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The Home Depot Project Manager Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good stock grants. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    High cost for medical insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to taking care of your people, one of the old HD values.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Morale"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager - Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager - Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice campus and facility. Organizational pride was nice to see. Project process easy to follow.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and employee morale. The culture is depressing in some areas not all.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by encouragement not by fear. Listen to employees and contractors to find ways to boost morale. Have anonymous surveys where staff rates managers and directors to uncover leadership issues and gaps

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed culture"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really laid back environment, but sometimes it's a little too laid back

    Cons

    Incompetent and overly compensated leadership

    Advice to Management

    You manage people who could easily do you job so be humble, sit down


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic. There's definitely a sense of family within the corporate office and the field. We're all focused on supporting the stores and our customers to the best of our abilities.

    Cons

    The politics - you have to be careful who you assimilate with and watch your back. Also, compared to other companies, pay and benefits are not as competitive as you might think.

    Advice to Management

    While The Home Depot is a great company to work for, try making strides in improving the political environment and overall compensation structure.


  5. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing networking, benefits, and opps.

    Cons

    Big is big. If you've worked for big, you know what this means.


  6. "The Home Depot can be a wonderful place to work and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with many benefits and perks! They try to do a lot for their employees by making it as enjoyable as possible.

    Cons

    Your life will be hell if you end up working for the wrong managers. The company is still old school in many ways, however many areas are definitely changing to be a more fun environment. It just depends what area of the company you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the impact you have on your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No leadership or direction"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is comparable to what you would find in other Marketing contract positions.

    Cons

    The culture at THD is not conducive to work-life balance. There is little to no direction, not set processes in place and no training available. Leadership is very disengaged with those executing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to have a clear understanding of the various processes (or lack there of) in place before insisting on certain executions.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Such a let down"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. With that being said- there are plenty of people who will try negate this positive and impact your evening and weekends; all you have to do is put your foot down.

    Cons

    The overall direction of leadership is "teach yourself...and then teach everyone around you." So not only are you expected to do your full time job, but you are also expected to learn cutting edge technologies, approaches, methodologies, etc... and then the minute someone learns that you do know something, you are expected to take more time to train them.
    Needless to say- their priorities for training, especially when it comes to funding are sorely lacking and creating many individual silos of the partially blind leading the blind.

    They are striving to be an agile dev shop- but currently their sole direction is " be agile" and there is no support other than leadership saying " we are agile- do it." I can't count how many misdirected and completely ignorant PM's respond to something with "this is agile..." and not actually understand the intent behind agile. So they default to blind metrics which are manipulated to give a a false sense of security and accomplishment.

    Oh- and management isn't even in touch with current benefits. They literally had no idea health was delayed for 90 days upon hiring...either that or they didn't care...either way-it speaks volumes. Of all the red flags i brought up in my tenure...they were too concerned with the immediate delivery of projects to really take a step back and address enterprise level/long term needs.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training- having a team hear the same (correct) message does wonders. Don't forget about team building- it pays dividends in the long run (of course when stock market is only concerned about short term it's a bit of conflict).


  9. "Project Manager Agile"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great fast paced and goal oriented Company
    Leadership encourages associates to move to other areas of the business to accelerate growth

    Cons

    Health benefits could be much better for a company of that size
    Strong culture of keeping IT and business separate as opposed to working as one team.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mehhhh...."

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    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Enjoyed most of the people I worked with
    - Good learning experience with latest technologies

    Cons

    Direct management applied antiquated perceptions and leadership techniques that were contrived from perceptions of performance versus the actual quantifiable performance and value delivered.

    Job duties were ambiguously explained, and appropriate feedback was not provided as a guide to success.

    I was directly told that there was no work/life balance for associates; which to me, is unrealistic in this day and age, and out of tune with the marketplace for equivalent positions.

    There was no on-boarding process or procedures in place to introduce you to the IT environment and technologies involved.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility in schedule, especially with the workplace located in Austin where there is heavy traffic congestion from main roads, creating 1-2 hour commutes one-way.

    More focus on employee production and end results of work, than if the person is there 8-5 every day.