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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 216 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 795 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 504 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 899 reviews)

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  1. "Great Part-time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good training, good managers, good coworkers

    Cons

    It is a physical job, work on weekends


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Orange Blooded"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Family, fun atmosphere, great customers and co-workers

    Cons

    You have to play the game with upper management

  3. "Merchandising Execution Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never the same job, if so it was a big rollout! Also had 4 work days & 3days off (Fri.Sat.Sun)😉pay could have been a little better !

    Cons

    Not enough $$!! Must give raises to all overnight MET Associates

    Advice to Management

    More $ for MET overnight!!! Also need to have some orange shirts in on some new negotiations on the contracts!


  4. "Home Depot"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Could give more raises to employees.

    Advice to Management

    They are great !


  5. "Good co-workers, but hard on the body"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Good training, management mostly knowledgable and supportive

    Cons

    Despite a serious effort at safety, the environment is somewhat hazardous

    Advice to Management

    Stated objectives and actual implementation not entirely consistent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company poor employee choice"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Freight in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Freight in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Child/elderly care discount rates, great manager, have the chance to go as far up in the company as you want.

    Cons

    Must work weekends, no discount, can't work full time until a position opens up and your offered that job. The "health insurance" is with a crappy company, I don't mind paying less then $50 a check for it... But a doctor​ office Co pay being $50-$75 is very very high and heaven forbid you have to go to the ER. They only cover $200. They tend to hire anyone who can pass a background/drug check. 40% are high schoolers who call in 2x a week, no show or quit. ( Every store is about the same )

    Advice to Management

    HC need to be trained a little better and taught THD way, not the way they think is right. Structure is needed badly. Put your employees 1st, they help you run the store.


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Retail Clerk in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Retail Clerk in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits , tuition reimbursement, training and the co-workers are just a few good aspects I experienced while working for Home Depot.

    Cons

    The only con was a lot of the employees were not dependable and would not show up for their shift making in hard to ever get off on time.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe the staffing/recruitment process needs to be evaluated.

  8. "Working at Home Depot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am a part time associate. The other associates I work with are the best. If I need help with finding something in the store or pulling merchandise from the bays, I can always get someone else's help. Home Depot also provides part-timers a few benefits that other businesses don't provide part-timers. The working atmosphere is great, and I love helping our customers find things they need or helping with advice when they ask.

    Cons

    I work in the tools and hardware area and am on my feet for 4-6 hours at at time. Good shoes are needed. The floors in the building are hard and unforgiving. I wish they could look at floors that aren't so hard.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "My thoughts on working at Home Depot"

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    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would say the biggest Pro about working here is the the extra benefits like Success Sharing and meeting some great people both employees and customers.

    Cons

    I feel that the biggest Con is that management does not back the employees when you have an ugly irate customer. It's almost as if they encourage the bad behavior.
    I also feel that there is far too much favoritism when it comes to things like promotions and making people full time. I have seen so many lazy butt kissers get full time, while the hard working ones get left behind and struggle.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be......recognize all employees that deserve to be recognized for. Don't play favoritism. Look at each individual and their work ethic to promote not whether you like them or not.
    And please, please get all management on the same page. We have some that are not even in the same chapter let alone the same book!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ehh"

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    Former Employee - MEAS in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - MEAS in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management positions pay well and bonuses are great

    Cons

    Too much to do, not enough labor to do it.


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