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The Home Depot Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • Work life balance difficult with full flex scheduling (in 399 reviews)

  • Never a consistent schedule as a full-time employee (in 708 reviews)

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  1. "Not Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Getting close with co-worker and customers is a real plus
    -Decent training

    Cons

    My situation is different but I don't really need my job here so I can be honest. First, managers are pretty lazy and like to sit in the back office. Second, they will ALWAYS ask you to work more hours even if you explicitly agree to work a certain amount (was asked today if I would stay late and work while I was dealing with a customer). Lastly, they don't pay anybody enough money to really give a crap, including myself. For $10/hr you can only get so much out of workers. Like every big store they take advantage of the lower class and have them work for dirt cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the BS success sharing and just start paying competitive wages. I know most of my fellow employees don't realize it but success sharing is just a motivational tool for you to make HD more money every year while getting a 1% raise.


  2. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and alot of people you can learn from.

    Cons

    People are very negative and not willing to help new talent develop.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "FT Employees should be paid a lot more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part time employees have great benefits, ESPP, 401K and paid vacation/sick time.

    Cons

    How can this company make millions while many of their full time employees are on public assistance? SHAME! You should be ashamed Craig. Pay your ftes a living wage $11 per hour will not cut it in most of the country. Step Up and pay. Live your values.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously step up the pay for the folks who face the customer everyday.


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  5. "Pasa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Stay busy. Offers decent pricing

    Cons

    Income vs amount of work expected to hit store numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Offer higher start wage.


  6. "Great Company, bad leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in New Rochelle, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, rewarding, not much really.

    Cons

    favorite full timers more, bad leadership.

    Advice to Management

    stop playing favorites


  7. "Retail is Retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    I work with a great group of people. Associates are friendly. Management is usually good about working with difficult scheduling issues, especially with those in college or have other needs.

    Cons

    Low store morale, very high turn-over, and frequent terminations. Promotions are supposed to come from within, but you have to apply for them, and sometimes you never hear back at all. Management does not back up employees, even when the customer is 100% wrong. Minimal company support.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your employees and work policies.


  8. "Special services associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with, the returning customers, some of the benefits are ok

    Cons

    Crappy scheduling for full timers, not being backed-up by management, lack of pay


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sucked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Sykesville, MD
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Sykesville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pro was that working there for enough hours gave you an hour to relax and take a break after continuous strain and physical wear & tear on your body at a hardware store.

    Cons

    The management made no changes, positive or negative, the overnight staff were reckless and out-of-line, not enough safety protocols followed, especially with the power equipment, and no competitive pay whatsoever. Management was very curd and nasty.

    Advice to Management

    Be more polite, follow up on changes that need to be
    made, and promote more safety in your store!


  10. "Millwork Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers generally are decent, hardworking people

    Cons

    Too centralized and not people oriented

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize as possible


  11. "HR is the problem"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Pittston, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Pittston, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and payscale

    Cons

    management pushes for a number not the process
    changes their mind too often and doesn't have a clear vision
    likes puppets
    HR doesn't follow the rules and they make decisions based on who the associate is not what the associate did. there is no rhyme or reason to their decisions
    HR satisfies the needs of the associates by giving them candy and gossiping with the associated
    HR doesn't participate in the events for the associates or leadership. They push for the management to engage but where is their support

    Advice to Management

    get it together and stay on the same page.
    don't turn the distribution center into a meat market of turn over



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