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"Changed my opinion about retailing"

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Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO
Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

The Home Depot has a solid moral compass. They aren't about sacrificing their ethics for the sake of a sale, which I love. They also hire a diverse group of people and give a lot back to the community. They offer a lot of benefits and little treats for their employees. Although they push their associates to meet quota, they're realistic about what can and can't be accomplished.

Cons

Home Depot has two different sides to it. Store associates and those of us considered "store support" who are payed by the vendors but work in the stores 100% of the time. I constantly hear about how store associates are stressed out by management and their hours are being rearranged a lot, cut, and they often are stretched thin due to lack of full staffing. "Store support" associates who do merchandising have it better than those who work in specific departments. However, you never really gain knowledge unless you have the time to look things up and read packaging.

Advice to Management

Stop promoting associates based off of favoritism.

The Home Depot Response

Jun 29, 2015 – 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 not only customer service, but to our associates. Because taking... More

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Dealing with the public. Learning about items

    Cons

    Management, they protect their job


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    "Stepping Stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401K, experience, meet new people

    Cons

    Sexual harassment, promoting people who lack leadership and knowledge. One manager has even previously embezzled over $80k in a prior job but is working in Operations with money. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Better training. Know who you're hiring and promote more capable people.

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