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My time there was very educational, but you have to be willing to play politics to get anywhere.

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager

I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Amazing associates. Great bonus package and benefits.

Cons

The political games that end up getting the associates pushed to the side. All levels of management even district level must remember the companies core values and code of conduct and not bend them to suit their needs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your people, follow the core values and the code of conduct.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work for the Handyman

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Alvin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Alvin, TX (US)

    I have been working at The Home Depot full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good coworkers, easy environment, can be fun if you are a people person. Management does appear to want their employees to succeed.

    Cons

    low salary, some customer's expectations about various employee's "handy man" skills are unrealistic. If a plumber was licensed, he wouldn't be working at HD for $10/hr, same for an electrician or master carpenter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase basic salaries instead of trying to motivate with small cash awards, You must pay the employee more as their job skills increase or they will take their new abilities somewhere else.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Could Be Awesome...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at The Home Depot full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. You can learn alot, opportunity for advancement if you are well liked and willing to move to different locations, depending on your managers you can feel appreciated and like you make a difference.

    Cons

    The leadership of the company and leadership at the regional and district levels are very different. There is still an old boys club and it is all about who you are friends with, merit alone will get you no where. No work life balance, can be under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and listen, but then make your opinion too.Talk to the the front runners> the associates. There is alot of fear in the work place the higher up you go, if you are not "liked" or "in the club" it doesnt matter how well you preform. It doesnt do any good to communicate this, there is retaliation, your so called "leadership team" finds a way to get rid of people to "open opportunities" for others and then talk about all the opportunity for growth.

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