Cashier/ Garden and Hardware Associate (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – July 7, 2014
Pros: well managed.
Cons: it's retail.
One of the better retail companies to work for. The only major downfall, is having to constantly push credit on customers. It's required. I think I sucks, cause while I do enjoy helping people and customer service, I hate pushing things on people that they don't want. Especially in this economy, an additional credit card it the last thing people want – more... or need, with the exception of contractors and new home owners taking on giant home improvement projects. – less
Team Member, Merchandising Execution Team (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA (Tilly Mill Location) – July 7, 2014
At The Home Depot every morning before getting to our usual duties, the team meets up and discuss the work safety topic for the day as well as stretching in order to prep for any strenuous manual work. Then, apart of the daily task are to change daily prices changes throughout the store, take care of any priority task (such as vendor display changes, – more... product moves, fixture take downs or to be put up, and routine department servicing) in a timed format and continue daily bay service throughout the aisles. – less
I enjoyed working at Home Depot. I was an Inventory Management Associate and I took care of three departments. There was a lot of responsibility with this job and I enjoyed the challenges. The hardest part of the job was getting up at 2:30 a.m. in order to be at work by 4:30 a.m. I did like getting off work at 1:30 in the afternoon.
Customer Service (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – July 7, 2014
Pros: coworker environment and great customer experience
Cons: human resource and management department
Great coworkers and environment at Home Depot but management and training is horrible. I've had many jobs throughout my life and never was in a position where training was so unorganized but yet you were still expected to know things you never were properly trained in. Very unscheduled and not a comfortable work environment due to the micromanagement – more... of some managers. – less
overall lack of caring for employees and/or customers
Freight team associate (Former Employee), Suwanee, GA – July 7, 2014
Cons: lack of order, lack of compassion, and constant lying
A typical day at home depot was a lot of running around without any organization, with 2 or 3 employees having to go and help in a different department leaving theirs unattended and the customers without help.
I learned how to drive a forklift really well, and a little about paint.
Management was always 2-faced saying one thing to your face and doing – more... the opposite behind your back.
My co-workers were nice enough when having time from all the craziness to relax on their lunch break.
The hardest part of this job was having to run all over the store to help people in departments that i knew nothing about.
Unfortunately there was no enjoyable part of this job. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Philadelphia – July 6, 2014
Pros: great place to learn
Cons: no time for a lunch short staff
Home depot was an eye opener you had to a quick learner to make it. The customers that come in there know there stuff all they really want to know is where the product is.I learned at lumber there and how to drive a forklift the team i had to show me around was great.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Juneau, AK – July 6, 2014
poorly trained management team lead to poorly trained and over stretched supervisors which lead to low productivity and not near enough associates in each department to get a good chunk of the work done
Parking Lot Attendant (Former Employee), Simi Valley, CA – July 6, 2014
A typical day at work would consist of clocking in, making my way out to the front lot, begin organizing and sorting the different builds of shopping carts. This process would continue until a call for customer loading/unloading assistance was made, in which I would go attend to the customer in need and assist them in their loading/unloading. Through – more... this job I learned how to work with people in a hurry and how to take and give directions to people with limited physical abilities. The hardest part of the job was being the only attendant during the busy hours of each day in which my assistance was needed in several different places simulatneously. Being on my own most the time I didn't really have much interaction with co-workers or management unless it was during break or lunch. The most enjoyable part of the job was the gratitude from some of the customers after a heavy lift or tedious load/unload. Most were highly grateful for the assistance. – less