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"All they want are mindless robots."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

No need to think, follow the script and you will do fine. Yearly pay increase. Almost no training to endure

Cons

Entrepreneurship is discouraged. Thinking outside the box is discouraged. Taking ownership of your job is discouraged. You are constantly monitored. Do as you are told, no more, no less.

Advice to Management

You can't squeeze world class customer service out of mindless morons.

The Home Depot Response

Feb 5, 2014 – Client Partner

Thank you for your feedback. At The Home Depot, we strive to provide an environment where associates feel they’re valued, treated fairly, and respected. Taking care of our people is one of our core ... More

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Many years spent in the end your only as good as your perceived."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus and stock option. When your liked your treated very well. Lots of good fellow employees make it worth while. Pays better than the other retailers i worked for previously. Vacation pay for salaried employees is good too.

    Cons

    Long hours as expected in retail management. It does not allow for work life balance. Sadly no one has your back unless your in the group or are winning team. District team covers their tracks and offers no help only tells you what you have done wrong. Be ready for the District manage to make a examples out of you in front of your colleagues and customers. Very long work hours and 6 day weeks every spring and inventory months. Your store will vary by what store manager you have and if they want to help you not get trouble with the boss. The company values do not apply to you if your an asm.

    Advice to Management

    You should make the district team do their jobs. They show up and just point out whats wrong. When things are good they sit and talk nice to you. They do not train us managers or offer help. It seems there is an agenda to terminate managers before bonus time. The lp team gets people fired people for helping customers? The HRs in many districts came from the same company as the RHRM. That really allowed? I worked in D278 and you should check on what they are not doing, i think you would be surprised. But please dont take it out on the store. Lots of good people working in your stores there.

    The Home Depot Response

    Feb 5, 2014 – Client Partner

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working on the M.E.T. Team is a challenging part of retail service. all Seasonal and non resets are our responsibility."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Rosenberg, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Rosenberg, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The schedule remains consistent and consist of guaranteed weekends off. Your generally off by 2:30 pm. And you receive 2 bonus checks per year.

    Cons

    Annual Raises are no more than $0.25
    Annual bonus is based on time spent with the company and position.

    Advice to Management

    Join the Union

    The Home Depot Response

    Feb 3, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!


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