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  1. "Review of Home Depot employment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours: company willing to schedule around school or other job; hardware stores are basically fun places to be for a lot of people; most of the customers are pleasant or at least reasonable to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement. If you start as cashier, even less opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to store-level managers way more.


  2. "Neopotism is Real"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are on the receiving end of nepotism yay for you. Justification is strong and there are really no consequence for practicing these blatantly unfair practices. Your coworkers will just have to deal with it and suck it up. When morale is affected, it is used to justify unfair decisions.

    Cons

    You are made to feel bad for pointing out deficiencies and unfair promotion practices. No one cares and management backs each other up no matter what you have to say. Once you get on their radar, the flexible rules and warm atmosphere no longer applies to you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote ASM family members in plain sight of other employees. it kills morale. Please place regulations that prohibit these practices.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Easy to get lost"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits even for part timers
    A couple good bonuses

    Cons

    Not worth the pay
    Unorganized management

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have so many managers/dh/ds its confusing.

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 31, 2016 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "My review on The Home Depot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Co-Workers are nice and easy to work with for the most part. Management will fire anyone that is not doing their job or is cheating the company no matter how good of a worker you are, so their are no favorites there when it comes to discipline, Managers are friendly and social-able most are in their early to late 30's and 40's.

    Cons

    Management will overwork you and make you do things that is not in your job description and wont reward you with anything, You wont get a lot of hours the management is constantly cutting hours, having people show up to work only to tell them to go home because they wont be needed today.

    Advice to Management

    Give workers more hours 10-13 hours week wont cut it people have families to feed and bills to pay.

    The Home Depot Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We wish you were happier with your current management. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group... More


  5. "moving up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    U can go to supervisor classes and learn everything needed

    Cons

    They will not promote after u finish classes as well as alot of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Give ur associate a chance stop hindering there growth


  6. "excellent place to work, great products, employees, management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    daily face to face customer interaction, providing insight on fastest, most efficient, cost effective, readily available solution to each project/problem

    Cons

    only working part time

    Advice to Management

    convert part time employees to full time, those that have proven their effectiveness through customer contact and developing repeat business using a combination of engineering, mathematics and sales skills.

    I personally love every aspect of working for Home Depot except the fact that I am only part time. I have proven my effectiveness through product knowledge, engineering background and outstanding customer service. Don't wait around and lose me to another employer offering FULL TIME employment at a much higher salary than the mere $10.50 per

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 18, 2014 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. At The Home Depot, we strive to provide an environment where associates feel they’re valued, treated fairly, and respected. Taking care of our people is one of our core... More


  7. "excellent company. Great staff, products, management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    strong customer base, great product line

    Cons

    part time position without possibility to convert to full time is the only detriment

    Advice to Management

    Maximize the talents of your part time employees

  8. "go in with a high salary"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great place for networking and getting home improvement ideas. It is open to the public not just the trade word. They have a nice selection of products and its a one stop shop for all of your interior home remodel needs.

    Cons

    Incompetence, poor structure, low pay, no advancement oppurtunity. recycled management forom the home depot that doesnt understand the design process. Outdated computer systems, poor communication from corporate headquarters. Company had no advertising support from parent company The Home Depot, which lead to the collapse of this subsidiary. Management was based off of micro managing strategies, moral fell dramatically soon after the store opened.

    Advice to Management

    Value hard working employees and get rid of the garbage


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