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Found 405 reviews

3.6
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The Home Depot CEO Craig Menear
Craig Menear
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material(in 224 reviews)

  • "Great benefits for part time work(in 813 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fright team"

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    Current Employee - Electrical/Fright Associate in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and relax atmosphere. A great place to work if you are going or trying to further your education

    Cons

    Management at times can be Petty and immature. Lack of direction and product by knowledge makes it difficult to get proper training .

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the the time it takes to do particular task . Don't be afraid to send someone home because you can't or won't do the work yourself

  2. "Fun Job and Environment; Inadequate Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping customers resolve project issues is vey fulfilling,

    Cons

    but everyone's wages should start at $15 per hour for survival. Yes there may be less jobs but people wouldn't need three of them to make it.

    Advice to Management

    raise wages and push for wider acceptance of slower growth with better community support.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Super constantly berated me as slow, then send me home early on Friday because our tasks were completed."

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Working with fellow associates & management outside of MET team was very congenial. Overall it’s not too bad. Associate & customer relations were rewarding. My stock is doing well at the moment.

    Cons

    My team was divided into those my Super liked or didn’t like; probably not different than any other workplace, but not good for the team & your well being. Goals, focus & methodology to achieve them changed frequently. They give you badges for reward not pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Once employees are onboarded, make sure you build a relationship and provide paths for employee growth; it makes it more likely that they will stay in their role and fit in with the company culture. We’re a team.

  4. "Meh."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Matteson, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff takes care of you on holidays (food, bbq, etc)

    Cons

    Store understaffed, department changes with no training

  5. "Depends on the store"

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      Former Employee - Department Supervisor With Keys in Elgin, IL

      I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Casual environment, stable company, good benefits

      Cons

      Leadership varies strongly from store to store

    • "Part Time Summer Job Review"

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      Former Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot for more than a year

      Pros

      Relaxed environment, friendly colleagues and managers, and pay was reasonable

      Cons

      Work hours and schedules are random throughout

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

    • "Good Part Time job"

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      Former Employee - MET Associate in Hobart, IN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Easy work, decent pay for those taking classes or need something to do

      Cons

      You get the co-workers who complain. The lifers who hate you because to you its just a part time job

      Advice to Management

      Provide more opportunities for the lifers at the store level

      The Home Depot Response

      January 17, 2019Client Partner

      Thank you for sharing your review. Our associates are key to our success. We strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are respected, their contributions are valued and they have equal access to growth and development opportunities

    • Helpful (2)

      "Rewarding Experience"

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      Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The hours. M-F weekends off

      Cons

      Salary could use a little adjusting for the better. We are hard working people

      Advice to Management

      You have wonderful older adults who love to serve the public. A raise in pay would be appreciated

    • "No good management."

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot for more than a year

      Pros

      Benefits were decent. Good fellow associates.

      Cons

      No room for advancement. Promises were broken.

      Advice to Management

      Stop nit picking. Let your good employees advance.

    • Helpful (1)

      "I have been a supervisor and also an associate on the sales floor."

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      Current Employee - Service Desk in Valparaiso, IN
      Recommends

      I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Benefits. Pay for an associate is comparable to other retailers. Full-time has set schedules (as long as the supervisor doesn't take the good hours) supervisors are to have open availibity but some stores give them the good set schedules.

      Cons

      Supervisor pay is on the low side and you have extra stuff to do all while still being an associate of the sales floor.

      Advice to Management

      Management should be fair. Most of the time they already know who they will promote (yet they still interview 7 or more people-why waste everyones time?).

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