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The Home Depot Washington DC Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 448 reviews)

  • Part time hours need full time job (in 806 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Good Work life balance

    Cons

    Hard work, Low pay. No career advancements

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lot"

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    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Upper Marlboro, MD

    Pros

    Management, coworkers, pay, benefits, company parties, build bonds, yearly pay increase.. friendly management. Easy work, people will help you with schedule

    Cons

    Some people step out their boundaries, termination happens randomly, hard to get promotion, will shift your position without knowledge, shows favoritism

  3. "Merchandise"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Clinton, MD
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Clinton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is good. Loved my supervisors.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say.


  4. "this is a great compqny"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Oxon Hill, MD
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Oxon Hill, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    really great service and feels like a family there

    Cons

    really don't have any cons to speak of

    Advice to Management

    i think that the management should work with all the employees to better for the future


  5. "It’s alright"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Associate in Ranson, WV
    Current Employee - Electrical Associate in Ranson, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So for the pros of this company. There is a million great things that I can say about Home Depot as a company or maybe it’s just my store #4805. First when I have needed them to be there for me they have. When my husband and I had lost our place to live, they paid first and last months rent to a new apartment, all our security deposits to our bills, and even paid for the motel for us to stay in until we could move into the new apartment. They have great benefits medical dental and eye, I have never found my plan this cheap with any other company. Still expensive but cheaper then most. I had been broken down on the side of the road with my kids, I called my store to see if possibly they can assist me and they sent someone to pick me and the kids up and bring us to the store where the kids could be warm and I could have a place to sit and make all the calls I needed to get my car off the side of the road. Like I said there is a million great things I can say about the Home Depot that was just the first 3 to come to mind.

    Cons

    But... some of the cons to working for this company. They started this whole “set scheduling” and the idea was great but because I work in a merchandising department I didn’t get a pick, so I work 10a-7pm. My kids are 6 and 8 and are in K and 3rd grade. They go to an after school program that closes at 7pm so unless I find someone to pick them up I normally have to take a half an hour lunch and try to leave early if they allow me to. Next I am crossed trained in all the departments, because of that I typically feel like a bouncy ball, but and I don’t get paid extra for any of the specialty departments I work. I am trained on all the equipment and get called all the time to bring this down and to put this up or unload this truck. That takes away from my duties in the department I am in and sometimes I feel like I get “spoken to” about somethings I can’t control. Today for example... I was in my department for 30mins before I switched departments to a specialty department, I was suppose to take lunch from 1pm-2pm but was held up by a customer. From 2pm-3pm I was back to my home department and then from 3pm-7pm moved to another specialty department. I ended up taking my lunch between 2-3 and when I got back was “spoken to” because of lack of coverage for 2 other departments (none which I was scheduled for) and that I wasn’t there to assist with those departments because I took my lunch to late. I also don’t feel like my pay compensates for the stress they put me through just because I am a bouncy ball for them.

    Advice to Management

    Management, it would be nice if this new scheduling program that is used could be reviewed and adjusted. It becomes stressful for those of us that are trained in multi departments. We took the time to learn the PK knowledge and train with others. We took the time to learn so we can assist other departments when needed. It would be nice if we could get something for that time. Even if it’s something little $0.10 raise for mercy departments $0.20 raise for specialty departments $0.15 vent raised for cashiering and service desk $0.25 raise for each machine we operate and $0.30 raise for becoming a trainer for the equipment. It would also be nice that this doesn’t affect our regular yearly raise. Also when scheduling for multi department employees just one department a day two sometimes when needed, but not more then that. There are some days I go home crying because of the stress from work, and to be honest I sometimes even debate with myself if this job is truly worth it because I can find simple factory work that starts pay at $18 an hour that would be better then this stress.

    To our CEO in all of our videos you talk about making the employees first. Maybe you should get down to hourly associate level and see what it’s really like on the floors. Try it for a year and see what it’s really like. This company talks about great values we uphold, and we do, but there are something you should see for yourself. Come visit us in Ranson, WV store #4805. Work with us for a couple of days, not just one management would just freak out and make everything perfect for that day. Make is a surprise visit (even better) and see what we have to work with. Talk to the department employees about their feeling and what they would keep and change even ask them why. I gave you a disapproving rating because I don’t think you know. You say you care, well come down to our level and find out.


  6. "d.taylor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stocking helping clinging

    Cons

    Idk and I don't understand

    Advice to Management

    Idk


  7. "Customer Service Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Decent pay
    Flexible Schedule
    Pay bonuses every one in a while

    Cons

    Hard to get a raise
    Hard to climb up career wise

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. "Freight team associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and the pay is good

    Cons

    Supervisors are terrible and don't know how to work together, your always gstting different assignments from every supervisor. Despite you working hard they will always say you arent doing anything and make you feel like your worthless to the company


  9. "Service Desk Associate or Special Services Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Desk Associate Or Special Services Associate in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Associate Or Special Services Associate in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    - My co-workers were friendly to me and with each other.
    - The training was sufficient.
    - Easy and challenging. A lot of times you do returns and check out.
    Tracking orders between The Home Depot stores and online orders were challenging at times.

    Cons

    - Management issues:
    · Not in sync in hiring me.
    · The hours I was promised was denied and then, offered again.

    Advice to Management

    - In your decisions, do your best to be united.
    - Avoid making promises if you're unsure.
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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Millwork"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time

    Pros

    Lots of hours an great environment.

    Cons

    Every job has there lazy employes so does they.


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