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The Home Depot Los Angeles Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Paint Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very sociable work environment and great people to work with. It's always busy so time always goes by fast. You have freedom to walk around and engage with customer all the time and usually you are not micromanaged. You're able to take restroom break, or regular breaks at your choosing, granted it's within reasonable time. Always a fun busy environment. Management varies, some managers are very cool and some expect to see you busy doing something every second.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't enough coverage or help, usually in other department like plumbing, hardware or building materials. Garden and paint tend to be well staffed most of the time. Lots of lifting, work schedules sometime are not favorable, no weekend and holidays off (sometimes by very advanced requests) Pay is not super great, raises are small. In my opinion the best people are not the ones promoted, usually it's the ones that click with management that get promoted. Some Associates are super lazy and pass the puck or take long bathroom breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those workers who are most knowledgeable and seasoned rather than the kids that are always sucking up. Place more people in the departments that need it the most and not just based on sales. Plumbing gets slammed with go backs and tons of customers with lengthy questions and they onl3 or 4 associates while garden has 15 associates working but no one needs help in those departments so associates just hang around or disappear for hours.


  2. "Bleeding orange daily!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benifits!! Love the bonus system!! Keeps u busy till clock out...

    Cons

    The 12 to 9 shift 😂😂

  3. "Great for long term"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits offered are amazing.
    Great management the whole way up

    Cons

    monotonous. Not a problem for most people, but it's is very structured and repeated labor

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Loved my time there


  4. "Great work and opportunity, just wasn’t what I was looking for and not as welcoming as I thought."

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    Former Employee - Order Puller in Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Order Puller in Glendora, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Keeps you on your feet, friendly coworkers, lots of room to move up, great chance to practice customer service skills.

    Cons

    Very demanding, they will more than likely add responsibilities on to your expected responsibilities without compensation, very slow to promote low level employees.


  5. "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not really sure what to write here because it’s changed so much. I no longer work for Home Depot and wouldn’t want to based on what I hear from current associates.

    Cons

    They don’t pay anywhere near what they used to, sales associates seem to know little to nothing about what they sell or the home improvement/construction industry. As long as you’re able to know where things are at in the store and take a customer to it, then that seems to be good enough for Home Depot. Training was a joke. Luckily I came from the construction industry so I knew what I was talking about. Benefits get more and more expensive every year even though Home Depot is a multi-billion dollar company.

    Advice to Management

    The customer isn’t always right. Stop throwing your associates under the bus, especially in front of the customer, learn to take constructive criticism and industry knowledge. Home Depot used to be great in the Bernie and Arthur days and was able to be hella profitable while still putting their people first. Now it’s been destroyed by share holders.


  6. "Can't Complain"

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    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty casual environment where if you do what your supposed to everything flows smoothly. They offer great benefits and I believe you get full access once your three months in and you can still get them if your part time.

    Cons

    Can be relatively physically demanding to most people especially when considerimg the pay. It's retail so not everybody's cup of tea.


  7. "Order Fullfillment Associate"

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    Current Employee - Order Puller in Westminster, CA
    Current Employee - Order Puller in Westminster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. A lot of individuals care about their job and half even stay there 3+ years. I enjoyed providing customer service to guests by having their order ready for them within a timely manner. I have learned a lot about prompt customer service in my time there.

    Cons

    I would sometimes have do tasks on my own that involved heavy merchandise because some associates are focused on doing what they need to do. Some days are busier than other days which means that you will be walking around for extended periods of time. On the pro side, contractors will not hesitate to tell you to hurry up. A lot of customers always want you to put them first which can create some stress as you may have two or three heads facing your way.

  8. "For the most part the job was good, however the store was highly understaffed."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of the supervisors and managers were understanding and very helpful.

    Cons

    In the department i was working in they had three of us do the work of 10 people.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest finding a way to hire more people.


  9. "Delivery’s"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery’s in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery’s in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom, help, and it’s always active work

    Cons

    Heavy stuff to lift and sometimes cleaning sucks but it’s not that bad

    Advice to Management

    Keep the protrucks


  10. "The Orange Hard Knock Life!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Relax Dress code
    -Paid 15 min breaks
    -Associate pricing through a portal online (Although I found myself finding better discounts online just through amazon, so no real discount there.)
    -Vending machines in break room (just to make money off employees)
    -You get sick hours
    -Training is ok
    -Orange Apron (Protects your shirt I guess)

    Cons

    -Heavy Lifting (don’t work here if you have a bad back)
    -LOW PAY
    -LOW PAY
    -Occasional rude customer (but hey it’s retail)
    -LOW PAY
    -No Actual Store Discount
    -Benefits are lame
    -Health insurance is expensive
    -Culture is terrible most people don’t want to work there
    -There only flexible because they give low hours
    -Heavy lifting
    -High turnover because of LOW PAY causes most of the employees not knowing where things are
    Our how to solve thing which then creates terrible customer service and the cycle continues.
    -Orange Apron (Make sure you take this off when you go to a different department...I warned you...)
    -Oh and I forgot one more thing........LOW PAY!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees so they can take care of your customers. Money Talks!


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