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The Home Depot Philadelphia Reviews

Updated December 31, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • It can sometimes be difficult to get a good work/life balance if too many people get sick or go on vacation (in 461 reviews)

  • full time there is no guarantee you keep it in other departments (in 834 reviews)

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  1. "Freight team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Claymont, DE
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Claymont, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome job to work for

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. Excellent customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome job


  2. "Everyday is different"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Starting pay for a sales associate is highly competitive in the retail field, about $10/hr
    -You learn a lot, whether it is useful information or not to you will depend on the type of person you are and what department you work on
    -The work environment fosters a good bond between your fellow associates and your supervisor, you all work together to be the "best" department in the store
    -Offered a lot of overtime, which is a big pro if you want more hours/money (see cons however)

    Cons

    -If you are a male expect to be used like a work horse, especially if you are in a labor intensive department such as Seasonal or Lumber; it wasn't uncommon for me to be the only male in my department during a shift which means you are expected to do almost all of the heavy lifting on your own
    -Customers expect a lot of you, one of my favorite running jokes was to say "if I could do that don't you think I'd be doing that for a living instead of working here?"; ex: "how do you build a deck?"
    -Manangement takes a lot of shortcuts throughout the month that make the store a living Hell when the district manager comes for an inspection because they have to correct a month's worth of mistakes in 2 days
    -Offered a lot of overtime, however if you decline they will deem you lazy; I have a very busy life I planned around my work hours so I often had to decline their offers which caused tension

  3. "Hectic But Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Exciting to see all the projects coming through the store
    * A positive company focus

    Cons

    * Not a paycheck you can live on if you need to pay rent/car payment/etc (or any basic bills.)
    * Customers are different than your usual retail clientele. Takes some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the employee-focused push happening in some stores. Definitely seeing an improvement in customer relations following employee happiness.


  4. "Depends on the store.."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home Depot cares about its associates and does a lot to ensure that morale is up. There is a genuine family rapport among employees. There is a lot of opportunity if you're willing to embrace the Orange Life.

    Cons

    If you are a full-time hourly associate, you get a consistent shift UNLESS you are a full-time supervisor. In which case you will have no work life balance because you cover the days your full-time associates are off. Management is inconsistent from store to store, which can make a hard transition for associates who move stores.

    Advice to Management

    Be on the same page. Be consistent. Practice what you preach.


  5. "Idk if it was harassment or racial discrimination? Maybe both"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Levittown, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Levittown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get your forklift certification her for free.

    Cons

    I was picked on by a few older associates that worked there. It was three older white men who worked in the lumber department and I would here them y’all about me. Calling me sissy and refusing to work with me when it was my job to do certain things in that department. I did notice that I was the only black individual working in the store at the time and they did not make it better for me at all. I always heard it was Racist but sheesh!!!! I thought I was leaving in the Early 1900’s

    Advice to Management

    It’s America ! What happened to diversity.


  6. "Not bad for retail"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bensalem, PA

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for retail
    Fun coworkers
    Company gives back to employees and community

    Cons

    Flex schedules
    Always short staffed


  7. "Great Retail Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Hired in at more than minimum wage, profit sharing, so many different departments to work in and people to meet.

    Cons

    So many employees that if you are part time, your number of hours can really fluctuate from week to week.

  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bensalem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts on travel and liesure

    Cons

    No full time position

    Advice to Management

    Give full time with benefits


  9. "I've been an overnight freight associate. I've been there 7 years and have obtained multiple awards for my performance a"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Overnight Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a very successful company. When I moved from Los Angeles to Pennsylvania, one of the first companies I applied to was Home Depot. Very nice management and a company that continues to grow.

    Cons

    Low pay increases. Low pay raises. Low entry level salaries. I've had to work two jobs just to maintain a basic life.

    Advice to Management

    You need to establish better working and personal relationships with the employees who work overnight.


  10. "My experience with home depot has been stagnant."

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    Current Employee - Lumber and Building Materials in Claymont, DE
    Current Employee - Lumber and Building Materials in Claymont, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a part time job it's a wonderful experience, however the longer you're there the less they value you as a person.

    Cons

    No room to move up, the raises the company gives aren't based on performance seeing how everyone gets the same amount with is usually 10 cents for a yearly raise

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, and give raises based on performance not to fill a quota.


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