- Home Depot28.Sep 2018
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.
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.
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
the supervisor was a woman
Attitude towards older colleagues
most the staff is older
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
so many items, chemicals, and plastics would get tossed in the trash compactor destined for a landfill
incredibly strict and inflexible schedual made it difficult to make appointments. Sick hours were given at a rate of maybe 4 per month.
this is the same company that fired an employee for preventing a kidnapping
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
most of the job for MET team could not be preformed by someone in a wheelchair
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.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHome Depot
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee