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The Home Depot Detroit Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 512 reviews)

  • "The hourly pay for full time employees" (in 911 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive work environment, learn new skills, good training, good starting wages, great benefits. Also volunteer opportunities with Team Depot.

    Cons

    Not many downsides. Associates stay employed for extended periods of time, some upwards of 20+ years.


  2. "I enjoyed the experience, but unless you make a career out of it by going for promotions its not the best financially."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with in a positive and productive environment. Promotion isn't far from reach in a relatively short period of time. Your time here is what you make of it, and is dictated on your personal goals for success

    Cons

    Wages are less than they should be for the work that is expected of everyone. Always understaffed even with new hires at high populated locations. Not enough hours if part time except during spring and early summer months.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your team and actually teach and communicate with those under you. Being the boss when need be, but also balancing it with being approachable. Lead by example and don't forget you are in the spotlight, because your associates watch the things you do and say but also what you don't.

  3. "Easy, but unorganized company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Allen Park, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Allen Park, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy tasks
    Friendly Co-Workers
    $11 an hour starting pay

    Cons

    Management is a mess
    Calling off pretty much isn't an option
    Never a set schedule

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones!


  4. "Home Depot"

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting rate of $12/hr, promises of quick progression, set schedule

    Cons

    "Part time" is strictly enforced as only a 4 hour shift, allowing a week of $12/hr to only come out to about $300 before taxes.

    Advice to Management

    If you want loyalty, show it in our paychecks, which means the hours have to compliment the starting rate.


  5. "Appliance Sales Specialist8"

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    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people...nice social events

    Cons

    It is retail...full time means long undesirable hours that can create family stress...also can be quite physical at times... No commissions...weak profit sharing plan which does not reward top performers...low hourly pay

    Advice to Management

    This is a mega corporation any advice any individual can give management has already been thought of and considered


  6. "ASMs and Golden Handcuffs"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is excellent for salary leaders, Performance bonus two times per year, Brand is highly recognized and respected

    Cons

    Worklife balance, Career development/opportunities, no PTO.

    Advice to Management

    ASMs are overworked and looked over for improvements within the associate umbrella. We want better insurance rates, PTO, and consistent scheduling.


  7. "Freight Team"

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    Current Employee - Freight Associate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Freight Associate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interaction with customers and working when the store is closed. Hard work, more like working out. Work hard and don't expect a pat on the back for the job that you are hired to do.

    Cons

    changing management. Pay could be better of course.

    Advice to Management

    Train new management asap.

  8. "Business operations"

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    Current Employee - Resolution Specialist in Oak Park, MI
    Current Employee - Resolution Specialist in Oak Park, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning sales, Community friendly, Heath insurance

    Cons

    Not a career building job.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other.


  9. "Somewhat of a great place"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Success share checks, homer award program, learn other departments if you want.

    Cons

    Poor hours, favoritism toward certain people

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal. Offer fulltime to employees who have been with the store for years rather then give it to someone new. Listen and communicate with your associates. Actually listen and follow thru.


  10. "Managers are Associates too"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working there for 18 years and relationships that I developed.

    Cons

    You have to make a choice between your family and your career. Preaches values but in reality you are overworked in understaffed stores with unrealistic expectations of sales and customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are associates too


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