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"I have FUN working at the Home Depot!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Fort Collins, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

In my store, they are very good at trying to accommodate your schedule requests. It appears that the majority of employees like working there. As a permanent part time employee, you are able to get health, dental and eye coverage!

Cons

The automated scheduling system makes some really odd shifts - it's hard to remember your schedule because nothing is ever the same! The pay rate could be better. A small employee discount would be nice too, but I don understand the reasoning.

Advice to Management

Please listen to the store schedulers and try and get your programmers to make the FAST system work!

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "Exciting at first, then it wears off and all you're left with is resentment and and crappy hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Claremont, NH
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Claremont, NH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Training in all areas of the store
    -Bonus checks if your store makes plan
    -Benefits for Part timers
    -Friendly co-workers
    -Oppertunity for advancement if you befriend your management

    Cons

    -Management!
    -If you are part time, you are forced to cut your hours back significantly in the winter, management likes to cut people they aren't buddies with
    -High theft/Store losses
    -Full time means *full* flex, again, unless you are with the "in" crowd

    Advice to Management

    Respect everyone who works under you! You were there once yourself! Don't play favorites, it is not proffessional. These are people's lives you are playing with, not robots!


  2. "Frank may walk the talk but he us the only one."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A variety of positions/jobs will often allow you to find a skill set match if you are not sure what you may be best at.

    Cons

    Management that changes thier position on policies (you can't do that....two weeks later asking you to do that exact task etc.) Part time employees are used to manage the operating hours at the expense of the customers. i.e no one available to help customers as sales are down so the employees left on the floor are regularly expected to cover three different departments at once. Customers get upset as you are the only one available. You burn up the employees very quickly that way, leaving them dissatisfied and disgruntled with little or no desire to be at work except a paycheck.

    Part timers can not expect to budget funds with hours as low as 11 a week for some.

    Only three carreer positions Store manager,assistant store manager, asset protection.

    Employee reviews are extremely political and the department supervisors will unfairly influence reviews of people who do not work for them.- standards are not held equally for all employees by all supervisors.

    People who can perform tasks (physically able to lift heavy product or operate lift equipment) get abused as many who get paid higher wages (due to time with the company) are not able to perform these same tasks. No standard to be able to do the same minimum tasks exist. There is no incentive to continue to stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using FAST as an excuse, manage the schedule.- People end up working three departments in a week with hours all over the clock so sleep patterns are impossible. Moving a person from departent A to cover department B because that person is covering department C, when all are qualified equally is insane.

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