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The Home Depot San Jose Reviews

Updated June 25, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 210 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 776 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 488 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 883 reviews)

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  1. "Paint department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really motivational and supportive with associates when they are working well which is really important in a work environment, in my opinion.

    Cons

    Lack of teaching skills because it is very busy most of the time and even lack of resources, more of a self taught experience so far for me.

    Advice to Management

    Train associates more rather than just throwing them out to the sales floor because not everyone is self taught and has the motivation to be.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "MET (merchandising execution team)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Execution Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are decent, hardworking, hourly types. This is not a place made up of silver spoons. I'd say most people fit into the 40 years old and under or the 55 and over crowd. There are many retired folks from other walks of life that are working as associates to "get out of the house" or to stay viable. They are mostly all very good people.
    Upper management seems very hands off. They don't treat you differently. In fact, I'd say they are nicer than most upper management at other retail businesses I've worked at.
    The nature of the hardware/construction supply retail business is lowkey vs. grocery, costco, or sports equipment. There are no real incentives to liquidate stuff. Stuff goes on sale, but that timing, prices, and location within the store are determined by corporate.

    Cons

    There are always the usual personal stuff(people that just don't get along with certain people) and I'm sure there is some level of politics but I don't care or get involved in any of that stuff. The immediate supervisor I have is not from a pretentious or college background BUT she works hard and has been with HD for more than a decade. I respect that.
    Again, there are many older, retired folks who have completed careers in many other fields so this adds to the makeup of your working peers. I think this is a unique attribute to the HD.

    Advice to Management

    More introductions, more chances to meet and introduce yourselves other than just a pic in the breakroom.

  3. "Order Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Fulfillment Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Order Fulfillment Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn about the construction, forklift certified, work with almost any schedule

    Cons

    pay sucks, management sucks,company doesnt care about there employees


  4. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule and hours, high opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Management can suck at times, there’s always something to do, favoritism, m

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


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    "Retail Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lets you take 15 minute break every 2 hours

    Cons

    Management makes you beyond what your wage pays you

    Advice to Management

    Enable more leniency in schedules instead of making them 4 weeks in advance


  6. "Department head"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in East Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in East Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and good experience . Good company and if you need flexibility in your job for school. Good benefits for you and you family. But a little Expensive.

    Cons

    They need to pay the Supervisors more for all the work that do. This company has a lot of turnover with associates. Very few long time associates . Due to the wages other companies pay more with less work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that your associates know that they appreciate it. And they will stay.


  7. "Hardware and Garden Department Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, great coworkers, amazing management

    Cons

    supervisors treated their associates bad

    Advice to Management

    take more time to train supervisors

  8. Helpful (2)

    "trash"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    bonus
    nice employees
    work around your schedule

    Cons

    elderly coworkers
    no sitting
    back breaking
    low staff

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Decent pay, good benefits, advancement opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay ( management)
    Competitive Benefits
    Advancement Opportunities
    Recognition
    Work life balance if a good store. 10 hr days
    Success sharing for all
    Homer fund used for helping fellow peers in need

    Cons

    Work life balance if a troubled Store. 12-14hr days
    Staffing ( associates aren’t paid competitively )
    Consistency between stores how they are ran
    High expectations without proper training

    Advice to Management

    SOP is translated differently in each store.
    Continue to believe your associates are your greatest assets


  10. "HD a good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lumber and Building Materials Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lumber and Building Materials Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible hours, and caring management.

    Cons

    Rude customers, micro-managing supervisors, and boring training videos.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who actually deserve the position, not just your friends.


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