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The Home Depot Lot Associate Reviews

Updated February 21, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Haven't Had Any Issues"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedules or if you'd like to take a vacation somewhere, or just need time off in general. The people are very friendly and have a good mix of ages. Management is very friendly as well and listen to whatever questions/needs you have. Overall a good company to work for. Not to mention paid sick and vacation time (as a part time worker).

    Cons

    Customers can be rude, but thats expected. If you're promoted, you won't be getting paid much more, and it can take quite a while to move up. Definitely not a place you choose as a career, but more so a job in the meantime while you work on your next goal.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    The Home Depot Response

    Feb 23, 2018 – 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best summer and part time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They work with your schedule, the other associates are all pretty awesome, there is always some sort of event happening that benefits our stores employees or other employees in need, and they have the best benefits for high school and college students

    Cons

    Not much other than some customers complain to you about other associates mistakes, but that happens in any retail position

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun and challanging place to work kept me on my toes always something new to do

    Cons

    upper management only seemed to care about long term employees


  4. "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Sun City Center, FL
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Sun City Center, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Work hours are great.

    Cons

    Not a bad company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job.


  5. "Steady work, not the best pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate
    Current Employee - Lot Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many customers are friendly, most of the Managers are fairly good. The inside of the store is usually clean

    Cons

    Products are often out of stock. Stock will sometimes be list in inventory but no one will be able to find it(even over night, due to damage or theft). They do not have cameras on the lot. The store managers do not put much consideration into new design ideas or organization systems that are suggested by some employees. Often they only offer .25 raises and starting pay is still only $10/hr. Specialized departments often do not have enough staff on hand (they count the number listed in the books to decide if there are enough staff, rather than looking at how many are scheduled, who is actually on the floor, and how busy the department is). They frequently fail to call for backup from outside the store(employees who are not scheduled for that day) in order to avoid paying overtime, at the expense of customer experience

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to keep up with the market, atleast for existing employees with degrees if you want to maintain an experienced workforce. Try to keep departments more consistently staffed (you can't expect everyone trained in electrical, flooring, or cabinetry to automatically know how to solve a complex plumbing question, but if you don't have the staff then the customers will still expect the answer right away). repair damaged parking surfaces more frequently.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a starting first few jobs no staying power"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate, Plumbing, Kitchen and Bath in Arvada, CO
    Current Employee - Lot Associate, Plumbing, Kitchen and Bath in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice
    Training for other departments (assuming you are not trying to become a designer)
    Good starting point for other better paying jobs in the industry

    Cons

    Bad pay at $11 a hour and falling behind lots of other retail giants like target quickly.
    People don't want you to cross train even after training unless it is their department.
    Everything is based on the time you join (success sharing, review, when you can move up etc.)
    They constantly under schedule people in all departments.
    Full time is hard to get and even if you get full time there is no guarantee you keep it in other departments.
    Part time does not have a set schedule making it harder for them to do their other job or school if they do one of those (likely do if part time)
    Only benefits you really take advantage of is ESPP, 401k and short and long term disability.
    They force all employees to park in the back for customer satisfaction which makes it easier for stealing.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on your employees more by paying better, schedule enough people and give more full time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Lot Associate
    Current Employee - Lot Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co workers, flexible scheduling, close early on holidays. Pay could be a little better but is still a little higher than a lot of other retailers.

    Cons

    Lot associates are treated poorly. Store only wants 1 scheduled at a time leaving 1 person to keep up with all of the carts in below zero temperatures this time of the year. Other departments always want help with their own jobs but never offer to help you out in the lot. High expectations with minimal to no reward. The lot position has high turnover for these reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the lot associates with respect.

  8. "Lot Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there were completely no pros to the job at all and no recognition to their employees at all.

    Cons

    everything from the workers to the managers are a complete joke the salary workers can clock in at whatever time they deem fit.

    Advice to Management

    the people you put in charge to keep all of your sale associates in align should be adequate and under surveillance especially your salaried workers.


  9. "awesome company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    nothing to say they treat me really well

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "Lot Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, big emphasis on safety, team work is encouraged, great co workers.

    Cons

    Lot associates have to bring in all of the carts and respond to customer loading calls in all types of weather, more often than not, all by yourself. They don't like to schedule more than 1 lot associate at a time. As you could imagine, this is very stressful and unfair to whoever has to do this job all by themselves. Company loves to run on minimal staff, dumping the workload off on as few people as possible. Company claims to care about it's staff, but does little to show it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff to help out the ones who are over worked.