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The Home Depot Engineer Reviews

Updated April 3, 2019
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  1. "Online has great management and senior leadership"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Management for dot com is great. Team and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and people that don't ask why certain things are implemented certain ways


  2. "i love showing how to mow lawns"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sweetwater, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sweetwater, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good hours, good pto, good lunchges

    Cons

    not good pay, work hard for less,

    Advice to Management

    please pay us

  3. "Very little potential to grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very stressful
    Co-workers are okay

    Cons

    Below average Salary
    Not a lot of room to grow - Not the place if you want to advance your career
    You don't learn a whole lot


  4. "Decent Company"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Home Depot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interns have flexibility when selecting their internship projects

    Cons

    On-boarding is tricky and not very straight forward


  5. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity, work life balance, good culture and values.

    Cons

    Not high focus on technology


  6. "Please avoid Syntel Contactors"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work culture and great pay

    Cons

    Contractors are not helpful , hate working with these Syntel people.

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce your dependency on Indian contractors. International students are fine, at least they gel with the team. The H1Bs are just ridiculous, they behave as they own the team if they stay for an year or more, intimidating the new employees. They don't pass the knowledge and are very wary of their status asserting superiority. Whenever a new comer joins they team, they avoid helping him. This happened to me, they just want to extend their contracts and make themselves look good.


  7. "Typical corporate american workplace"

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    Current Employee - IT Software Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Software Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) You get to work with some of the latest technologies in a collaborative environment. Recent IT transformation has made it more about teams of engineers who code and solve problems together. This is a welcome change from the previous model (before 2015) where tech leads/managers delegated the work with ridiculous deadlines and there was a huge dependency on contractors who took the knowledge along with them when they left.

    2) Stable company, lots of different IT teams that cover different areas, variety of platforms, technologies etc. You will get opportunities to move to another area if you want but still stay within the company

    Cons

    1) Home Depot strives to be an IT company but still treat IT teams as auxiliary. They are moving teams away from the main SSC building in Smyrna to smaller buildings in Marietta (MTC) to alleviate horrific parking issues. But this also means no access to the full-service gym, large cafeteria and; daycare.

    2)You only get 6 federal holidays. You do not get the day after thanksgiving off FYI, so you have to use your PTO for that. Also,no holidays between Jan 2 and Memorial day.

    3) If you are coming from another company with perks such as free meals, delicious catered lunches etc, then you will be in for quite a transition. The MTC cafeteria has limited options, some really rude staff and is disorganized at best. The cafeteria in the main SSC building has more options and better service since some C-level execs/senior leadership eat there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do some coding so that you actually develop some empathy and appreciation for those who work through the roadblocks to deliver the product.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall good company to get a first internship experience

    Cons

    Intern onboarding process could be more standardized & structured


  9. "Product Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. Get to present to leadership at the end of term.

    Cons

    New program, lots of down time


  10. "Pretty Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good teams, and relatively flexible work hours

    Cons

    A lot of new hires so things might get confusing