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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • work schedule to improve work life balance (in 419 reviews)

  • Never a consistent schedule as a full-time employee (in 732 reviews)

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  1. "Met associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits,room to grow....no weekends

    Cons

    Supervisor and manage sucks they try to over work you and don't help out the workers too much attitude not something that I would recommend to a friend

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and stop thinking that just because you hold a title that your not suppose to do anything .....but give orders and have a attitude


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good hours
    nice staff
    10.00 hr
    long breaks

    Cons

    unorganized management, not enough help because of low staff.


  3. "Poor leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RTV Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RTV Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks! Sick time and vacation set schedules opportunities to move up and opportunities to receive merit increases environmentally conscious

    Cons

    Poor leadership low expectations low compensation. There is a constant undervaluing of hard work and often the managers are more concerned about the optics then about the effectiveness

    Advice to Management

    Train managers on how to lead, inspire, and motivate associates


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  5. "No Complaints"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My schedule was very flexible.

    Cons

    My manager was not very flexible. This doesn't reflect on the company, just the manager herself.


  6. "Orange Blooded"

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

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

    Pros

    The company tends to promote from within and there is a lot of opportunity for growth. The company puts a big focus on morale and looks out for their associates.

    Cons

    As with most jobs in retail your schedule tends to be inconsistent and requires working weekends and holidays.


  7. "Helping people."

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    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love to help people get the right items for their needs.

    Cons

    Politics , management. The hiring of incompetent people to do a job, just because they couldn't find or pay enough to get the right people.


  8. "Reasonable Effort, Reasonable Reward"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible options in hands on experience, department training, proactive work gets you rewarded quickly. Many health benefit options along with friendly and welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Requires a good deal of commitment to climb in position, some departments will be much more difficult than others. You will usually have to be available on weekends. Depending on position tasks may have lower pay and/or be repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Make arrangements to help certain high maintenance departments (ie, electrical, pluming , lumber) with more man power as needed as packing, facing, and customer service combined with the size and complexity of the departments will decrease the quality of itsapperance and organization.


  9. "customer service/bopis"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, decent benefits, freedom to resolve issues before taking it to management

    Cons

    understaffed, out of stock, I was originally hired to work part time between 20-28 hours and would end up being scheduled 34-36 hours.


  10. "Welcome to The Depot(Store 1974 Cicero and Amiritage)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Customer oriented business that provides hard skill and soft skill training. Great culture nice benefits.

    Cons

    Poor Transparency ( Store1974)
    look for faults vs rewarding hard workers
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent. come out of the office and speak to your workers. not only the people who grin and brown nose but the actual workers.


  11. "Garden Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Garden Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, nice environment, and overall easy job.

    Cons

    Working at the depot i was at i felt not appreciated and not to many hours given to you after a while.


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