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Updated February 13, 2019
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • "zero work/life balance as a salaried manager" (in 524 reviews)

  • "It is very hard to get full time" (in 919 reviews)

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  1. "Good team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like to work there,good shifts

    Cons

    You can always go up in your career


  2. "Good overall"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy, sometimes fun. A little boring.

    Cons

    Management is old and can be jerks

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up

  3. "Sales Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable company. Great job if you are semi-retired and have other income.

    Cons

    Low pay, no sales incentives. Lack of management skills at store level.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring more intelligent people in stores. Train managers how to manage people. Pay commissions or incentives to successful sales people. Provide a challenge for those who need it.


  4. "Great Company but Store was under staffed."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Flooring and Decor Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting, challenging and at times chaotic position. There was never a dull day. I loved working there. The management had a lot of faith and trust in the departments employees and respected the decisions that were made.

    Cons

    Very under staffed, underpaid for what the position entails, and the part time position just fell short of a few hours from being the hours required for a full time position.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be paid more.


  5. "Like my job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, PTO, tuition reimbursement, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    favoritism, no room for advancement


  6. "Great for a retail job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community of people to work with.

    Cons

    Doesn’t pay enough/fairly for those who have been on staff longer than a year. Pay raises are minimal.


  7. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Flooring Specialist in Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At The Home Depot because they provide a culture that combines all aspects that can help individuals grow.

    Cons

    Bad management can make loyal associates flee.

  8. "True review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn a lot about the home improvement industry. Steady employment and benefits perks.

    Cons

    Tough schedules, lots of physical labor that is not represented in high pay

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your hardworking associates more


  9. "A fine company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Universal Specialist in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Universal Specialist in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for part time work

    Cons

    $$$ per hour rate is low considering the amount of knowledge they expect you to have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work being an inclusive employer that has legitimate career growth.


  10. "CONTRACT WORK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Product Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Product Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares for their employees

    Cons

    Hard to move to other areas

    Advice to Management

    Hire more contractors that already work there.