Plumbing Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – October 9, 2012
The Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the industry. The corporate offices have done a wonderful job of ensuring their success. If you want a company that is essentially run from it's head-quarters, then Home Depot is good for you. Great benefits, and good people to work with. The downside is they do not hire outside the company often for managerial positions. This leads to a lot of incompetent floor managers.
Flooring Department Supervisor (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – February 5, 2016
Very Intense Job Environment driven by strict customer service policies. The management was at times rigorous and over zealous with discipline. Corporate HR was often consulted on matters that could have been handled in-house.
Merchandising Execution Associate (Current Employee) – Saginaw, MI – February 4, 2016
You will not advance if one manager does not like you. To advance, you don't have to be a hard worker. Just stand around and talk with management all the time so they like you and you will get promoted. The job is way too stressful for what it is. The amount of stress you are left with, you might as well be a brain surgeon.
management, few advancement opportunities for majority of workers
Cashier (Former Employee) – Rossville, GA – February 4, 2016
I enjoyed coming to work as all my coworker were nice and caring and made it feel like a family. I was able to learn past being a cashier when i make it known that i wanted to go further. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing and speaking to the customers who frequently stopped by.
supervisor/sales associate/freight (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – February 3, 2016
The amount of work to compensation ratio is horrible. In most stores, the advancement process is based on favoritism. Although most customers are great and majority of the staff are very nice people, the management is very disorderly causing a very stressful work environment.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Albany, GA – February 3, 2016
A typical day was busy and steady. I learned how to communicate effectively and satisfy customers, even in stressful situations. Management was poor, they did not actively engage with employees until corporate visits. Most co-workers were fun and easy to work with. The hardest part was dealing with irate customers. The most enjoyable part was satisfying customers and meeting their needs.