The Home Depot - 70 hrs a week to earn $35,000 year in an oversaturated sales position that requires self generation of leads. | Glassdoor
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"70 hrs a week to earn $35,000 year in an oversaturated sales position that requires self generation of leads."

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Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

Pros

It has some decent products for those who can afford

Cons

training is lacking. management is non existent. sales rep is responsible for lead generation, no vehicle reinbursment, crummy insurance, extremely competative market, to many sales people in regions, hand written paperwork that is personally processed from beginning to end and then faxing.About 20hrs a week doing paperwork. 30 hrs driving to sales, 20 hrs handing out flyers at front of Home Depots. regardless of efforts, constantly demeaned and treated like a child. 6 months before getting paid commissions. very disappointing and frustrating. 70 hrs + a week and considered part time.

Advice to Management

Respect the sales force as the life blood of the operation. Don't over hire and over saturate a region. Build on strengths and don't threaten sales force like they are children. Follow through with training and don't leave us learn as we go and by mistakes.

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "play by the rules only"

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    Former Employee - Contractor Sales in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Contractor Sales in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is good to start
    low physical maintenance
    good hours
    nice coworkers

    Cons

    hard sales
    have to cashier and work with money
    only have 1/2 a day to work on quotes
    have to go through alot of corporate hoops
    treated like livestock not people aprons on the floor


  2. "Ideal for part-time work to an extent"

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent pay, etc.

    Cons

    Some lack of communication, secretive promoting of department supervisors and even assistant management that hinder equal opportunity for growth internally and maybe even externally.

    Advice to Management

    Before expressing concern of actions with subordinates, be an example. Associates look to their leaders as what they are: leaders. You cannot talk down to someone about doing something incorrectly when there is plenty of room for improvement on several levels. Also, allow associates to be promoted based on merit, not the amount of brown-nosing.

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