The Home Depot

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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
5,982 Reviews
3.4
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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205 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.  

    Amazing people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Depot Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Home Depot Cashier in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with. I think anyone would enjoy working with them. I'm a people person an its a great company.

    Cons

    Some of the people were hard to work with. But its a pretty nice place to work, so really its not to bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring more college student who love to work hard. Now you know how i feel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    i am disabled and can work 15 hrs a week and can not lift over 220 poundsi

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in West Claremont, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in West Claremont, NH

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

    Pros

    i have a very friendly attitude and need to keep busy. i know alot of things about wood, faucets and plnting

    Cons

    the heavy lifting i wish i could lift more, they do not ave many woman drivingforklifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more woman and treat them as equals like the men

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Corporate associate at SSC

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    Former Employee - Corporate Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Eligible for outstanding bonuses, especially if you are director or above. Out of country travel on business class.

    Cons

    Can be long hours.

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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cadhier in Batesville, AR
    Current Employee - Cadhier in Batesville, AR

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Supervisors are genuinely nice.

    Cons

    Almost all positions are part time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freight is a professional and fun atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is extremely laid back for our department, and although not everybody is friends, working together professionally doesn’t seem to be a problem. In the one instance I had an issue that required HR or management involvement, it was taken seriously and dealt with immediately. Our department demands constant communication and teamwork, and while it is something that we need to work on, the management and supervisors are always working with us to keep up to date on progress and any issues that come up.
    Safety is a major component to working freight, and it is taken seriously at this store. While I may consider using a ladder to carry a heavier item up to the overhead, there is always someone around offering to help or offering to use the order picker if needed.
    In general, this store carries a fun, friendly, and inviting sense of teamwork, which is a change from when I worked there a few years ago. Management and supervisors are easy to communicate with and accessible anytime, and hard work is noticed and congratulated via Bravos and other congratulatory avenues -- knowing others recognize your effort and professionalism really makes this store quite high in morale compared to other retail companies I’ve worked for.
    The pay increase for Freight’s base pay is a huge positive for me -- finally knowing that the store recognizes the hard work and effort for freight workers really makes working here more satisfying.

    Cons

    The balance of department hours and cross training was an issue with my previous time here and looks like it may be again. I wish to train in sales departments simply for product knowledge, not to switch departments. Being in the operations department and working 1-2 hours during store hours, it is hard for me to answer customer questions if I am not trained for a department. Generally I can call a department associate, but near the end of business hours there isn't always somebody readily available. I’d enjoy being able to help with more than just directing a customer to another person or to a specific aisle, but it would also be nice to have more sales associates cross trained or on the clock near the end of the night.
    Being part time has the drawback of not always knowing if I will be working 12 or 20 hours a week, and picking up hours in other departments isn’t an option yet as I lack training. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only issue I have currently with the store is the previously mentioned lack of employees during late evening hours (7 p.m. - close) that have the knowledge and are available. Scrambling to find someone to help a customer with specific questions and not always knowing who is on in each department each night can be frustrating to both customers and those who work behind the scenes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Bainbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Bainbridge, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Perfect training, career advancement, 401k. Just an awesome place to work

    Cons

    This is the best place I've worked. I really have no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hopefully there will be a change to upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    I love to be around building and design

    Cons

    Terrible pay for selling thousands of dollars of merchandise for company, no discounts for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know that the only reason you make any money its because you make it on the backs of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Could be better...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Robinsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Robinsville, NJ

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

    Pros

    The salary isn't bad and the benefits are extremely good for part and full time workers.

    Cons

    The management is slow on promises switching positions and to full time take more than a year to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get you house in order to accomplish your goals and stop stalling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good Experience for part time work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    Always Busy, Fun Place to Work,

    Cons

    Very Little Training, Training Videos were Horribly Boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The best company to work for ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier At the Home Depot in Avondale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier At the Home Depot in Avondale, AZ

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

    Pros

    At The Home Depot they award your hard work.

    Cons

    You start with a part time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the Home Depot, they always encourage you to try harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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