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The Home Depot Philadelphia Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits for part-time work (in 613 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot of very practical skills for a homeowner (in 169 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance is a little hard to maintain (in 393 reviews)

  • Not a whole lot of full time positions available (in 702 reviews)

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  1. "Head Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Frazer, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Frazer, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co-workers and interacting with customers.

    Cons

    Lack of management; a lot of chaos and dysfunction


  2. "Skewed"

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    Current Employee - Pro Accounts Sales Associate in Bordentown, NJ
    Current Employee - Pro Accounts Sales Associate in Bordentown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is now an advantage to seniority as the management is now giving preferred schedule and is the closest thing to normalcy

    Cons

    Most people don't work or do the bare minimum while a small percentage does all the work, no incentive for licenses

    Advice to Management

    Base advancement on merit not on politics, give better raises to the deserving who have gotten excellent marks on their reviews


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Coworkers are great, company is run poorly"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Associate in Somerdale, NJ
    Current Employee - Electrical Associate in Somerdale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will make a lot of friends working at Depot

    Cons

    Nothing but excuses about hours and full time spots. When I came to my store 5 years ago, there were 9 people in the department, 5 full time and 4 part time. Now there is only 4 full time and 1 part timer which is me.

    Advice to Management

    More full time spots are required. Stop hiring so many people that have ZERO knowledge in plumbing, electrical.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Grate Management team
    Fun Work environment
    flexible schedule
    ability to work in more then one department
    over time available

    Cons

    can't think of anything i didn't like


  6. "garden sales associate"

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers,flexable schedule holiday pay

    Cons

    Long weekends,manager would give a large list of work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees point of view.


  7. "service desk employee"

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    Former Employee - Special Services Associate in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Special Services Associate in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    able to learn many different departments in the store also able to help customers that need various products or services that Home Depot provides, they do holiday lunches and try to make it feel like a small working environment

    Cons

    being a female its not as easy as a male working there sexism is there so don't except to be treated equal, even the customers treat the women differently


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Heavily Disorganized and Understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Conshohocken, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet some pretty nice people, and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Heavily disorganized and understaffed. Most of grunt is put on the cashiers to do everything, including security. If we need help looking for an item, 9 times out 10, we would have to do it ourselves. The floor is either too lazy or is never there to help.
    There is not a set schedule unless you work at pro full-time or have been there for many years. Also, the inappropriate customers adds for an uncomfortable work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring staff that like to tell everyone what to do, instead of what you told them to tell everyone to do. Please hire staff that would actually listen and work together to make for a more enjoyable and organized work experience.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Give Lowe's a try first."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norristown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers, decent pay, efficient company operations, proper equipment is there when you need it. Some company sponsored events.

    Cons

    I suppose I have an unfair bias towards Lowe's as I worked at both retailers while in high school and college, but I would apply at Lowe's first. The Home Depot does have more infrastructure and better operations, however; at the end of the day the management at The Home Depot does not care for their employees. It is kind of like working for an emotionless machine and the only thing you receive in return is pay and benefits, no enjoyment.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work isn't enough at the depot"

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    Former Employee - Pro Loader in Broomall, PA
    Former Employee - Pro Loader in Broomall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a job and I got paid, some of my coworkers were cool, they'll help pay your rent, lots of food.

    Cons

    Lying, foot dragging, low morale, too many people standing around talking, managers don't care if you work hard just as long as you kiss their butt, they hire lazy people that they know have no ambition therefore they don't have to worry about paying them decent money, the people that do work hard get run into the ground and when you ask for more money they find a way to fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to have sex with the sexy ladies and go do some work.


  11. "Met team"

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    Former Employee - MET Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - MET Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working 6 to 2:30 five days a week.No weekends and fair benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough help from the store associates to do our job, because we had to do our job and the work they were suppose to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your people are doing their jobs and give them better pay instead of pizza parties and others things that won't make their lives better outside of the building.



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