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The Home Depot Kansas City Reviews

Updated January 30, 2018
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Kansas City, MO

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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • learn a lot of different skills and trades that help in the real world (in 208 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 763 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 479 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "Freight supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good promotion potential

    Cons

    Don't pay their entry level people much

    Advice to Management

    Increase store staffing just by 5% and you will be amazed at your csi increase!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My MEA experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mea in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mea in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're not getting fired.
    Night shift works 4 10's
    Pay is enough to survive.
    Job covers variety of tasks.

    Cons

    You won't get promoted
    Your raises are laughable
    Met and store are separate entities, its inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on ability, not how many years you can survive in poverty as an entry level employee.

  3. "Learning non growing job rather than career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work for the most part friendly staff and funny customers. They actually do care about their employees nice break room(2 paid 15min breaks which is pretty awesome) understanding when you can’t come in or late.

    Cons

    Some staff seem racist! Scheduling is horrible! Favoritism runs the store no stepping leaders for young people to grow! Get points and sick time taken if you don’t come in. No phones on floor.short staff one day over packed the next.

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling could be done way better.


  4. "Be careful, or the job ends up being "dead-end""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the "physical" part of the job at THD. Loading, unloading, moving freight to the department and setting product to plan when needed. Those that enjoy the work or who are capable of doing the work will end up being taken advantage of by those who are lazy. Can't get rid of the lazy ones unless they don't show up or break a safety rule.

    Cons

    Those who enjoy the work or who are capable of doing the work will end up being taken advantage of by those who are lazy. Can't get rid of the lazy ones unless they don't show up or break a safety rule.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to the back stabbing that goes on in the workplace. The lazy folks will demean those who work too hard. They are A: jealous because they think that they are not capable of doing the work. B: just lazy and made to look bad by those who do the work.


  5. "Does not pay enough to live off of if you are single"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mea in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mea in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of benefits; health, dental, and eye insurance are all very good. Everything is delegated, few positions have to be versatile in many different tasks.

    Cons

    Other than the merchandising team people are not held accountable, the freight team offloads anything they don't want to get a ladder for into the nearest bay and floor associates wont stay in their departments. The entry level wages are inadequate (though better than some other retail employers) I work at a busy urban store and I do not have a car or any of the related expenses, I have a small one bedroom apartment that is literally the lowest rent in my area and I cant afford to live alone, I will have wracked up 10k in debt this year trying to pay for my rent, phone, and electric.

    Advice to Management

    The freight team needs quality walks like the ones you have in the MET team, Lift equipment needs to be mandatory or incentivized, raise you entry level wages Saying "taking care of each other" in every monthly inFocus video is hypocritical when your lowest associates cant take care of their basic needs. and lastly either pay your sales people commission or stop giving them quotas to meet.


  6. "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very solid company with continued growth

    Cons

    Lots of time handling associate issues


  7. "Home Depot part time gig"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours if you are a part-timer. Can enter your availability into computer system, varying your schedule from week to week if necessary, as long as you are part-time. Full timers are required to work a regular schedule. Dental and vision benefits for part-timers. Decent insurance for full timers. Profit sharing 2x/year. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    Pay is very low, concrete floor is hard on your feet. Training is minimal and willy-nilly. Don't earn any paid vacation time until you've been there a full year. During early Spring season, they try to make you work more than part time, and when summer comes with new seasonal hires, they cut your hours down to the bone. No employee discount.

    Advice to Management

    Give more training to all associates, let them know what's going on in stores. Pay a decent wage!

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – Client Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review. We understand that our associates are the key to our success. We pay competitive rates and strive to create an environment where all associates feel they are... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good short term, slow long term movement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Bonuses 2x/year
    Variety of departments allows for skill specialization

    Cons

    No discount
    Poor benefits
    Frustrating double standards in management/expectations
    Far too much emphasis on credit card sign ups


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Asst mgr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary family atmosphere in store

    Cons

    Slow growth opportunities for managers

    Advice to Management

    Associates should not go directly on a final for infractions that cause no harm.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and obtainable bonus structure. Health benefits Associate knowledge, empowered to help every customer, and community involvement. Advancement at your own pace and on the job training through out the management process.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work/life balance. Company's new philosophy not inline with culture and values that are preached at the store level.

    Advice to Management

    You can move up the ladder so far and then you are fighting the "ol' boys club"


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