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The Home Depot Austin Reviews

Updated April 3, 2018
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Pros
  • You learn a lot on the job when you are a cashier, or when you are a lot attendant (in 205 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 757 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 475 reviews)

  • I can not have a full time shift yet (in 863 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very modern tech stack which is nice for such a large company. I am on the .com team so I enjoy working in the ecommerce business. Would highly recommend.

    Cons

    There is some lack of consistency among different teams and poor communication across organizations. There is an effort to stabilize this but it is on going.


  2. "Head cashier"

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed meeting and working with interesting coworkers. It seemed like all types of people with a myriad of experience worked at HD.

    Cons

    I experienced minimal support during peak hours, which always seemed to be during shift change. It was unpleasant to have to wait till my break to go to the bathroom.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management should foster positive and genuine relationships with all employees.

  3. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, store works as a team effort, good spirit of support for others, respect for employees, no boredom, always work to be done, loyal employees

    Cons

    low pay for amount of work, hours all over the place (extremely different every week), tough going as PT employee, must be available at any shift, poor life/work balance

    Advice to Management

    raise associate pay to fair scale for amount of work done, admit that profits are due to employees hard work and loyalty to the brand


  4. "sales specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent but expensive benefits. No other Pros

    Cons

    Poor working hours constantly changing days and hrs. They want you to work "sister" depts. I have had 10 dept heads in 9 years.. Push credit like we are a bank. no discounts for employees. trashing of all kinds of brand new products, I have seen pallets of tile thrown down the compactor. We probably destroy 2000.00 of marked down product a week. Very low pay and minimal raises even for performing associates. Hard to make ends meet in this expensive city. Probably a quarter of flooring is such low quality it shouldn't even be sold in our store. Overall score for HD as a business is 5 of 10.

    Advice to Management

    Have corporate team members work at store level one week every year in their respective areas of expertise . This one requirement would be a game changer for the company.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Staff Software"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with work life balance

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Management is superb


  6. "Bleh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    The best manager I ever worked with was at HD. Sometimes you get free food.

    Cons

    I worked part-time for HD a year ago. It was a really good experience so I came back this year and said I wanted a full-time job. I was told, "That's no problem. We can get you full-time." I was rehired and, surprise surprise, 2 months later I was still averaging part-time hours. Really? I asked the ASDS if my hours would go up and she nodded no then quickly backtracked and said I'd get full-time in a month but I could tell she was lying. Not was this annoying but it wasted two months of my time that I could have used to find a full-time job.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of having employees who are always on time, sober, and focused on the task at hand. Take an interest in employees who have college degrees and are looking for a career. Never, ever, ever lie to people about what you're offering them. A professional relationship is a two-way street.


  7. "sr software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work from home
    flexible work environment
    benefit package

    Cons

    unexpected strategy changes
    multitude of meetings takes time from work

  8. "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - MET in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - MET in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours for the schedule . Insurance I guess. Not much more to say. Does this get me to 20 words yet.

    Cons

    Underpaid by a country mile. What else do you expect. Biggest con I can think of right now. 20 words.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "meh to not so great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a stable safe company to work for
    it's not going out of business any time soon
    so-so stock options

    Cons

    pay is sub-par
    few to no perks
    corporate meetings are more like high school pep rallies
    much of IT is going to a jack of all trades master of none approach
    did away with specific devops groups and now everyone on every team has to learn how to do everything on their own time while doing everything as well
    no IT training opportunities which is worse when they suddenly expect everyone to be able to do all the jobs required for IT projects
    forced paired programming without trying to match technical skills or at least technical aptitude

    Advice to Management

    INVEST IN YOUR ASSOCIATES WITH REAL TRAINING
    and improve benefits
    get over the whole "IT must wear pants" things
    paired programming is not the cure all you think it is, blindly forcing it just hurts productivity and doesn't help in the long run


  10. "Good place to work. Will work with anyone's school or home schedule."

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    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, works with students and single parents. Allows you to have sick days. Easy work environment and reasonable management.

    Cons

    Pay is low, really low. Profit sharing is a joke, got a $150 check one quarter and none the next. The managers get thousands. Everyone below management feels dispensable.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay and share some of the profit sharing.


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