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The Home Depot Tampa Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 209 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 772 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 484 reviews)

  • "I can not have a full time shift yet" (in 879 reviews)

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  1. "Work hard."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker and a logical thinker, the sky is the limit. Once management notices a potential leader, they will take you under their wing and help you grow. Advancement can happen quickly and they promote from within the company.

    Cons

    I personally have none but if you do not want to work retail hours, The Home Depot is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    The new labor model is working well. Thank you for the change, it is helping with customer service and will help the business grow.


  2. "Okay company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth, Experience and lots of other things.

    Cons

    Bad management/ co-workers Must be expierecned

    Advice to Management

    Dont be such ignorant people about hours

  3. "Cashier"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Company profit sharing (bonus) twice a year depending on your salary

    Cons

    Takes a lot to become full time


  4. "Be careful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Everything in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Everything in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training and ok employee benefits

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and communicate


  5. "Position was pretty easy once you got used to everything.. Helps a lot if you have a good surrounding team.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Lively Environment
    Multiple areas to move up in

    Cons

    Home Depot account sales
    Pay


  6. "HDI sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are nice, 4 weeks of paid training

    Cons

    Leads are not so good, you use your own car and have to have 100/300 insurance. No gas reimbursement, you will work 60 to 70 hours a week without pay, commission-only and it takes forever to get paid. Management expect you to work in the store for free in between sales calls. Management constantly changes your appointments out of your area and sometimes you drive hour and a half to an appointment. Kitchens and baths are very expensive for the customer and most likely no sale. Appointments are set between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and you may not get home until midnight


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the paycheck"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    I had wonderful coworkers. Working retail can be tough and they really made all the difference. I worked at two different stores, and one was far better than the other all due to management in my opinion. At the Largo, FL store, we always had our monthly "parties" that were themed and had free food and beverages to snack on throughout the day. I am always a lover of free food. Management was usually pretty great as well. They were helpful, kind, and genuinely cared about their team.

    Cons

    Depends on the store, but scheduling was a real issue at one of the two I worked at (Carrollwood, FL). They frequently scheduled people closing and opening shifts back to back even though that was technically "not allowed." Management rarely answered their phones or actually did anything useful to help with customer issues unless you called them five hundred times. Some managers were very rude and unappreciative of how hard their team worked as well. It became very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for your team! Regardless of seniority or job title, every employee should be treated with respect. Show them that you actually care about their well-being and speak to them like people, not lowly servant workers. Also, you might want to actually understand how to perform each job function in the store or at least to the best of your ability. I had one manager who did not even know how to work the register and I had to help her. . . Managers should at LEAST be knowledgeable and competent on using a cash register.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dept. supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities for advancement are great!

    Cons

    Up and down of schedule


  9. "Good for retail"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    About as good as retail gets. Good benefits even part time (dental, vision, stock plan, 401(k) matching)

    Cons

    Completely irregular schedule. Bad pay considering how knowledgeable you need to be.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they're worth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Favoritism at its Finest"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health and wellness benefits

    Cons

    Getting a weekend off or vacation requested with ample time in advance always denied due to employee favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair with your employees, especially those of us that worked hard for you.


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