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The Home Depot Freight Team Associate Reviews

Updated October 23, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Freight"

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    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Belton, MO
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Belton, MO

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

    Pros

    Great management, employees, and incentives.

    Cons

    Late night hours were rough


  2. "Enjoy working!!!"

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great.
    Feel satisfied when work gets completed

    Cons

    Lots of stuff to be carried.
    Heavy object sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget about overnight workers

  3. "Fired Due to No Fault of My Own"

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Galveston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A decent wage, that is all.

    Cons

    Impossible expectations from management.
    They fire you for whatever reason they want.
    I was sick with flu, called out, returned with a doctors note, worked one full week, was fired the next week.

    Advice to Management

    You all suck! Try not sucking.


  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. "Poor Management and Poor Work Distribution"

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    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    provided a ham at Christmas and provided food when working on holidays

    Cons

    The management at the location where I worked was very poor: very political. They should have cleaned house and eliminated the inefficient workers, but instead, after completing my work I was expected to finish the work of the lazy workers. It was terrible.

    Advice to Management

    I have never seen a store manager pull a night shift in the seven years I worked there. You need to know what is going on with the night crew. Also, since the new hires are being started at a higher wage, the employees who have time with the company need to have their wages adjusted to compensate for the increase in the starting salary.


  6. "Freight Associate"

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Physically demanding and all overnight

    The Home Depot Response

    Sep 28, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear you are having a positive experience at The Home Depot.


  7. "Great Place but slow growth"

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Lindon, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome real people and simple job tasks and environment

    Cons

    Slow growth hinders ability to pay competitively or give raises to hard working enployees

    Advice to Management

    Allow raises that are not limited to annual/semi-annual reviews to motivate associates to try their hardest.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad but more good."

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Family oriented company, very flexible.

    Cons

    I just recently transferred from state to state. Big difference, my last store had unity, management listened and treated you with respect, appreciation was always shown. and was always fair. My new store is not so fair or family like management treat 1 crew different that others. I don't get full breaks or lunches anymore and get treated like I'm bottom of the barrel. Been with the company almost 2 years and have received 11 homer awards. So I know it's not me, I still bust my but every day. I no longer even want to go to work.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs management and accountability


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not women-friendly at all... Unless you want to be a cashier."

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    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat decent rate of pay, decent hours.

    Cons

    This is a HEAVILY male-dominated environment. They do not understand at all than a 5 foot, 120 lb. female cannot lift as much as a 6 foot, 170 lb. male can. They seem to think that it shouldn't take longer than TWENTY MINUTES to finish a pallet, even if there are more than 60-70 boxes on it, bearing in mind that you have to individually scan each one (if you're even lucky enough to HAVE a scanner), locate its home, see if it will fit, get a ladder if need be, and carve the box open and lift/stock the item.
    I was consistently given tasks that were extremely difficult for one person to do alone, let alone someone who is literally physically incapable of doing them, and then I would routinely get called back for conferences with my manager about not meeting the 4 pallets/hr quota. After awhile this started to really bog down my self-esteem, as I was made to feel worthless and lazy, even though I had NEVER been working so hard before in my life. I was also told that I wasn't even doing the bare minimum, even on days when I completed many tasks to try to prove myself to my manager.
    I almost had an asthma attack 6 times. Almost fell off a ladder 3 times. Nearly passed out from the heat several times. I was busting my tail and the only time I was ever talked to was to be told I'm not working hard enough.
    I almost put my back out trying to lift 80 lb. boxes of bleach and my manager exaggerated saying they were only 20 lbs. It literally said on the side of the box, 80 lbs.
    God forbid you can't physically lift something on your own, or they will roll their eyes at you like you're a weakling. When I asked for help lifting something, they would LITERALLY respond with "Oh you can do it! GIRL POWER!"
    I was also yelled at for taking a bathroom break longer than 5 minutes even though the manager and several choice favorite employees would take random 10-15 cigarette breaks whenever they pleased.
    This is some kind of joke to them. I would not recommend The Home Depot as a place to work, unless you are a physically fit male who doesn't mind the muscle strain. Otherwise... steer very clear, especially if you are female.
    You can do so much better.

    Advice to Management

    Lower your expectations.
    Your employees are PEOPLE, not machines.
    Recognize the good work they do instead of ONLY ever addressing what they need to improve on.


  10. "Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of benefits like dental vision etc..

    Cons

    could potentially get hurt working

    Advice to Management

    People work hard