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Review averages

  • 1699 employees say

    Excellent (764)
    44.96762801648%
    Good (454)
    26.72160094173%
    Satisfactory (278)
    16.362566215421%
    Subpar (203)
    11.948204826368%
    3.57
  • 62 applicants say

    Excellent (24)
    38.709677419355%
    Good (12)
    19.354838709677%
    Satisfactory (7)
    11.290322580645%
    Subpar (19)
    30.645161290323%
    3.02

Reviews for The Home Depot

Reviews - What employees say

3.57 Employees say
3.02 Applicants say
  • 28.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

it's similar to a cult, everything is 'the orange life' and they even mail you a magazine about it to your home

Support from management

management gave no support, and actively blocks you from moving up in the company.

Teamwork

Speaking primarily for the MET team, there was no teamwork, half the team were more worried about looking good to the supervisor, while the rest just tried to get through the day.

Freedom to work independently

there is none, our supervisor micromanaged constantly, and would always be lurking.

Internal Communication

there is none, we'd find out about changes to SOP when our supervisors would chew us out for not knowing we were supposed to do things different

Gender Equality

the supervisor was a woman

Attitude towards older colleagues

most the staff is older

Career Development

supervisors and management will block you from developing your career

Overall compensation for your work

very little pay, the only raises were a result of recent min wage increases

Office / Work Environment

hot, sticky, grimy. one of the most disgusting stores you will ever enter

Environmental Friendliness

so many items, chemicals, and plastics would get tossed in the trash compactor destined for a landfill

Work-Life Balance

incredibly strict and inflexible schedual made it difficult to make appointments. Sick hours were given at a rate of maybe 4 per month.

Company Image

this is the same company that fired an employee for preventing a kidnapping

Job Security

you can be fired at will. I was fired for taking a day off to care for my 5 month old daughter, when I only had 4 sick hours

Handicapped Accessibility

most of the job for MET team could not be preformed by someone in a wheelchair

Workplace Safety

they make you watch videos on safety, but the ladders were always broken, caustic chemicals were used to clean, regular resets involved disassembleing and reassembling fixtures built from warped steel beams and heavy planks. no helmets, no clear guidelines.

Challenging Work

all it is is challenging. challenging your body as you develop back and muscle problems, challenging your patience

Inclusive / Diverse

all walks of life could work there

Suggestions for improvement

  • less micromanagement. your employees know what their job entails, and know how to do it. let them. micromanagement only causes more resentment. better pay, worry less about giving us 'fun funds' or 'stock purchasing benefits' when you don't pay us enough to afford stock, and more about paying us enough that we're not struggling to get by, despite working a 40+ hour week. better flexibility. Most of us have lives outside the store, family, etc. 4 hours of PTO a month doesn't help us alot, and causes us to often come in still ill. if we truly don't have enough sick hours, but have vacation time, let us use that.

What I like about the company

i didn't work weekends.

What I dislike about the company

the work environment was always sweltering hot and miserable. nothing in the store was clean. forklifts and other equipment blew exhaust all over the building, concrete, grout, and other chemicals would always kick up into the air. there's mass amounts of bird crap and rat crap everywhere. the incredibly inflexible schedule, made it difficult to make it to any important appointments, lack of sick time or PTO made it difficult if you had kids, or were sick yourself. micromanaging supervisor was always right over your shoulder, hovering, making it difficult to actually do your job. xtremely low pay rate for what you have to contend with.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Home Depot
  • City
    Kingston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Company Culture

The culture at the w. 117th location is wonderful. They are customer driven and truly look after their associates. They have a HOMER fund you can donate to so if someone needed help we can be there. What company does this?? HOME DEPOT does. There are programs for donating to charities that Home Depot will match the donation. They truly care. They are always looking for a project to give back to the community

Support from management

ALWAYS. My managers are supportive and care. My store manager comes up weekly just to check in to see if everything is still okay and will take time out of his schedule to just listen if needed.

Teamwork

All you have to do is ask. We are more then a team. More then a peer. We are family.

Freedom to work independently

You have a task list to work on but as long as you take the initiative to maintain consist, productive day, you can do so independently. There are classes you can take in your down time to learn more areas of the store and deliver excellent customer service.

Internal Communication

The w. 117th store has a great management team . Their is great leadership not just in the store, but the district manager is wonderful. They communicate effectively and care about their associates.

Gender Equality

Absolutely.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Don't think you have to be fresh out of high school to work here. We value older colleagues. Most of the associates at the w. 117th have been in position for 7-20 years. There is wisdom and experience there and we need that to help our customers

Career Development

There are many classes you can take. You can learn any and all departments. They more you know, the more you grow.

