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The Home Depot Merchandising Execution Associate Reviews

Updated February 8, 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. "Merchandising execution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, Team work people

    Cons

    The pay could be more for the work provided


  2. "From a MET point of view"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Set Schedule
    - Decent Benefits
    - Generally friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - few options for advancement
    - raises range from disappointing to insulting

    Advice to Management

    - get involved with MET projects, even if its just staying informed of current projects
    - support MET supervisors and they will return that tenfold

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It was good for the time I needed it."

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Massillon, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Massillon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set schedules. It was fun to use the lift equipment. Get to work in different areas everyday.

    Cons

    Poor level of compensation. Very repetitive movements all day. Store associates don't appreciate your efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Stop leveraging applicant pool against poor compensation.


  4. Helpful (276)

    "Changed my opinion about retailing"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Home Depot has a solid moral compass. They aren't about sacrificing their ethics for the sake of a sale, which I love. They also hire a diverse group of people and give a lot back to the community. They offer a lot of benefits and little treats for their employees. Although they push their associates to meet quota, they're realistic about what can and can't be accomplished.

    Cons

    Home Depot has two different sides to it. Store associates and those of us considered "store support" who are payed by the vendors but work in the stores 100% of the time. I constantly hear about how store associates are stressed out by management and their hours are being rearranged a lot, cut, and they often are stretched thin due to lack of full staffing. "Store support" associates who do merchandising have it better than those who work in specific departments. However, you never really gain knowledge unless you have the time to look things up and read packaging.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting associates based off of favoritism.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 29, 2015 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the top down, the key to business at The Home Depot is our commitment to not only customer service, but to our associates. Because taking... More


  5. "Merchandising Execution Associate"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never the same job, if so it was a big rollout! Also had 4 work days & 3days off (Fri.Sat.Sun)😉pay could have been a little better !

    Cons

    Not enough $$!! Must give raises to all overnight MET Associates

    Advice to Management

    More $ for MET overnight!!! Also need to have some orange shirts in on some new negotiations on the contracts!


  6. "Passover Experts"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't plan to stay too long or get too involved. They talk a great game, but it's all propaganda.

    Cons

    Horrible middle management. They promote the lazy people and find fault with the good workers.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who go the extra mile instead of continually finding fault.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "MET"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Kitty Hawk, NC
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Kitty Hawk, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Career Advancement, you can go as high as you want to go.

    Cons

    Company Career Advancement is slow

    Advice to Management

    Work with your direct reports more so you have an accurate picture of who they truly are for review purposes.

  8. "Strong company"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Associate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've been working at The Home Depot just over a year, and overall I have had a really good experience. On the Merchandise Execution Team, we have a strong supervisor who values us, works with us on the floor, and provides substantial opportunities for training. She encourages all of us to learn as much as we can, and because of that I have worked in General Service (GS), Bay Integrity Tasking (BIT), projects, and more recently have had the opportunity to supervise the team when she is on vacation or away at meetings. The team members get along well and we are never afraid to ask one another questions and share laughable moments in the aisles.

    Cons

    Honestly, it's the How to Deal with Difficult People dilemma. While everyone works well, we have some interesting characters on the team. Sometimes they have a tendency to draw others into their misery. I imagine that happens in most industries. My strongest con is that we don't always have the support from the store manager when projects and other tasks need to be handled efficiently. For example, we have spent an entire day (almost 8 hours) putting up displays etc for a new event, and the store mgr will wait until it's almost time to go home to check our progress and then decide she wants things done in a completely different way. What a waste of time! Oh, and another thing... the MET receives information on policy changes that should occur throughout the store, and the store associates (as well as some ASMs) will not be aware of the new policy. Better communication is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a priority to attend the MET monthly meetings to hear our pros and cons, our list of suggestions, and be prepared to work with us as best you can. Attitude reflects leadership!


  9. "Merchandising Execution Associate"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Fort Smith, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Fort Smith, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set schedule, few bosses to report to.

    Cons

    Pay isn't very competitive, minimal raises, doesn't feel like management is trustworthy, rivalry between departments

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, even if you feel it might hurt morale. People would rather be hurt a little with the truth, than to be appeased by a lie. Don't make promises that cannot be kept, and if you say you will "look into it and get back to you," make sure you keep your word.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of communication and poor management."

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Associate in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merchandise Execution schedule is set Monday through Friday first shift, a rarity in retail.
    Twice a year profit sharing bonuses, not very much but still a plus.
    Occasional team lunches and reward system for good work.

    Cons

    Too much unnecessary and petty hostility between store-side employees and Merchandising branch, which causes more trouble than necessary.
    Lack of willingness to cooperate among employees.
    Consistent low staffing, requiring employees to stretch themselves thin among workloads.
    At my specific store, good management gets transferred to other stores while management that stays remains uncooperative and not open to communication.
    Management often says one thing yet does another.
    Health insurance is expensive given the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Work on fully staffing all stores and listening to employees. Award better raises to lower turnover and improve communication to boost morale. Take stated concerns like this seriously and actually listen and act on them.