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The Home Depot Seattle Reviews

Updated September 8, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 216 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 795 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 504 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 899 reviews)

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  1. "Great working environment I love it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work and great hours for me

    Cons

    I can’t find anything bad about this job

    Advice to Management

    No advice keep doing your thing

    The Home Depot Response

    Aug 8, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!


  2. "Don't listen to the naysayers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate Formerly Order Fulfillment in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate Formerly Order Fulfillment in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great with benefits, even for part-timers.
    Great sense of camraderie.
    They put the associates ahead of the bottom line.

    Cons

    As in any retail environment, you have to deal with some unpleasant customers.
    Only allowed to request time off 90 days in advance.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part keep doing what you're doing. Only reason I didn't give five stars is because nobody is perfect.

  3. "Great Part-Time Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, employee incentives, flexible hours

    Cons

    Hours, retail environment, just another employee, work weekends


  4. "I love Linux Training and Services! Best company I have ever worked for!!!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    12 weeks paternity leave for men if they have a baby and its PAID
    2500 hours of network engineering training and education
    you get like 400 hours of training in Linux Administration and google administration
    Medical benefits for even part time people
    Discounts on almost everything out there
    all work is remote unless on a clients site

    Cons

    I really can't think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear you are having a positive experience at The Home Depot.


  5. "It was okay only work there briefly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Spanaway, WA
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Spanaway, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees from all departments were very helpful

    Cons

    Low wages and little chance of advancement


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for what it is"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. "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.

  8. "Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "customer service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Not about Mr. Simpson"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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