitchen and Bath Designer in Okeechobee, FL

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great Environment, work culture and benefits.

    Cons

    Starting pay is a little low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A bored cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Boardman, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Boardman, OH

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

    Pros

    enjoy the free gifts like sweatshirts and bags and things. like most the people I work with.

    Cons

    being a cashier is boring and is always the same. I would like multitask more and have some other things to do to keep me occupied when not ringing out a customer or assisting a customer. being forced to work outside in the winter below freezing with no switching off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to realize what the cashiers are stuck doing, like being forced to stand outside in December when it is below freeing and the cashier is stuck out there for 8 hours with only 45 min total of breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place, worth the effort

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Little people have a chance to prosper

    Cons

    Inconsistent stores, unrealistic expectations of metro areas compared to rural stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look at staffing standards and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Team oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented, work life balance, career opportunities if you work hard and ask for the challenge. Always apply yourself.

    Cons

    Pay, no negotiations on hourly employees, benefits are very expensive. No part time medical benefits. Only 25 hrs max if part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell associates often of career opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Garden Associate

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

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

    Pros

    You get to be outside and get to learn a lot about outdoor equipment.

    Cons

    It can be a lot o heavy lifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont leave a leave people loading by themselves on a busy day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Home Depot Garden Review

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work outside and be in a great enviornment

    Cons

    You have to do a lot of heavy lifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On busy days have more people helping out with loading

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I really enjoyed working for Home Depot they just weren't able to give me enough hours in the off seasons.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lawn and Garden Sales Associate in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Lawn and Garden Sales Associate in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are the Best. Every one in the store works well together and there are constantly social events planned to give that family atmosphere. You are in a nice clean environment and there is plenty of training to prepare you for your job.

    Cons

    I would have liked a little more one on one with my Manager for selling the larger ticket items like snow blowers and tractors. I never felt fully confident selling those items.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are listening to your associates so you can keep them informed as to there duties and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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