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Cat Brat in Kaysville, Utah

97 months ago

Will in Charlton, Massachusetts said: I also applied online and passed there test and scheduled a interview for there job fair Tuesday.How long did it take them to schedule the drug test,Or do you take it then? I need to start working right away! I didn't apply for a specialty job, But i want to work in the gardening section seeing my dad has a little hobby farm that i help at.I would be happy with $9 to start and the store will be opening in a week or so.I just wonder if they expect me to know everything as i don't but sure will learn as i go..My last job was at target overnight stocking.

They offered me the job the day after the job fair and another interview. At that time they gave me the form for the drug test. If you have'nt heard back, get in contact with the HR person and tell them you are checking back to see if they have made any decisions concerning your employment. $9 should'nt be a problem for them to start you at.
Also on application and during interviews, they want yes answers to everything like able to work any day and time. Once you get hired they will try to work with you on scheduleing.

Cat Brat in Kaysville, Utah

97 months ago

It's an ok place to work. Your attitude is the biggest part of wether you like it or not. Make friends with the other associates. Always smile and say hi in passing. A good attitude is infectious. Believe me, I have seen it first hand. Our store overall is pretty messed up from the better than you, unapproachable, non appreciative management on down. But keeping up with my smile and good attitude has definitely made a difference at our store. Another hard part is dealing with dink customers. They are pretty regular. You need to be able to just laugh them off. At our store there is little to no appreciation from the managers and dept. heads. You have to get your own gratification by helping others. (Associates and customers) I get good gratification by keeping my dept clean and straight and going the extra mile when restocking shelves. The department heads miss a lot of things that need to be stocked. So as I am stocking from my "Pack Down List", I pay extra attension to other things I can pull down that are'nt listed.
This job can easily be very frustrating if you let it. Especially at our store from what I here of others. Most days go by fast cause you are very busy.
One bad thing about our store is it is one of the smaller stores with less stock and no rental dept. Also bigger, new lowe's is being built close by. The way our store is right now,90% turnover rate,Gestapo management that don't know what the word praise means, poor attitudes, poor stock, poor selection, small tool dept. no rental dept.Associates ready to jump ship to lowe's and management that can't see that we will be hit very hard and be lucky to recover from it. Makes for a bleak looking future at our store.
We should be remodeling and adding on Right NOW!!
So if you have what it takes to tolerate corporate america and customers. You should be all right.

Will in Charlton, Massachusetts

97 months ago

I went to the job fair Monday 5/21..It's been 3 days havent heard from them yet.I cant call the HR because they are set up in a trailer as the store is still in the process of getting ready here in oxford ma.I don't think i am going to get the job tho.The lady doing the interview i feel didn't care for me.She was very unorginized and didn't even expect me.At first she said she thought there were openings in the garden area or electrical.After we talked a bit she said there was nothing but telephone center.And it started at $8. I told her i had 1.5 years experience at target (nightstalker) and also had expeience as a telemarketer too about 10 years ago. However i didn't understand her questions and made her repeat a couple of them and even had to rephase 1 too. Actually it took her 3 tries to tell her assistant what she wanted her to do.It was just awfull. I wish i had someone else.When i left i said thankyou for her time and went to shake her hand.It was like she was scared to and i don't know why.She also asked me why i havent worked for 2 years and i told her my wife has a good job with the state and i was a stay home dad. Now we want to buy a house and i needed a parttime job to have some income and that it was for the long term.,But as i said i got the impression she didn't care for me. To bad!

Will in Charlton, Massachusetts

97 months ago

by the way thankyou for the replies!

bob in Baldwin, Wisconsin

97 months ago

Somebody Who knows in Durham, North Carolina said: Don't worry, they don't pay good anyway. You're not missing anything by them not contacting you.

i started at 16.25, and like any job you have to follow up so they know your serious

Former HRM at HD in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

97 months ago

To Bob in Baldwin, Wisconsin. You stated that you started at $16.25 but you don't state what type of job you were hired for. Your position sounds like a Specialist or an Assistant Manager.

