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The Home Depot Washington State Reviews

Updated September 8, 2018
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The Home Depot President & CEO Craig Menear
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Pros
  • "Learn a lot about finishing material" (in 215 reviews)

  • "Benefits for part-time employees" (in 787 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be hard to find" (in 497 reviews)

  • "Hard to get into a full time job" (in 893 reviews)

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  1. "Great working environment I love it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work and great hours for me

    Cons

    I can’t find anything bad about this job

    Advice to Management

    No advice keep doing your thing

    The Home Depot Response

    Aug 8, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with The Home Depot. Keep up the great work!


  2. "Don't listen to the naysayers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate Formerly Order Fulfillment in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Pro Account Sales Associate Formerly Order Fulfillment in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great with benefits, even for part-timers.
    Great sense of camraderie.
    They put the associates ahead of the bottom line.

    Cons

    As in any retail environment, you have to deal with some unpleasant customers.
    Only allowed to request time off 90 days in advance.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part keep doing what you're doing. Only reason I didn't give five stars is because nobody is perfect.

  3. "Great Part-Time Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, employee incentives, flexible hours

    Cons

    Hours, retail environment, just another employee, work weekends


  4. "Hard work little pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Richland, WA

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company benefits, fun work bbqs

    Cons

    Raises are slow if any

    Advice to Management

    More raises or spiffs for doing a good job


  5. "I love Linux Training and Services! Best company I have ever worked for!!!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    12 weeks paternity leave for men if they have a baby and its PAID
    2500 hours of network engineering training and education
    you get like 400 hours of training in Linux Administration and google administration
    Medical benefits for even part time people
    Discounts on almost everything out there
    all work is remote unless on a clients site

    Cons

    I really can't think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear you are having a positive experience at The Home Depot.


  6. "It's not bad, but it's not great - It's retail"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Yakima, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible while going to school
    -Gives schedule three (3) weeks out in advanced
    -PTO (Vacation and Sick time are separate)
    -There is room for advancement if you do everything right and put the customers first 24/7, Never late, Never call in, and do everything exceptional and go above and beyond what is expected.
    -The manager is awesome and does pay attention to the good things you do.

    ***FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES***
    -Give a selection of set schedules (Mornings, Mid, Close). This means if you choose morning you will be on a morning shift until you ask to be changed to another (not guaranteed). But your days a still a mystery.

    Cons

    -(Cut Hours) As they hire more employees they tend to cut the hours of the people who have been there long term. DON'T expect to get a minimum of 20 hours all year round because it won't happen.

    This is a retail job so you have to get over the lack of pay, you'll be at minimum wage (or $0.50 higher) for the majority of your stay there.

    I know people have worked there way longer than I and are still getting paid the same as me. They do have yearly raises between $0.25-0.50 but it doesn't matter with the rise of minimum wage because they won't compensate you.

    -Managers and supervisors should all be on the same page on what to prioritize because it confuses us when our supervisor is telling us to do one thing first and then the manager is saying "No, I want you to do this first."

    Advice to Management

    Stop prioritizing employees who just start out and don't cut hours further than 20 hours a week unless an employee asks for less.

    The Home Depot Response

    Jul 5, 2018 – Client Partner

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Although we are unable to comment on your specific experience, we value our associates and understand that our associates are the key to our... More


  7. "It was okay only work there briefly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Spanaway, WA
    Former Employee - Tool Rental Associate in Spanaway, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees from all departments were very helpful

    Cons

    Low wages and little chance of advancement

  8. "Great environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership
    Great coworkers
    Flexible schedule
    Realistic expectations
    Team oriented environment
    Want you to move around within the company and try different roles

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    The Home Depot Response

    Jun 14, 2018 – Client Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are happy to hear you are having a positive experience at The Home Depot.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good for what it is"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Current Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Tulalip, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with wonderful people and for the most part good customers. The work environment also provides good learning opportunists, room for career advancement, merit based bonuses, profit sharing, holiday pay, as well as sick time and vacation time after the first year.

    Cons

    As a part time employee I found myself working around 39 hours a week to the fullest extent that was legal. You rarely get your breaks and lunches are normally pushed to the latest possible second. You will work every weekend and non-major holiday. In addition there is no stability with your working hours you can have a three day period where you open, close, then have a midshift. It leads to a quick burnout and a high turnover rate. However, I did love my job and if given the ability to have a stable schedule I would have stayed.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with your employees to create some seance of work-life balance


  10. "Customer service desk!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Fellow associates are great. Most very helpful. Seems very family oriented.

    Cons

    Terrible training and along with that just thrown out to the wolves. Then often put down for not knowing things. Understaffed, scheduled second week by myself to work the service desk and returns with not being trained at the desk... Everyone starting at the same pay rate is insane. Customer service desk is very stressful and VERY underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Better TRAINING before being sent out to flounder... Have had several customers commenting back “shame on The Home Depot” Fairer compensation based on your department not just a pay EVERY new employee gets.


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