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The Home Depot Software Engineering Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 210 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 776 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 488 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 883 reviews)

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  1. "home depot software engineer internship"

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    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. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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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 (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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture.
    Great work life balance.
    Management cares about employees.

    Cons

    Pair programming. This creates lack of confidence to code, more talk less coding. It’s literally draining people.
    A lot of good people are leaving team because they feel the lack of responsibility/ownership.

    Advice to Management

    Assess with your employees how efficient or how it is to work in pair programming environment. A lot of good people are leaving team every now and then.

    The Home Depot Response

    May 30, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please call 1.866.698.4347 and select the option for the Associate Advice Council Group (AACG) to express your concerns.


  5. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work schedule, Company events, welcoming culture

    Cons

    Subpar benefits, outdated office (Dallas only)

    Advice to Management

    Better workspace, more organization

    The Home Depot Response

    Mar 21, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We have shared your feedback with others. Our associates are encouraged to adopt and adapt good ideas from others, and initiate creative and... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    They really take care of their own.

    Cons

    Pairing eliminates the possibility of baked in telecommuting days

    Advice to Management

    Telecommute!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great at technology adoption. Poor at retaining talent"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff 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

    Management supports transformation and have great resources. And to move from legacy systems to cloud native applications. Huge amount of data to process

    Cons

    Fully dependent on outside contractors. Full time employees move from team to team constantly. Management seem to give all ownership to contractors

    Advice to Management

    Grow talent organically. Hire good mentors who can shape and create innovative culture


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I had a good time!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and fun vibes
    Managers put you on a team of current engineers to guide and mentor you
    It's a good place to make friends
    Pay is fair as an intern and even better full-time (If you're lucky, I'll be very happy when I start full-time as a 22-year-old with this salary in Atlanta)

    Cons

    I'm not sure how effective or efficient paired programming is.
    Sometimes goals and projects are open-ended and up to your interpretation

    Advice to Management

    Give exact targets and goals, try matching interns to teams that have something to do with their concentrations or interests, and be more accessible if possible


  10. "Good Company but Varying Quality Teams"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a pretty pay for an intership. Teammates were overall pretty qualified and good to work with. The offices are very nice. The company has done a very good job establishing itself as a "tech" company and its appeal can be seen as there are a large number of young workers who were good to work with.

    Cons

    Management of teams is not very good, or at least varies heavily from team to team. My team hemorrhaged members only to pick up new members again very quickly. Older managers seemed to have little control over the other teammates work and often let them work on whatever they deemed necessary, to varying success. The old members had moved on to better teams with more direction and relevance to the company. With regards to work's relevance to the company, it varies a lot. Some teams were very important, some should have probably been cut entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Get better direction on where to utilize your teams. Many teams seemed to work on either nothing or to work on projects that held little to no value yet spun their wheels and produced code that would probably be deleted to save server space.