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The Home Depot San Jose Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 510 reviews)

  • "The hourly pay for full time employees" (in 910 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. "Lot Attendant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy, very little supervision, get carts, help load, empty trash

    Cons

    Other employees being lazy and taking advantage of lack of supervision

    Advice to Management

    Daily checks on duty fulfillment

  3. "Former Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair and honest with employees

    Cons

    Not good at promoting employees

    Advice to Management

    Always be appreciative of your employees hard work


  4. "They change hours every week"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best co-workers, fantastic team work and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Poor pay, few PPEs , reduce work hours randomly , keep changing schedules, worst benefits, back breaking work, some customers nasty and weird.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the CA state guide lines of offering more hours to part-timers before hiring new workers. Stop being cheap and buy safety shoes and reflector jackets for workers. Listen to the worker's gripes.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "MET (merchandising execution team)"

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    • 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.


  6. "Order Fulfillment Associate"

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    • 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


  7. "Good"

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    • 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Associate"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Department head"

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    • 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.


  10. "Hardware and Garden Department Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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