To anyone who reads this: starting rates vary in different parts of the country. If you want to see what the rates would be, try salary.com and type in your zip code and job title. That will give you a general idea of what a position pays.

As far as the benefits go, they are very good and competitive. Again, it depends on what part of the country you live in.

smith in Hollywood, Florida

97 months ago

Hi there, I'm a college freshman with no retail experience and little experience otherwise (just volunteer work as required to graduate high school). I applied to HD (in south florida) in the middle of last week, thursday I believe. I got a call on saturday the 19th asking me to come in for an interview on tuesday. I drove in, talked to the HR manager, answered a few easy questions, and left. I was expecting to get a call, maybe, later this week. Maybe not until monday, she said. I got a call about 4 hours after I got home asking me to come in today (friday). Again, I drove up, talked to the store manager for a few minutes, and he tried to give me 'a basic idea of what its like working at home depot' and offered me $9/hr for a cashier job. I don't really know how good that is, as Ive never held an hourly job before, but the salary.com website above puts it right at the 50% mark, and thats fine with me.

I just wanted to say that the entire process was a whole lot more efficient than I expected, having read the comments on here. I realize that a lot of people here are looking for better than a cashiering job, while I'm just looking for a little bit of extra cash to take with me when I go back to university in the fall, but i wanted to put this out there, so people dont get a completely warped perception of home depot--if i had read this website first, I dont think I would've applied.

Oh, and something the store manager said struck me as interesting--Ive no idea how common an occurance this is, but he told me that he started out 15 years ago pushing carts in out of the sun...and now hes the store manager. That sounds like a pretty cool company to me.

D in Atlanta in Charleston, Tennessee

97 months ago

"some job description(s)"..
"programmers job(s)"
"i" applied for job that "i"
"i got"
"dont get no"

Maybe it is your communication skills!

Hannah in Bothell, Washington

97 months ago

How about Washington state? I've seen some listings in the Seattle area for Loss Prevention Managers. What kind of salary do they pull? What kind of bonuses?

Jennie in Mountain Home, Utah

97 months ago

I am apparently another one who was qualified, yet never called. I applied for an ASM and HR Manager position. I met/exceeded qualifications, yet I was never called back. I tried calling the store many, many times in order to try and get in touch with a manager, yet it took WEEKS. When I finally spoke with a manager, I was told that were not hiring and did not have any open positions. He said it takes a long time for jobs to be taken down that are filled, and sometimes jobs are posted even though they were never open.
Some company, right? My opinion: do not waste your time.

garr in Hollywood, Florida

97 months ago

Apparently, if jobs open up in home depot, any current employees who put in for that job get interviewed automatically and before anyone else, which might be why its difficult to jump into a high-up job. That doesnt explain why they'd post jobs when none are available, though.

You don't know anything! in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

96 months ago

Former HRM at HD in Cherry Hill, New Jersey said: To Bob in Baldwin, Wisconsin. You stated that you started at $16.25 but you don't state what type of job you were hired for. Your position sounds like a Specialist or an Assistant Manager.

To anyone who reads this: starting rates vary in different parts of the country. If you want to see what the rates would be, try salary.com and type in your zip code and job title. That will give you a general idea of what a position pays.

As far as the benefits go, they are very good and competitive. Again, it depends on what part of the country you live in.

I can't believe that you actually worked at HD as a SHRM! I don't know any ASMs that would even consider a job with the low starting pay of $16.25 an hour. Besides ASMs are salaried. Sounds like you are pulling everyone's leg! Maybe you should really get a job at HD before commenting!

EX-DEPOT in Austin, Texas

96 months ago

garr in Hollywood, Florida said: Apparently, if jobs open up in home depot, any current employees who put in for that job get interviewed automatically and before anyone else, which might be why its difficult to jump into a high-up job. That doesnt explain why they'd post jobs when none are available, though.

NOT TRUE.

We were told that they weren't allowed to post open positions in the store. The only way to apply is using DepotDirect where you say what job you'd like - but it doesn't tell you what's available.

