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The Home Depot Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated November 2, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very modern tech stack which is nice for such a large company. I am on the .com team so I enjoy working in the ecommerce business. Would highly recommend.

    Cons

    There is some lack of consistency among different teams and poor communication across organizations. There is an effort to stabilize this but it is on going.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work culture is good at least in Houston (Blinds.com). No Vertical growth @houston office(blinds) or relocate to Atlanta.

    Cons

    Benefits are not so great. Especially health plans and you will find way better benefits in IT body shop companies. Ridiculously expensive.

  3. "Good basis but ancient management style"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot as a contractor

    Pros

    People are very friendly, caring, helpful. If you're searching for job security, this is the a good place to go.

    Everything regarding Hardware and Software you could wish for is available!

    Cons

    It's everything but a startup. If you want something dynamic and fast paced, you're wrong here.

    The office in Austin feels like a factory and fixed work hours in IT are just ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    There are way too little managers. Hire some people leads and strive for a modern work environment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited sickleave. Good work environment

    Cons

    Heath insurance very expensive. They force us to do pair programming always

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve more visibility from top to bottom


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A great company to work for in IT."

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    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.


  6. "sr software engineer"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work as an engineer"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate IT for Stores"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work here"

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    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!!