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Updated May 21, 2018
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Sales Specialist

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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
Craig Menear
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Pros
  • learn a lot of different skills and trades that help in the real world (in 208 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 763 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 479 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "My Views on The Home Depot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Montville, NJ
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Montville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with are very nice. THD has a good benefit program for part time workers.

    Cons

    I have been there for 1 and a half years and find it difficult to get full time work even though they let go the only part timer in my department. I get many compliments from my peers, but management keeps telling me to keep doing what I am doing. When I ask about full time work I don't seem to get a straight answer.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct in answers about full time employment.


  2. "Good paying job with the ability to move up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to make friends with workers
    Paid well, even when just starting
    Opportunites for moving up

    Cons

    Management would on occasion disagree, causing friction within the store
    A manager would be very upset if you called in sick, didn't seem to care
    Favorites would usually see the best results

    Advice to Management

    Treat every employee with the same respect they show you. Part-time workers also need to be part-time, not being pushed to full-time while still having the part-time designation.

  3. "Millwork specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits ; good pay; and great company

    Cons

    Scheduling; time ; lunch ; unbalanced schedule

    Advice to Management

    Better schedule


  4. "Eh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits. Good people on your level.

    Cons

    Underpaid. Overworked. Hypocritical management.


  5. "Fast paced and fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Merrifield, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Merrifield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, fast paced makes your day go by quickly

    Cons

    Lots of patience needed on weekends for customers whom forget their social skills when in a hurry shopping.


  6. "Big Box company feel"

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    Former Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Snohomish, WA
    Former Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Snohomish, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many options to learn different jobs within the store.
    Ability to move up within the company
    Share holding options.
    401k

    Cons

    Chaos when dealing with orders due to so many people involved in the process.
    Often many people around but no one knows what to do.


  7. "Brutally honest"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment,good training program both short and long term, convenient to home location, relatively flexible hours, THD employs many older and disabled persons.

    Cons

    Sub-par pay scale, raises are not given on productivity but on a percentage based method. Store morale could be significantly better. Most department supervisors and asst store managers offer poor leadership or encouragement. Store managers are somewhat remote or inaccessible.

    Advice to Management

    Store managers need to be more accessible. There are department supervisors ill fitted for the job and should be removed. DS positions should be awarded and compensated on an ability and initiative basis and not just on a who's left basis. Poorly performing supervisors should be removed as they impact the performance of the employees they supervise. If an employee is under performing, generally their work can be improved by better cooperation and leadership from their DS.

  8. "Floorign Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great knowledge learned from the position

    Cons

    Way under paid, and management made promises, that they didn't intend to keep.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates, and make better time for them instead of pushing them to the side


  9. "Not a career to consider unless you are willing to ignore safety concerns."

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in East Liberty, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in East Liberty, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Connect with much of your local community.

    Cons

    Upper Management only cares about making money. Corporate ignores in-store issues.

    The Home Depot Response

    May 16, 2018 – Client Partner

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and understand that our associates are the key to our... More


  10. "Good Place to Start Off.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment (depending on which store), many opportunities to learn about products, acquire new skills, and good for a beginner resume. I was able to move departments and after showing excellent work ethic, I was able to move wherever I wanted to in the store, when the position was available. Learn how to use tools/equipment in the store. Good breaks (IF you have proper coverage...). Mainly, its a good place to start if you're young or keep you busy if you want somewhere to retire. Pretty good benefits, although I didn't make enough to afford those benefits..

    Cons

    *In my experience* the harder you work, the more opportunities you get BUT the thinner you are stretched and you may feel very taken advantage of like I did. I did what was asked of me and more once management and other workers realized that, I didn't have much breathing space, skipped many breaks and didn't have much of a chance to wind down. I definitely think the more experience you have and the more training/qualifications you have, compensation should go up. No doubt wages should go up (they claim they pay better than bigger corps), but I think they can do better for the environment people are put in and especially with the amount of work people put in. I am glad I worked there and learned a lot but wish I worked there for a shorter period of time and moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on top of things, treat ALL employees with respect. Help them out, my manager at W Broad in Columbus, Ohio was great. The manager in my current location, quite the opposite. Learn to communicate properly with your workers and make sure things are kept up with. Most people there seem to be good, hardworking and caring people. Treat them how they deserve to be treated, please and thank you.

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 21, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. In the same way that The Home Depot’s products help people build homes and projects, the eight core values we uphold help us build a strong business and culture. Our nearly... More