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The Home Depot Worcester Reviews

Updated December 31, 2017
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Pros
  • learn a lot of different skills and trades that help in the real world (in 208 reviews)

  • Benefits for part-time employees (in 763 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance is usually unbalanced (in 479 reviews)

  • Hard to get into a full time job (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "Freight"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great working environment

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Leominster, MA

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

    Pros

    Home Depot is a great place to work . I have 23 years experience and training with Home Depot and worked in 2 different locations in MA . Waltham , Ma 7 years , 16 years Leominster MA . Continuous training on knowledge of the Home Depot products and services . Always opportunity for advancement . Great Company for anyone to work for .

    Cons

    Retail is very demanding business and the hours you need to work can bring a toll on your family and life style . No time for Family Time or Hobbies .

    Advice to Management

    When Atlanta made changes to associates work schedule so they could work set hours and be able to plan doctors appointments , family time and other things people like to do on their time off . But that plan schedule didn't work for everyone . I feel and so did a lot of associates The Schedule should of been set up differently .
    Favorites got the work schedule they asked for , while others ended up filling in different scedules that still didn't help with their families .

  3. "Good, but not great. A bridge."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employees, profit sharing & performance bonus.

    Cons

    Somewhat stressful, poor responsibility distribution.

    Advice to Management

    Buck passing is too frequent.


  4. "Worst run company I have ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Auburn, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Auburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. They provide insurance to full timers

    Cons

    Managers are not trained, they are just promoted up when they have to fire the last. No training you are basically told to lie to customers and act like you know about their products. Insurance is sub par. bonuses are offered but only given to CSMs

    Advice to Management

    Start training your managers and staff.


  5. "stuck at bottom"

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    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    its a job that pays a hair more than minimum wage

    Cons

    lousy rude co workers who have never given me a chance.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within...nobody wants to be a cart pusher forever


  6. "Lot associate"

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    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Lot Associate in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly people, outdoor activity in abundance. Largely unsupervised provided you are there when you are called. It was a pleasant, if not terribly rewarding job.

    Cons

    Need to be ready to lift heavy objects for extended periods of time, need to be prepared to be out in the sun doing so for hours


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    "Head cashier"

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Auburn, MA
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Auburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people I guess. Holiday party and cashier appreciation was not too bad. It helped us feel (for 1 to 2 day) appreciated.

    Cons

    Had been oogled by "contractors". We were always blamed for lack of cashiers when in reality they never scheduled enough people. They tell you to pull people from other departments but hardly anyone would come because they had their own jobs to do. Managers were rude and demeaning. HR told me I couldn't do an LOA. I told her it was for school so then she accepted it. I never went back. It was a stressful job and not enough support. You get spoken to and talke down to regarding opening home depot cards. You can ask 100 people and not one may be willing to open up a BS card.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule 1 or 2 additional cashiers for call outs. Praise for the number or cards used and dont become upset and talk down to us because we lacked in opening cards. I would have appreciated more growth opportunities and you "sick" policy is bogus. If I have an actual doctors note you should be able to excuse the day or hours off instead of giving someone an occurrence for not having sick time (especially for part timers).

  8. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oxford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy job with low stress work

    Cons

    very nepotistic community for promotions


  9. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Auburn, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Auburn, MA

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

    Pros

    good coworkers customers flexible schedule

    Cons

    have to work every weekend

    Advice to Management

    look at the hard workers vs. the ones who constantly promote online surveys


  10. "Assistant store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, and feel truly supported from higher levels of management. Opportunity to learn in fun retail setting with great team of associates.

    Cons

    55 hour minimum work week is physically and mentally exhausting often times. Even with fun atmosphere compared to other retail companies this schedule is tough on work/life balance and quality family time

    Advice to Management

    Quickly figure out online sales and stick to it. Very disorganized shipping, receiving, releasing online order system and store level. Too many preventable logistical issues that prevent overall online satisfaction.

    The Home Depot Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Client Partner

    Thank you for your review. “Taking Care of Our People” is one of our core values. We try our best to accommodate our associates’ needs.


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