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The Home Depot Software Engineering Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 223 reviews)

  • "Great part time job while in college" (in 808 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tough to have a good work/life balance" (in 523 reviews)

  • "I still can not get a full time position" (in 916 reviews)

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  1. "THD Austin Technology Center North Software Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work on projects that can make an impact on the company. Enjoyable environment and taking a break to play ping pong is always nice. You get experience working with team members who work at a different location or work remotely. They really stress a good work life balance and are very flexible if you have an appointment or just want to take a day off to go to a concert. It's all up to you.

    Cons

    About 10 "leadership" video conferences throughout the summer where all the Austin interns sit and watch someone in Atlanta, Georgia who is higher up the chain talk about their life experiences. Some were interesting, some were boring.

    Advice to Management

    I found that I became more productive once we had a team meeting and I got to know their specializations and how they fit into the team. When I had a question, now I knew who was more likely to know the answer or be able to help. This sped up every step of the process.


  2. "Pretty Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good teams, and relatively flexible work hours

    Cons

    A lot of new hires so things might get confusing

  3. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Close working team and best technology

    Cons

    Leave , vacation and remote working opportunity are less.


  4. "sr. software engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 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!


  5. "Unbelievably Good Place To Work"

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    • 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 (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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Quantity trumps quality"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Work-life balance is good

    Cons

    In 2018, Home Depot hired 1000 new software engineers. In the race against time to fill the positions, they have recruited people who are really bad at coding. The entire interview process was a joke.

    Managers don't really care about employees. All they want is to maintain status quo and secure their job.

    Advice to Management

    Usher in accountability in the IT department.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They… REALLY love their people"

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

  8. "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.


  9. "Good basis but ancient management style"

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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.


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.