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The Home Depot Human Resources Reviews

Updated October 5, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 512 reviews)

  • "The hourly pay for full time employees" (in 911 reviews)

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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. "HR"

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

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Salary, bonuses, vacation, benefits, HQ perks

    Cons

    Restructuring every year, retaining the people that should move on

    Advice to Management

    Be open

  3. "HR Generalist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people and streamlined processes

    Cons

    Long hours and lack of work life balance

    The Home Depot Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – Client Partner

    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.


  4. "Once a great company, not anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource Generalist in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Human Resource Generalist in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team depot events for veterans.

    Cons

    Inverted pyramid and servant leadership principles are lost on most district and store managers.


  5. "Home Depot Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Pay in comparable positions is usually a little higher
    Will promote from within and give training to move up the chain
    Culture and values

    Cons

    Large company
    Best interests of the individual or other platforms from the collective amount stores make
    Doesn't give corporate discounts
    Work/Life Balance


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyable atmosphere. People are very supportive and happy. Training is thorough."

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

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

    Pros

    Various opportunities in the company countrywide. Mentoring, Training, Diversity Clubs throughout company. A positive place to work.

    Cons

    Low pay, Need alot of patience to withstand the salary before moving up in the company. Benefits are a bit pricey and takes away from the low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the compensation structure based on specialty of work, not just general roles ex. CallCenters, ProSpecialist, TeamLeaders etc.


  7. "HR Generalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, value-driven, pay, benefits, leadership

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunities, lack of work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Slow down to reflect

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – Client Partner

    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Office"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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%.