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The Home Depot Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 209 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 772 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 484 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 879 reviews)

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  1. "ASM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value based company believes it we take care of our people then they can take care of our customers and everything else takes care of itself

    Cons

    no set schedules for associates but do have consistent shifts for full time associates and schedule around part time associate availability


  2. "Excellent!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People business, headed towards right direction as a company

    Cons

    Long hours, especially during peak season, understandably

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing towards the right direction

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture and great family atmosphere

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard to find. Micro management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your salary team


  4. "Too many hours"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, ok salary

    Cons

    Depending on your manager and/or district manager, you can be required to work 6 to 7 days a week, 70 to 80 hours per week. They preach about work life balance, but how is that possible 80 hours a week?

    Advice to Management

    Give your assistant managers a break some time.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and easy job

    Cons

    Some management styles are not effective at all

    Advice to Management

    work with your associates don't just deligate


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to grow your career and advance in the company, the access to a great diverse benefits package, developing and learning new skills, the profit sharing bonuses and access to employee stock purchases. The stability of working for a successful industry leader and seeing the changes its making to cope with the future of the business.

    Cons

    Hours are long and constantly changing schedules makes work life balance a challenge. fixed schedules only apply to full time hourly not part time, management or salaried associates. Roles are expanded beyond specific job at short notice, expect to have to do everything and cover multiple areas of the business. Accountability is difficult to enforce at all levels expect to see standards applied for one individual but not another.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders not managers is what the company is looking for if you lack the first it will be a challenge to succeed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall one of the better retail companies to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and big bonuses for managers.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to perform at a high level and consistent stress from dealing with customer complaints

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, district level has opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company cares about it's employees and share holders and strives to be #1 retailer in the world. Very smart corporate management.

    Cons

    Too many managers from the top to the stores. Messages from corporate gets filtered too much by the time it gets to the store. Too many walks and distractions. Too much focus on credit card applications and online surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Back off on walks. Declutter aisles from wingstacks and open aisles. Get back to basics and just sell. Too many distractions taking away from what we are here to do and that's taking care of each other and customers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunity for those with the drive to succeed."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Assistant Store Manager in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Specialty Assistant Store Manager in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relationships with the people you work with are pretty good, and Home Depot is one of the better ones when it comes to taking care of people.

    Cons

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  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lompoc, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lompoc, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company really takes care of their associates. Vacation time is great for hourly associates.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get the work/life balance, however, they do what they can.

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!