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The Home Depot Seattle Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 209 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 772 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 484 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 879 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best summer and part time job"

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    • 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. "Good for what it is"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with wonderful people and for the most part good customers. The work environment also provides good learning opportunists, room for career advancement, merit based bonuses, profit sharing, holiday pay, as well as sick time and vacation time after the first year.

    Cons

    As a part time employee I found myself working around 39 hours a week to the fullest extent that was legal. You rarely get your breaks and lunches are normally pushed to the latest possible second. You will work every weekend and non-major holiday. In addition there is no stability with your working hours you can have a three day period where you open, close, then have a midshift. It leads to a quick burnout and a high turnover rate. However, I did love my job and if given the ability to have a stable schedule I would have stayed.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with your employees to create some seance of work-life balance

  3. "Customer service desk!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Fellow associates are great. Most very helpful. Seems very family oriented.

    Cons

    Terrible training and along with that just thrown out to the wolves. Then often put down for not knowing things. Understaffed, scheduled second week by myself to work the service desk and returns with not being trained at the desk... Everyone starting at the same pay rate is insane. Customer service desk is very stressful and VERY underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Better TRAINING before being sent out to flounder... Have had several customers commenting back “shame on The Home Depot” Fairer compensation based on your department not just a pay EVERY new employee gets.


  4. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simple work with easy to learn tasks.

    Cons

    Lacking in benefits, no discounts for employees, and anyone with less than 5 years longevity are treated with little to no encouragement.


  5. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing coworkers
    time will fly

    Cons

    labor job depending on department
    no employee discount


  6. "Not about Mr. Simpson"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lumber and Building Materials Associate in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Lumber and Building Materials Associate in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work. A lot of training opportunities. Benefits. They acknowledge your achievements or service.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Training is in house, so you're on the clock to do it, and since they're understaffed they'll ask you to go out on the floor to work. Pay doesn't seem equal to the output of work. They don't acknowledge your achievements enough. Unless you're in their direct line of site, either by customer or manager input.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. Hire more. Allow for training to be conducted outside of work. Have managers make it a point to be seen more. As, if I hardly see management I know they hardly see me


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits from the company

    Cons

    Hours vary depending on the season

  8. "Big Box company feel"

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    Former Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Snohomish, WA
    Former Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Snohomish, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many options to learn different jobs within the store.
    Ability to move up within the company
    Share holding options.
    401k

    Cons

    Chaos when dealing with orders due to so many people involved in the process.
    Often many people around but no one knows what to do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lumber Sales Associate in Gig Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Lumber Sales Associate in Gig Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Enjoyed the people I worked with. Learned a lot. Got time off to go back to school.

    Cons

    No employee discount. As is true with all retail, rude customers were always something I didn't enjoy helping. If you are nice and patient, I'll try harder to help you.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees, and don't ever talk down to them. Nothing would make me want to waste time more than management being jerks for no reason.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    I think one of the best parts of working at The Home Depot was definitely the employees and the environment. It truly was a fun place to work. Almost every employee seemed to enjoy their job a lot; laughing joking with one another and having fun with customers. Another great thing that took me by surprise was the great relationships that you develop with customers. There were times that I would help out a customer and they would come in on days where they simply did not need anything for their projects but just to simply tell me about their project and to thank me for the help I provided them. Even on my days off, co-workers would tell me that customers came in and asked for me specifically to help them out.

    Cons

    I would say the only con would probably be you being tired. I say that because I was in the building materials/lumber department and there is a lot to do in that department so you end up being pretty tired the next day. But, once you walk in and feel the positive environment and see everyone working hard and having fun you forget about being tired.

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 21, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your employment with The Home Depot. We appreciate all of your hard work.


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