The Home Depot Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
Craig Menear
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Pros
  • The pay allows part time workers to survive at below poverty levels (in 254 reviews)

  • Good benefits (we wil see what the new BCBS plan holds) (in 225 reviews)

Cons
  • days per week - So bad work/life balance (in 170 reviews)

  • benifits are minimal for part time employees (in 282 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (52)

    Changed my opinion about retailing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Home Depot has a solid moral compass. They aren't about sacrificing their ethics for the sake of a sale, which I love. They also hire a diverse group of people and give a lot back to the community. They offer a lot of benefits and little treats for their employees. Although they push their associates to meet quota, they're realistic about what can and can't be accomplished.

    Cons

    Home Depot has two different sides to it. Store associates and those of us considered "store support" who are payed by the vendors but work in the stores 100% of the time. I constantly hear about how store associates are stressed out by management and their hours are being rearranged a lot, cut, and they often are stretched thin due to lack of full staffing. "Store support" associates who do merchandising have it better than those who work in specific departments. However, you never really gain knowledge unless you have the time to look things up and read packaging.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting associates based off of favoritism.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 29, 2015Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the top down, the key to business at The Home Depot is our commitment to not only customer service, but to our associates. Because taking ... More


  2. Helpful (12)

    Great Summer Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Copiague, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Copiague, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Home Depot does not only pay their employees better than most companies; the management truly cared about their associates and the customers. The positive environment definitely made me excited to work for such a great company.

    Cons

    Some of the contractors definitely can make female employees uncomfortable sometimes. However, my fellow coworkers nor management ever made me feel uncomfortable.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good co

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good pay, nice benefits, nice facilities

    Cons

    lots of turnover within company, want SMEs but no time to learn, lots of mandatory events that interfere with day to day , poor work life balance, overbearing managers

    Advice to Management

    be less rigid

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 29, 2015Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group ... More


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  5. Great Company

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

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

    Pros

    The MEA hours are great 5am-2pm M-F , Very easy job just stocking and cleaning , and bonuses every 6 months.and easy to move up

    Cons

    Very strick on not being late , very low raises , problems between MEA and store associates and not much appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Get better raises for your associates , treat associates like they mean something and be more lenient on excusable tardys


  6. For retail, this is a quality job.

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

    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

    Nice coworkers, fun work. Stock options.

    Cons

    Department heads don't lean on the weak employees and try to develop or motivate. Instead, they add more work to the strong preformers. Mobility upward is minimal unless you move stores.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more interdepartmental communication between shifts. This will decrease product loss and employee frustration. Also, coach those employees that are not cutting the mustard. If they don't start meeting expectations, cut them loose. We can be better!


  7. cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    meet new people, friendly, hours

    Cons

    rude customers, rude crew members, disrespectful head boss

    Advice to Management

    I'm a very HARDWORKER, ALWAYS ON TIME, VERY FRIENDLY, I LOVE BEING A TEAM PLAYER


  8. Merchandise execution associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work. I have worked for any different companies and worked many different retail chains and they are so much different. They promote building real relationships with your boss. I have been working here for two months and we have already been bowling as a team and the boss treated us all to lunch once.

    Cons

    The store is always horribly understaffed on the store side. I have customers who walk to me asking for help such as cutting keys, cutting shelves, things I have not been trained in at it feels like an act of Congress to find someone who can train them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work by providing great benefits and making your employees feel like they are cared about. You guys really need to work on properly staffing your stores. One associate who has to cover both plumbing and housewares is ridiculous and will make your employees unhappy.


  9. I Love This Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    I work in outside sales for The Home Depot. My hours are flexible, and I work on straight commission. As many others have stated, this company has a terrific moral compass. The management and staff that I interact with on a regular basis are the most honest, ethical and helpful people I have ever worked with. It is a pleasure to be able to represent a company where I do not have to ever apologize for how they treat customers.

    Cons

    Working on commmission through slow seasons has its challenges however, the rewards of working for this company far outweigh any negatives.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever change your customer oriented focus. Employees and customers recognize and appreciate it.


  10. Great Flexibility!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Store Manager was very nice in accommodating the work-family balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the pay is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay! Who could possibly survive on $9/hr.


  11. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at The Home Depot (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discounts extend beyond the store.
    Friendly Co-workers

    Cons

    Pushes you to sign people up for their credit card or membership.
    Pushes you to request people to review your performance.



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