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The Home Depot Canada Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 222 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 806 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tough to have a good work/life balance" (in 522 reviews)

  • "I still can not get a full time position" (in 915 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Responsive management
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Might be hard at first


  2. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brantford, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far in my working career this is the best company I have ever worked for
    I have been in this current job for less than 3 months
    Everyone is encouraging, motivating, and wants to see you succeed.
    I was made employee of the month for December from operations, which means in the whole store, what an honor
    I feel this will be my last job, that I will retire from here. I look forward to setting out my goals for growth and then setting out to achieve them. I can see myself doing great things with Home Depot, thank you to the Brantford store 7138, you all rock

    Cons

    At this point I have nothing to report, other than this is the best place ever, and so happy to be a Homer and proud to wear orange

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good managers.. good place to work

    Cons

    Salary was not very satisfactory


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly management, chance to learn lots of different stuff, surprise lunches

    Cons

    Very less hours after christmas


  5. "Work Load"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibility of getting different role with experience

    Cons

    Very busy during peak season Summers!!!

    Advice to Management

    Management of work load & shifting of roles


  6. "Project Support Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable Company with great benefits for full-timer

    Cons

    The training is a joke. It is just an orientation and the actual training is to shadow another employee that teaches and show you their work approach. When you shadow another, you see a different approach. You ended up learning by yourself with the tendency of committing mistakes. It is a shame that this Reputable Company does not value and concern about training . After sometime I learned that the so called Trainors are merely facilitator that makes arrangement towards what they call training schedule. I ended up training myself thru my mistakes which I know is not right. No wonder I have seen talents that leaves and a couple from my batch was discontented of how the system goes with the unprofessional characters of the Supervisors who mostly does not act like one. I do not understand the criteria of employment. I myself would start looking for a better workplace and environment. It is also a low paying outfit which is far below industry standards. I guess that speaks why most Supervisors are at a low quality standard. I would say that there were only a handful that I would respect and recognize. A career conscious person like me would not trust my growth with the people around me. I would stay until I get a better reliable company. I should have learned how to read reviews before committing the same mistake I did finding employment with Home Depot Contact Center. The name is big and attractive from the outside but small hope from the inside. No wonder I see old people employed here that looks that they are just waiting for their retirement. There are younger guys who are just the type of people who is happy to punch in and punch out and consider themselves as a part of the working class. It is obvious that politics prevail with this environment. It is whom you get connected with rather than what you know with the high standard of personality. Being operating as is would not bring the right talent in to stay not unless that is the objective of the controlling team or party to the politics. I know 4 of us are leaving by next year as a new employment with better progress and development would be better for the new year. The training and leadership are a disgrace to big name of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Change your training approach or have a Trainer who can train by example and get new hire ready before shadowing. Stop getting people that you would just throw into the water and let them learn how to swim by themselves in order to survive. Get better Supervisors that can lead with better judgement and leadership. Learn how to identify real and natural great talent to develop. Try to increase wages in order to maintain professionalism and retain good talents.


  7. "Good People, Very Corporate, Good Benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, The People, Stable Work

    Cons

    Low Pay, Micro Managers, Poor hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees great wages and they might stick around !!!

  8. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning about home stuff

    Cons

    Hard labour work ,less hours

    Advice to Management

    Good management


  9. "View from a Lumber & Building Materials associate (Dept 21)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lumber & Building Materials Associate (Department 21) in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lumber & Building Materials Associate (Department 21) in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +benifites for both full-time and Part-time associates
    +great work environment
    +positive view of students and their future goals
    +have tuition assistance programs for post-secondary education
    +high safety standards, with thorough thraining
    +family like atmosphere promotes involvement not just in work but volunteer opportunity within the community run by the home depot

    Cons

    -still have in work politics lake everywhere else
    -due to the amount of customer service provided by the home depot, you run into a lot of people trying to take advantage of the system
    -schedules are created by a program, and thus you can have very odd work shift ranges
    -all time off needs to be booked four weeks in advance (which isn't unreasonable but can pose problems in some situations)
    -while training and safety is a priority, it can take some time to actually get trained on a machine (ranging from a few shifts to a few months depending on availability of a trainer certified employee having the same shift as you)

    Advice to Management

    The involvement of the management in this workplace is phenomenal.
    With strong communication with associates and clear and concise instructions I really have little to mention.

    But maybe prioritise getting newer associates trained sooner than later. Mostly since for my department specifically (Lumber/Building materials), I was not saw trained for the first 3 weeks. So any cuts needed had to be done by someone from another department when I had close shifts. Leading to long customer wait times.


  10. "sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winkler, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winkler, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, proft sharing compensation, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    unfair management recognition, fair pay


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