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The Home Depot Minneapolis Reviews

Updated December 30, 2017
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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area

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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)

  • Not to mention paid sick and vacation time (as a part time worker) (in 738 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 469 reviews)

  • I can not have a full time shift yet (in 853 reviews)

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  1. "Special service associated"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Special Services Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The ability to live the every day values of home depot. Working with people and always able to help solve problems. Great opportunities to learn new processes.

    Cons

    none except my personal restriction

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "The home depot sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Woodbury, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High wages and easy work

    Cons

    It’s cold and hours get cut in the winter

  3. Helpful (1)

    "An ok part time job."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can pick the hours you want to work.
    Most of the time the work is easy.
    Low stress and laidback.
    Co workers are nice and helpful.
    Easy hiring process.
    The managers are patient and helpful.

    Cons

    Part time work pays $12.00 per hour. No benefits or employee discount.
    Product training is poor. You have to learn on your own.
    The store is understaffed, at times you can be swamped with customers.
    The scheduling makes no sense. 12 hours one week. 20 plus hours the next week.

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees better training.
    Pay more and there we be less employee turn over.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Cashiers start at $12/hr. Floor associates make more. Guaranteed raises every year if you are a good emplyee, bonuses, fun food events, you will make great friends, good family culture, consistent schedule, flexible hours, excellent benefits and job security, promote from within, no college degree required, on the job training, quick advancement, never boring, versatile job duties, stores are large so you get your exercuse in for the day. Seniors are encouraged to apply.

    Cons

    In my experience I've found: Rude demanding customers, cluttered aisles, customers being allowed to place sharp oversized items such as steel pipe and sharp metal rods that could easily injure someone in their shopping carts instead of using the proper large items carts that are available but too lazy to walk to the other end of the store to get one thus creating scary working conditions for employees and other shoppers. And if by chance you get hurt on the job, the company basically disowns you. High turnover in management especially. Managers are constantly being fired. Gossip filled work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about recieving a customer complaint on the VOC and screwing up your metrics and start backing up your employees. The customer is not always right. In fact, they are rarely right and mostly just looking for a discount any way they can.


  5. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can Exercise on Job, Customer/Employee interaction, Wide range of shift options, Friendly Coworkers, decent pay

    Cons

    No talk of raises, require lift certifications for certain positions, management slow to fix problems, scheduling errors, poor work/home flexibility, poor school/work flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Work around student schedules more often. When certain days are requested months in advance, honor them. Be the good role models for employees to follow.


  6. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyone is so friendly and willing to help learn product knowledge to help customers

    Cons

    you have to walk around with a phone to take outbound calls and also help customers on the floor. training doesn't help new and younger associates know and name all the flowers that come in and out of that place, or help with landscaping projects. I just sent them down to the pro desk


  7. "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is alright for this type of job.

    Cons

    Retail, poor management, lack of communication between management and employees, abusive management, unrealistic expectations, poor scheduling.

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group (AACG) to express your concerns.

  8. "The Depot"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers humble and looking for tips and how-to's

    Cons

    Company looking for the almighty dollar, not looking "out for" their employees

    Advice to Management

    Be good to your employees, they will be good to you.


  9. "Cashier"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in North Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in North Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were the best people I have worked with at any job.

    Cons

    Mandatory meetings at 7am on Sundays

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the employees.


  10. "Department Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are like family. Management is friendly and reasonable. General company values are respectable and honorable. The environment is generally welcoming.

    Cons

    Working in retail has it's own set of downfalls. Customers can be pretentious, rude or condescending towards female employees. Pay could certainly be better considering the weight of responsibility that supervisors carry.

    Advice to Management

    Management could do a better job of communicating over all ( goals, tasks, ad sets, etc.)
    And should remember that while accountability is important, it does not set a good example if people are not equally accountable


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