The Home Depot - Great company to work for, though not quite the company it could be | Glassdoor
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"Great company to work for, though not quite the company it could be"

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

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

Pros

-some positions come with a bit of flexibility, in certain stores/cultures
-opportunity for advancement if you work hard, great for college students and new high school grads
-great customer first driven company
-great benefits to full timers

Cons

-tough economic times limit options stores have for hours, salaries, etc.
-doing more with less makes for distracted management that easily neglects solid communication with employees, to include proper reviews, and attention to their needs
-"customer first" sometimes means employees' credit is on the line without due process
-limited hours and often slow moves to full time make entry level, and even seasoned associates make it difficult to make a living
-limited benefits to those living off of part time employment

Advice to Management

-more clear communication to employees; take care of ALL your people, really!
-focus on lead generation/home services at every level, with real support to your lead generators, and give solid recognition to associates who generate leads
-deliberately include your team in decision making process, create opportunities for for team members to use their diverse skills, creativity, and experience

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working less than 50 hours a week is unheard of...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get on good team, your job can be rewarding. Salary is competitive, but the hours make you think twice.

    Cons

    Always working. Work/Life balance. Constantly fighting fires and never seem to be given time to correct the fundamental problems.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality over project speed/budget.


  2. "Under Employed, Under Paid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving in Dawsonville, GA
    Current Employee - Receiving in Dawsonville, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do not work weekends

    Cons

    Part time insurance is worthless at Home Depot, I barely make enough to pay for the insurance

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people and get a better insurance plan for part timers

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