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Updated December 28, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 222 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 806 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tough to have a good work/life balance" (in 522 reviews)

  • "I still can not get a full time position" (in 915 reviews)

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  1. "I loved this job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great people, family atmosphere

    Cons

    Standing for long hours occasionally

    Advice to Management

    nothing, I love HD


  2. "Customer Service Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very friendly, if you ask for hours they will be given, and they work around your school schedule

    Cons

    Needs to be better communication between manager policies and the associates since these end up resulting in customers straight yelling at employees. As well as there being little to no opportunity for wage increase.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and be open to suggestions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company not worth to work for...!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers are very patient and friendly.

    Cons

    Associates are rude and nasty with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people that are obviously not qualified for the position. They haven’t been promoted in previous years for a reason.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly workplace, interesting benefits, flexible hours, single parent home/college student friendly

    Cons

    Hard to advance, lack of support/coverage

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers better, losing good employees because they are not being heard and people who don't do their job are being rewarded.


  5. "Solid Retail Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training online but could have provided more learning support in the store and on the floor. Community support opportunities. Benefits such as college tuition programs.

    Cons

    Store Management is focused on sales not employee development which I think would retain employees and build the organization even more.

    Advice to Management

    Be engaged in your employees development


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Service Desk Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in Pineville, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in Pineville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really love the people I work with. The managers are great, my co-workers are nice and helpful. My general manager is the most helpful manager I have ever worked with, he is never in the office he is ALWAYS on the floor!! The pay is good too, I get $11 an hour. Good for being a student. Benefits are amazing also.

    Cons

    Cons include the hours. In order to be full time, you MUST have open availability. No exceptions. So I had to work part-time. But, they schedule so weird so I don't get that many hours (at my store, all stores are different). It can get frustrating watching people steal, because we aren't allowed to stop shop-lifters. They schedule only one person to open and to close and you're by yourself for hours. It can get so busy and backed up, it is stressful at times. If you can't lift heavy don't work here because you have to lift a LOT and you have to be on your feet constantly. Also. we basically have to return everything. Someone can walk in without a receipt, a product that was clearly used, and return it because we have "Hassle" free returning. People take advantage of us.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest scheduling more people. People will get more hours, but also help around the store will be better. And be more strict about the return policy. And also, hire an asset protection guy so he can tackle them in the parking lot. Thanks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great experience and a not-so-great experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere, Feedback on your performance.

    Cons

    Not all stores created equal.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice working reality, very bad management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Clifton Park, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Clifton Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent store in customer service. Kind colleagues, available to help you. In this shop you work hard, there is a good environment. Serious store. Exceptional customer service, with exceptional people behind the desk.

    Cons

    Bad direction.
    1-When I left the store I gave two weeks' notice, with the premise that I could use the store as a professional reference, but when I did it and my new employer called for references, they refused to give any information. Really incorrect and unethical behavior. I left the store because they promised me a full time position for months but they never gave to me and after a while I understand they were lying to me and I decide to look for another job.
    2- The store manager interviewed my husband and after he did not call back, when I asked for an answer he invented so many excuses to justify the fact that he could not hire him just because he did not speak a good English. But you could clearly read on his face that he was only frightened by a complaint for discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make fun of people, sooner or later a complaint arrives


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love It"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet different people everyday, your managers definitely have your back and look out for your best interest. I have been working at the customer service desk and every now and then you get a crazy customer here and there but besides that I love it.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons against the company but i do wish the computer system was more user friendly. ESVS makes me feel like I work in IT but besides that no complaints!


  10. "Customer service/returns desk associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere. The managers and staff get along very well. There is mutual respect. Some of the department heads really go out of their way to assist the staff which means a lot.

    Cons

    Low Salaries. Poor equipment. Poor scheduling. As a part-time person I thought I would be working 4 hours a day. Instead, my hours are very random and I would work up to 28 - 30 hours a week or sometimes only 12 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Get better technology for registers. Offer scheduled curbside pickup. Stop accepting everything back for returns. Other Home Depots tell customers to come to our store because our management accepts everything.