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The Home Depot Software Engineering Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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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. "home depot software engineer internship"

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to start everyone i met was really kind and help full

    Cons

    if you don't like pair programming you might not like the work setup

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 5, 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.


  2. "Good basis but ancient management style"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Disastrous HR department"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The IT organization is trying to modernize

    Cons

    The Home Depot has something called centralized recruitment for IT roles. Candidates are recruited in bulk and then assigned to teams. So a candidate does not get the chance to interact with the team at all. As a result, there is a serious gap between the candidate's interests and skills and the team's requirements. Some of the applications at Home Depot are really, really old and out of sync with current trends in software engineering. So there is a high chance that a candidate with extensive experience in the latest technologies getting assigned to a team which maintains legacy software.

    Advice to Management

    Rejig the HR department. The department is absolutely unresponsive and insensitive to software engineers' needs. It seems that there are many contractors working in the HR department. When recruiters themselves are contractors, how well can they perform in recruiting full-time employees?


  9. "IT Corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, nice accommodations

    Cons

    Very large company, easy to lose values and culture


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, with somewhat flexible hours. This is a great place to start out your career as a software engineer. The environment is conducive to learning since you pair program. The company has great benefits and takes care of their associates. The SSC (HQ) has just about everything you need onsite, the building is awesome. Food, gym, laundry, and a full fledge Starbucks inside.

    Cons

    If you don't like pair programming then this might not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your people. Allow them to develop and gain confidence before you move them around if they're new.

    The Home Depot Response

    May 30, 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.