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"Home Depot is like family"

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kenai, AK
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kenai, AK
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Pros

Great team environment. great to work with the community on projects. associates care about each other like a family. the company invests a lot of time in training their associates to succeed.

Cons

getting time off as a saleried associate, annual review system seems unfair. having to meet percentages of certain ratings

Advice to Management

revise the rating sytem to NOT include requring the store to meet a percentage of o's, v's or I's. sometimes there are associates that deserve the higher rating, but there is no more room for them and they get held back.

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

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    "Authentic Home Improvement in the middle of one of the best corporate turnaround efforts since McDonalds"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Here a few reasons I like working at the Home Depot

    - The Brand - There is not a more recognizable name in Home Improvement. The Home Depot is authentic and real. If you want to redo your kitchen, install a garage door, and tile your bathroom all in one weekend - then you go to The Home Depot. If you want to pick out a pretty little lamp for your kids room - then go to Lowes.

    - The Real Estate - Home Depot did a tremendous job with their real estate position in the last 15 years. No other big box will be able to obtain remotely similar real estate in the top 10 Metro areas of the US.

    - International Growth - 10% of all revenue is now generated outside the US. The Home Depot now has a presence in Mexico, Canada, and China.

    - Cash is King - In one of the most horrible quarters (3Q08) in company history, The Home Depot still generated over $850M in cash. Compare this to other retail, autos or airlines.

    - The People - The associates at the store level are dedicated the customer experience. Without the individual behind The Home Depot apron - this company is nothing

    Cons

    I work in the corporate office (SSC) - I could easily mention the office politics that take place...but I would then have to mention the politics that take place in my church or my kids soccer league.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. It is easy to get caught up in the short attention span that exists on Wall Street but stay the course. You are in the middle of one of the best corporate turnaround efforts in corporate history. Be patient and Wall Street will follow.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for Home Depot is that they are very flexible with your schedule. They allow a great range of shifts to people that are just looking for part time work while their children are at school to other people wanting extra income that work 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Some downsides to working at Home Depot are not enough associates on the floor at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to associates' needs

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