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Review averages

  • 2092 employees say

    Excellent (977)
    46.7017208413%
    Good (560)
    26.768642447419%
    Satisfactory (330)
    15.774378585086%
    Subpar (225)
    10.755258126195%
    3.62
  • 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

3.62 Employees say
3.02 Applicants say

Company Culture

The atmosphere between coworkers is friendly and inviting compared to other retail jobs I have worked at. As with any job there are some issues but that can be expected.

Support from management

Management for the most part will back me up and help me on any issue I have.

Teamwork

They promote a happy safe work environment.

Freedom to work independently

For the most part unless you are new or you have a bigger project that needs to be constantly checked in on.

Internal Communication

You have monthly training where the leaders of the corporation release videos for all the employees to watch on how well the corporation is doing.

Gender Equality

They have very little women in management positions.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They hire people of all ages there are probably more individuals over the age of 45 than there are under.

Career Development

If you show interest in wanting to move up in the company they will put you in a program in order to help you achieve that goal.

Overall compensation for your work

Because I started with them so long ago being hired in at minimum wage that I barely make more than people getting hired in now which I don’t think is very fair considering I’ve been there for 11 years.

Office / Work Environment

The air conditioning is controlled by corporate and is turned on according to regional weather. In the summer our store is very very hot to the point even customers complaint and don’t want to shop because it unbearable.

Environmental Friendliness

We recycle plastics and carboards along with batteries and a number of other things.

Work-Life Balance

They are not the most accommodating with your personal life. If you are full time you get set hours but if you are part time your out of luck and can get scheduled whenever they decide to.

Company Image

It is one of the better jobs I have worked for which is why I have stayed there for so long.

Job Security

I know I’m a good working so there is no threat of me losing my job. Basically the only way you can lose your job is if you get written up for safety issues or your attendance.

Handicapped Accessibility

Everything is fully handicap accessible from the bathrooms to our break room if you are and employee.

Workplace Safety

They are strict about OSHA and other government rules and regulations for safety.

Challenging Work

Because it is retail and some areas are seasonal you will have very very busy times that are challenging in which you will have to multitask and work at a very fast past nonstop for your entire shift and you will have slow times that are challenging in other ways because you will need to find ways to keep busy when you might not have customers during your shift at all.

Inclusive / Diverse

They hire people of all genders, races and sexual orientation.

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to work on keeping up with their SOP and holding people accountable because they let some people slide on issues and others are written up.

What I like about the company

We’ve had have a few associates that have had personal tragedies from an immediate family member passing away to their houses burning down to their spouses or themselves becoming terminally ill and each time all of the other associates have come together raises money through donations and selling lunches for associates to buy. We have then taken that money and submitted it for the company to match where they pay $2 to every $1 we have donated in order to help our fellow associates through whatever hard times they are going through.

What I dislike about the company

I don’t always agree with the management at the store level. They can sometimes be lazy and give nor direction to individuals who need it and just sit in the back for long periods of time.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Brunswick
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 08.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

The "Good ole boy" network is strong and they're all about the "yes men."

Support from management

Negligible. Depot is big on jargon and acronyms but goals and expectations are ill defined and nebulous. Requests for clarification are met with more nonsensical jargon.

Teamwork

Everyone is so busy throwing people under the bus and knifing them in the back, it is a wonder any actual work gets done.s

Freedom to work independently

Merchandisers are micromanaged to the last second. Our entire day is timed by our hand-held computers. We're constantly told we're either over or under time for a task but never, ever given the target time that task is meant to take. It's hard to hit a target you can't see.

Internal Communication

Every week our team leader rattles off our store, district and regional sales figures but she has no basic understanding of what they mean or how our work impacts them. Every year we get a slick CD-Rom in the mail with the annual results.

Gender Equality

They're so adamant all genders are equal they'll schedule a five foot two, 55 year old woman to load pavers, soil, mulch and concrete all day, and write her up if she can't lift twenty 60 pound bags fast enough.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They expect 70 year old retirees to do the same work they expect of tiny women and fit 20 somethings and if you're not a boot licking sycophant, they won't hesitate to get rid of you if you can't.

Career Development

I cannot work overnights or relocate at the company's whim because I am not the primary income and have a family so I have absolutely no chance of being promoted, ever.

Overall compensation for your work

Our pay falls squarely in the middle of the average pay for what we do.

