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The Home Depot San Jose Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • work schedule to improve work life balance (in 422 reviews)

  • Not very many options for full time positions (in 740 reviews)

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  1. "Greeter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed environment and flexible hours

    Cons

    There was no support from management to further develop oneself.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The "REAL" Home Depot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have any talent or trade skills, they will definitely take advantage of your talents and reward you with an annual raise of 25 cents, while paying you $9-$10 per hour. You may also be asked to work all the closing shifts, weekends and then open for your department, while all full timers and management use up their necessary time off.

    Cons

    No secrets here. Walk into any H.D. and find 1 associate covering 2-3 departments, because they know hiring 2 part timers will give them 50 hours a week with no benefits, compared to a 40 hour employee. Learn knowledge of the store by a sink or swim attitude. Department Heads got their jobs because they know how to disappear from their departments and do the least amount of work in the store. Sad enough, the management promoted them? If you don't mind having your schedule run 6 am to noon one day, then 12- 9 pm the next, while you scramble all over the store to look for any department that can add 4 more hours to your big 16 hour work week, you might get over 20 hours a week, if your lucky? Then next year they will shorten your weekly hours, because you went over the allowed amount? After you worked from 9 pm to 5 am for 3 weeks to help them count their inventory, while the rest of the store kept their normal hours! If huge personal physical and mental abuse is in your job description, then this is the place! And you can do it all unassisted too, oh what department head or fellow associate covering their mis-managed time slot or department!

    Advice to Management

    As long as China imports your products and you hire desperate part timers that will work for 9 bucks an hour, your jobs will be safe. The phony attitudes displayed and whispers you openly voice about your entry level workers are a disgrace to humanity and your alleged core values, that not many employees can remember or management can honestly believe, makes this store a cesspool, that management is so far off reality, that it only builds contempt. More people know Max Headroom than Craig Menear. HD Minions will be upset when the box stores will finally disappear.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jan 4, 2017 – Content Marketing Strategist

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. 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 ... More

  3. "Parasite"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer some Benefits to you

    Cons

    Work you to death until your legs fall off

    Advice to Management

    Join a union


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Asset Protection Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay (especially if you have experience), surveillance on the sales floor, undercover/plain clothed, and hands-on (reasonable force).

    Cons

    CCTV is still at the Flintstones age, work alone unless your store is a high shrink store (sometimes 2 APS'), no advancement as an asset protection manager.


  5. "Head Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible. I worked here all throughout college. It's retail, some days may feel really long, others really fast. Overall, I enjoyed working with everyone and interacting with customers (good and bad ones).

    Cons

    When there's no coverage, it really makes your day harder. If you know how to work in multiple departments, brace yourself.


  6. "Kitchen Design"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    part times are allowed to acquire insurance

    Cons

    No career advancement. Work life balance does not exist.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the associates who actually put in 110%


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It depends on the people that you work with.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwork Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Millwork Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of training to become more knowledgeable on the products we are selling.
    The people you work with will make working here fun.
    Benefits are also pretty good.
    There are a lot of career opportunities and you are able to move up and eventually become a supervisor/manager.

    Cons

    I believe Home Depot is a good company to work for, the only problem is when the managers don't know how to do their jobs.
    You will get rude customers all of the time who expect you to know about every single item we sell in the store.
    When there's no coverage in the store, you will get asked to cover 2+ departments at the same time.
    There's A LOT of favoritism and the managers only help the associates that they like.
    Like I said, this was my experience in the 2+ years that I worked at this store.

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 31, 2016 – 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

  8. "COS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Order Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Order Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work, flex schding for school or other

    Cons

    Pay scale should be a bit higher


  9. "Floor Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Home Depot is a very large company,with over 3,000 stores nation wide....with many benefits I felt like I hade a safe and long term position.

    Cons

    Poor Management....Poor supervisors....little respect for employee relationship...after seven years, I saw a very large turnover in employees....think about IT.....WHY ?????

    Advice to Management

    Management is poorly trained on how to treat employees with respect. Management expects employee to work what ever hours, with little concerns on the days off an employee many need for family needs.


  10. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, fun environment and teamwork.

    Cons

    Not many, hard to get lift training completed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure Fork lift training is available without having to wait 1.5 months


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