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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated May 4, 2018
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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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    • 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. "A lot of fun"

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    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in Algonquin, IL
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in Algonquin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere fun coworkers and really good store management. I guess it would vary from store to store but I have no complaints.

    Cons

    Just be a touch more flexible with overtime. Sometimes you get stopped by a customer or you have a busy week and customers depend on you getting them through their project which at times mean getting over 40. Sure it’s easy to control overtime, but customer and their needs come first.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints besides having to watch your hours so you don’t get overtime. Gets a little old and sometimes it’s impossible to cut it. I won’t not help a customer. They pay my salary.

  3. "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.


  4. "Not bad for a first job"

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great place to start out. My particular location always hired good people that made my job easier. They are also very flexible with availability.

    Cons

    The cons are store management, particularly store managers and above. They sit in the backroom and don't help the sales team. They also don't pay a retail competitive wage.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. You expect so much of employees but can't find the time to show them how it is done correctly.

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Did you know we offer a variety of training courses, leadership programs, mentoring programs and promotion opportunities to associates at all... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers, managers, and co workers.

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises for learning equipment (reach truck, fork lifts, saws ext.) Laughable yearly raises, (max of 30 cents per year).
    Hours are very inconstant making it impossible to establish a budget.
    Some co workers who are great hard working people, are chasing their own tails with the company. Chasing after non existent promotions and raises.
    VERY anti union company.
    I recommend this company to those who are students or are retired. In other words, those with few bills and/ or supplemental income.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of at this time.


  6. "Not good."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Homer fund is a good program, OK pay, good co workers, management is good to work with, flexibility in scheduling.

    Cons

    Store runs on a skeleton crew leaving customers frustrated not having enough assistance. Hours are cut on a continual basis. I went from having 30+ to 15 to 10 hours per week, Company will praise you for your hard work then turn around and slash your hours. Their reasoning for this madness is "we hired too many new associates" and "the weather is bad so sales are low." Even though we are continually going over our sales goals and the store is VERY busy in April. This is how they treat hard working employees. Big blue across the street is looking more and more inviting.

    Advice to Management

    Hard working people are hard to come by, treat them with respect.


  7. "A Nice Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual environment, lots of benefits even for part time

    Cons

    Management didn't really coordinate well with each other

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    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


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good but very busy nice people

    Cons

    Standing too long each day

    Advice to Management

    Get nice break room


  10. "Very poor pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and schedule
    very nice coworkers

    Cons

    Very little compensation and very little room to grow professionally


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