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The Home Depot Human Resources Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  1. "Great for Advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home Depot lives by it's values wheel and promotes to mgmt from within.

    Cons

    Starting as PT to begin journey to management

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Great company, great upper management, great associates."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Human Resources Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - District Human Resources Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At a district level, paid well, good benefits, good bonus structure. Great associates excluding the Regional team.

    Cons

    Little support from Regional team. They have a gotcha mentality. They don't support and generally beat up the district team.calls are.
    Low hourly pay for associate, very few full time hourly positions.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate folks should listen in on the Regional calls! They might be surprised at how demotivating and uninspiring those calls are.

  3. "Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Was surprised at the benefits that many associates did not take advantage of. Learned so much about home remodeling and used those skills on my own home. Even better, I took advantage of the 401k and tuition reimbursement.
    If you go in and keep the right attitude, have a supportive management team and realize YOU applied for the job, they didn't come knock on your door, your journey with Home Depot can be good.

    Cons

    I left some time ago, but hear many of those benefits may not be available as it is very difficult to get full time hours. Also, they used to take pride in hiring knowledgeable staff or at least those interested in learning. The quality of staff isn't the same and management is to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality staff, pay a real living wage and job retention and customer service quality will return.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The politics have changed...and not for the better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top rated health benefits, stock options of 15% off, profit sharing bonus, corporate partner discounts with other companies, matching 401k

    Cons

    Internal politics of company has change with new CEO over last 2 years. Pulling away from old philosophy of hiring mature, well trained tenured associates and paying a living wage, to now just hiring for bodies and turn over is on the rise at an alarming. In some major cites as high at 300%.


  5. "HR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Only con is work life balance. Nature of the beast, the HR role in Home Depot requires a lot of your nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Talk to HR team to get their thoughts and feedback on how to continue to be effective with more work life balance


  6. "Head cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant/Head Cashier in Poway, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant/Head Cashier in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing even for cashiers. Fun atmosphere. Nice customers.

    Cons

    Low wages, low hours, part time only to keep from having to pay insurance, not flexible with scheduling, no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    None. I understand this is how retail works, and corporations set the rules. There's no leeway.


  7. "Full-Time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Human Resource Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - District Human Resource Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work! Upper mgmt. is great overall with just a few exceptions

    Cons

    Upper mgmt. is great overall with just a few exception

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen as well as give direction

  8. "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Associate Pay scale is good and the Benefits are good. I liked the hours and the way management handled customer complaints. They aalso backed up their Associates if they weren't in the wrong.

    Cons

    I would have to mention the Customers behavior's were sometimes inappropriate. The times they scheduled Store Meetings and their training procedures to me wasn't as informative as it should of been in the Specialty Departments.

    Advice to Management

    More training in Specialty Departments. Our customers deserve that.


  9. "Operations Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Staffing Ops Manager - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Staffing Ops Manager - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization, great benefits, great compensation. Leadership cares and promotes growth. You must own your career development, build relationships.

    Cons

    schedules can be a bit fixed, needs to work on change management.. some Sr. Leadership tends to be closed minded or unwilling at times to be open to suggestions.


  10. "What you contribute is what you earn!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to make decisions and have them stick -being creative and having a comrad type of coworker spirit is really fun coming to work - you're looking forward to it-

    Cons

    The hours can be brutal

    Advice to Management

    Letting your team be autonomous and course correct as needed give them work life balance