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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated April 30, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • learn a lot of different skills and trades that help in the real world (in 208 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 763 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 479 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Taking care of customers and them being happy

    Cons

    Customers not being happy when leaveing


  2. "Review title for this job."

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    Current Employee - Special Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Special Service Associate in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Friendly work environment for all.

    Cons

    None to report at this time.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Ability to climb the ladder

    Cons

    Not many cons that I can think of


  4. "ASSOCIATE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    steady work, fun people to work with

    Cons

    narcissistic managers that don't listen

    Advice to Management

    come down off your cloud and put your pants on the same way the associates do.


  5. "Special Service Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like the co-workers and customers. Quality of product sold are very good. Current culture is of respect and trust. Pleasant place to work. The systems are improving making the processes easier. I believe if an employee is committed to going beyond the call of duty they may be promoted or get a raise . It is possible.

    Cons

    The hours are inconvenient and the Pay is BAD. One may count on a less than Cost of Living (Inflation) increase per year. IE 2.7%. This is about 25 cents a year on $9.50. As a retiree from Corporate America management, I am ASTOUNDED at the low pay for the Special Service Associates. They work HARD! Pretty amazing. Now that the market is improving, management may have to crank up the pay to keep these hard workers!

    Advice to Management

    The hours are inconvenient and the Pay is BAD. One may count on a less than Cost of Living (Inflation) increase per year. IE 2.7%. This is about 25 cents a year on $9.50. As a retiree from Corporate America management, I am ASTOUNDED at the low pay for the Special Service Associates. They work HARD! Pretty amazing. Now that the market is improving, management may have to crank up the pay to keep these hard workers! How about some competitive wages? Forget handing out badges. Ever think about a base and commission?


  6. "Customer Order Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cos in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cos in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and it has a great opportunity for promotion if your career path is management.

    Cons

    If you do not want to go into management, there are few options for promotion on the retail side.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire associates to thrive by leading by example.


  7. "Home Depot Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to a variety of customers, some of which can be great resources.

    Cons

    The hours aren't flexible during certain seasons.

    Advice to Management

    provide consistent hours and consider more promotions.

  8. "sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling for employees who are students

    Cons

    working in retail can be very frustrating

    The Home Depot Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. Retail associates are the face of The Home Depot for the thousands of customers who walk through the doors each day. As a retail associate, you can expect to interact in a... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work is not rewarded."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. 401k and employee stock purchase program are a plus along with sick and vacation pay. Tuition reimbursement too.

    Cons

    Very political. Promotions seem to be based on the buddy system versus performance. Hard work and dedication goes unrecognized. Seems to be a lot of retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on politics. Promote on performance.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for school
    Thanksgiving and Christmas off
    Opportunity to move up
    Great work environment
    Co workers and managers were friendly

    Cons

    After the holidays are over hours get cut if you’re part time
    Departments can get really busy
    Sometimes there isn’t enough people for the shift


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