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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated November 2, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 509 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 906 reviews)

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  1. "Fright team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical/Fright Associate in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical/Fright Associate in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (Less 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. "sale associate inventory dow stocking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plumbing Aasociate in Frankfort, IL
    Former Employee - Plumbing Aasociate in Frankfort, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    if you pick a department ,like plumbing they will supply you the best training for that department ,that is very valueable.

    Cons

    low wages for a family,trying to support family pay bills and decent way of life. Every time you train new associate they leve for more money

  3. "You learn a lot because they take the actual time to teach you and not just throw you to the wolves."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Care about employees and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Wish we could wrk the full shift during first training weeks but that's really not a con lbvs

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "decent place to work to get by"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Shorewood, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Shorewood, IL

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, fast paced, decent pay

    Cons

    bad management, unorganized, too many people cycle in and out


  5. "Great Co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Frankfort, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Frankfort, IL

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

    Pros

    • Good Training
    • Pay above minimum wage
    • Busy

    Cons

    • The associate & store managers don't seem to have a good work/life balance


  6. "Order Puller, The Home Depot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, hands on with customers

    Cons

    Poor managerial communication with each other

    Advice to Management

    Communicated with coworkers and employees more frequently


  7. "Awesome work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home Depot RDC is all about family and growth within the company.

    Cons

    Having know Grace period. If your one minute late you have a 1/2 point knowing that we can get caught but, the lovely train knowing it has been many accidents by employees trying to get to that time clock.

    Advice to Management

    AGM'S and OM's are very easy to talk to. Supervisor still need a little work.

  8. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Floor Associate in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like culture, flexible hours, hour long lunch break.

    Cons

    Management had favorites and didn't always recognize hardworking people, who had clearly gone above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    When you treat everyone equally, everyone is happier and everyone will work harder.


  9. "Special services"

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    Former Employee - Special Services Associate in Yorkville, IL
    Former Employee - Special Services Associate in Yorkville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hard working co workers for the most part

    Cons

    Training of special service workers is terrible - they want you to wing it to learn in the mean time angering good customers

    Advice to Management

    if you want better customer service - train your special service reps better


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    "Chicago market"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bonus, stock program, 401k match.
    If you play the game you can move up easily.
    Nowhere to go in the AP field in Chicago, all AP next level AP positions are based out of Atlanta market (headquarters)

    Cons

    Brown nosing is the only way to move up in the Chicago market.


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