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"Had a great summer job there, loved the corporate structure and management"

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Former Employee - Lot Associate in Vancouver, WA
Former Employee - Lot Associate in Vancouver, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Easy hiring process for summer jobs for anyone in highschool (18+ i believe).
-Flexible about hours (was able to request anywhere from 20-40 hours a week)
-Friendly environment (At least at my store, the staff was all friendly and didn't hate their jobs)
-Fast-paced environment

Cons

-Training takes hours at a time and sometimes feels pointless
-Can be "stuck" doing remedial tasks despite position

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "Bittersweet career because there is NO way for person with high cust service skills or self driven to succeed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great culture, great goals, great sales, great recognition, no financial problems, great selling ideas

    Cons

    see below for a description of specifics making this a very difficult company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Realize the great ideas you have in Atlanta are NOT happening in the stores, only on the days when district management knows you're visiting. Hours have been cut so drastically at the stores that NOTHING extra can be done , let alone good customer service. Myself as a person who strives always to make a happy customer, I go home each and every day totally exhausted from taking on special tasks and projects for customers above and byond my ability to accomplish in 40hrs. This is because the customer KNOWS what Home Depot has promised (best customer service in world) so they will go from associate to associate until they find one who will do what they want. Problem is, that same willing associate is helping more than his share of in-store customers, and these special order or design projects just end up piles of paper waiting for the associate to get an hour to work on them. This never happens, and a dedicated associate goes home feeling like he has failed and piles of work awaiting him each and every day. There still should be Phone Sale Associates and Government dedicated associated who are out of eyesight so these kinds of customers can get the quality help they need. In reality, many many $$ are going elsewhere because nobody has the time to help them.


  2. "Decent."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Camaraderie among employees is great.

    Cons

    Pay increases are slow to come and small when they happen.

    Advice to Management

    My fellow associates have great ideas - don't be afraid to pass them on, even in a corporation as large and complex as this one!

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