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The Home Depot Merchandising Execution Associate Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • learn a lot of different skills and trades that help in the real world (in 208 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 763 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 479 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for Students."

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was able to work before classes while on the MET team

    Cons

    Work was early morning hours.


  2. "Home depot"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Hudson, WI
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Hudson, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a good job very physical

    Cons

    Not very good pay for what you do

    Advice to Management

    Give me a raise

  3. "Hard work with very little pay"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to get hired.

    Cons

    Large quantities of heavy work for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employee what they are worth.


  4. "Not a career employer"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, steady hours, M.E.T. Has a Set Schedule and weekends off.

    Cons

    Pay sucks. Been here 4 years and still have new associates being hired at the same pay rate I’m at.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase pay for the associates that have been here awhile and have more responsibilities than the new associates. It’s degrading to me as a supposedly valued associate to have new associates making the same wage.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MET Associate"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Same schedule every day
    -5 days a week, every week (40 hours)
    -Major holidays off
    -Various bonuses (success sharing, tax bonus, disaster relief, Homer awards)
    -Obligated to the vendors over the customers.
    -Discounts available on car insurance, pet insurance, eye care, restaurants, etc.
    -Homer Fund provides for employees and families in desperate need of assistance.
    -Homer Awards offer tiered rewards for hard work.
    -Ambition and hard work is rewarded.
    -Employee stock purchase plan offers 15% discount on stocks, and HD stocks have historically been an excellent investment.
    -Mostly work indoors

    Cons

    -No employee discount at Home Depot
    -Day shift starts at 6am. Night team works over night. 6am-2:30pm and 9pm-7am respectively. (But you belong to only one of these teams.)
    -All work is timed and management pressures for both quality and quantity.
    -Only 4 hours of sick time per month
    -Shift covering/switching doesn't exist due to everyone having the same schedule.
    -You will be walking on concrete all day.


  6. "Friendly people, occasionally inconsistent corporate management!"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Gillette, WY
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Gillette, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and immediate management are great!
    Relaxed work atmosphere with steady workload.
    Dress code is easy to work with.

    Cons

    Management occasionally can reach decisions that change things drastically for their associates, with little or no time between notice and implementation.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "MET Merchandising Execution Team at Home Depot store 4735 in College Place WA."

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    Former Employee - MEA Merchandising Execution Associate in College Place, WA
    Former Employee - MEA Merchandising Execution Associate in College Place, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds. No two days were alike, so the variety of physical tasks was fun. I enjoyed helping to train new hires on the team, although there is no official position of trainer.

    Cons

    I started at $10 in 2011, and by 2017 my pay was only $11.70. Supervisor of MET at this store is so overstressed and undersupported, that he or she usually lasts 1 year or less. I worked for at least 4 supervisors on MET during this time. The store manager was also replaced about 4 times.

    Advice to Management

    I could have enjoyed working at MET for many years, IF there was financial incentive for superior performance. For example, Les Schwab Tires promises, in writing, that an employee will earn $18/hour after 24 months IF employee meets all goals and trainings. So pay increases steadily and incrementally at Les Schwab, as the employee masters each level of service. Why can't Home Depot make such a ladder? It would improve retention and quality of work!

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 1, 2018 – Client 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... More

  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. 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