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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
5,530 Reviews
3.3
5,530 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.  

    Always hiring because they are always firing...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy to get a job

    Cons

    If you want some kind of long-term employment DO NOT even think about applying. Think about this, go to any home depot then go back to them again about 2 months. Do you see the same employees there? If not, well now you see why they are always hiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit firing people over small stuff and realize that you can't fire all your long-timers with no consequences. That's exactly what happened to the now defunct Circuit City. They fired all the high-paying salesmen and replace them with cheap help. Well that sure didn't work out well for them. Take heed home depot if you keep up with the abuse of employees you will end up like Circuit City.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Home depot

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Aurora, CO

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Its a job. The associates are friendly. The Customers are friendly. You stay busy. Its a healthy social environment.

    Cons

    Everything, the management doesn't really care about the employees, they only offer part time unless you've been selected for full time, the pay is very low for the work being done in a warehouse like setting, scheduling is all over the place not allowing employees definite times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    wouldnt recomend anybody to work for them

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in East Meadow, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in East Meadow, NY

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

    Pros

    when i first started to work there was alot of experenice people but now most of them are gone homedepot it seems they dont want there employees to stay there too long anymore

    Cons

    schedule is terrible always boucing all over the place very hard to make any plans or spend time at family events unless you know about them months in advance and can request time off and hopefully get approved pay is not great and yearly raises are a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    terrible dont want to help you just want to pass the buck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Millwork Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Vacation is competitive with other companies
    Other than that, there is nothing else that I can see as a pro

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    New employees are being hired at minimum wage or just above
    Management for the stores are a bunch of lemmings
    Boasts excellent benefits, however 90% of the great benefits were taken away 10-15 years ago
    The remainder of the benefits are practically useless
    Does not care for their employees
    Any good that is done is purely for PR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of preaching about how you care for your employees, show it! Offer to pay people a living wage, and you might actually be able to hire worthwhile employees. The corporate greed needs to come to an end. This last hiring season was a complete joke. During an EOC survey, Management told us to look at Wal-Mart, and say "at least we're not as bad as them". My father always taught me to never compare myself to the worst person in the room, you'll only end up being the second worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to shop but horrible to work

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    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Tustin, CA

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

    Pros

    ok for a part time job

    Cons

    low pay, different hours all of the time. Early, mid day, close never have the same schedule. Low pay...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management philosophy doesnt work. Management can't be friendly with workers. This isnt the military relax...

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

    Nice staff. Poor management.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Glendale, AZ

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice staff. Everyone was able to work as a great team. A decent understanding of how to provide customer service.

    Cons

    Management is awful. They do not care about their staff. They look for the first person they can to blame. Scheduling sucks. They cut your hours, then call you in for coverage. I didn't mind but they need to get it together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff needs to be treated fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden in Lafayette, LA

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

    Pros

    Not bad for a temporary job. Would not want to work for The Home Depot for longer than a few months. Not really many pros at The Home Depot.

    Cons

    Working at The Home Depot is a Con in it self. Most of the employees are incompetent. The employees only do the minimum to get through their work shift. If you ever need to find a Home Depot employee look in the break room that's where you'll find them sitting down playing on phones and complaining about work. The management has so many issues, no communication, and they also seem to do only the minimum to get through the work shift. There is almost zero chance of getting ahead. Always too much work to finish, Always on your feet, physical labor includes cleaning, moving heavy objects often through out your work shift. There is never another employee around to help, no sense of team work at the home depot. Home depot is a big store and requires a lot of walking like your whole shift is always walking from here to there helping customers, carrying heavy objects for lazy customers, loading heavy objects for lazy customers. Always so much work and management expects you to do even more. Long 9 to 10 hour shifts even for part time. Crazy scheduling like working 9 to 10 hours closing and then opening the next day. This type of scheduling does not make sense it wears employees down quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the company train management better. All managers are unfriendly some have zero people skills. Management treats most employees poorly. Get better Management. There are no leadership skills with the management at Home Depot. This management is lazy, very lazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't get caught up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    If you have zero skills and experience it would be okay for a year or two

    Cons

    Schedule-Schedule Schedule They spread 29 hrs over 5 days to keep you from working another job.Everything is weighted toward the store with no consideration of workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, you are making huge profits and getting away with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Watch Out for the Lies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Orange, CA

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Learning the trade of home improvement. Understanding and learning about P&L

    Cons

    They will bate you in, and then lie. Manager do not have your back. Work you hard and the salary increase is no more than 10 cent for the year. You are luck if you get a 20 cent increase. They also play Doctor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lying. Tell the truth. The mgmt team and that is upper mgmt. is not always 100% correct. They play favoritism throughout the company. Check your HR upper mgmt. team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst Store Ops in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst Store Ops in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    THD has good benefits, stock options and well paid compared to comparable other positions in the Atlanta area.

    Cons

    The culture is very political and the work ethic forces very long hours of work and an uneasy work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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