And there are always jobs available because the company treats its employees like crap, and yet expects them to provide excellent customer service. Turnover is high.

chris in Brookfield, Wisconsin

96 months ago

John Tri said: I have applied on line with Home Depot

I have over 20 years of building material experience.

I HAVE NEVER HAD A REPLY FROM HOME DEPOT

TRULY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY I AM NEVER CALLED FOR AN INTERVIEW

JOHN TRI
PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA

you have to call them and follow up.

Mike in Trenton, New Jersey

96 months ago

Well i did the same thing 2 years ago applied at HD and no response and i asked a boy of mine who worked there and he said he got a reply 5 days after applying he had no experience with Jack SH-- I had 4 years custom cabinet building. from what he told me is the less you know you more qualified for the jobs you are. and also not to sound racist but the darker your skin that more likely you will get a job there over someone white, I live in Trenton and have lots of black friends but after i heard that it seems like all the good jobs are goin to unqualified minorities. its the same way with the post office out here you got to be a guat, Mexican,black or whatever else anymore to get these jobs because they are racist if they dont have this ammount of this kind or that kind instead of the people who take the postal exams like i did and got a 98% on it and didnt get the job, so thank own government for making these messed up laws

Still There and Looking in San Diego, California

96 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Home Depot?

What do you like best about working at Home Depot? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

The perks are lousy hours, lack of management support, no bonuses (unless you are management), shabby raises and not enough coverage to give any kind of service. And no one cares. Benefits aren't bad - better than not having any.

Anonymous in West Chester, Ohio

96 months ago

The reason many people don't get called is because they fail the "personality test." I should know, being one of them. Once you fail the test (and they never tell you one way or the other) the hiring manager can't view your application. In other words, has no idea you ever applied. I learned this after speaking to many employees who spoke with the manager. He said he didn't even recognize my name. If you don't fit into a very tight criteria of what they are "looking" for, your not even considered.

Terry Morelli in Arvada, Colorado

96 months ago

You're quite right --- More than a few employers use these and they are a pile of crap. These tests unwittingly screen out some of the best applicants of all. Companies that use these are thinking they are using a shortcut to better people. They wind up spending even more recruiting dollars this way. And they are sadly mistaken.

mike zajac in Sewanee, Tennessee

96 months ago

Chuck in Indianapolis, Indiana said: Add another NO REPLY for a job posting. 24 years in Human Resources and meeting all of the requested experience and skills. I thought I would at least get an "over qualified" note. Gee I wonder how many applicants that received NO REPLY were over 40 and of a protected status??
my daughter holly went to butler, major commucations, any employment advice for her. mike zajac email golfwriter1959@juno.com

angelina

96 months ago

You HAVE to call them to make sure they got it.I applied online and had some misunderstandings.my roomate works at the same home depot...so he helped me clear things up with the human resource manager that eventually gave me an interview.I'm not nearly as qualified as all of you seem to be.I was hired for the gardening dept. Without any knowledge.I don't think they are over looking your build. Mat. Experience or the other ladies gardening experience.please call them to clarify that the human resource maanager got ur application <3

Scott in Mcbrides, Michigan

96 months ago

Bad company. Forget about it.

former employee in Oakland, California

96 months ago

I worked for Home Depot for over 3 years. They expect you to do more than one job at one time. Plus, give excellent customer service. You do not want to work for this sweat shop. The managers get the bonuses, the employees get the grief from the dissatified customers. Plus, the pay is not as good as they make it sound. I do not know of one happy employee at the store that I worked at.

former employee in Oakland, California

96 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Home Depot?

What do you like best about working at Home Depot? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

The starting salaries are all different. I was there over 3 years. Starting cashiers made more than me. Home Depot is nothing but a sweatshop.

former employee in Oakland, California

96 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Home Depot?

What do you like best about working at Home Depot? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

The starting salaries are all different. I was there over 3 years. Starting cashiers made more than me. Home Depot is nothing but a sweatshop.

Dave Johnson, in Cincinnati, Ohio

96 months ago

The New Home Depot Managers are mostly formar Walmart Managers. That said I think things can only get worse. I would NEVER hire anyone who worked for Walmart, they are Evil People In MY view.

Earl in Gunnison, Colorado

96 months ago

Here's a new one for those considering a job with the "Home Titanic". We just learned today that all IMA's at our store will be rated a "P", or satisfactory for normal people, regardless of your performance. This is for doing a job with above average stress, as the position includes ordering, counting, placing ads, creating and providing pack down lists, OOS/Open PO reports, labeling, finding inventory for day/night crews, providing direction for end caps and ad displays and an almost supervisory job because the DH are usually out.... I believe this has to do with keeping the pay raises down. My advise to you?
"Find a trade that you like, make some real money and have a real life"

John Florida in Port Richey, Florida

96 months ago

Everyone should appreciate these comments this person made, really sums it up, most say home depot is a waste of time and lousy pay, they simply do not care about people or qualifications, just their bottom line

ed in washington in Kent, Washington

96 months ago

people complain about the pay that home depot offers, what do you think would happen should each employee was paid 20 dollars an hour? yes they would be happy, do you think the customers shopping there would feel the same with the newly priced products? then would you still have a job at all? home depot offers the opportunity for advancment for those who work hard and can be a benefit to the company. most who complain are slackers who always think they deserve more with less work.remember, you get what you deserve.

Dave Johnson, in Cincinnati, Ohio

96 months ago

Home Depot can pay all employees 20 bucks an hour keep the prices the same and still make money

Mike in Hollywood, Florida

96 months ago

Most people who work for home depot start out at $8-$12 an hour depending on the department your assigned to, usually it takes over a year to get promoted but from what I hear the promotions are all done from within the company not new people hired for the best positions

Mike in Hollywood, Florida

96 months ago

Oh yeah and employees also DONT get any discount on store goods but they get a 15% discount on company stock which isnt so bad I guess.

You have to be "fully flexible" to be considered working Full Time (that means you must be willing to work overtime, mornings, afternoons, and evenings). If you work 8-10 hours a day I "think" that is still considered Part Time if you cant be fully flexible.

Aside from that all the people in charge seem like pretty friendly people to me so far but they are indeed strict (not that it isnt needed I agree with being strict). They also seem to give warning points before they fire you every 3 warning points you receive you will have to do a class to familiarize yourself with the rules agian if you ever reach 10 points they fire you. The only time that they say you can be fired on the spot is if you are talking on a cellphone while at work because its rude to customers or if you wear something that is clearly against the dress code in the employee handbook and have a strict supervisor (most locations seem to).

Mike in Hollywood, Florida

96 months ago

Also you only have two holiday days off each year

1) Thanksgiving day
2) Christmas Eve

All other holidays you must come to work (even labor day). Employee Work hours are posted online 3 weeks in advance and updated at the end of each week.

ed in washington in Kent, Washington

96 months ago

to mike from florida
$8.50 to 9 to start w/ .50 raise in 3 months for people w/ no skills, if you have a trade skill it is higher $15 to start, if you have a trade licence electrical or plumbing it is no $23 and or you can negotiate for perhaps alittle more

ed in washington in Kent, Washington

96 months ago

you come to work on those holidays but you also get paid for them,double time and true thanksgiving and christmas are the only days the store closes like most retail stores do

ed in washington in Kent, Washington

96 months ago

you come to work on those holidays but you also get paid for them,double time and true thanksgiving and christmas are the only days the store closes like most retail stores do. did i mention that after 5 years you get 3 weeks vacation and 1 week sick leave per year and if you accumulate more than 6 days of sick leave in a period of time, they pay you for it at the end of the year or you can use it for time off

ed in washington in Kent, Washington

96 months ago

Tom M. in Ashburn, Georgia said: Pay scale is above average and your pay depends on your qualifications and PERFORMANCE. I've been w/HD only 2 years. I'ts a good place to WORK. If you are looking for a paycheck without WORK, look somewhere else. We need quality people who are willing to WORK and enjoy helping others. Pay is OK. / Tom M.

