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"Very positive and able to promote relatively quickly"

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Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people. Very hands-on. Learned a lot.

Cons

NO WORK BALANCE AT ALL! They require you to "bleed orange" meaning everything you do and everything you are is the company.

Advice to Management

Try to remember when you were younger, less knowledgeable, or just really stressed and have patience with your staff, and treat them like an equal.

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "Fast paced and very demanding."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to learn many parts of a business. If you like being busy all the time then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Work schedule is all over the place. Minimal development. Frequent turnover. Leadership training is very generic, nothing inspirational.

    Advice to Management

    Need more hands on training instead of just computer training and videos.


  2. "Stick to Paint, avoid Flooring Department at all costs."

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    Former Employee - Floor Associate
    Former Employee - Floor Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    So long as you are competent, you can achieve full time hours. The Paint department is where you want to be if you are ever employed by Home Depot. It is small, developing product knowledge is attainable, unhappy customers are few and far between, and are typically angry at products not associates.

    Cons

    'Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal'. This sentence accompanies all stock market materials, but people never truly appreciate the very likely possibility of losing all their money with stocks.

    I say this because you may very well be offered a fulltime position within the flooring department of Home Depot and think it is a good opportunity. IT IS NOT. You will never master all of the procedures, materials, and inventory necessary to competently work in this department, especially when you are left alone to staff the second largest portion of any Home Depot and are expected to bring in revenue, installations, AND credit card applications. You will be "trained" by way of watching videos on a computer screen, and shortly thereafter will be placed on the floor and approached by newlywed couples looking to renovate their entire home, looking to you for expert advice, which you cannot in good faith deliver, but have no choice but to lie and hope their project turns out well. Management will expect too much from you, yet offer little help in achieving goals (probably because they are busy being asked to deliver the impossible by a district manager). The day I quit was one of the best days of my life, although my coworkers were extremely nice and fun to be with, the job itself was unbearable.

    Advice to Management

    In the early naughts, Home Depot paid a premium for people with actual experience (aka former painters, electricians, plumbers, contractors, etc.), therefore both the customer and associate where assured a trip to Home Depot could lead to a successful project. Those days are long gone, as it has become just another big box retailer staffed by people with poor interpersonal skills, and even poorer knowledge of basic home improvement. Changes in corporate leadership and the shifting of our population to cities/smaller homes will hopefully change the direction this company has been barreling towards.

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