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The Home Depot Indianapolis Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • The benefits are great also learn a lot (in 201 reviews)

  • Part time employees schedules will be worked with (in 736 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 469 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 853 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice every one and all they way around.

    Cons

    Better benefits for part time employees


  2. "FFIO is not a core value, but it’s SOP at THD"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Specialty Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Core Values, taking care of each other, taking care of the customer, driving business by increasing average order value. The Homer Fund is an incredible tool for taking care of the associates. Home Depot is an ethical company and works very hard to be fair to everyone.

    Cons

    Understaffing, no time for training, unrealistic time management issues, too big to be agile and responsive to customer needs. Low pay makes attracting and retaining talent impossible. There is no such thing as work/life balance. Be divorced or single.

    Advice to Management

    I don’t believe management cares what I have to say. I was treated as if I was disposable, so my advice would be discarded. Basically, you have to show up, figure it all out, juggle everything, get no positive feedback, and execute game plans with no feelings or emotions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Paint department is interesting and challenging."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Noblesville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's the only place I've worked that feels like family. It's the only reason I've stayed this long. I feel like the top of the company cares about their employees and tries to make incentives to keep people.

    Cons

    Management. Outdated computer systems. Equipment is "refurbished" and not always tested. It can be very upsetting when you get an item back from repair only to have it do the exact same thing. Software is often sluggish and untested thus making it hard to get simple tasks finished. Not enough help.

    Advice to Management

    Update equipment frequently, especially computers and software (invest in GOOD software).


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and people. Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Retail hours difficult with young family


  5. "specialty flooring and decor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Flooring and Walls in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are abundant for employees. You get both sick and vacation time. You can work your way up the ladder and make a career out of home depot. They recently rolled out consistent scheduling for full timers, which for retail is a game changer. You can actually have a life and plan. Granted your 2 days off are potluck draw. Christmas and thanksgiving are always closed for family time, with restricted store hours typically day before and after. You will learn a ton from home depot as long as you are a receptive learner and motivated. Your core department will become very close as you will rely on each other. Oh, did I mention 401k match is really good?! It really is. I could go on and on but I had 13 years with the company and I don't regret it for a minute. I was also a college student and even being a DS they worked my schedule so that I could take my classes. Only reason I left was because the marketing department is in GA otherwise I would have stayed.

    Cons

    It's retail so there are great days and some not. It's not the job for someone who cannot lift as the entire job is very hands on and merchandise is heavy. You would think that is a no Brainerd but a lot come into this thinking it's just the basics and it's not. HD is also very computer heavy, especially in specialty. Management can change on a dime so be prepared. Some coworkers will be nay sayers but honestly that's anywhere. The company could do better with updating computers more frequently and really beta testing the softwares but you learn to work around the hickups.

    Advice to Management

    Due to management change ups there needs to be more consistency. At times there can be too many hands in the cookie jar.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Department Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck and schedule, busy days go by quickly

    Cons

    Low pay, subpar insurance, infrequent and minuscule raises

    Advice to Management

    Give a damn about your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "garden associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked inside and outdores with lawn equipment, garden tools, plants, mulch ect

    Cons

    Working in the hot sun or working in the cold winters outside

  8. "Home Depot"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The benefits with this company were amazing along with the vacation time

    Cons

    Management was terrible and promoted people who weren't qualified for the position. Took forever to get full-time as they didn't want to pay for benefits to full-timers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to those who are qualified and promote accordingly to people's abilities


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The Home Depot: Electrical Sales Associate II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Sales Associate II in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Electrical Sales Associate II in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Enjoyed working with customers and co workers. Company has quarterly profit sharing payouts.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours. Management is not interested in retaining good employee's by paying them what they are worth. Pay rate for Electrical Sales, for instance, have decreased over the past 10 years from paying Electricians scale wage, for their expertise and installation experience shared with customers, to just about minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Management, at corporate level, should pay employees', at the same pay journeyman scale that built the company to it's current industry leading status.


  10. "It's Okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind, very diverse people working there.
    Very enjoyable to learn more and more about your section of the store.
    People asking for help were very grateful.

    Cons

    Employees are understaffed and over worked, sometimes only leaving one to two people in a section even during busy hours.
    There is no real structure to sections so individual management of the sections outside of the department head leads to an argument over who has been there longest.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and stop expecting one person to be able to do so much in one section, especially while there are customers that need help. We can't put customers first and manage to clean and stock all the shelves by ourselves.


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