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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have the potential to make a lot of money, however, You will have to work long hours and do lots of extra work for no pay.

    Cons

    No base salary whatsoever, no car allowance, gas allowance or toll allowance and you have to use your own personal vehicle. You are also required to generate your own leads at the stores by spending hours in there and not being compensated for your time.

    Advice to Management

    Include a base salary or at least a car/gas allowance to reduce employees expenses. Also meetings should be set ahead of time and not just at the last minute. There were many meetings scheduled the night before and then cancelled the day of.

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Senior Manager, Social Media

    Thank you for your review. “Taking Care of Our People” is one of our core values. We try our best to accommodate our associates’ needs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Do not be fooled by the pictures. This place is a sweatshop."

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some of the other employees - that's it - pay stinks, benefits are expensive, management only cares about profit - poorly trained managers

    Cons

    Environment is always dirty and dusty. Managers show no indication of management training or education. Evaluations focus on the negative. No positive reinforcement. Rule by fear. Unfair treatment of employees - same people and groups ALWAYS recognized and rewarded - cashiers, MET team, Freight (impromptu pizza parties, BBQ, breakfast (donughts and coffee.)

    Advice to Management

    Start paying your employees what they are worth. I do not know a single person at Home Depot who doesn't have a second job.

  3. "Mixed bag."

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, great training, the hours are o.k., if you stay you might get a chance to apply for a better paying job.

    Cons

    Strange environment, very clique like, unfriendly, low pay, as part time employee you have no health insurance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the companies values to work. Most people don't even bother to say hello much less to even acknowledge one. Everybody does his own think.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Consultant HDI"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall Home Depot is a good company. Employees are great management cares for both consumers and their employees. Benefits are generous and HR is always looking at ways to add to the experience of working there.

    Cons

    This is specifically for the Outside Sales Consultant position and not the company overall.

    This division of Home Depot is called Home Depot Interiors and was purchased from an outside firm about 2 years ago. The culture of this devision is not of Home Depot and it reflects the industry's disregard for the client. The position has a commission only pay structure and its hires and attracts people that do not care much for the client. They teach you a 9-step process to take the customer to a purchase but the overall goal is closing the client regardless of their desire (or need) to purchase or not. It is a high pressure sales and most customers are not ready for this level of experience. They expect a service like what they are used to at the store but get something much worse, full of fear tactics and sales people that are starving. The division has a 60% turnover rate and only like 3 people actually make money. The product is orders of magnitude more expensive than the store and about 300% more expensive than local competitors. They key here is that they fill the customer with fear and take advantage of the fact that most people have never remodel a kitchen before. it is a one close sale for a reason: as soon as people do a little research they will understand that they can save thousands of dollars by going somewhere else. If you have a high level of integrity and believe in ethical selling this position is not for you. The overall work-life balance is non-existent. You will get 3 appointments every day: 11:00, 3:00, 7:00pm. They want you to spend 3-4 hours in each appointment. Do the math. You are going to work 60, 70, 80 hours per week without base pay, overtime, and you get to use your car and put about 30,000 miles per year without getting paid for the wear and tear of your car. In addition, you get 5 cases of sample bags that will completely take up your car and add about 250 lbs to your car.

    Advice to Management

    Close this division down as they do not implement your values reflected on the upside down pyramid.


  5. "More opportunities for women"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company wants to promote more women

    Cons

    Employees are apathetic. Maybe just tired and not paid enough

    Advice to Management

    More consequences for poor selling skills and apathetic behavior


  6. "Retail Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best for Part Time employment to allow flexible schedules and days off. Quarterly bonuses paid based on hours and years worked for the company.

    Cons

    Be Prepared to Start at a Minimum Wage or $ 7.00 to $ 8.00 per hour. Full Time Associates work under High Stress, Erratic Schedules, 6 day work weeks, Split days off, and have assistant managers and supervisors that assign you tasks without communicating to other management staff. If you are in your Teens and Twenties, looking for a Career in Home Improvement Retail, then this is your Dream Company and Job !!!

    Advice to Management

    Store Managers,, Assistant Managers, and Department Supervisors: 1) Need to All Be On the Same Page With Company Policy And Procedure as set by the Company's Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. No In-Store Policies that Are Applied at Upper Managements Discretion to Select Associates.; 2) All Management Levels should apply the same Guidelines and Schedules To All Employee's, Without Exceptions for a Select Group of Employee's Whom they are Cultivating for Promotion; 3) Listen to Your Associates and their Input, and Not Basing All Decisions and Solutions Just on Customer Complaints or Suggestions. Back your Associates Up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Success is elusive."

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    Former Employee - Home Depot Interiors Salesperson in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Home Depot Interiors Salesperson in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're talented or lucky there is the possibility of a very good income.

    Cons

    Lead generation system generates a majority of dead end appointments. Training is inadaquate. There is no financial support while a salesperson develops their own network of lead generators.

    Advice to Management

    Even limited support like gas money would improve the alarming rate of turnover.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn home improvement retailing"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home Depot is best in class for a big box home improvement center. Great career opportunities to advance to management positions. Good benefits. Strong emphasis on taking care of customers.

    Cons

    Some areas of the corporate office operate in silos. To many sales associates are not knowledgeable about the products they are selling. Work week staffing schedules are inconsistent. Office politics are a distracting for the sales associates.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "This place will work you in the ground then chastise you! 12 year veteran."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation. Its a job.

    Cons

    What ever you do is not good enough! Never enough staff to help out and the rules only apply when management wants them to. Such a joke of a place to work now. Was a great place to work. Those days are gone before depot got money greedy. Shame they lost their values for associates! Oh don't bother trying to move up in south fla if your not hispanic!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop discriminating against anglo Americans! Quit shoving how high comp sales are down our throat and how much money you guys are making but refuse overtime and don't have enough hours in departments! And stop working your department heads like slaves!!!!!!

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 28, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. In the same way that The Home Depot’s products help people build homes and projects, the eight core values we uphold help us build a strong business and culture. Our nearly... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad experience for someone going to college."

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everybody helps each other out on the met team.

    Cons

    the store always blames us for their problems when its store management that has no clue what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually want to work and people who won't chose favorites.

    The Home Depot Response

    Apr 25, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. MEAs and managers alike are essential parts of The Home Depot’s MET network. We appreciate your feedback. Keep up the great work!


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