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The Home Depot Merchandising Execution Associate Reviews

Updated February 4, 2019
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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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 Review"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    It is a stable company, with excellent benefits

    Cons

    For me there was not possibility for advancement with the merchandising team in this locaton

  3. "Good schedule"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MET team has a set schedule, M-F 5-1:30. Fun team to work with and never run out of stuff to do!

    Cons

    You have to be there at 5. Pay raises are slow, but consistent if you work hard enough.


  4. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Lindon, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consistent work with the flexibility to work whatever time you need.

    Cons

    The company no longer lives by the values that it claims. Management makes lots of promises and didn't ever live up to those promises.


  5. "Work wise not bad at all, on a social level can be devastating for some"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Copiague, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Copiague, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Success Sharing, additional benefits like 401k

    Cons

    Pay raise is not good at all, not even able to keep up with minimum wage and options to move up are little to nothing

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workers and they'll put in the work you're looking for.


  6. "MET Merchandising Execution"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are self motivated and like a lot of action. Excellent benefits for basic retail positions. Particularly good company for second career or those just starting out. Culture is very open to diversity.

    Cons

    In reality, there are very limited opportunities for advancement within the stores. Hourly pay rates are definitely good for retail sector, but do not consider experience or exceptional performance. Underperforming associates are tolerated as a matter of course.

    Advice to Management

    Add merit based advancement / compensation opportunities, eg team lead.


  7. "Supportive"

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

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

    Pros

    My team, my supervisor is helpful and available, my set hours and weekends off.

    Cons

    Dirty work environment, uncompetitive pay and salary

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Learned a lot, didn't earn a thing"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great benefits matrix package

    Cons

    Devastating poor pay, poor Staffing. irregular hours not conducive to any stable lifestyle for a full-time employee

    Advice to Management

    Invest as much time into your employees as you do in your bottom line/dollar. Your bottom line will always be achieved and accomplished as your employees would be happy having felt appreciated.


  9. "Salary & benefits"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Woodstock, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Woodstock, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule, advancement opportunities, peopke

    Cons

    Micro management at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Reward your front-line employees as well as your managers; loyalty bonuses should apply at all job levels


  10. Helpful (2)

    "MET (merchandising execution team)"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are decent, hardworking, hourly types. This is not a place made up of silver spoons. I'd say most people fit into the 40 years old and under or the 55 and over crowd. There are many retired folks from other walks of life that are working as associates to "get out of the house" or to stay viable. They are mostly all very good people.
    Upper management seems very hands off. They don't treat you differently. In fact, I'd say they are nicer than most upper management at other retail businesses I've worked at.
    The nature of the hardware/construction supply retail business is lowkey vs. grocery, costco, or sports equipment. There are no real incentives to liquidate stuff. Stuff goes on sale, but that timing, prices, and location within the store are determined by corporate.

    Cons

    There are always the usual personal stuff(people that just don't get along with certain people) and I'm sure there is some level of politics but I don't care or get involved in any of that stuff. The immediate supervisor I have is not from a pretentious or college background BUT she works hard and has been with HD for more than a decade. I respect that.
    Again, there are many older, retired folks who have completed careers in many other fields so this adds to the makeup of your working peers. I think this is a unique attribute to the HD.

    Advice to Management

    More introductions, more chances to meet and introduce yourselves other than just a pic in the breakroom.