Overall compensation for your work

Starting pay is $11. Great benefits offered.

Office / Work Environment

Great staff. Just come check us out.

Environmental Friendliness

Not only are their strict procedures on product placement but yes, we recycle.

Work-Life Balance

Really good with working with your needs. You can request off 3 months in advance and get your schedule that far so you can plan around it. The team is very understanding

Company Image

CUSTOMER SERVICE, GIVING BACK, TEAM WORK

Job Security

It's a growing company and doing great in sales. Not going anywhere soon. As long as you are delivering excellent customer service and maintaining on hands you will be fine.

Handicapped Accessibility

There are several associates in the stores that have special needs.

Workplace Safety

We practice being INFOCUS daily. Each month we go over safety procedures and our INFOCUS team and leadership team will work with you if they see you are not safe. We value our associates and customers and just want you to be safe.

Challenging Work

Some departments yes but its pretty basic on the sales floor. Its all about taking care of the customer. Making sure the product is in stock and ready. Solving their project needs.

What I like about the company

Everything. The only thing I would change is the hours. As a full time supervisor, You are required to be full flex. associates not in management have a set time with varying days off so help with managing work/personal life

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Home Depot
  • City
    Cleveland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 25.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

One big family. Every employee cares for each other and management has our backs. We care for our customers and each other.

Support from management

Always knowledgeable and willing to stop what they are doing to help employees and customers. Never had a bad manager. The right people are getting promoted.

Teamwork

Everyone is eager and willing to help in order to better serve the customers and make our company grow and retain our employees.

Freedom to work independently

Due to comprehensive and applicable training online and in-person, I have felt confident to complete tasks and projects independently and to the high standards the company sets and strives to maintain. Supervisors are able to trust that the work is getting done well because of great team communication.

Internal Communication

Employees stay in the know of company changes and updates due to effective communication of information that is shared frequently from corporate to management to sales team by means of meetings, announcements, and online training.

Gender Equality

I was empowered as a woman to be able to be trusted with the same tasks and held to the same standards as men. We were all treated as knowledgeable and able-bodied no matter you gender identity.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older colleagues were in no way discriminated against. They were part of the team and were able to help and get help as needed.

Career Development

Many people I worked with had moved up in the company due to their passion and drive to make Home Depot successful.

Overall compensation for your work

Great pay for the level of work. No degree needed. Made $14/hr starting with raises and bonuses periodically throughout the year.

Office / Work Environment

open yet professional environment

Environmental Friendliness

Employees seemed genuinely happy and had positive attitudes towards work

Work-Life Balance

Easy to separate work from home life. Home Depot has great opportunities for employees to serve the public and veterans through volunteer work and free in-store workshops. The Home Depots Homer fund supports our team members going through hard times at home.

Company Image

The Home Depot has high quality standards of service for employees and customers. One of the reasons I initially applied was because I knew it was a great company to work for.

Job Security

As long as you follow company's core values including customer service and safety measures, job security was not an issue. Many passionate employees have worked there for over 15 years because of fantastic job security.

Handicapped Accessibility

I did not work with anyone physically disabled. Might have been a challenge for them due to heavy lifting and lots of movement, kneeling, and walking.

Workplace Safety

We always maintained safe work habits to avoid injuries to ourselves and others. We were frequently reminded of safety procedures by management.

Challenging Work

There was freedom to use my critical thinking skills to assess situations on a daily basis which provided a good challenge to the work day

Inclusive / Diverse

I enjoyed working with people from all walks of life and skills sets. Our team was a high functioning, diverse family.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make store more customer friendly so that if there is a shortage of employees, they can still find the information they are looking for quickly and have a positive experience. Provide more coupons, promotions, or incentives for customers to want to shop there. Employee discount on certain items.

What I like about the company

Get to engage with customers and other employees daily. I enjoyed when I could help the customer with exactly what they were looking for.

What I dislike about the company

I disliked when customers would judge our store before ever being there or when one negative experience affected their mood towards their next trips in. Or when they thought associates were ignoring them when we were actually busy with other tasks.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    the home depot
  • City
    Odessa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 1699 employees say

    Excellent (764)
    44.96762801648%
    Good (454)
    26.72160094173%
    Satisfactory (278)
    16.362566215421%
    Subpar (203)
    11.948204826368%
    3.57
  • 62 applicants say

    Excellent (24)
    38.709677419355%
    Good (12)
    19.354838709677%
    Satisfactory (7)
    11.290322580645%
    Subpar (19)
    30.645161290323%
    3.02

kununu score comparisons

The Home Depot
3.55
1,761 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.22
156,950 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,184,000 reviews