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The Home Depot San Rafael Reviews

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  1. "solid, but draining."

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great full/part time benefits of medical, dental, 401k (an other plans- great company match), health programs, day care assistance, vacation/sick time. Profit sharing potential twice a year for hourly dependent on top-line sales; salaried gets up to 50% bonus dependent on bottom line figures. Solid company - no concerns with employee retention (you have to be an idiot to get fired, and even then, it's hard). Can transfer...

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    Cons

    No employee discount. The schedule is all over the map - HD does not understand the term "circadian rhythm." If you're salaried, you're working a minimum 50-hr week, with rotating schedules, with starting pay only being about $48k. If you're part time and/or going to school, you can get plugged with 40 hours anyway, or shafted down to 8 in a week. Needs of the business can outweigh the needs of your personal life...

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    Advice to Management

    There is little to no work/life balance with salaried positions. I can't tell you how many burnt out Assistant Managers I've seen in my years with the company - it's why I refuse to be considered for promotion, and why there's a lack of a qualified pool for promotion. I've even seen a manager put a cot back in the office because of how much he was being slave-driven. Dangling the potential monetary bonus carrot can...

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  2. "Don't take care of their people."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

      I worked at The Home Depot

      Pros

      Not that difficult to get hired there, especially on graveyard shift.

      Cons

      Low pay, don't have any respect for the night crew. Ridiculous firing criteria. Three times you're late, even by one minute, and you are fired, no questions.

      Advice to Management

      Clue int the fact that mutual respect will get you better results from your workers.

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      "Competence not required. Just show up on time!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Paid training. Great co-workers. Never a dull moment in a busy store.

      Cons

      Understaffed. Lack of support from Corporate. Inexperienced, under-educated managers. Raises are very low. Employees treated like they are disposable. Easy to get fired for stupid reasons.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your employees; take their suggestions seriously. Financially reward people for competence and excellence.

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      Former Employee - Department Manager in San Rafael, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at The Home Depot for more than 2 years

      Pros

      none i can think of. this is not a good company to work for they treat all of their employees badly from top to bottom.there is a constant turnover and no one lasts very long.

      Cons

      they have scheduling arrangements which are essentially harassment the schedule is not posted until a few days before it occurs and can be anything, consequently there is no planning for your life. this is especially true for single parents who must arrange child care it is way too hard to deal with their method of schedules

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      "Great work environment, lousy communication"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Rafael, CA

      I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Associates primarily work in their designated department and trained in all areas of the store, making us knowledgeable in surprising areas. The pay is really good too.

      Cons

      They hired me and were happy with me, and then one day people in my department got laid off, including me. It seems we were seasonal employees and not informed of it till we were let go.

      Advice to Management

      Make sure the employees are told when they're hired that they will be terminated in 3 months. It's only fair.

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      "San Rafael, Home Depot Should Be Tip Top and It Is Not!"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Rafael, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      High income zip code. High Volume Store. Customers are great.

      Cons

      This store could be the best of the best in the US. Why isn't it? Turn Over, turn over, turn over. Seems like everyone in management with the exception of one or two is waiting to transfer. The place is a nightmare. Starting with the people doing the hiring! These "HR" people could not find their way out of a paper bag. And they complain they can't keep people? They hire only Part Time people and pay a wage that...

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      Advice to Management

      Have stronger leadership and management in this store. More experienced and mature leadership. Treat people with respect. Engage in a real way with employees. Have a nice atmosphere starting with the break room. An outside sitting area would be nice without smokers, flies, garbage etc. Get some fortitude. Hire good people. To hire these people you must bring them on with better pay and full time. Who can survive...

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    • "Low Pay--Low Morale"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Rafael, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Mostly steady work at all hours of the day and night, depending on when they choose to schedule you.

      Cons

      This company goes through workers like tissue paper--and they view its workforce like it! They grind through people because Home Depot is a company that does nor care for nor value its employees.

    • "Home Depot will treat you poorly"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Rafael, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      They claim customers come first. The company even empowers sales associates to be bale to discount items as mush as $49.99 without a manager's approval.

      Cons

      Once a customer receives a discount on an itmem, Home Depot management personnel will counsel you, telling you how much the discount hurts the bottom line. Managers in all departments behave like glorified kings and queens of their roosts. The culture is very petty, combined with extremely low pay. Low morale is common.

      Advice to Management

      Get a life and stop treating workers like doormats.

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