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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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  1. "sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room to get promoted. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Punish for requested days off. (Ex. request saturday off, got to work 7 days straight)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. "Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Was surprised at the benefits that many associates did not take advantage of. Learned so much about home remodeling and used those skills on my own home. Even better, I took advantage of the 401k and tuition reimbursement.
    If you go in and keep the right attitude, have a supportive management team and realize YOU applied for the job, they didn't come knock on your door, your journey with Home Depot can be good.

    Cons

    I left some time ago, but hear many of those benefits may not be available as it is very difficult to get full time hours. Also, they used to take pride in hiring knowledgeable staff or at least those interested in learning. The quality of staff isn't the same and management is to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality staff, pay a real living wage and job retention and customer service quality will return.

  3. "OK"

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    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Promotions,Competitive Wages,Fast Work Days

    Cons

    Idiot Customers , No Set scheduling


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Specialty department manager"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Department Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Specialty Department Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling, culture, customer service, location.

    Cons

    Pay, not enough movement to be promoted. Too much butt kissing from other associates to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Be Fair to all.


  5. "Retail Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Bonuses, Growth opportunity

    Cons

    Long Hours, Hard Work, Work/Life Balance


  6. "Kitchen & Bath Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resourses and education for Kitchen & Bath Designers

    Cons

    Big Box Retail - design department too exposed to all retail traffic and dust!

    Advice to Management

    Great place to start your design career and develop skills, but... store needs more staff to take care of none kitchen customers. Due to an open department area, concentrating on design work is very difficult; customers do interupt client meetings and it is difficult complete and focus on projects. Update meeting once a week with store management to assure that someone has our back. Better compensation and work environment to retain design staff.


  7. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if it is a first time job

    Cons

    Sometimes you might not get that many hours if you are first starting out since they hire a lot of people.

    Depending how management is, they can play favoritism to other associated for whatever reasons they have for that

    Advice to Management

    Please do not play favoritism. Be smarter with your choices of who you wanna move up and who is really deserving of it. Everyone deserves a fair chance.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Content Marketing Strategist

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and... More

  8. "Met associate"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "Poor leadership"

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    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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