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"The best college job I could have ever hoped for, while availability lasted"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chico, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chico, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at The Home Depot part-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Great co-workers and management team (where I worked)
-Very flexible with school
-Taking time off for vacations was never a problem
-Both sick and vacation time
-Easy to move up
-Insurance is available, even if you work part time

I started out as a temporary lot attendant making minimum wage ($8.00). After roughly a year and a half, when I left, I was working in Paint, Electrical and Garden making $10.65.

Cons

-Difficult to acquire full-time status, though I had no desire to work full time
-Typically different hours every week
-Work schedule is now computer generated and is fairly buggy

Advice to Management

You guys are awesome! Favorite management team out of everywhere I have worked.

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "Good starter job but gets old quickly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, incentives such as quarterly bonuses or monetary rewards for performance, okay health benefits for part-time employees, some room for advancement since they usually promote from within, ability to learn multiple departments and skills, employee assistance programs

    Cons

    New people can start at a higher rate than you, they have only a handful of new full time positions since they are streamlining, they cut hours in the beginning/end of the year so you never know how many hours you're getting, job security can be questionable at times, mandatory store meetings that are a waste of your time, rude customers who constantly complain about the lack of store coverage and assistance which is out of your hands since they don't have adequate staffing a lot of the time, at times unnecessary pressure from management, you can be working anytime between 5am-12am if you have open availability

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember when you worked on the floor. The customer is usually right, but sometimes they are wrong/irrational and most of us do go above and beyond to solve their problems so try not to jump conclusions that the associate didn't do their job correctly.


  2. "At least its money..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Napa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits.
    Job Security.
    Knowledge of home improvement items.
    Paycheck

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    Wages change for same position every year, yours stays the same.
    Always part-time.
    If you're not in the "in crowd", you go no where.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance that want it. If they're begging you to learn another dept. teach them. Let them move up the ladder.

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