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"Teradata DBA"

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Current Employee - Teradata Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Teradata Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at The Home Depot (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great exposure to a lot of new technologies.

Cons

A lot of work. Sometimes bad team atmosphere.

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

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    "A Crumbling Empire"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Slidell, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Flexible schedule - Most managers are more than willing to accept most personal needs, rather it be school, sickness, family emergency, or general time off, all these areas are generally well met. Although not perfect, still above average.
    * Lots of training for those willing to learn - Home Depot offers extremely high levels of training pertaining to home improvement. With enough time anybody can become a professional by working with these company training sources, contractors (customers), and hands on company products.
    * Potential for long term management growth and development - while landing a management position is extremely difficult, Home Depot develops extremely strong managers that have an extremely high understanding of basic and even moderate levels of business management, and finance. I myself learned more at work about business than I did in college. If you're willing to learn, and partly due to extreme micro managing (which in this sense is a good thing) anybody can grow to be an amazing manager. However if you don't put in the appropriate time and effort you will not prosper with the company.

    Cons

    * Completely incompetent managers at all levels - this is probably the biggest con with the company. I have worked at several places in my career and no job is perfect but Home Depot has got to have the most incompetent managers across the board. The only reason these "managers" keep their job is because they play the "buddy system" and CYOA (cover your own a$$). Basically if you're not on the in crowd then you're on the out crowd meaning a potential target for harassment and termination. I've seen it time and time again, and even myself have been forcefully apart of this completely unethical, and unmoral business practice. THIS MUST STOP!!! Staff walks around with no trust in upper management and in either general fear of their jobs, or feeling so beat down that they could care less if fired. This is a problem that must be fixed.
    * Extremely poor compensation compared to companies past - Home Depot used to be the gold standard for compensation. Back when minimum pay waws $5.50 an hour Home Depot started at 8-12 dollars an hour and specialist were adequately compensated for their skills grossing in $20 an hour. Now the pay is a joke, Home Depot offers new hires as little as possible with work loads mountains high. New employees generally don't care about their jobs, or customers cause Home Depot has become just that "a job" it's no longer a "career".
    * Little to no ability for promotion due to stagnation in the company - gone are the days of being able to be a top performer with the ability to be promoted to Store manager within 5-10 years. Now it takes 5-10 years just to make a lowly department manager, let alone assistant or store manager. The company is stagnent with little to no opportunity for growth. Those that are promoted are usually promoted due to the "buddy system" rather than due to actual performance. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!! Too many hard working, extremely intelligent people are being passed over for incompetent kiss butts that have ZERO leadership skills, and even worse management skills. Ever notice how bad customer service is or how bad stores look compared to your top competitor Lowes, having worked for both companies I can attest that Lowes, while not perfect, has a much better mindset in this area and doesn't allow incompetent managers. Stores are much cleaner, neater, organized, with a higher moral rate in staff, and higher retention rate.

    Advice to Management

    WAKE UP!!! You're laying off staff (rather it be by falsely terminating employees, true termination, or true layoffs) left and right and replacing them with lower paid care free lazy bums. The strategy of reducing cost by reducing salaries, by cutting highest paid people (often longest tenured) is obscene. Customer service has reached an all time low, and you continue to make things worse. This coupled with skeleton staffing stores is drivings customers out not in. Home Depot used to be a proud employer that paid people well over minimum wage for their expertise and experience, but now it's just another retailer trying to make the CEO richer. Until this is fixed the company will never reach the former glory it once sustained.


  2. "3 year employmenl under 2 store managers. 2nd is ego maniac, micro manager."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is OK. An amazing variety of interesting employees from around the world, many with advanced degrees from their country.

    Cons

    Upper management. Spys for management. Scheduled hours can be anywhere from 5am until midnight.

    Advice to Management

    Pettiness causes resentment. Fix scheduling issues instead of saying how great it is. Lose the ego. Fear should not be the primary motivating factor used.

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