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The Home Depot Software Engineer Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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  1. "sr. software engineer"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    there is a good work-life balance

    Cons

    frequent on-call with many after hours problems

    The Home Depot Response

    Dec 6, 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. "Unbelievably Good Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - 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

    They reaaly appreciate their associates.

    Cons

    I have a long commute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "They… REALLY love their people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty great. Open work culture. Lots of competent developers either still growing or mentoring. Plenty of hackathons and opportunities for members of different teams across the org to share knowledge. Plenty of informative sessions on campus. OrangeMethod is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Some teams are a little resistant to work with each other. Politics can sometimes get in the way of work but it’s mostly not a problem.
    People have misgivings about pair programming and some can be sticklers about embracing pure TDD, which can sometimes stagnate progress.
    I worked with a lot of talented people but most of them were contractors and weren’t there for long before getting a new face to bring up to speed all over again. They’ve been converting more and more contractors to full time so hopefully that’ll change.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize teams to work together. Seek mid-long term commitments with associates. Communicate the need to follow procedures but also allow some elbow room.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Irving, TX
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Irving, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A laid back work environment
    Amazing co-workers
    Not constricting/pressuring

    Cons

    At times there was not much guidance provided for our intern project.


  7. "A great place to work and develop tech skills"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The culture is amazing. Interns are made to feel so special
    - Some departments are doing crazy AI stuff and if you're lucky enough to be on those teams, you'll do groundbreaking work
    - Most dev teams are switching to future-proof tech-stacks
    - Housing was provided for free
    - Management really values your contribution and shows it
    - As an intern, you'll work on projects that have real value
    - Birthdays always result in free cake, almost every day

    Cons

    - Intern compensation is very low
    - Pair programming is a slightly outdated concept and can be wasteful
    - At times the pressure, though well-intentioned, can be crippling

  8. 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


  9. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, the employees really want the interns to succeed and help you grow professionally, good selection of coffee machines, and great building to work in. They offered intern events and learning sessions with heads of the companies to provide us some insights. Over all a great place to spend your summer for a software internship.

    -relaxed atmosphere
    -table tennis for breaks

    Cons

    Not a whole lot to complain about


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vinings, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vinings, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good people
    -Pairing (If it's a pro to you)
    -Stock purchase program

    Cons

    -Feel stuck in a team specific stack (harder to grow)
    -Fixed low percent (~inflation) policy for raises without a change in title
    -Only 2 weeks PTO officially
    -No work from home without specific cause for a given day
    -Mac for work, personal machine is windows. Inconsistence makes working on personal machine a PITA
    -Lack of transparency at management level

    Advice to Management

    -Provide more PTO.
    -Provide more opportunities to grow via experience in multiple teams or areas of the company.
    -Stop trying to under raise promising personnel. You lose them and then have to pay more competitive rates to pull in talent that requires training and has to develop commitment.