The Home Depot Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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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. Changed my opinion about retailing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. Best company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in South Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in South Tampa, FL

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

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

    Pros

    I was hired on the spot, and started three days later. I have loved working for the company, and it has great perks. The employees truly become your family and the benefits are great. There is so much room to grow in the company.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as much as up north, but cost of living is much cheaper, so I guess it evens out.

  3. Regional Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong values and ethics. Good people. Strong culture.

    Cons

    Typical long retail hours. Weekends and Holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating customers and employees very well.

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  5. Operations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oasm in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Oasm in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and bonuses opportunities. Family type environment. The company does a lot of great things for its communities and associates.

    Cons

    For salaried mgmt, lost family and personal time is more than I originally expected.

  6. Sales Specialist; Appliances, K&B, Flooring

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company that treats their hourly with more respect than any other retail or big box company by offering full benefits, vacations, 401k, etc., as well as profit sharing bi-annually.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is a company or a manager criteria, but scheduling 7 to 10 days in a row and shifts that are only 8 hrs apart from ending one and beginning the other is very grueling and not efficient.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

  7. Pretty Good - Just Started

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Friendly people, I just started but so far so good
    2. Great benefits
    3. 2 bonuses a year
    4. Opportunity to advance
    5. Great training techniques, you simulate training on the computer for a couple days

    Cons

    Too many management positions, who is who?
    Need to be paid more, cashiers dont make as much. There's nothing else I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work! I can't speak for all the stores but my store is pretty cool so far.

  8. Lot Attendant

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    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly staff, near our home and can ask for block out if neede

    Cons

    During busy days, may need to add more attendants during summer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the benefits and more thorough distribution of shift

  9. Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneur spirit culture along with great family atmosphere. Communication between Store Manger and Assistant store manager was awesome at my store.

    Cons

    Breakdown in Plano-gram communication (setting the Ad on Wednesday night) between stores.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the Orange spirit and have fun.

  10. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Home Depot

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for and one that really values their employees and the community.

    Cons

    None that come to mind. Every company will have some cons, but nothing outside of the norm for a company of this size.

  11. paint dept associate/night operations

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    Former Employee - Associate/Night Operations in Stoney Creek, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate/Night Operations in Stoney Creek, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    enjoyed assisting customers and the physical work involved in keeping the dept stocked. Night crew was great .. loved the physical work behind the scenes.

    Cons

    not everyone had the same work ethic as I did

    Advice to Management

    Department manager paints .. when you make a rule or decision.... stick to it!!

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