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The Home Depot Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work if it wasn't for forced availability on Saturdays and Sundays"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Downingtown, PA
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Downingtown, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Every employee was great to work with, enjoyed going to work most days, didn't have an issue doing the job, great benefits

    Cons

    Forced to work any hours they schedule on a weekend day, created schedule conflicts due to my days off from my other job being in the middle of the week, not very many openings to move to a full time position

    Advice to Management

    Don't force employees to have a weekend day as full availability, that's why you guys don't get as many applicants as if you didn't force that. I would still work there if it wasn't a forced thing to have a Saturday or Sunday as full availability. You never know when you will get someone like me where they work two separate jobs, and are using the second job to make ends meet. And make it easier to become a full time associate


  2. "Millwork Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Millwork Specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Millwork Specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a large corporation they have good health benefits available.

    Cons

    They do not pay a livable wage.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying livable wages.

  3. "They'll beat you down and barely pay you for it."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and depending on the location, they have occasional events and giveaways.

    Cons

    The raises are terrible, success sharing is rarely much money, standing on concrete floors all day will kill your feet and ankles, and if you get on management's bad side, you're as good as gone.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth. Like, say, a living wage.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical and evil company that should not be in business"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, other than that their ad agency does good ads for them. But what the ads portray is totally NOT the real home depot.

    Cons

    Too many to mention. Pay too low, especially for the store workers. Yet the CEO and top executive leaders make fantastic pay. Many of them make more than execs from NON-retail industries. If the store workers are paid so low, the executives should also have their pay drastically reduced. Store workers treated poorly via work schedules that change daily, low pay, and store managers who are told to say stupid things to the workers like, "break up this pumpkin patch." That statement is code for "hey employees, do not dare talk about getting in a union to help you." Store assistant managers abused with 60 hour work weeks every week and low pay. They are given inane tasks to do. The managers of the store have to do cleaning in the store because the co is too cheap to hire more janitors. Products mostly cheap chunk from China. Top management puts on a good PR show to the public which is lies, especially when they pretend to do philanthropy. Charity begins at home, so this company needs to start their charity by improving things greatly for their workers like better pay. There are way too many stupid rules the employees must follow. Employees in store often get fired for breaking a minor store rule. They opened too many stores across America with low-wage, meaningless store clerk jobs with no future for the store employees. The only job the store clerk can move up to is assistant manager and that is the very worst job in the company where you basically go to work each day for long hours, go home to sleep; wake up and repeat. Forget about having a life if you are an assistant store manager. Company is too cheap to put enough workers in the store so customers know that most of the time they can never find anyone to help them. This is a company that discourages the employees from thinking and making good suggestions. They want you to shut up and be stupid and follow their dumb rules. They try to brainwash the employees with pointless meetings and fake cheers. When the electricity goes out in a store, they force the workers to keep working in a building with NO AIR for their whole shift even if the electric is off all day. This happened to me and I almost fainted. Their backup generators DO NOT provide AC or anything like that for the employees! The generators only keep on a few lights and just enough for this cheap company to keep selling to make money. The overnight shift job is terrible - they turn off the air for the entire shift of these workers! These overnight workers don't even have air to breathe. They do not pay the overnight workers more for hurting their health by working overnight and doing very heavy lifting. There is no overnight shift increase. Why do they have a huge, fancy office at headquarters and private dining room there for the execs when the managers in the stores have offices that are broom closets? In fact, the managers don't even have an office, only the store manager does and his/her office is a broom closet.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company MUCH smaller and completely revamp your business operations and how you treat the employees and your vendors, or go out of business. You are way too big to operate effectively. You are dead from all the bureaucracy and lack of creativity. if you have not already, be sure to give every employee a set work schedule; not doing so is evil as it is unhealthy for the employee and the employee's family. Stop selling cheap products from China that do no good for the U.S. economy and are inferior quality for your customers.


  5. "Home depot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the company overall I workded for the company for 2 years so far

    Cons

    It depend which store you at like the one I switched to on the Roosevelt blv is horrible I want to switch to the first store I was at in nj

    Advice to Management

    How do I switch back to my other store


  6. "Avoid at all costs"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, the pay was great if you had started before a specific cut off period. That's the only reason I stayed.

    Cons

    I worked for the company for almost 12 years, at first it wasn't too bad, the last 2 years though have been an absolute nightmare. You are over worked and underpaid for the amount of BS that you have to deal with everyday! Management is a complete joke, if an entire dept has gone to the store manager and other managers about a certain dept head who knows absolutely nothing, yet said dept head gets away with it and isn't moved there is a big problem. Running a dept. like a dictatorship is not normal. They refused to do anything yet if we did something wrong we get written up immediately for something that we had no involvement in. Dept heads are entitled and think they can do and say whatever they want with no penalties, their expectations for sales are beyond unreasonable ESP when there are no customers in the store to make purchases. Management truly needs to take classes on how to speak to people, all they are $$$$ they do not care about their employees

    Case in point-store had a fire, not our fault, yet we were told to use our own personal time/vacation time to make up for the days the store was closed. Yet again being penalized for something beyond our control. Making your employees work with no heat or power after superstorm sandy was ridiculous and threatening to write up employees who can't get to your store due to that storm or any other type of storm threat/aftermath is no way to treat your employees

    Advice to Management

    stop with the favoritism and truly know your dept. If there are problems within your dept do keep adding to it/sweeping it under the rug.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Its a job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a great work environment, and my co-workers are great. I have a lot of control over my schedule, except for when I don't get scheduled/

    Cons

    The way the scheduling is structured it's substantially more difficult to make the transition from part-time to full-time. You have waaayyyyy more control over your schedule as a part-time employee than a full-time employee for basically the same hourly rate. There is no overtime and raises aren't that good.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation, having more people on hand to ease the burden on everyone.

  8. "Calm Environment"

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    Former Employee - Cashiers in Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Cashiers in Glen Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Funny employees. Reliable customers. Nice and calm environment where anyone has the ability to grow. Customers come first. Nice store.

    Cons

    The customers are frequently looking for a quick and accurate cashier. they will look to see if you are qualified in doing the job right.


  9. "Lazy managers and workers, about half stand around and do nothing."

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    Current Employee - Lawn and Garden Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Lawn and Garden Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    some nice people, the ones that work. o.k. p/t.

    Cons

    most doing nothing, looking for somebody to do there work. managers pets get the hours/days off, and walking around doing nothing. low pay for breaking your hump. managers scheduling 1 person in a busy dept. when 3 or more are needed, and told to help customers/stock/loader all at once. for the $10.00 per hour they get a ton for there money from the exp., hard working people they have, before they get feed up and quit or find a job that appreciates them. kissers/pets get rises, advancement, what ever they want, hard workers get talked to like crap, break there hump doing 2 or 3 peoples job with no thanks.

    Advice to Management

    get your act together,


  10. "It's not what you know, it who you know"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Head in Burlington Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Department Head in Burlington Township, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot from vendors in certain depts and spring garden road shows. You have to make the most of product knowledge video training

    Cons

    You have no home life because of giving up every weekend, and such extreme shift differences. Too hard to schedule days off

    Advice to Management

    Instead of restricting schedules be a little less rigid


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