- Home Depot17.Mar 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We recycle plastics and carboards along with batteries and a number of other things.
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.
It is one of the better jobs I have worked for which is why I have stayed there for so long.
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.
Everything is fully handicap accessible from the bathrooms to our break room if you are and employee.
They are strict about OSHA and other government rules and regulations for safety.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHome Depot
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee