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The Home Depot Washington DC Reviews

Updated August 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 215 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 790 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 501 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 895 reviews)

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  1. "Department Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    I can not think of any.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in North Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate in North Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with good people. Good pay if you are there for more than 3 yrs. Get to pick whether you want a 30 min or hour lunch.

    Cons

    Benefits are useless. Managment could care less about your life outside of home depot. Employees are not protected by vicious customers. Rules apply to whoever they pick and choose.

    Advice to Management

    Become more personal and understanding of the people you hire. We are human and make mistakes. Show empathy. Be humble.

  3. "The Woodbridge location has to many favorites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No good reason to work their

    Cons

    Pay and MET supervisor sucks


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management Style"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive Benifits and options to own stock

    Cons

    Accountability of leadership is very poor. The impression you get is that most are undereducated but are attempting to use their position to invalidate the employees who seem vulnerable.

    Advice to Management

    As the head of the snake goes, so goes the body.


  5. "Garden department"

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    Former Employee - Garden Associate in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Garden Associate in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being outside, helping people. Tuition reimbursement after one year of employment. Some managers and coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Expect to be there every Saturday and Sunday (of course typical for retail). You have to close at least one night a week regardless of your availability (or vise versa). My management showed an incredible amount of favoritism. You only get tuition reimbursement if your schooling is relevant to home depot and after the semester is finished and your grades are verified. You don't get any discounts on merchandise, only on home depot stock and a silly limited discount program for restaurants and things too far away use. Some managers and coworkers were very nasty and bitter.

    Advice to Management

    I was a motivated employee studying horticulture who quit because management never followed up with my six month review. I had become nursery certified and was looking to become the plant specialist. Take better care of your driven employees.


  6. "Reasons to work for homedepot"

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Clinton, MD
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Clinton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stepping stone to great career if you want it to be

    Cons

    fluctuating hours may vary sometimes

    Advice to Management

    hold everyone accountable for the stores success


  7. "In Home Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - New Home Sales Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, meet new people, opportunity to make money.

    Cons

    Commission only, no base. Lots of driving in personal vehicle 25,000 - 30,000 miles per year. Miss- spec on jobs comes out of your paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Pay installers better so sales force doesn’t have to supplement their pay. Give a base salary to sales force, for when times are tight. Fix the new scheduling software. Look at a map based on where they are coming from not just their base stores. Alert sales consultants when adding something to their schedule by phone or text rather than email. Make sure b-back sales and repeat customers go to the sales person they originally saw rather than assigning randomly. Fix or get rid of scheduling system.

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee empowerment, friendly coworkers, great training, flexible hours

    Cons

    Some lazy co-workers, difficult to change departments

    Advice to Management

    Be stricter with lazy employees

    The Home Depot Response

    May 30, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your employment with The Home Depot.


  9. "Client Service Specialist"

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    Current Freelancer - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Freelancer - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoy Customer relations with clients

    Cons

    Provide adequate time to respond to customers

    Advice to Management

    Ensure more training time is allocated for empolyees.


  10. "Fast paced and fun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Merrifield, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Merrifield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, fast paced makes your day go by quickly

    Cons

    Lots of patience needed on weekends for customers whom forget their social skills when in a hurry shopping.


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