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The Home Depot Freight Team Associate Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 215 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 790 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 501 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 895 reviews)

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  1. "Satisfied 2x Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even for part time employees, the health and disability plans were available at reasonable rates.
    Very competitive wages for the level of experience required and responsibilities the positions.
    Potential for quarterly and annual bonuses.
    The Home Depot really does take good care of its employees, with an excellent in-house charity program for those in need, a store pantry that's open to anyone and designed for those struggling with money or time, and a stock option and profit sharing plans.
    Ability to take time off work even when you're zero'd out on sick days or paid time off.
    If you put in the effort, there are many chances and potential for advancement and wage increases. If you leave the company and proved yourself to be a hard-working employee and worth the time, you'll be welcomed back with open arms. You get back what you put in.

    Cons

    Corporate makes decisions for regions and districts that do not always translate into more efficient processes for your particular store; Lack of individual attention.
    The store managers are both locations I've worked were spineless to higher direction.

    Advice to Management

    Senior department heads tend to know what's best for their sections of the store, and are in direct communication and work with their subordinates. If they're telling you that a process doesn't work, it's probably not going to start working just because a guy in an office with no experience in that field says it will.


  2. "Great Place but slow growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad but more good."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. "Stocker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "THD Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, friendly staff/management, usage of the Home Depot app makes life easier

    Cons

    Can be too physically demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed

  8. "Physical Workload. Beware Scheduling Problems."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were great. Job was both gratifying and financially stable (before the scheduling problem).

    Cons

    Can get very physical. Be sure that you’re able to lift heavy equipment/merchandise.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t screw with people’s scheduling. As a student worker, going from a satisfying workload to a messy hodgepodge of a week at work isn’t pleasing, so keep the worker’s mindset when doing something that radical.


  9. "Good Honest People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Honest People
    Will work with your schedule

    Cons

    There are no cons so far.


  10. "Freight team associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and award recognition

    Cons

    Hours aren’t the best