Office / Work Environment

In winter I wear shorts to work in below 40 degree weather because they set the heat too high. In summer heat exhaustion is a constant danger, even inside. I cannot wear my contacts because everything is coated in concrete dust and we're all going deaf from the equipment noise

Environmental Friendliness

They do recycle cardboard boxes, but bricks, tile, glass, rebar, broken toilets, vanities, shelving and every other item you can think of go to the landfill. It's disgraceful.

Work-Life Balance

Employees are often pressured to stay past their shift or work overnight especially right before corporate inspection walks. Doesn't matter if you have kids, school or any other life commitments, refuse even once and you will NEVER be promoted.

Company Image

Honestly, I CRINGE when people ask me what I do for a living.

Job Security

My position will always exist, but if I tick off the wrong department head, team leader, assistant or store manager I won't be the person filling it for long.

Handicapped Accessibility

We have accessible toilets and parking for our customers. We don't have any physically disabled employees. I often wonder if our management team is intellectually disabled.

Workplace Safety

They're big on safety but rarely hold forklift and reach truck operators accountable for running over and destroying fixtures and other unsafe behaviors at night, day shift is different.

Challenging Work

You could train a chimp to do my job and pay him in bananas. I wouldn't mind if I wasn't micromanaged to death and spoken to like a dog.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity is so highly prized and pushed by HR that I feel sorry for the straight, white men I work with.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat adults with respect, like the adults they are, until they demonstrate they're unworthy not the inverse. I wouldn't speak to a dog the way my team leader speaks to me. Put people on a set, predictable schedule so they can actually manage to cover their childcare needs, go to school, or work a second job.

What I like about the company

They do offer (minimal) sick leave and vacation time, 401k and stock in the company to purchase at a slight discount. Full-time employees are offered health insurance as well.

What I dislike about the company

The attendance policy is atrocious, absences are excused only if you have enough hours of sick leave to cover the full absence. It takes 3 months to earn a full day of leave, so two weeks in hospital with pneumonia earned me a disciplinary notice.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Home Depot
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Company Culture

4

Support from management

4

Teamwork

They encourage employees to compete results higher productivity

Freedom to work independently

Employees responsibility to take time to utilize free training to be knowledgable about all departments

Internal Communication

Employees are awarded to motivate them

Gender Equality

Sex doesnt matter any one can be at the top if they work gard enough and want it

Attitude towards older colleagues

As long as you work hard produce then age doesnt matter. Older people are wiser work smarter not harder

Career Development

Definiatly growth is supported and free training us mandatory the company can expand and grow if associates continue to grow with the company

Overall compensation for your work

Home depot is the best big box store they make it a comfortable environment to work for

Office / Work Environment

Company wants us to be comfortable and happy. They promote safe health makes better production

Environmental Friendliness

Must stay awear prevents theft

Work-Life Balance

Make a family life balance is the first up most important

Company Image

I worked there 18 years they treated me with respect appericiated our knowledge

Job Security

Im a kitchen and bath designer. Someone is always remodeling, moving need to touch up or repair their home

Handicapped Accessibility

Most of the time except on a holiday for shoppers. Fir employees they make a great door greater

Workplace Safety

This is very important a saftey walk is done every morning when the first shift starts

Challenging Work

Design takes alot of cobxentration and perfection and multi tasking

Inclusive / Diverse

Town meetings every month to hear from the employees to solve issues builds trust

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to see posted in the lunch room more about what the company has to offer.list the discounts available. Train managers to be more knowledgeable about the leave of absences or any benifets they can suggest to an associate in need. Open door policy needs to be taken serious and followed through.Coorporate people should spend time working the jobs physicially from the ground up to understand it better before sitting at a round table putting together sales numbers no one can reach.

What I like about the company

Rewards for acomplishments they motivate self training to become more knowkedgeable and confident.You are encouraged to move up to a higher position.Family life balance is promoted along with health and wellness.The pay is very good according to your experience. They allow you to be all that you want to be. They are deversified every one is treated equal!! Every one has a winning chance!

What I dislike about the company

Pets allowed in the store unless its for a disabled person. If they promote more team work less competitions then more associates would get along better the work gets done everyone is happier.This makes a better work enviornment.Customers prefer to shop where people treat each other with respect.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

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 Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
  • City
    Leominster
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

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Review averages

  • 2092 employees say

    Excellent (977)
    46.7017208413%
    Good (560)
    26.768642447419%
    Satisfactory (330)
    15.774378585086%
    Subpar (225)
    10.755258126195%
    3.62
  • 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
3.60
2,154 reviews

Industry average (Retail & Consumer Goods)
3.24
202,939 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,810,000 reviews