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Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Home Depot?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Home Depot?

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T. in New Hampshire in Derry, New Hampshire

99 months ago

I work at Home Depot and have been there for a year now. Definitely wouldnt recommend working there if you have any self respect. Employees arent treated like people, but more like robots. They expect the world out of you, but when it is time to give back to us, there is NOTHING. We have a new store manager who walks by us like we are strangers, and doesnt even care to know our names. You have to realize this is a huge company that isnt going to change.. why would they when they can just get rid of the problem? They will tell you whatever you want to hear to your face but do the complete opposite. It's actually sickening. If I didn't love the people I work with so much I would have been out of there months ago.

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Me in Lawton, Oklahoma

98 months ago

hek0017 in Glassport, Pennsylvania said: I can't speak for home depot, but I work for Lowes so it may be similar and may help you. I've been there about 3 years now. Employees are usually in jeans and a nice shirt. (but not too nice.. it's bound to get ruined) The managers (including the hr managers) usually are dressed up more than the floor assosiates. Typical dress for a male manager is slacks and a polo. For a female manager it's slacks and a nice button down shirt. (but they still wear the vests)

To get a job there was easy. I was contacted after I had completed an online application from the Lowes website. I had 3 interviews with three different managers. Another benifit to working at Lowes is that we get a 10% discount (home depot does not give employee discounts ;-) and we also have great stock options!

The best time to apply is in May. That is usually when they do most of their hiring so everyone can train at the same time.

It is a great enviornment and a great place to work. A lot of employees from our store go to a local spot on Friday nights so we can all sing and have a good time after work.

Your work hours will vary from day to day depending on corperate schedule. I don't mind because I wouldn't like the same shift over and over.

Again, this is speaking on behalf of Lowes but I'm sure things work very similar at the Home Deopt.

Home Depot does not give a 10% discount because twice a year they have bonus checks that are paid out. The checks vary is amounts based on your departments goals and how they did for that time period but so far everyone is telling me that they are around $500. The 10% discount may save you the taxes from your purchase but unless it is somewhere like Wal-Mart were you shop all the time it will never add up to $500. Or unless you are a contractor on the side and spend every other day in Lowes. I just wanted to make sure that folks know the reason there is not a 10% discount at Home Depot.

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Tommy in Huntsville, Alabama

98 months ago

Y'all can gripe all you want. Bottom line is that working at HD or at Lowe's is a retail job. The odd catch is that not only are you expected to sell stuff like any retail job, you are basically explaining "how to" on many levels. You basically are telling people how to fix stuff and are accountable for what you tell them. If you want something better (or expect something different) then you should try to go to college. Home Depot has a dress code, men must wear a collar, no cut off shorts. Don't know about women.

I have been with HD for almost 3 years now. I enjoy what I do, am good at what I do, and I am paid well for what I do, but that's about it. The politics of the store are awful. The decision making process from the store management is laughable. The decision making process from corporate is mostly out of touch (although we hope this will change somewhat with the new CEO).

The only advise I would give anyone who is trying for a job at HD or Lowe's -- when you first negotiate your pay, shoot for the moon. Do not let them hire you on at $7 - $9 an hour. Demand the more! One thing I often see is that someone who doesn't come in and negotiate hard for their starting salary will never make much more than they start at, no matter how long they are with the company. I know people who have been there 15 years and are just now making $13 an hour. Of course they want to blame that on the company when in fact they are responsible for agreeing to a lower pay-rate. Basically, after 3 months IF they decide to hire you, you get a .50 raise. After that you should expect around $.20 - $.40 cents per year. Using that math you can expect to work for HD for up to 5 years before getting a dollar more an hour than what you started at! So if you want to stay with the store, there is no one to blame but yourself for your own salary. That's one problem I see a lot; people come in young and don't know that their hourly pay rate is negotiable ONLY ONE TIME.

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head cashier in San Diego, California

98 months ago

..thank you. you're exactly right on all fronts.

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Inquiring in Columbus, Ohio

98 months ago

What would you say is ballpark salary for an assistant manager and/or a branch manager at HD?

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june

98 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Home Depot?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Home Depot?

the workers are dress down,and they sound like they love to work there and they pay more, lowes i no my friend works at lowes but he wants to come to homedepot because we pay more

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june

98 months ago

the culture is great where i work at, and the people i work with.

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wrongstuffgoingon in Oakland, California

97 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Home Depot?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Home Depot?

The dress code at Home Depot is casual, but the work enviroment is not good. Management is poorly trained and don't care how many people they hire or fire. They have a high turn over rate because of how poorly they treat the employees, so people quit a lot and then there are a lot of unqualified people working in the store. They also will fire anyone who they feel is not one of "them." It is very much like being in a dictatorship with a grade school mentality operating the place. Highly stressfull because of the lack of employees willing to stay and put up with the dumbies running the place!!!!!

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disgruntled in Chandler, Arizona

97 months ago

I just quit HD as an HR manager, exactly for the reasons you just stated. Firing people for trumped up reasons, I didn't want any part of it. Horrible place, treated female managers like crap.
Don't work there people!

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

96 months ago

disgruntled in Chandler, Arizona said: I just quit HD as an HR manager, exactly for the reasons you just stated. Firing people for trumped up reasons, I didn't want any part of it. Horrible place, treated female managers like crap.
Don't work there people!

I was one of those female managers, now on a workers comp for nearly four years and still fighting for treatment... 5 herniated discs. I actually was demoted after a stress leave and paid a great deal of money to NOT go to the Regional HR with my story, and went back into the same district.. My NEW assistant manager was TOLD by the District Manager to find something on me to have me fired...

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Matt in Budd Lake, New Jersey

96 months ago

I'm a loader at Lowe's and I really can't say anything negative about Lowe's and the way it runs it's business. I get treated with respect by my fellow associates and it is a healthy environment to work in. Since I work in the front end, I constantly hear customers complain about how much better Lowe's is than HD and couldn't agree more from my past experiences. Lowe's is the way to go.

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cindy in Farmington, Minnesota

96 months ago

I work in Home Depot in Minnesota, in the garden center. It's strictly a summer job for me, yet I have never been treated so poorly by a company in my life. My first day of work the manager (who never introduced himself or asked my name) told me to go over to the computer and take a quick monthly quiz. He said "You know, you have to do it once a month just like a period."!!! Luckily I don't work with him often! The next time I saw him was about a week later and I walked up to him and said, "Wow, that was a busy weekend." He told me to "Shut up, zip it, and quit my b------." He is intolerable!

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

96 months ago

I am so sorry that this is your experience. I realy think you should consider reporting him to HR, expecially if this is only a summer job, then change departments or go to Lowe's... no, seriously... I also would reccommend you having the meeting with the Store Manager and the HR... together. I know that reporting his behavior potentially puts you on the "black" list, but when do we start to stand up for what is right???
Again, I am so sorry that you have endured this, I promise you, and I am sure this won't exactly make you feel good... you are not alone with this story.
:)
Diana

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

96 months ago

Matt in Budd Lake, New Jersey said: I'm a loader at Lowe's and I really can't say anything negative about Lowe's and the way it runs it's business. I get treated with respect by my fellow associates and it is a healthy environment to work in. Since I work in the front end, I constantly hear customers complain about how much better Lowe's is than HD and couldn't agree more from my past experiences. Lowe's is the way to go.

I now shop at Lowe's except for Behr paint.. that is the only thing I buy at HD

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James in Flintville, Tennessee

96 months ago

WOW ... After spending an hour reading everyone's comments all I can muster is WOW! I found this site search for the hourly rate that HD pays employees and what I found was several reasons not to apply. Moreover I am having a difficult time finding a good reason to even shop there period.
You see I have an excellent job as a manager at a very large corporation, I am paid very well, and I know some of you are thinking why am I seeking a position at HD? My wife and I had our fist child and she is going to stay home to raise her ... I figured if I took a part time weekend job at say ... HD, it may off set a very minimal portion of what my wife has lost no longer working. HD seemed like a good fit for me since I spend my days under an immense amount of stress at my regular position, but after reading your comments it would seem to me that I was going from the frying pan into the fire. Thank you all for your insight and comments. You may all and I mean ALL want to seek another position somewhere else ... life is too short to deal with those types of personalities and issues.

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Deanna in Great Falls, Montana

95 months ago

The one here is biased. Men get promoted faster and get raises
faster than the women. They have a real big Good Ole Boy sydrome
going on here. If you are one of their boys, you can do a crappy job and only get a slap on the wrist. Most of the long term experienced employees have left. They have a skelton crew during the week to cut on store hours so the managers will get a bigger
bonus check. Trying to find help during the week is next to impossible. The customers complain about it all the time. Then at the morning meetings, they yell at you because we aren't getting enough sales. A customer comes to your department wanting help in another. We are not allowed to help them in that department. We are suppose to call that department and tell them we are sending a customer down. Either that department has customers waiting 10 deep for the one associate there or there is nobody in that department because of hours being cut.

