The Home Depot

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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
5,976 Reviews
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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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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  1.  

    Pays well for a Retail job

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Milltown, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Milltown, NJ

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Compared to other retail establishments it pays pretty well. The top guys make about $35/hour and the low guys make about $9/hours. Those numbers aren't management either. To be considered to make $35/hour, you need to be a certified plumber/electrician. The low end is cashiers and youngsters. The average pay seems to be around $12 to $18 for most people.

    Teaches you alot about the construction industry and doing general repairs around the house.

    Cons

    Be prepared to get your hands dirty. Lifting and downstocking doors, 90lbs cement off the top shelf is common. The worst part is their "power hour". For 3 hours you stand around and help customers. This might not seem bad, but on a slow day, it makes the day long. We used to downstock during these times.

    Moving up can be quite tricky for college grads. If you don't want to move to Atlanta, your only chance to move up is assistant store manager/manager. Marketing, Finance, and all the good jobs are centralized in Atlanta. Managers don't need a college degree so the pool is quite large. I found that the only people that become managers have to either really tall, large/wide, and have to be pretty intimidating in nature. If your short and skinny, you might want to try eat more til you get a nice round burly figure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job for promoting from within, even a lot attendant can be district manager. I have no advice, to give

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Currently working as a full time Home Depot Sales Associate in Garden department.

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    Current Employee - Home Depot Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Home Depot Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Good Stock, 401K options
    - Great people
    - Company recognition system
    - Plenty of training and upward mobility opportunities
    - Good starting pay rate and annual raises, plus bonus and success sharing opportunities

    Cons

    - Difficulty working with personal time (Will not let you use at your discretion. Full days off for personal time, but no ability to use personal time to cover times when running late or if you need to come in late.)
    - Recognition can come in spurts, but is not consistent.
    - It is retail, you have to deal with a rotating schedule and it is hard to ever get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistently recognize the hard work of associates with Homer badges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Honest work, friendly people, great potential

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    Current Employee - Lot Associate
    Current Employee - Lot Associate

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly attitudes among employees, positive atmosphere, a lot of potential for learning and growth.

    Cons

    Low pay, hours are not as flexible as they should be, low hours especially in the winter months. Very physically demanding job for such a low rate of pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees' strengths and weaknesses and make sure that hard work is rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at homes depot had its ups and down. One of the locations I worked at was great while the other was miserable.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portage, MI

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

    Pros

    The Home Depot has decent benefits and profit sharing. Pretty flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Just a number in the organization. I never even had a conversation with the store manager, would be surprised if he knew my name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees and keep their best interest in mind and you just might come to find that they will do the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Worked at the Irving Texas location for a year. I learned a lot of skills working there. I recommend the garden center.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Irving, TX

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Its fun working in the garden center. You get to be outside. People are in a better mood during the spring season. You get tips sometimes. At one time I was making 30 bucks a day loading merch for customers.

    Cons

    You get moved around to different departments. Worse is electrical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does a good job most of the time. There are strong and weak mangers working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with excellent opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ICQA Supervisor in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - ICQA Supervisor in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and job security

    Cons

    Very political and benefits cost are 5 times higher than my previous employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most qualified should be considered over your friends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start your working life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Hardware Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    You will learn many neccesary skills for caring for your place of residence(remodeling, landscaping, etc.)
    Great bonuses
    Excellent opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, management is slow at resolving issues, rewarding employees for hard work and going the extra mile.
    Will not hesitate to terminate employees whom they consider 'liabilities'
    If you are in management, be willing to sacrifice your life outside of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore your former rewards program and share some of your profits with your employees. It shows you actually appreciate them for their hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Elk Grove Village, IL

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

    Pros

    Fairly simple job. Lots of interaction with customers

    Cons

    Not the greatest pay rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant/Loader in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant/Loader in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Employees treated well. Comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    None,except for a lack of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep-up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    None it's all good to work here because there is no cons at all here

    Cons

    It's all good! They are really nice and the work is a casual enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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