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The Home Depot Specialist Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Hawthorne, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Hawthorne, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Home Depot is a great place to work. Every day when I get to work I am greeted by colleagues with high fives and fist bumps. It's also great to see a customer that comes into the store that you have helped before that wants to show you how well their project turned out. Another thing I love about the Home Depot is that the company is committed to helping veterans that served us through community service projects. There are great benefits even for part-time employees. For part-time is tuition assistance, paid vacation and sick time. You also have the option to enroll in a 401k, vision and dental plans. We are also offered free flu shots and Home Depot stock at 15% off. The Home Depot also has great bonuses for its employees. Twice a year we receive a success sharing check that is based on the performance of our store compared to its plan. We also receive Homer Awards. Homer Awards are awards that are given to associates that do an excellent job of providing customer service or living our other company values.

    Cons

    There are cons but not that many. One of the cons is that we do not receive an employee discount. For most people, the other benefits offered outway that con. Another con is that some of the management is not all that great at their jobs. But if you have good managers than you are all set.


  2. "Millwork Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwork Specialist
    Current Employee - Millwork Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours; great atmosphere; team work; positive associates.

    Cons

    I have no Cons so far

  3. "Home Depot Appliance Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in El Cerrito, CA
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in El Cerrito, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good size, good people, good stock, growth opportunity, alot to learn.

    Cons

    Psycho customers, no staffing, crazy pace, long hours, often alone.


  4. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwork Specialist in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Millwork Specialist in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer profit sharing and benefits. The working atmosphere is great and are like a family.

    Cons

    No employee discounts and must work weekends

    Advice to Management

    They need to go to bat for employees who work hard for them and not fire someone for being 6 minutes late!


  5. "Former employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for HD for 6 years in specialty department and I actually liked the job. HD is overall a good company to work for in terms of benefits in retail terms. They do offer 401 and employees stock sharing, tuition expenses, and health insurance. What I liked is the company also sends its employees to training as well especially for specialty departments.

    Cons

    I can not obviously say this about every store but the one I worked at was in a small town and it never had good management. Management seemed incompetent when it came to delegation and organizations and they seemed to promote employees based on how friendly they were with each other not based on hard work. Instead of delegating the work equally between the team members, they piled all the work on the very a few associates who worked hard. Pay was very low and pay raises are only once a year for only .30 cents.


  6. "You learn life skills in one place!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Ashtabula, OH
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Ashtabula, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked there for 11 years so I thought it was pretty great with all the DIY learning I received while I was there.

    Cons

    With being a big corporation, your voice is very small at the bottom. I wish they would bring back department heads taking care of their own departments schedules, product knowledge, etc...


  7. "Sales Specialist-Flooring, Kitchen & Bath, Appliances."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist-Flooring, Kitchen and Bath and Appliances in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist-Flooring, Kitchen and Bath and Appliances in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    We are able to as a team to get our assignments completed in a very timely matter. The benefits are great, stock options, 401K and many more. Friendly atmosphere. You are able to help the customer's with their projects.

    Cons

    Lack of Staffing during our busy hours.

    Advice to Management

    Staff more people during our busy hours.

  8. "Its a Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lunch break, Good people I worked with

    Cons

    Like most jobs, the good never gets promoted

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, stop showing favoritism

    The Home Depot Response

    Nov 14, 2017 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. In the same way that The Home Depot’s products help people build homes and projects, the eight core values we uphold help us build a strong business and culture. Our nearly... More


  9. "Flooring Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    People come and go to easily.


  10. "flooring specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    working with people my own age

    Cons

    management was inconstant to say the least

    Advice to Management

    they promoted people who didn't deserve the job