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Home Depot Canada Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Provide some benefits for part-time employee (in 45 reviews)

  • Management eager to promote from within, good benefits package, willing to work with you on work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • 3 week rotation for Department Supervisor does not allow for work life balance and changes are not open to discussion (in 20 reviews)

  • the nature of retail is it can be tough to get full time hours (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Home Depot Canada part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent benefits, lots of career advancements

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of minimum wage role, poor inventory management, unfair treatment among employees of same job titles


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Space Planning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merhcandise Planning Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merhcandise Planning Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company overall, good communication, CEO and CFO leadership was excellent, work environment, culture, salary, community partnership. All other depts seemed to be run much more effectively than ours.

    Cons

    My dept was very poorly managed at the Senior Leadership level. Several managers each year, VERY poor moral, high turnover, stress of the work hours (expected of you) was what made me leave. Currently demonstrating unacceptable and unprofessional behavior from few people that came in from store level who want to run the place and proved to be bullies and not know what they are doing. This is not a team environment as most are out for themselves and would do anything to get ahead. The org structure is completely inefficient for space, visual and store management. Not industry standard. I don't recommend the space planning dept but do recommend The Home Depot Canada. This dept is not for those who can't handle stress, aggressive managers, long hours and political games.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees fairly and not push them until they end up on stress leave or quit. Look at your org structure and don't let aggressive management run the show.

  3. "ASM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Depot Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Couldn't think of anything right now


  4. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work, nice people, lots of benefits

    Cons

    Schedules are not consistent. Some weeks lots of hours some weeks very little

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your associates


  5. "Okay at best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be good, went downhill.

    Cons

    Inflexible and unaccomodating to hours, even as a university student. Used to be great but began replacing anyone with character with robots.


  6. "Don't bother, no recognition for hard work, managers are incompetent"

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    Former Employee - Lumber Associate
    Former Employee - Lumber Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, usually lots of hours available if you ask. Some managers are really nice and try to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Low pay, for the amount of work required you quickly become drained. Incompetent managers will make this job hell, most times have no idea what they're talking about and are only trying to look good to the upper store managers. Store is often understaffed, when there's a rush you're trying to help 4-5 people at once.

    Advice to Management

    Put more associates on the floor for better customer service.


  7. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Little bit less work than other cashier jobs

    Cons

    head cashier thinks they are the boss

  8. "manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    not recomended company i dont lolike it at all because its bot fier company with every one some people can go high very fast

    Cons

    benefit is the only good think in this company and its paied benifit so thats why most of the workers are still working thier

    Advice to Management

    prove


  9. "Home Depot Canada"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment.
    They provide all necessary training for the position, as well as a few optional opportunities, e.g., I am currently receiving training to operate forklifts and similar equipment.

    Cons

    Low wage, considering the level of knowledge customers expect of us.


  10. "Excellent chances for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Successful company which is still making a profit in North America's retail slump. They believe very strongly in internal promotion and have a great culture / set of core values (store level only, unfortunately). Great salary and wages for retail.

    Cons

    Watch out for the DM's! They are all very unhappy, heavily two faced people and ridiculously out of touch with (ALL) store level staff. This could mean your job if you don't tread carefully. So if you don't mind adopting a lot of sycophantism and walking on eggshells at least once a week...

    Advice to Management

    Corporate (District and above) Level - ditch the collective superiority complex. Your self-importance holds each store and the entire company back from achieving greater success. Furthermore, Home Depot invests heavily in its training but the finished result of this is horrible software, hours of mandatory training for all staff with absolutely zero time alloted, and little accomplished in the way of increased knowledge for the hours spent. Staff at all levels literally end up feeling like your training is some sort of punishment being heaped on them. Salaried managers especially will have to pull overtime just to put on a set of headphones and be patronized every week. The so-called 'learning department' needs a complete overhaul from the employee level to the software to the 'lessons' themselves.


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