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The Home Depot San Jose Reviews

Updated May 6, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO 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. "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. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  4. "Department head"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  5. "Hardware and Garden Department Associate"

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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
    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "trash"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


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

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    • 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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are better than average. I enjoyed co-workers and helping customers.

    Cons

    Young managers lacking maturity. Not enough people scheduled to meet customer needs. When co-workers are on breaks employees must cover multiple departments, Stressful job. Really high turn over.


  10. "About management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    nice people, nice location, nice coworkers, coffee is free for customers too. And weather is nice too.

    Cons

    Got hired on the first day of June, did not give me the salary I agreed to which was $13.50, and also the past 2 days got delayed my 15 minute breaks, and got delayed my lunch break too, and also today management cut my lunch break short, they told me only 30 minutes, it is supposed to be my usual 1 hour lunch break.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees, stop ripping them off of their money, and their breaks. Fill in the schedule accordingly. 1 hour lunch is 1 hour lunch break, NOT 30 minutes.


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