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The Home Depot Paint Sales Associate Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 215 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 790 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 501 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 895 reviews)

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  1. "The South Loop Home Depot is Great!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Home Depot is such a flexible place of employment whether you're looking to work full-time or like in my case, a college student looking for a part-time job. The pay is very competitive and the people you work alongside of are great. Believe it or not I had some of my best days working at the Depot.

    Cons

    It takes a while to move up the ranks but it is possible.


  2. "It may be for you , but it's not for everyone."

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    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Suwanee, GA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company itself is not all that bad.

    You have a friendly work environment when it comes to your other associates. There is the possibility of getting higher up in the company from with in.
    You can receive bonus's on how well you are working.

    Cons

    Scheduling is highly inconsistent.
    HR rep in the store did not follow through with requested days off, be that most have to be a month or more in advance.
    Management fluctuates, it is retail but they could be doing better.
    If your store's freight team is not on top of things then you have to handle the load.
    They miss lead your job requirements, making you have to do more than your position and salary are meant for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the money and go back to what you preach in your orientations. Take care of your associates (all of them) so that they can take care of your customers.
    Customers aren't always right, have more hands on situations where the associate has to deal with misleading and agitated customers.
    Make sure the scheduling is more consistent for happier and heather employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Cockeysville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Cockeysville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job was good, learned a lot. Customers were generally friendly and patient when we were busy. Able to get time off if you gave ample notice.
    Reasonable pay for part time retail.
    $50 wiggle room we were able to use for customer satisfaction without having to ask a manager.

    Cons

    Racist black managers toward white employees. Managers and supervisors completely unapproachable despite “open door policy”.
    Managers do not know how to talk to people or make announcements over the intercom; ive had customers complain to me about this.
    Ridiculous rules to follow.
    Rude HR/scheduler.
    Scheduler doesnt know what shes doing; either the department has every employee working at the same time or there is hardly anyone there.
    Makes a HUGE deal out of very minor cuts, bumps, bruises.
    Hires people for body count instead of by ability; small girl hired in paint department cant lift a 5-gallon bucket.
    NO IN STORE DISCOUNT

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking down to employees like theyre stupid.
    Get to know who your employees are in order to make yourself approachable. Employees would like to voice concerns.
    Hire for ability and not body count.
    Managers need to learn how to speak to people and not be racist toward white employees.
    When hiring, stop misleading people to believe they actually have a discount because they dont.


  4. "Paint Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you prove yourself a competent employee, they are willing to help you out. They let me switch between full time and part time for college.
    They're pretty flexible with scheduling.
    Great people to work with. They provide associate appreciation via holifau psrties, barbeques, etc. Monetary would be preferred though.

    Cons

    Not the best pay, hard to get a decent raise. Obviously due to the nature of the job, a lot of receptive work e.g. stocking shelves. If you are a hard worker, you're going to do some running around for other departments because customer demand is pretty high here.


  5. "was really a good job"

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    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, flexible hours, good management

    Cons

    sometimes working at paint desk is a little stressful due to people.


  6. "Paint Associate"

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    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in El Cajon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, decent job benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management, bad coverage

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, be respectful, improve attitude


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for what it is"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with wonderful people and for the most part good customers. The work environment also provides good learning opportunists, room for career advancement, merit based bonuses, profit sharing, holiday pay, as well as sick time and vacation time after the first year.

    Cons

    As a part time employee I found myself working around 39 hours a week to the fullest extent that was legal. You rarely get your breaks and lunches are normally pushed to the latest possible second. You will work every weekend and non-major holiday. In addition there is no stability with your working hours you can have a three day period where you open, close, then have a midshift. It leads to a quick burnout and a high turnover rate. However, I did love my job and if given the ability to have a stable schedule I would have stayed.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with your employees to create some seance of work-life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Didn’t meet up to my expectations at all. Feel over worked, under paid, and unappreciated for the hard work I do daily"

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    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are nice and make the hours pass quickly

    Cons

    Management expects entirely too much from certain departments without wanting to pay the employees more for jobs well done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking for more of your employees if you aren’t willing to pay them more


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Can be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home Depot provides good work environment to their associates and provides essential benefits.

    Cons

    Home Depot values are deteriorating with time. Too much focus on their customers, and forgetting about the essential tool for their business, their associates.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better training to management.


  10. "Usually a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Hyannis, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Paint Department in Hyannis, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great benefits and profit sharing even for part-timers, accomodating and approachable managers.

    Cons

    The company expects a full-time commitment from part-time employees. The company would not need to keep hiring and training new employees if they gave current employees more than fifteen hours a week. I've worked in retail for decades, have never encountered ruder, needier customers. I'm delighted to assist and accomodate customers, but having to learn Portuguese and Spanish shouldn't be a part of that.

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours to good, reliable emplyees and fire the bad ones.