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"That's the way we've always done it"

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Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fellow coworkers really wanted to do a good job. They are a smart bunch that wants to see the company succeed.

Cons

The mantra is: "That's the way we've always done it. Why change it?" It doesn't matter if your suggestion would save the company $500K a year.
Management seems to only care about advancing their own careers. What's good for them personally or their team is more important than what's good for the company.
If you don't have 10+ years in the company your opinion is no good.
There is an underlying current of fear. They did layoffs many years ago in a very unprofessional manner and everyone still remembers those days.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees ideas. They actually have good ones.
The forced cheers at quarterly meetings are awkward and not a single person likes them. It's creepy. Lose them.
Berating an employee in front of his coworkers does not make them want to work harder. It makes them want to work elsewhere.

The Home Depot Response

Apr 30, 2014 – Client Partner

Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and... More

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. "receiving associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work days and hours are great.

    Cons

    low salary, raises are small, favortism for select employees.

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 30, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. “Taking Care of Our People” is one of our core values. We try our best to accommodate our associates’ needs.


  2. "Use to Be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for part time school and family oriented offers decent benefits for PT employees sick leave and vacation

    Cons

    Low pay
    No health care coverage
    Lack communication from management level
    Favoritism
    Promotion rate from within low

    Advice to Management

    Have a non bias base for promotion on career developmental growth

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 30, 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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