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"Only For The hard Working And Close Mouthed"

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Current Employee - Pro Paint Sales Specialist in West Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Pro Paint Sales Specialist in West Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If you take direction well, have a consistent good work ethic AND a consistent positive attitude, The Home Depot can become a career. You can move positions once or twice in a year and slowly work your way up the "food chain". Although you must always try to go above and beyond, whether it's with how you left your department looking after closing or if it's how well you assisted that irritated customer that had been misdirected twice already. Praise is given when you have REALLY earned it. I've moved six times in just three years, getting four small raises.

Cons

The raises are minimal. Until you get into management you don't make much. (The previous statement really applies to people about 30 and under without outstanding resumes.) Also, depending on the personalities of the people in management, you may seem to feel unappreciated. As soon as you realize you should never hold high expectations for Home Depot OR any of your coworkers, you will do fine. Fend for yourself.

Advice to Management

When working with people, obviously some need to just be told what to do, but ask for an associates help. Asking someone is always better than "You have to get this done tonight, okay?". Some managers have it down. Also, communicate with other managers. Communication seems to be the issue in every store, and I've worked in three stores in three states.

The Home Depot Response

Oct 29, 2013 – Client Partner

Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Our associates and managers alike are essential parts of The Home Depot’s network. We appreciate your feedback. Keep up the great work!

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "Leading edge technical experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical stack - lots of interesting projects. Would recommend overall - much improved in the last 3 years. The connection of customer across all the retail selling channels provides access to many interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Fast moving - not a place to coast and relax

    The Home Depot Response

    Nov 18, 2013 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the top down, the key to business at The Home Depot is our commitment to customer service.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too political"

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

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work environment
    Pretty good work-life balance

    Cons

    Change for the sake of change
    Managers spent too much time criticizing and not enough time leading
    Employees were belittled

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and stop making mountains out of molehills.

    The Home Depot Response

    Nov 26, 2013 – Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. Our associates are the key to our success. We strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are respected, their contributions are valued and they... More

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