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The Home Depot Riverside Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Riverside, CA Area

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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 222 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 806 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tough to have a good work/life balance" (in 522 reviews)

  • "I still can not get a full time position" (in 915 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "sales associate ...... in every dept"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Apple Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Apple Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours, good pay ,work is very secure all year. good benefits 401k , stock , paid vacation , plus 1 week of sick time , and we take care of each other like family also our customers.

    Cons

    their are no cons .... if you just work hard.

    Advice to Management

    work every body evenly.


  2. "Just a okay company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With such a large staff you are bound to make a few great friends

    Cons

    This company use to be a great place to work at, but unfortunately some cancerous people tend to move up in this company. The pay is also below avarage now, it's sad when Walmart starts new hires at a higher hourly wage then home depot does.

    Advice to Management

    Start living the values you preach about and district management needs to take a closer look at how the upper management treats its hourly associates.

  3. "CSA"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - CSA in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get to meet new people and do problem solving

    Cons

    sometime the supervisors can be a overbearing and sometimes you meet some customers who try to get a discount based on yours job another words they make it very difficult so you may lose your job so they can get that discount

    Advice to Management

    leave more than your employees it helps for a better working environment


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy all the time in every department

    Cons

    Management sometimes a little to pushy

    Advice to Management

    Consider the individuals associates needs


  5. "General Warehouse Associate"

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    Current Employee - GWA in Mira Loma, CA
    Current Employee - GWA in Mira Loma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, some managers are great and very helpful.

    Cons

    Not all managers are great.. :)


  6. "management styke"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    they push you to climb within the company and also lots of training tools

    Cons

    always issues with timely delivery making the sales rep look bad

    Advice to Management

    needs to be more competitive with pricing


  7. "Good hours"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    39 hours, flexible scheduling, good pay, vacation time, stable job

    Cons

    Lazy managers, angry customers, lots of theft, not getting a share because you have to work there for more then 1 year, credit card pushing, having to scan EVERY single item to raise stupid scan percentage

  8. "They give you fiscal compensation for certain specified work. Nothing to write home about."

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    Current Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are the hours. Four ten hour shifts (No mandatory OT) with occasional optional overtime on the weekends. The associates at Home Depot are fantastic. Some of the best people I've worked with.

    Cons

    Management, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired. Perhaps this is universal but there is a such a disconnect in knowledge between the associates and the management, that it is at times laughable. Not that I expect the supervisors to poses a similar level of knowledge to someone who performs a given task on a daily basis, just that a greater level of knowledge would be appreciated. This is especially true given that every thirty seconds when the supervisors perceive something is wrong, even when it isn't, they're calling you up on the radio asking you why such-and-such is doing this or that. Extremely annoying. Just let me do my job and keep talking to the other supervisors. It's hard enough under time pressures to do my job in such tight situations without having, at the same time mind you, to develop a polemic for why I'm doing what I'm doing against the supervisor. Also the pay is only half-way decent. Better than Amazon for sure, but that's not saying much.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Let your employees do their damn jobs which is what they're payed to do. Also, either actually listen to them, or quit pretending to listen to them because it's awful It's patronizing.


  9. "Kitchen Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Designer in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, stock program, training opportunities

    Cons

    Schedule constantly changes, it would be nice to count on at least one weekend off a month.


  10. "Sales Floor Outlook"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general the Home Depot is an outstanding company that has an honest, and admirable endeavor of becoming the worlds best customer service retailer.

    Work hours are consistent, and schedules are very accommodating within their website.

    It is an outstanding place to gain and learn new skills trough various job responsibilities.

     Mobility is generally easy within 6 months to a year, and there are opportunities to become a Department Head once a slot opens.

    There are good benefits for full time employees with dental, vision, and health care options. For part-time employees there are some stock options and other deals explained by the HR.

    Cons

    Pay in general is not very good in this area. (Subject depends significantly on store management and market in location)

    This job is ideal for: college students, retired individuals, or individuals looking for a little extra cash. However, if you are looking to make a living pay is not enough unless your intentions are to move up to Department Head or Assistant Manager.

    Other than that many times hours will be limited to having 1 person on the floor making it potentially stressful to some when 5th hours come around.

    Advice to Management

    From experience in my area since 2008 many employees have expressed concerns on management where many have left the company. From my experience most have issues with the amount of work and responsibility for very low pay, or significant cut in hours. Noting the company goals are to become the worlds best customer service retail business it would be wise to invest in employees who are the ones contacting customers directly. This will require more from HR to hire only the best, but as long as associates are payed their market value, and standards are put in place that goal may actually become a reality. In essence listen to your employees and serve them with outstanding leadership taking care of each other. Simply live by the Orange Life and make it an everyday goal with honor courage, and commitment.

    The Home Depot Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group (AACG) to express your concerns.


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