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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent environment for technical IT (infrastructure) careers"

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    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot

    Pros

    For IT, it's harder to find a broader environment (2200+ retail locations, each of which is managed centrally). Lots of new exciting technology, and some of the smartest IT people around. Even with a tough economy, there is a lot of revenue coming in, and competent projects that clearly present a measurable improvement to the business are always seriously considered by senior management.

    Cons

    Processes are not very mature. Lots of ad-hoc activity and long hours due to inefficient processes. Some of the different IT groups have a siege mentality and strive to protect their turf, at the cost of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to embrace advanced technology!

    The Home Depot2008-12-02
  2. Helpful (2)

    "That's the way we've always done it"

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    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fellow coworkers really wanted to do a good job. They are a smart bunch that wants to see the company succeed.

    Cons

    The mantra is: "That's the way we've always done it. Why change it?" It doesn't matter if your suggestion would save the company $500K a year. Management seems to only care about advancing their own careers. What's good for them personally or their team is more important than what's good for the company. If you don't have 10+ years in the company your opinion is no good. There is an underlying current of fear. They...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees ideas. They actually have good ones. The forced cheers at quarterly meetings are awkward and not a single person likes them. It's creepy. Lose them. Berating an employee in front of his coworkers does not make them want to work harder. It makes them want to work elsewhere.

    The Home Depot2014-04-25

    The Home Depot Response

    April 30, 2014Client Partner

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and understand that our associates are the key to our success. We strive to create an environment ...

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  3. "Great company to work"

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      Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

      I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Homedepot has good work culture. Good pay and bonus compared to competitors. Transparency from higher management. Appreciation on the work, ability to switch between teams.

      Cons

      Being in retail industry work pressure can get you keep working around the clock, but definitely appreciation follows that.

      The Home Depot2013-04-10
    • "good start but will move on soon"

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      Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      I actually met the CEO

      Cons

      not willing to spend time and money to actually fix problems that bedevil the organization

      Advice to Management

      as a group you are too narrowly focused on short term tasks

      The Home Depot2012-12-05
    • "Excellent opportunity to learn new technology, terrible work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot

      Pros

      Excellent team members. Smart motivated folks who always try to do the right thing. Opportunity to learn. Large environment, lots of technology, many changes and opportunities to excel. Direct management was great. Exciting, fast paced environment

      Cons

      Very little employee appreciation. Fear based culture instead of reward based. No respect for work life balance, expectation is to work all the time. Weekend and after hour work was routine with no comp time or rewards. Blame based culture interested in placing blame on burnt out employees instead of examining the process. When employees are working 80 hour weeks routinely mistakes happen. Promotions are very...

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      Advice to Management

      Change the corporate culture away from blame and overwork. Right now IT is a terrible place to work and you will continue loosing good people until this changes. Reward Associates instead of punishing them, respect work life balance.

      The Home Depot2012-04-20
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