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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 448 reviews)

  • Part time hours need full time job (in 806 reviews)

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  1. "District Execution Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture based company, Values are important

    Cons

    Not easy for women to be recognized

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking past women of color


  2. "A decent place to work for a basic job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get in and even get back in after leaves or absences. Diversity in staff. Big family feel. Opportunities for promotions. Meteoric rises happen all the time.

    Cons

    Retail job. Dirty, potentially back-breaking labor. Management problems.

    Advice to Management

    More equipment and protection for employees to do their job.

  3. "Good Employee Atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are very helpful and assist you in learning the most out of your department.

    Cons

    Very short staffed and associates are sometimes hard to find around the store.


  4. "Specialty Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Geneva, IL
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in Geneva, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great benefits to full time associates. Great work enviroment. Gaining of great experience through amazing training, both theoretical as well as hands on.

    Cons

    None that would be considered a con to me.

    Advice to Management

    I believe they should be well versed in the systems of all specialty departments. Many things change, and poeple consistently change departments. I think managers should do a better job of accounting for that. Particularly Flooring, Millwork, and K&B design. Appliances really sell themselves and tends to be the only ones they are versed in.


  5. "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Orland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive about the company or experience

    Cons

    Over work under paid treated terrible many stores and management racist

    Advice to Management

    Review training an people skills


  6. "Not a Bad Place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Calumet City, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Calumet City, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, a decent starting pay.

    Cons

    Promotions seem difficult to recieve, despite hard work. Being cross trained offers no benefit other than being asked to work outside of your department. I have ideas for streamlining shelf space and product availability, but its difficult to get it approved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates and help them understand why things are the way they are instead of dismissing it with "I'll pass it along."


  7. "Over 30 years of retail sales experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oswego, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oswego, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with good people make the job fun Training is essential to building that team. Ability to jump in and assist associates when needed

    Cons

    Crazy hours the schedule is one of like riding a roller coaster. Need more of a family /work life schedule

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people

  8. "sales"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "Merchandising execution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, Team work people

    Cons

    The pay could be more for the work provided


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