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A friend in LA

95 months ago

cindy in Farmington, Minnesota said: I work in Home Depot in Minnesota, in the garden center. It's strictly a summer job for me, yet I have never been treated so poorly by a company in my life. My first day of work the manager (who never introduced himself or asked my name) told me to go over to the computer and take a quick monthly quiz. He said "You know, you have to do it once a month just like a period."!!! Luckily I don't work with him often! The next time I saw him was about a week later and I walked up to him and said, "Wow, that was a busy weekend." He told me to "Shut up, zip it, and quit my b------." He is intolerable!

Hi Cindy...I would see to it that this guy was hung upside down. they say "hurt people..hurt people". How sad for someone to do this to another. He will get what is coming to him...only a matter of time and everyone will get a wake-up call that workplace actions like this can ruin people and the hurt is real and tough to shake off. Hang in there!

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PeterDunn in Denver, Colorado

95 months ago

Truth in Florence, Alabama said: Lowe's has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to running a wherehouse and HD seems to have mastered this now that there are 13 stores in China and numerous in Canada and Mexico. We even have a new CEO that is already showing how much he cares about the little guy! Good luck with your job hunt.

I worked at HD for two years and for one of their vendors after that. As far as working conditions go, HD has overnight freight teams that stock the store between 9am and 6pm. When I interviewed at Lowe's, I was surprised to see that all the freight is put in the aisles STARTING at 6am and the departments do their own up- and down-stocking. At HD, there are so many contractors in the store at 6am, there was no way you could block all those aisle.

Dress code at HD was a collared shirt (polo type) and jeans or shorts during the summer. As a department supervisor, I could't wear shorts, but my associates could. ASM's and higher had to wear polos and Docker-type pants.

Most of the managers I knew were terrific, and the company is very GLBT-friendly, and -- not as a stereotype, but as my personal experience -- the female managers worked as hard or harder then the guys, and had better people skills to boot.

That said, there are a few stinker-managers in there. They do eventually get weeded out, but it may take a year or two. I am glad that the useless Bob Nardelli is gone as CEO. Some of the ASM's I knew had lost over $1M in stock value during his tenure.

Long-term, HD is still a good career. I was paid $13/hr as a paint associate in 2002, and $15/hr as a DH the next year. Specialty associates can make much more, and the benefits kick in after about 90 days. Not bad for retail, but it is still retail.

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

95 months ago

It is such a tough situation, the managers are over tasked and undertrained and they do not know how to treat people. I used to say if you can throw freight at Home Depot, you will become a manager, because it is a "boys club"... I am sorry :(

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

95 months ago

Oh my gosh, it is so sad and comforting simultaneously to think someone else has experienced the exact same things I have and felt to express themselves the same as well. I mentioned in an earlier post, that if you can throw freight at home depot you can be a manager... ( and we all know who throws freight the best)??
Thank you for your comment and I am sorry, too... I know how you feel.
:)
Diana

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linda in Elyria, Ohio

95 months ago

hek0017 in Glassport, Pennsylvania said: I can't speak for home depot, but I work for Lowes so it may be similar and may help you. I've been there about 3 years now. Employees are usually in jeans and a nice shirt. (but not too nice.. it's bound to get ruined) The managers (including the hr managers) usually are dressed up more than the floor assosiates. Typical dress for a male manager is slacks and a polo. For a female manager it's slacks and a nice button down shirt. (but they still wear the vests)

To get a job there was easy. I was contacted after I had completed an online application from the Lowes website. I had 3 interviews with three different managers. Another benifit to working at Lowes is that we get a 10% discount (home depot does not give employee discounts ;-) and we also have great stock options!

The best time to apply is in May. That is usually when they do most of their hiring so everyone can train at the same time.

It is a great enviornment and a great place to work. A lot of employees from our store go to a local spot on Friday nights so we can all sing and have a good time after work.

Your work hours will vary from day to day depending on corperate schedule. I don't mind because I wouldn't like the same shift over and over.

Again, this is speaking on behalf of Lowes but I'm sure things work very similar at the Home Deopt.

home depot store manger wears jeans and a polo, and the hr of depot wears nice dress clothes, on occasion she may wear jeans or capris. the assistants may wear jeans or dockers. i know this because i worked for home depot. they offer 401 k and stock plans. but no discount, workers are put on back burner.

