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"Low wages, good opportunities."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Freight Associate in Hialeah, FL
Current Employee - Freight Associate in Hialeah, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If you work hard and show interest in operations (the running of the business), there will be many opportunities for advancement.
Extensive training, including video classes, literature, hands-on demos and, occasionally, large convention-style shows.

Cons

The vast majority of available job positions are part-time (16-20 hours per week).
You will need to be very flexible with availability and physical readiness.
Wages are competitive yet insufficient for the type of work involved (Heavy lifting, lift truck operation, rude customers, fast-paced routine, irrational sales goals for specialists).
Benefits are mediocre at best.

Advice to Management

Improve medical benefits coverage. Open up more full time slots for freight and receiving associates. Study local consumer trends more in-depth, specially special-order purchasing and kitchen design costs. Focus more on asset-protection best practices and add more police detail to stores in or around neighborhoods with high crime rates.

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "Nice place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its pretty easy to move up if you work hard

    Cons

    people around you are absolutely ignorant of life and their job

    Advice to Management

    promote people regarding their skills and hard work not the years they have been with the company


  2. "Not a career choice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales in Concord, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexability in scheduling for personal reasons BUT the needs of the store/company come FIRST. Used to pay very generously but now, like most companies, gets away with minimual wage and part-time/temporary hirings. The people on the floor are the store/company they can be like a big family, the management rarely stays in one store more than 2-3years often 6 months.

    Cons

    Could work a shift starting anytime from 5am to 2pm, have left at 11pm and been back in at 5am. Total lack of imagination/ initiative on part of management (do as told by corporate).
    The term "tenured' does NOT compute: the management sees no difference between 18yr olds fresh off the street (who make mistakes/misrepresentations/just don't know what they are talking about) and long serving associates with years of experience that don't make those mistakes and can relieve the management of a lot of the daily headaches/duties/responsibilities.
    Part of the managements bonus comes from keeping store's staffing to minimum so don't be surprised to find yourself alone in a department with lots of impatient customers.
    I have seen incidents where nothing positive was said to associates who gave 120% effort BUT when other associates were reviewed they were compared negatively to the overachiever

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating assocaites as disposable liabilities and start training MANAGERS who know how to measure and develop the VALUES and ASSETS of the associates (many of whom have more knowledge of the product that you do) Associates OFTEN have had customers return for purchases even if the competition had a better price because we gave them the straight story and knew what we were talking about.
    Realize this potential instead of just throwing money (refunds) into the craters (mistakes) created.

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