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The Home Depot Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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  1. "A great company to work for in IT."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extreme programming shop.
    Strong company culture focused on its employees and community.
    Doing really cool things in supply chain, lots of opportunities to contribute to a bleeding edge technology solution.

    Cons

    Low salaries.
    Raises low and applied across a competitive scale. There will be a winner and a loser.
    To much focus on moving up the management chain.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitive salaries to your engineers.
    Allow everyone on a team to succeed with raises.
    Reward engineers for improving in place don’t force them to promote.
    Be more like a startup.


  2. "sr software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Home Depot (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work from home
    flexible work environment
    benefit package

    Cons

    unexpected strategy changes
    multitude of meetings takes time from work

  3. "Good Company to work as an engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good company to work with great work/life balance, very respectful in time, always 9 to 5 and builds a career for a lifetime in the company is possible.

    Cons

    As a software engineer is not allowed working for home, work frames such as pair programming, TDD, and agile are imposed in most of the teams in IT so no solo coding or time to learn to technologies and programming languages.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "meh to not so great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a stable safe company to work for
    it's not going out of business any time soon
    so-so stock options

    Cons

    pay is sub-par
    few to no perks
    corporate meetings are more like high school pep rallies
    much of IT is going to a jack of all trades master of none approach
    did away with specific devops groups and now everyone on every team has to learn how to do everything on their own time while doing everything as well
    no IT training opportunities which is worse when they suddenly expect everyone to be able to do all the jobs required for IT projects
    forced paired programming without trying to match technical skills or at least technical aptitude

    Advice to Management

    INVEST IN YOUR ASSOCIATES WITH REAL TRAINING
    and improve benefits
    get over the whole "IT must wear pants" things
    paired programming is not the cure all you think it is, blindly forcing it just hurts productivity and doesn't help in the long run


  5. "Corporate IT for Stores"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The latest technologies are being used. Pivotal Cloud Foundry/Tracker, Google Cloud, Github, Puppet, Spacewalk, Reliability Engineering, Confluence, Slack.

    Cons

    Change is constant and moves fast. You have to work hard to keep up with it.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  6. "Do not work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place if you want to coast in your career.

    Cons

    The pay is about 15% less than most other places. Also the benefits are not what they advertise. You also can't get health insurance for 90 days!!


  7. "Management with Class"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Senior Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I have really enjoyed working at the Home Depot! It has an awesome work life balance! All kinds of benefits for its employees. It also has an excellent management team! Our manager, Erin, did an awesome job managing our team which allowed us to succeed in a Agile environment. I couldn't have asked to work for a better company or group of people than the EFS team I worked at The Homedepot!

    Cons

    Long ride from home to The Home Depot SSC and trying to exit Paces Ferry Rd is a headache!

    Advice to Management

    Cobb County should provision a lane that exits from 285W that allows HD employees direct access to the facility!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid all around"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Agile (pair programming, tdd, ci/cd)
    Modern (replacing legacy Java or vendor programs with Angular/React/Go)

    Cons

    Micro management has increased with the move to Agile
    Management / Product Manager roles are not clearly defined


  9. "Senior Security Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work place, good salaries for new people

    Cons

    Home Depot does not provide good health insurance, you better find a good insurance other that Home Depot

    The Home Depot Response

    May 15, 2017 – Content Marketing Strategist

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


  10. "Senior Network Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A network of friends and breath/wealth of knowledge and opportunity. Great benefits and training. A family way of life. Join the team an grow.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Advice to Management

    Very Good