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The Home Depot Software Engineering Reviews

Updated March 20, 2018
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Pros
  • learn a lot of different skills and trades that help in the real world (in 208 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 763 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 479 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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    Subpar benefits, outdated office (Dallas only)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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great at technology adoption. Poor at retaining talent"

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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I had a good time!"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    No bossy attitude. Freedom in work

    Cons

    partiality towards contractors. nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    If you wanna hire believe in them and hire as full time.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Staff Software"

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

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with work life balance

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Management is superb


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A great company to work for in IT."

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Perception is reality mindset"

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

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, ESPP, 401k plan, in house day care

    Cons

    Management being deaf, dumb, blind and stupid about who really gets the work done. managers providing back stabbing references.

    Uses old-fashioned rack and stack system for annual review and raises. Rewards management better than employees who actually do the work.

    System allows mediocre employees a safe haven while hard working employees are overloaded.

    Too much of a good old boy network, you have to know the right people, wear the right clothing and be a clone of others in the position.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of you inexperienced and ill prepared managers that just suck up to their bosses rather than finding out who really gets the work done. Your direct manager can stifle your career if they want to.