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"They hired me when I really needed a job, and for that I am very grateful."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice co-workers and great customers. Flexible schedules, good benefits and perks, even for part-timers. Better than average starting pay.

Cons

Terrible recruiting and hiring process; disorganized and off-point training; no attempt to develop and promote associates; pay increases not determined by individual performance. In-store management lacks respect for front line associates; management by intimidation. Doesn't hire full-time employees, and very few part-timers are given the option to become full-time. To avoid health insurance expenses,they cut part-time hours to no more than 29/wk; and in the off season schedule as low as 7hrs/wk.

Advice to Management

Stop stepping on your own tail. At HD, associates are not fungible. They need a body of knowledge because customers expect expert advice and service. Part-timers can learn from experts and become very helpful, but not if there is no experienced person there to teach them. And not if you don't give them enough hours with full-timers to learn the department. Pay attention to your work force and your stock price will take care of itself.

The Home Depot Response

Feb 19, 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. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seekonk, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seekonk, MA

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are wonderful and everyone is willing to help out each other to finish whatever projects need to be done.

    Cons

    On the floor training can take some time due to corporate hour restrictions.

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 3, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Retail associates are the face of The Home Depot for the thousands of customers who walk through... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "HIgh expectations with a sub-par paycheck to boot."

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

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

    Pros

    Great business to work up the ladder. They value initiative and hard work, and want to see their employees grow.

    Cons

    They have let long term employees go to hire in cheaper replacements, require flexible work hours that make it nearly impossible to find a second job, which is needed due to low pay, and constantly contradict work expectations and job requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees on a day to day. At the end of the day, we feel over worked and under payed.

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 10, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. We understand that our associates are the key to our success. We pay competitive rates and strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are... More

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