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The Home Depot Albuquerque Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Albuquerque, NM

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Pros
  • The benefits are great also learn a lot (in 201 reviews)

  • Part time employees schedules will be worked with (in 736 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 469 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 853 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Home Depot is a great escape for part timers."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a part time cashier means I can be somewhat selective with the hours and days I work, except weekends. We are required to be available on Saturdays and Sundays. I was able to limit my availability to after 2 p.m. on Sundays for religious purposes. Working weekends is great for me because my husband works weekends. It's a relaxed atmosphere and I feel like I'm working with family.

    Cons

    Home Depot does require employees to work weekends. There are very few exceptions. The schedule is posted 4 weeks in advance, so last minute get-aways are difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Take a few minutes each day to make an effort to get to know the associates and thus help make them feel important.


  2. "Bad manager without due recourse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest and most affective hardware.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent with itself and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key.

  3. "Lumber building associate"

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    Former Employee - Lumber Building Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Lumber Building Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive management, can learn a lot there.

    Cons

    No overtime, consistent schedule, customers.

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  4. "Merchandising Execution supervisor"

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    Current Employee - MEAS in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - MEAS in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security , benefits , and good work environment.

    Cons

    Too many responsabilities.Not enough associates committed to their job.

    Advice to Management

    Better organization when planning. Hold associates responsible for the job they do, too easy on associates too harsh on supervisors.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I guess the only thing good about it is that they reach out to the community

    Cons

    Horrible management. They can't follow their own rules. Hypocrisy is everywhere in that store. They cut your hours during the winter, yet give you a lot of hours during yhe summer.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees. Management lets people treat their associates like trash.


  6. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed seeing my main customers on a regular basis

    Cons

    Be more understanding about family with a single parent. Understand sick kids don't give you an expected sick date


  7. "Can I help you find anything?"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Hardware Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work with your schedule. They don't hassle you if you're late or have to call in (just don't make it a habit). Good pay. Great place.

    Cons

    They don't offer an employee discount.

  8. "Assistant store manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good benefits and training

    Cons

    Not enough stores where I am moving too


  9. "Depends on location"

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    Former Employee - Multiple Departments in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Multiple Departments in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chance to move from one department to another
    Starting pay above minimum wage
    Out of cycle pay raises possible
    Some benefits worth cost

    Cons

    Too many taskings not enough people to do the job
    Upward or downward progression means moving stores.
    Not enough roster of employees when someone calls out sick they make others cover instead making coverage thin to non existent.
    Too many people who do just enough to get buy- can't lift heavy packages can't drive equipment ends up burning out other associates pulling them all over the store who can and will do those things
    No continuity between managers. Put this here -no put it there.
    Department heads overloaded and no management support- new product will mark down to zero sitting in overheads because they cant find it.
    No reason to shop in store versus competition i.e. no discounts.
    Management scared of losing jobs so time wasted hiding things every time someone important comes to town instead of finding permanent solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people, Most know their jobs. Over tasking associates doesn't do anything but burn people out. Revamp Homer badge system its broken and under used.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 3, 2015 – 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


  10. "High Stress Environment- not many lilke their jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the benefits- Vision ok, Dental not so much.
    Chance to move around in departments

    Cons

    Its retail. Don't expect to be able to do the things they tell you need to be done as they will come up with 10 more and then wonder why the critical ones didn't get completed.
    Politics. Managers as a group that can not get on the same page. Managers who do don't see problems developing and won't listen to associates till its too late.
    District managers who truly run the store as the managers are afraid of losing their jobs.
    Too many people who can't lift (or will not) and meet the minimum requirement-too many people who can't drive equipment (or will not).
    Advancement is possible only by being a Department Head and its not worth the headaches and not worth the slight pay bump. They are so hard up for Department Heads that they will transfer many in from other stores or departments and they do not understand what is required. (ex specialty such as flooring and the DH still can't drive equipment or do measures after 3+ months).
    Mark downs hurt bottom line more than anything else. I have seen displays made- thrown away because of no place to put them and made again over and over. New merchandise left in overheads from the time it arrived until it was marked down to a penny and thrown away.
    Poor scheduling abounds. Department heads will work overtime to prepare for a walk then have to cut the rest of their scheduled shifts leaving the departments short handed.
    Mangers hide things instead of dealing with them correctly (mark downs displays excess freight not worked due to freight manning shortages).
    When people call out no one gets called in to cover to keep the hours down leaving the associates on the floor to try and cover multiple departments or no coverage at all when some one goes to lunch. Department heads will be scheduled then stuck in weekly meetings for excessive time leaving no one on the floor.

    Wasted time and manning in moving displays multiple times just a few feet in many cases-- Wasted man hours is not job security- its poor management.

    No improvement in Corporate leadership with CEO change, but the company will continue to push on and still be profitable some how as long as the competition is doing it worse.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up- be proactive. Most of your employees know what needs to be done, let them. Listen to them when they tell you a problem is developing.


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