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linda in Elyria, Ohio

95 months ago

Murphy in Cleveland, Ohio said: This is a horrible company to work for. The harder you work for them the worst they treat you. They need a good dose of UNION ACTIVITY in their stores to wake them up so they start treating everyone "equal"!

you are so right!!!!!! i worked for them for 6 years.

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linda in Elyria, Ohio

95 months ago

PeterDunn in Denver, Colorado said: I worked at HD for two years and for one of their vendors after that. As far as working conditions go, HD has overnight freight teams that stock the store between 9am and 6pm. When I interviewed at Lowe's, I was surprised to see that all the freight is put in the aisles STARTING at 6am and the departments do their own up- and down-stocking. At HD, there are so many contractors in the store at 6am, there was no way you could block all those aisle.

Dress code at HD was a collared shirt (polo type) and jeans or shorts during the summer. As a department supervisor, I could't wear shorts, but my associates could. ASM's and higher had to wear polos and Docker-type pants.

Most of the managers I knew were terrific, and the company is very GLBT-friendly, and -- not as a stereotype, but as my personal experience -- the female managers worked as hard or harder then the guys, and had better people skills to boot.

That said, there are a few stinker-managers in there. They do eventually get weeded out, but it may take a year or two. I am glad that the useless Bob Nardelli is gone as CEO. Some of the ASM's I knew had lost over $1M in stock value during his tenure.

Long-term, HD is still a good career. I was paid $13/hr as a paint associate in 2002, and $15/hr as a DH the next year. Specialty associates can make much more, and the benefits kick in after about 90 days. Not bad for retail, but it is still retail.

you are lucky, i worked as a dh i left may of 2007 making 13.85

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linda in Elyria, Ohio

95 months ago

an employee in Lansdale, Pennsylvania said: I work at Home Depot. There is no dress code!

The menagement doesn't know how to run a business.

The store manager does not make the decissions about running the store, the distric manager does.

Employees are not treated as humans. They do not care about the person at all.

Yeah, come work for this company and help put back the $210 million dollars the CEO took.

I wish someone would have the balls to change the way the company treats their employees. I am surprised a union hasn't gotten in there. It is ripe for the taking.

home depot frowns on unions,

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

95 months ago

I am sorry you are experiencing this still, I am sure you can find a better place to spend time and still pay off bills. I am not sure if there is actually comfort in realizing others have shared these experiences too, for me... it makes me sad. Good Luck to you.
:)
D

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annonymous in San Diego, California

95 months ago

THANK YOU DIANA, AND I AM SO SORRY FOR WHAT YOU HAD TO EXPERIENCE AND TRULY HOPE YOU ARE MUCH HAPPIER NOW AND PERHAPS WORKING SOME WHERE ELSE. SUCH HORRIBLE TREAMENT, I AM APPALLED AT WHAT THEY MANAGED TO DO TO YOU!!!! YES I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER PLACES, BUT THIS IS CLOSE TO HOME AND I REALLY ENJOY MY CO-HEARTS. BUT THIS IS NOT FOREVER, JUST FOR TODAY ONE DAY AT A TIME. I AM OLDER AND I GET IT, I HAVE NO DESIRE OR INTENTION OF MOVING UP!!! SO, ONLY THROUGH WISDOM OF YEARS I SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS. THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY I AM MOST SURE IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO LEAVE AND GO TO SOMETHING BETTER. I SPEAK FOR ABOUT 3/4 OF THE STORE, AS I PASS PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COMMON SPOKEN WORD IS "I HATE THIS PLACE"! GREAT ISN'T IT, WHAT A SHAME! I JUST KEEP ON SMILING AND TRY TO KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, THAT IS WE ARE NOT THIS STORE NOR WHAT WE DO, BUT REALLY DECENT KIND PEOPLE WITH GOOD INTENTIONS. THANKS AGAIN!

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just a loving home depot associate in Waitsfield, Vermont

95 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Home Depot?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Home Depot?

A typical day in the life of home depot: i've been there almost a year, doing everything the best i can and always doing whats asked of me, and a typical day consists of assist managers barking down your neck telling you our not getting ennough done and constant threats of being fired, completely randomly also- basically a scare tactic, which is why there is such a high turn over rate- why stick around and deal with it? Proper dress wear is jeans and a polo shirt of anything collared, always the apron. Biggest downfall to home depot- Lack of training for the assistant managers and the ones they do hire are always on a power trip generally doing basically what was stated up above, threats and such to attempt to keep people in line- good work home depot. If theres a lowes near you, go there; if there was one near me i'd be there also.

