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"Overall a good company to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great co-workers and they are really putting a large amount of effort into providing organic growth opportunities. The people that you work with (for the most part) are all smart and fun to collaborate with, but you do get the occasional old school that doesn't 'do things that way' every now and then. Your work schedule will be busy and your hours will be long, but depending on your work area you might have some flexibility in terms of telecommuting (also a con). Senior leadership typically does an admirable job of communicating any big changes or initiatives to the broader group and this is very much appreciated.

Cons

There is a large amount of politics that goes on and in terms of promotions and career you are much more likely to ascend the corporate ladder if you started in one of their golden child training programs. There has also been an expressed desire to attract and keep top talent, but they offer low and provide very little wiggle room for salary negotiation. You will also get yearly increases, but they are minimal so be very firm on what your starting salary should be and do not take promises on futures. Finally, the option of telecommuting is much more encouraged for contractors than for salaried employees. It comes off as much more of a recruiting tool then an actual benefit to current employees. The perception from senior leaders (or your direct leader) is that telecommuting is more for the exception than the rule and scheduling a weekly cadence of working from home for 'x' day of week is frowned upon.

Advice to Management

My advice would be to increase communication about policies that favor the work/life balance. You want to sell a new hire on telecommuting? Make it a more realistic option for your current employees. More than just communicating is the top down implementation that enables the rank and file to take advantage of these great options rather than be judged for using them.

The Home Depot Response

May 16, 2014 – Client Partner

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We have shared your feedback with others. Our associates are encouraged to adopt and adapt good ideas from others, and initiate creative and ... More

Other Employee Reviews for The Home Depot

  1. Helpful (1)

    "great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Garden Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    yearly bonus and a happy enviorment

    Cons

    the pay is not all that good

    The Home Depot Response

    May 16, 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


  2. "Performance engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Performance Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Performance Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Good place to grow and learn.

    Cons

    nothing bad about working here

    The Home Depot Response

    May 21, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your employment with The Home Depot.

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