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Updated February 16, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • The benefits are great also learn a lot (in 201 reviews)

  • Part time employees schedules will be worked with (in 736 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 469 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 853 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flooring Specialist Sales Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Flooring Specialist Sales Associate in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is fair and there's a lot of opportunity for associates to move up. You can specialize in an area and really help customers.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great and they expect a lot out of you during the day or nights that you were scheduled


  2. "millworks specialist"

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    Current Employee - Millworks Specialist in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Millworks Specialist in Allen Park, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

    Pros

    Team Spirit and excellent Full Time benefits

    Cons

    Weekend hours are usually mandatory

    Advice to Management

    Stay engaged on the floor

  3. "Appliance Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in New Hartford, NY
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in New Hartford, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in a constant changing environment. Building long term relationships with customers.

    Cons

    Too much "Micro Management" Leadership is not focused on local needs and wants. Staffing isn't enough for the volume of business provided.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the Basics, taking care your employees,Employees will provide excellent customer service and products,which will lead to positive growth and create stronger shareholder value.


  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Parkville, MD
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Parkville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work team energy great staff good store .Great pay leadership good people good hours good leaders.good

    Cons

    No cons to tell you guys will tell more during interview advancement and all locations great more in store for you

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the job great place to work leaders are great the best place to work indeed will tell more at the interview


  5. "I find the Home Depot a very good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist, Hardware, Paint Department in Bemidji, MN
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist, Hardware, Paint Department in Bemidji, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, set hours for full-time, continuous training, being able to solve customer problems, success sharing and good benefits.

    Cons

    Oftentimes understaffed. It would be nice to get every other weekend off or at least a full weekend every month.

    Advice to Management

    More homers.


  6. "Performane is not Rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    15% discount on ESPP

    Cons

    You are just a cog in the great machine

    Advice to Management

    $15.00 min wage for store workers. Reward sales performance.


  7. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great atmosphere, remodeling the break room, offices, and bathrooms. They drug test before you are hired.

    Cons

    No commission but you do have a quota to make. Wish they would hire more people to help with the tasks that have to be done.

  8. "Enviorment"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet a lot of people, able to make people's day with employee discount

    Cons

    sexism, always being asked if i knew what i was talking about because i was a woman working there almost everyday was draining.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for in comparison to other retail chains"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock purchase plan, steady number of hours, medical, 401k, Christmas party, some free lunches and breakfast. Great job if you neither have a job or don’t need the money. Great job if you have no other prospects in life and want some steady work but don’t expect to retire at 66 unless you have a second job and invest your HD salary on the company stock.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management team, not much movement for older workers, very very, Did I say very? low pay for the workload and experience, a specialist should be making 25$ an hour and not 11$. success sharing is an insult to the associates, there are no safety apparatus other than gloves and eyeshade. Work is too straineous on the back. Store management have no freedoms for change, associate suggestions are not followed through. Management only recognize talent in the young. If you older, you will not get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Older workers have more experience than the younger ones, give them a shot to lead and you will have better young future managers. You can’t expect a 30 year old to be a leader by coming through the ranks as being a great sale associate.


  10. "Overall great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    Pay is their biggest downfall

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism has to be removed. Associates who’ve been there for 6 months vs others who’ve been with the company for 2+ years getting full time is not ok