I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than a year)
Management is great. Good starting pay. Great training not just at beginning hut throughout your employment they give employee work shop before opening a few times a season.
No cons because everything was good. Wouldn't change anything.
Home depot was a good place to work
advancement wasnt the best for the time i was there
I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)
Mostly good people. Management has changed once since I was hired, for the better. Co-workers share the common goal of getting to the end of the day. Customers are interesting and appreciative when you show them courtesy and attend to their ideas and help them solve problems. Have met a wide array of personalities, with fascinating stories, sometimes connected to their project, sometimes just life stories. Good opportunity to gain product knowledge that will be valuable in a real job.
Large company has no sense of what matters at the associate level. Scheduling, staffing and coverage are based on some formula that doesn't necessarily connect with what actually has to get done or where resources are truly needed.
Co-workers share the common goal of getting to the end of the day and going home.
Hourly wage is insultingly low. Miniscule raises once a year. There are aspects of this job that I enjoy and learn from, and some of the company efforts to do good things for the employees are honorable, but I would be much more likely to feel good about working there if I were to be paid at least half again as much.
Corporate message to employees is that they value their associates above all else. Lip service. No money where the mouth is.
Advice to Management
Pay people a living wage.
I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than 3 years)
Beyond everything it's a big box retail store. Wages are fair, above minimum. The one thing I enjoy about HomeDepot is the lax atmosphere, dress code isn't too strict (jeans/khakis and collared shirt). You can pick up some very useful skills for the future if you ever plan to own a home.
Depends on the store but managment can be very iffy. Some assistant managers can be super stars and others can be outright lazy. Monday's are the worst when every member of management disappears for hours for a Monday meeting DURING peak hours.
I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (Less than a year)
Flexible hours fit into my limited availability. Overall, management and coworkers are pleasant to work with. Opportunities to advance my role and career within the company are available.
Scheduling can be a crap shoot; to request a day off I need to put in my request 3+ weeks ahead of time. If I don't put in the request soon enough the best I can hope for is to find someone within my department who is willing and able to swap shifts with me, which is very difficult because only a few people work in the same department and often they are working during the hours I want to swap or I cannot take their shift because I am working or unable to work those hours. Also our scheduled hours for the week can often be changed only a couple of days in advance and without notice.
I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)
Great benefits, decent wage, for the most part friendly atmoshere
Work every weekend if full time, hours vary from 6AM-10PM any given day.
Advice to Management
If an associate is awarded regional recognition it should mean something, not be ignored. Associates should be recognized for their strengths and helped thru there weaknesses, not constantly reprimanded for weakness. It is your job to uplift and inspire your team.
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