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The Home Depot Boston Reviews

Updated June 10, 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)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 879 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Operations Manager in Methuen, MA
    Current Employee - Freight Operations Manager in Methuen, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    positive re-enforcement, generous, family positive.

    Cons

    none, some days are long days, but completely worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep evolving.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jan 24, 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!


  2. "Pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Seabrook, NH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Seabrook, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After you have been there 20 years pay is good

    Cons

    When you start out pay is at poverty level

    Advice to Management

    Start new associates off at a higher rate

  3. "Great part time job"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, low pay low pay

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  4. "pro service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    easy job, do the same thing everyday ,

    Cons

    pay less, dealing with rule customer


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Head Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Brockton, MA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Brockton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, the people you work with, the opportunities available should you want to move up.

    Cons

    Management. Lack of guidance. Lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in your employees shoes so that they can experience all of our efforts instead of focusing on paperwork. Encourage rather than talk down on.

    The Home Depot Response

    May 2, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group... More


  6. "Disappointed in a big box company"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hrs. Great coworkers. Good customers

    Cons

    Worst job ever the management are horrible the supervisors are and all ex cons u don't get to advance unless u sleep with management . i worked there over five years i new more then my supervisor and got terminated a week before my two weeks was up I gave my notice because I found a better job .I called the aware line then four days later was fired. Called the aware line because my supervisor was doing heroin during work hrs he would stand at self check and just completely be out of it you could see marks on his arm .i told management about they did nothing so I called aware line that's was when I was let go

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better you say. Your a company that help tour employees nope your not and by. Walking the person out to shame them that's just wrong you humiliate them and show them off to all employees having people watch well there cleaning out there locker very shameful then all management talk about it with employees and laugh yes I was told by all my coworkers this happened so its true grow up management stop acting three


  7. "Honesty"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job, learning experience, financially ok

    Cons

    Sticking to process, allowing you to be you!

    Advice to Management

    Let your people be individuals!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very reliable and hard worker"

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    Current Employee - Lead Special Services in Londonderry, NH
    Current Employee - Lead Special Services in Londonderry, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work when you are just starting back in the work force. It pays enough for a full time student in high school. Advance to move further up is there just takes a little while.

    Cons

    It pays enough for a full time student in high school.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what your employees are doing and take a step back, say to yourself, can I live off $11 an hour. Am I worth more and if the answer is yes, then start paying your employees for their dedication, and hard work.


  9. "Pro Account Representative (PAR)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Pro Account Representative (PAR) in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Pro Account Representative (PAR) in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong growing company, Lots of talent at all levels. Company is well known in the industry, better than average benefits. Strong culture and values. Promotes from within organization. Great use of tech to lead industry. Never boring or down time

    Cons

    Does not pay well for the amount of work required. Very poor work life balance for salaried reps. weekly work hours can easily exceed 65 hours. Difficult to meet all the demands from a big brother/micro management team. no matter how hard you work it is never good enough.- No upper level management cares to improve or simplify processes. Forced to work with accounts that should not be in our portfolio and then punished for not making sales plan-Sales reps do not get recognized for bringing in new customers or sales unless they are put into a fixed portfolio controlled by upper management. (this can be millions)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates as they are in the trenches face to face with your customers. Provide support and programs that helps team drive additional business instead of micro managing the CRM process and day. Let sales reps determine own portfolio and get paid for the business they work hard to bring in.-Consider pay vs sales plan. understand that your associates need to have time outside of work with their families as the workload is not conducive to a good work life balance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Military mentality"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat decent benefits, 15% discount on stock purcases

    Cons

    Military mentality. Don't know how to handle people who think slightly outside the box. No loyalty to employees, even those with many years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to better leverage older, more experienced individuals as employees


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