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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Things to Know"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Never a dull day at THD Engage with various customers THD often grill for customers and employees Great Training Programs/Videos

    Cons

    Sometimes there are not enough employees scheduled to work. Not everyone likes to carry their load Difficult work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Those who are selected for management positions should demonstrate core values and be professional at all times.

    The Home Depot2019-05-14
  2. "Great job but long hours"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus potential

    Cons

    Limited work life balance and it’s not what you do it’s who you know

    The Home Depot2019-05-13
  3. "Fantastic company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Planning Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    work/life balance, pay, CULTURE, upward mobility

    Cons

    sometimes there is red tape

    The Home Depot2019-05-08
  4. "Fun Work, Bad Hours"

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    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Parker, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There was a good balance of steady-heavy customer traffic and down time. There were opportunities to work in building/creative projects. I learned a lot about painting from the online trainings and from Glidden and Behr reps. My co-workers were funny and made it enjoyable to come to work most days. Opportunity to get really good at color theory. They have a wide range of shifts to work so it makes it easy for a night...

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    Cons

    The work can be exhausting and your feet kill at the end of the day. I am a klutz, so HD was a challenge at times. I would come home with entire buckets of paint spilled down my leg and would have some trouble in garden or lumber because I would get in the way of lifts and get yelled at (ha). If you are a perfectionist, prepare to stop being one. It gets so busy and fast-paced on weekends that you don’t always have time...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop placing unqualified people in management roles just because you need bodies there. Sometimes, employees who are familiar with their departments are better at working together to manage themselves and maintain inventory instead of being babysat by someone who’s never even lifted a bucket of paint or heard of Behr. Just wait for a perfect fit before you place someone as supervisor. The reliance on your management pyramid...

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    The Home Depot2019-05-08
  5. "Supply Chain Development"

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    Current Employee - Vendor Compliance Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Flex program. Work from home 1 day a week. Great benefits 401k matching plan, stock purchase plan, medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, classes offered for career development, day care in corporate office.

    Cons

    Depending on department and management. Work life balance can be challenging. Constant change without proper notification or warning

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voice of the associate more. Be more engaged in the day to day process to better understand and streamline proccess the correct way.

    The Home Depot2019-04-23
  6. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Business Operations Manager 

      I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Room for advancement, great bonus structure

      Cons

      Salaried store schedule expectations do not allow good work/life balance

      The Home Depot2019-04-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "A disappointment. Not as great as you'd expect."

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      Current Employee - Senior Online Merchandising Analyst in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at The Home Depot full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Cafeteria's pretty great. Good potential for growth, as it's corporate HQ. Daycare for children, workout center, on-site dry cleaning and car maintenance available. Employee Stock Purchase Plan is great. 15% discount for buying stock, up to 20% pre-tax pay, purchased in bulk every 6 months.

      Cons

      The culture just feels really off. May just be my experience, but from week one it has felt like I am unwelcome on the team. Onboarding process was rough. It's really a trial by fire. Health coverage is mediocre. They took away the Gold coverage option for 2019. Now only silver is available. Parking deck doesn't have enough spots. At some point, you WILL end up parking illegally. Expect long hours. As with any retail...

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      The Home Depot2019-04-20
    • "HomeDepot"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at The Home Depot part-time

      Pros

      Work life balance is good

      Cons

      Inventory counting took too long

      The Home Depot2019-04-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company needs improvement"

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      Current Employee - MET in Salt Lake City, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I have an amazing direct supervisor. The DM over Met is very good as well. Our Met supervisor works on helping us learn more and improve our skills. We have a good work life balance. You can learn new things all the time about products.

      Cons

      Store side store manager doesn't promote by your abilities or experience. It's by who your buddies with. Pay is really low for the work you do. No compensation if you get certified for heavy equipment. Cost of housing is high here you cant afford to live off 11 dollars an hour. The insurance is not as good as it was. It's a shame because people who want to stay and try to promote can't afford to. We lose a lot of...

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      Advice to Management

      Actually look at the experience of the people who work for you. Pay a living wage. You are doing so many other good things but the pay and insurance need improvement. The cost that your paying in training all the new people would drop dramatically. You'd have more people very skilled at sales and knowledge of your products making money for you. The reason I wouldn't recommend is pay and opportunity to grow.

      The Home Depot2019-04-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great job if at the right store"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Home Depot full-time

      Pros

      Excellent bonuses and great benefits

      Cons

      Must create your own work/life balance

      The Home Depot2019-04-14
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