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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  1. "College job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Shorewood, IL
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Shorewood, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, good management

    Cons

    sometimes management expects something within a certain time that cant be met (since you also have to do costumer service)

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding great managers


  2. "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

  3. "Very meh experience"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Homewood, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Homewood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    the pay and the hours

    Cons

    benefits, management is very lackluster

    Advice to Management

    fire them all and start fresh


  4. "Kitchen & Bath Designer"

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    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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "People are great. Pay is not."

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Algonquin, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Algonquin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer health insurance to employees

    Cons

    Pay your people a livable WAGE!

    Advice to Management

    pay your people and they just might stay with the company.


  7. "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

  8. "Full Time Hourly Flooring Specialist"

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

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere, small store, nice location

    Cons

    No bonus or commission incentives

    Advice to Management

    Keep your "Specialists happy" They make your monthly numbers for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "department supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorkville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorkville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun they pay is good.

    Cons

    people are backstabber there. And once you hit a certain number of years they will do everything they can to push you out the door. Will stop other employees from hiring you. The management has there favorites do not work there.


  10. "New hire with experience"

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Friendly workers, good management, excellent training, good internal systems, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Shifts seem thinly scheduled with seasoned associates

    Advice to Management

    Consider having an expert plumber on hand

    The Home Depot Response

    May 15, 2017 – Content Marketing Strategist

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!


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