The Home Depot Reviews in Huntsville, AL | Glassdoor

The Home Depot Huntsville Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
13 reviews

Filter

Filter

Huntsville, AL Area

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
Craig Menear
7 Ratings

13 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 209 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 772 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 484 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 879 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Customer Service Sales Professional"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Hardware in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Hardware in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with an open door policy for employees to directly talk to Store Manager with ideas and Company savings suggestions.

    Cons

    Have not experienced any personal resistance thru management , employees or customers. My recommendation to a potential employee is great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Department supervisors"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Departmnet Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Departmnet Supervisor in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company great to employees great benifits

    Cons

    Busy it is a retail job, rude customers to female employees

    The Home Depot Response

    May 16, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. Retail associates are the face of The Home Depot for the thousands of customers who walk through the doors each day. As a retail associate, you can expect to interact in a... More

  3. "Overall it was pleasant. Enjoyed being there."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed running the paint department. Keeping it stocked and looking neat and organized. I love helping customers. Working with associates.

    Cons

    Near the end management changes became just too much. Too much politics were involved and it was not fun to work there anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team . They will get you the answers you need. They always did before.


  4. "Special Services"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Madison, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. They work with you schedule.

    Cons

    Favoritism and it takes year to move up the ladder at Home Depot


  5. "Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Great training. Work around schedule.

    Cons

    Pay and hours. Only hire part time


  6. "I love the home depot, sometimes straining when it comes to the hour cutbacks."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Madison, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work there are friendly to eachother and their customers.

    Cons

    Some customers give employees a extremely hard time which can always be emotionally straining. Sometimes the employees are not good at communicating with each other. The superattendant can also cam cut your hours drastically at any given moment but gives not reasons as to the why.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let customers think they are always right, especially in front of the associate who is trying to enforce what they were trained to do, to give what the customer wants even when it is against store policy is extremely demoralizing for the employees just trying to do their jobs. Also, please get the a/c unit fixed cause whenever it turns on it is so loud that it disrupts our job at customers first cause we can't hear them and nor can they hear us.


  7. "How to run a department without being a manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The home depot is a great place to get a quick seasonal job.
    It advances hard workers.
    It recognizes workers for hard work with awards.

    Cons

    I earned three homer awards in the span of 2 months. They did not document one of the awards so I never received my bonus. Also I was promised a $100 bonus for every time I learned about a new department; however, when I went to accept the offer during a slow season they pulled that offer.

    Advice to Management

    Multiple managers over one department is very ineffective. Also, MET doesn't know anything about what products actually are of best interest to our customers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's a good job, but the pay is pretty lousy for what I do and have to put up with. It's still a retail job."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Sales Associate in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Pro Sales Associate in Madison, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My boss is great, the pay is decent if you start with the company young and put in time, good benifits package, success sharing

    Cons

    Retail, retail, retail, you have to deal with some of the laziest and incompetent people I've seen (there are some good ones), and again it's retail!

    Advice to Management

    You need to increase base pay for certain key positions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "How many faked reviews does it take to get a favorable 3.4 rating?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The customers are friendly. By and large, so are the non-management employees. However, like any place, there are cliques. The insurance is great if you are management, garbage if you are part time. Pay is FANTASTIC if you are in management, but just a hair above min, wage if you are not. Management gets wonderful days off, multiple hour lunch breaks, and some even nap in their cars during working hours without danger of censure. And some entertain a romantic interlude during work hours...now that's entertainment!!!

    Cons

    Terrible insurance, the training consists of watching online "how-to's," the pay is awful for anyone under the rank of supervisor, the hours are scheduled in a fashion that keeps the store running with a min amount of staff. There are huge "blind spots." I have personally witnessed lower level bosses curse or talk in obscenity-laden language in front of customers, with no corrections made. There seems to be no interoffice respect, unless you are best friends with the managers. The HR's main job seems to consist of hanging up posters and decorating the break room, with the occasional training class for new hires. Scheduling is haphazard.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of worrying about your damn kick backs from the company, why not hire to capacity and LIVE the so-called company motto by putting the customers first. None of the departments have adequate coverage. Meanwhile, the common workers live on food stamps and drive 20 year old cars because working 30 hours a week might eat into HR's Lexus payments. And how about actually reading someone's resume before placing them in positions that are really not focused on their strengths.


  10. "Management may be there problem"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having a job was a Pro.

    Cons

    Some of Management treated employees like trash. My supervisor was called stupid in front of me and customers. Employees were not respected and not allowed to get the fully trained before being pushed out on the floor. Management behaved totally different when the higher up big wigs visited. Not enough hours to really call this a job.

    Advice to Management

    Employees make the company the money. Management should be monitored at that particular store.


Showing 13 of 18,040 reviews
Reset Filters