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The Home Depot Seattle Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • The benefits are great also learn a lot (in 201 reviews)

  • Part time employees schedules will be worked with (in 736 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 469 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 853 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best summer and part time job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Lot Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They work with your schedule, the other associates are all pretty awesome, there is always some sort of event happening that benefits our stores employees or other employees in need, and they have the best benefits for high school and college students

    Cons

    Not much other than some customers complain to you about other associates mistakes, but that happens in any retail position


  2. "Lot Attendant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers and supervisors are really down to earth and friendly. The atmosphere and work related tasks are very fun and everybody seems to help each other out. Team work and communication definitely go hand in hand here.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of any except that I would prefer to have more hours and a set schedule, instead of just part time changing week to week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Continue to have an open door policy and an employee supportive demeanor. You folks are awesome.

  3. "A great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great atmosphere, remodeling the break room, offices, and bathrooms. They drug test before you are hired.

    Cons

    No commission but you do have a quota to make. Wish they would hire more people to help with the tasks that have to be done.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody I worked with was great!

    Cons

    A lot of theft from customers

    Advice to Management

    None

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. Our associates and managers alike are essential parts of The Home Depot’s network. We appreciate your feedback.


  5. "Cashier"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you are up front with scheduler, you get to know about the store and it's contents which comes in handy after you have left Home Depot as well!

    Cons

    Low pay, cashier gets to be a little boring at times and shifts drag on because you can't leave your register


  6. "Decent first job."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA

    Pros

    Friendly environment, reasonable expectation of performance. I would say this was a good first job directly out of high school.

    Cons

    The stores employees only care about themselves. My main complaint is a large percentage of the items barcode would fall off and the employees wouldn't answer the phone when you call.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Various"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Various in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of helping customers well known

    Cons

    Poor pay and limited training

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of safety

  8. "Life as an associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional customers are wonderful. As an associate I can take care of them

    Cons

    No set schedule days off. Pay raises are minimal.Staffing problems. spend too much time locating product.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your associates. Need to learn time management.


  9. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Regular hours, schedule set a minimum of two to three weeks in advance and able to set required time off up to ninety days in advance, health benefits, i.e., medical insurance.
    Encourage team spirit.

    Cons

    Unable to make realistic assessments of man-hours require to cover work !
    Salaries are set at minimum wages levels and annual increments tend to be considerable below cost of living. Management selected to follow corporate guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Start making a realistic effort to promote customer service and put a little effort into looking after staff, weed out socially acceptable emploies.


  10. "Mixed Bag, Everything Depends on the Store Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with and helping the public in improving their homes, this is the place to be.
    Each store is very different in its atmosphere, based solely on the ASMs' & store mgr's attitudes and expectations.

    Cons

    Much more physically demanding than one would think, all day spent standing, walking, and kneeling on concrete has the potential to some lasting damage.
    VERY anti-union. (Of course).
    Only salaried managers get the sometimes sizable bonuses, hourly associates get much smaller bonuses.
    Each store is very different in its atmosphere, based solely on the ASMs' & store mgr's attitudes and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more proactive in separating the wheat from the chaff employee-wise. Stop allowing lazy, lousy associates to remain employed, when there are plenty more people who'd make excellent additions to the team.
    And for stores located in states with legal recreational marijuana, stop with the drug testing. What any associate does off the clock is not your business or concern, you're their boss, not their mom.
    Stop promising very overqualified employees quick promotions when you have no intention of promoting them quickly.


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