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The Home Depot Chicago Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 209 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 772 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 484 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 879 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Fulfillment Associate in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Order Fulfillment Associate in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My Position has a lot of freedom .
    Easy Work
    Well Trained
    Learn New Things Like Driving Machines Suck as Forklift and Reach Trucks
    Friendly Staff
    Awesome Benefits

    Cons

    Heavy Lifting
    Mental Stress
    Always Moving
    High Demanding at times


  2. "Easy work if you're experienced handyman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Hardware 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

    Friendly people
    Easy tasks
    Opportunity to learn about different departments

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours aren't great
    Some employees don't have proper experience to give out project advice

    Advice to Management

    Properly train new employees
    Hire people with real experience

  3. "The South Loop Home Depot is Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Home Depot is such a flexible place of employment whether you're looking to work full-time or like in my case, a college student looking for a part-time job. The pay is very competitive and the people you work alongside of are great. Believe it or not I had some of my best days working at the Depot.

    Cons

    It takes a while to move up the ranks but it is possible.


  4. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    some leads provided, but they want you to work the store for free to get your own.

    Cons

    work store for free, trying to get leads
    dissension among the sales people who had to work the stores for leads and those that did not.

    Advice to Management

    quit making sale people, work in your stores for free.


  5. "tool technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    diverse people, respect, job security

    Cons

    supervisors & managers are not educated so they don't know how to manage people. They might have knowledge of running the department but dont know how to respond to employee queries.

    Advice to Management

    Try to care about your employess too!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "There’s a few things I don’t like but overall this is a GREAT place to work to advance in your career in retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *pay advancement is great. If you’re a hard worker and work in a specialty dept or Pro, you get paid more than an average dept worker.
    *not as strict as other retail stores
    *you could move up to be a manager or district manager without a college degree

    Cons

    *favoritism is always at play. Sometimes it can work for you or against you
    -someone else might get a promotion over you because they’re liked more
    -you might have been late 3 times and get written up but because they like someone else, they could have been late 20 times and it wouldn’t matter


  7. "Nice place to work part time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Employee in Algonquin, IL
    Former Employee - Part Time Employee in Algonquin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part time benefits are available.
    Possibility to transfer.
    Stock purchasing program for employees.

    Cons

    Concrete floors can be hard on your feet/legs.
    Always working weekends.
    Slow opportunities to advancement.
    Average pay at best.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate weekends off for ALL associates.
    Do not have your cashiers push credit cards to customers during checkout, customers HATE it.
    Train sales associates BETTER based on their Department, HD use to be all about product knowledge; once your starting wages dropped so did the quality of sales associates on the floor.

  8. "Worked at 3 different locations and I Should have never moved after the 2nd location"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales 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

    Depending on store and managers:
    can be fun
    Simple
    Learn about tools and material

    Cons

    Depending on store and mangers:
    Can feel like a prison at times
    Movement within seems impossible
    Hiring has slowed down since I first began in 2015

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development, instead of trying to better their own careers by focusing on store sales goals.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. Our nearly 300,000 associates share The Home Depot’s “orange-blooded” culture, which encourages inclusion, passion and respect both within the company and extending to all... More


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in South Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stay busy all day so 8 hours usually goes by fairly quick.

    Cons

    The pay is a joke for this extreme level of customer service in many departments of the store (such as Paint and Flooring), on top of the other duties that are expected. Unless you are married or live with someone else who is contributing to your monthly income, you cannot realistically pay for the cost of living for very long on their very outdated, low pay. I started work here in 1999 and the starting pay was about $10.50 an hour. In 2018 it starts at $11 an hour. So there has been virtually no starting pay increase in nearly 20 years - which is beyond pathetic for the top home improvement company in the industry every year. When Target can now start all new employees at $13 an hour, Home Depot has no excuse not to pay a livable full-time wage to it's employees in 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and increase your pay for all full-time employees!!!
    Your turnover rate will then stop being nearly as bad as McDonald's.


  10. "Part time seasonal garden"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Bartlett, IL
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Bartlett, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to do a wide range of activities

    Cons

    Management is juevinal, micromanaged, employees angry and unhappy

    Advice to Management

    Take Leadership and Management 101 classes, I never seen a company so micromanaged or employees so angry


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