I worked at The Home Depot as a contractor (More than 3 years)
Little or no incentive to go above and beyond
Large desk area
Good exercise walking from parking lot if you come in after 9ish
Air Conditioned call center
Excellent cleaning staff
Sub-par work not a barrier to full time employment
Very little technical knowledge of computers is needed
Significant pay raise when hired on full time
Must interview for every new position
Interviews to become full time are exceedingly impersonal
Desks are not assigned; the desk (and profile) you set up yesterday may not be the same today
Workload can vary significantly depending on shift and queue you are assigned (avoid ESVS!)
Interactive feedback is negligible
Advice to Management
Please let the people that will never be hired on full time know this early so they can be looking for another job and not waste years of their lives grasping at a false hope.
I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)
The only good thing that came out of my five year serve at this place, was that I came across some sweet people who truly worked hard to provide for their families.
If only higher management would have been half as knowledgeable as the regular associates, I may still be there. Unfortunately (and I don't mean the Department heads,who work hard and deserve a bigger paycheck) I can only name a a few managers who were great: Mike, Clay, Tina....wow! 3 outta 5 whole years.
Advice to Management
Training, training, training....less favorites....more training. If you're going to be the head of a store, do your damn homework. As for Robert Freeman... Your frustration with God knows what took its toll on me as well as many customers. It was a daily routine to hear a customer who was insulted by you. Remember the newly purchased stove that burst into flames? You insisted the customers keep the stove and repair it. Luckily Buck (store manager at the time) allowed them to replace it.
Robert, you have a bad attitude and you're rude with everyone. You're also very forgetful. You lie and take down people if it saves your own hide. Maybe THD won't care about the associates, but I'm pretty sure they don't want the customers to be treated like crap. Lowe's is just down the street.
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