you said it all tom, good job

ed in washington in Kent, Washington

96 months ago

Mike in Trenton, New Jersey said: Well i did the same thing 2 years ago applied at HD and no response and i asked a boy of mine who worked there and he said he got a reply 5 days after applying he had no experience with Jack SH-- I had 4 years custom cabinet building. from what he told me is the less you know you more qualified for the jobs you are. and also not to sound racist but the darker your skin that more likely you will get a job there over someone white, I live in Trenton and have lots of black friends but after i heard that it seems like all the good jobs are goin to unqualified minorities. its the same way with the post office out here you got to be a guat, Mexican,black or whatever else anymore to get these jobs because they are racist if they dont have this ammount of this kind or that kind instead of the people who take the postal exams like i did and got a 98% on it and didnt get the job, so thank own government for making these messed up laws

not true, you are bitter because you weren't picked, if you walk into a hd store you'll see a fairly good mix of races and true the gov. says they need to have a mix or get sued or fined

Mike in Hollywood, Florida

96 months ago

ed in washington in Kent, Washington said: to mike from florida
$8.50 to 9 to start w/ .50 raise in 3 months for people w/ no skills, if you have a trade skill it is higher $15 to start, if you have a trade licence electrical or plumbing it is no $23 and or you can negotiate for perhaps alittle more

I know people that started at $12 with no previous department related experience (no experience for the department they were going into like plumbing, gardening, etc) while others started at $8.00-$8.50

Mike in Hollywood, Florida

96 months ago

Cashiers, Plumbing, and Electrical get paid more then other departments I think because they are more fast paced or take longer to learn (some tips for you guys applying for home depot jobs so you know which departments pay most)

you can find salary info here:

www.vault.com/companies/company_main.jsp?co_page=10&product_id=840

Shorewood, ILL HD MGT in Elmhurst, Illinois

96 months ago

I work for HD and the morale in our store is very high, we're one big family.

Shorewood, ILL HD MGT in Elmhurst, Illinois

96 months ago

you go, enjoy your real career

John-Miami

96 months ago

That is so nice to hear, all should see that HD is a good place to work

marie, wpb, fl in Lake Worth, Florida

96 months ago

I love working at my home depot. everybody is wonderful, it's like a big family. I've been to other home depots and the atmospheres were blah. even at lowes, the employees were walking around like they had no life and unhappy. I guess it take the right people to make a job come to life.
the benefits you get out of there is great. they train you for the department you go to. I work in outside garden and i'm currently training to get my garden certifacation which is achknowledged throughout florida and my college. (im going to school for evironmental science).

John Miami in Plant City, Florida

96 months ago

Good to hear you like HD, finding more people like working their and heard they offer excellent benefits

John Miami in Plant City, Florida

96 months ago

Good to hear you like HD, finding more people like working their and heard they offer excellent benefits

Howard Nagle in Cincinnati, Ohio

96 months ago

On July 27 2005 new york times reported that hourly Walmart employees have an average IQ of 85. 96 for management. I hope for the home depot the IQ levels would be higher. Usa today newspaper reported that the average Winchester resident has An IQ of 88 and quotes our schools as the worst in the country.

Howard Nagle in Cincinnati, Ohio

96 months ago

My IQ is 88.

Howard Nagle in Cincinnati, Ohio

96 months ago

On July 27 2005 new york times reported that hourly Walmart employees have an average IQ of 85. 96 for management. I hope for the home depot the IQ levels would be higher. Usa today newspaper reported that the average Winchester tn residents has An IQ of 88 and quotes our schools as the worst in the country.

weston in detroit in South Orleans, Massachusetts

96 months ago

Does anyone know about Home Depot in the Detroit area?

I Think I Get It! in Quemado, Texas

95 months ago

Just from the sounds of it, it seems to me that they indeed don't want to pay an attractive salary if they don't have to. Face it, some companies are just "stepping stones". Get your experience, tenure and "satisfactory job performance" reviews and MOVE ON towards your dream job that will pay you what you're worth. Consider it a good date gone bad. It's a learning experience, take the good, leave the bad. Make it a positive thing, wisdom.

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