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Diana in California in Murrieta, California

95 months ago

work again.. I have been on a workers comp injury case for 4 years from Home Depot. The insurance company Sedgewick is fighting this case all the way... they seem bent to turn me into a suicide case. I have 5 herniated discs and have a subjective test called a discogram that indicates I need surgery. I am in a great deal of pain ALL the time.. Home Depot broke my heart, and my back... I will move on, I always do.... but there is no work on the horizon for me... and they should show enough integrity to honor their promise and treat me.
Thanks for you kind words and I honestly pray for the best for you, a positive attitude will help a lot!!!
:)
D

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Laura Mercer in San diego, California

91 months ago

I have worked at Home Depot for the past 2 years. My position is very different than most people in the store. I work in the vault. I spend all day sitting on my ass, reading magazines, surfing the internet, chatting on the phone.

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AIRBISCUITS in HAYWARD, California

90 months ago

HOME DEPOT GIVES YOU ALOT OF BENEFITS. YOU JUST HAVE TO WANT TO WORK AND LOOK PAST ALL THE GUFF YOU SEE AT YOUR STORE CAUSE I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING,YOU'RE GONNA GET THAT EVERYWHERE YOU GO.SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS AND STOP YOUR COMPLAINING.IT HAS VERY GOOD BENEFITS AND SUCCESS SHARING WHEN YOUR STORE MAKES SALES PLAN FOR THE QUARTER,THE WHOLE STORE SPLITS THE PROFITS AND YOU GET A CHECK WITHIN 3 WEEKS.I HAVE BEEN AT BAD STORES WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERS AND BAD ASM'S AND SUCH BUT I FIND THAT IF YOU DO YOUR WORK AND QUIT SPENDING SO MUCH TIME TALKING,THEY WON'T PICK YOU OUT OF THE CROWD. THIS LARGE COMPANY HAS ROOM FOR YOU TO GROW AND GIVES YOU THE OPPURTUNITY TO DO SO AND WITH FREE TRAINING.WHERE CAN YOU GOT TO GET ON-LINE TRAINING DURING WORKING HOURS WHEN THE STORE IS SLOW. MY GOD PEOPLE ARE YOU FORGETTING THE ENORMOUS THINGS THD GRANTS YOU.4 HRS A MONTH SICK PAY AND A CHANCE TO GET THAT IN CASH IF YOU SAVE PAST 40 HRS?.EVERY HR YOU ALSO GET AS VACATION CAN BE SAVED IN AS A BALANCE AND IF YOU EVER LEAVE YOU CAN GET IT ALL IN ONE CHECK. THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS THEY HAVE FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND ALSO A FUND TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IF A DISASTER STRUCK YOUR HOUSE OR A LOVED ONE DIES AND YOU NEED $$ TO BURY THEM.IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT AT THD THEN FIND SOMETHING ELSE THAT SUITS YOU.I DON'T LIKE SOME OF THE THINGS GOING ON AT MY STORE BUT I LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE,MY COMPANY IS STILL GROWING AND I HAVE A FULL TIME JOB AND A CHANCE TO TRANSFER IF I CAN'T HANG AT MY STORE.I HOPE YOU ALL FIND WHAT YOU WANT IN EMPLOYMENT,JUST LEAVE WITHOUT COMPLAINING OK?....PEACE PEOPLE.

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B40 in wilbraham, Massachusetts

89 months ago

hdtex in Atlanta, Georgia said: You'll never come across a more disfunctional unhappy group of people.Imagine working at a company so large and disjointed that it combines the worst of the post office, the IRS, and a secret cult....I worked at the SSC in Atlanta for 3 years of misery. It's not what you know, but WHO you know, and how fast and thouroughly you can lick and kiss ass.
I can count the number of "good" days on one hand.
Hugely stressful and futile...if you don't drink the "orange kool-aid" you are doomed.
To be avoided at all costs....
Run...don't walk away from this sick sick environment.

I used to work at home depot in western ma and agree that it is it's own dysfunctional secret cult. Drinking orang kool-
aid got pne of my co workers promoted and now that orange bleeding dept manager treats employees under him like they are all Tangy tarts fruit cakes to be shuffled around by his orange bleeding authority. Nothing worse than an orange bleeding boss telling you what to do. Management is so busy manurfacturing their orange pins and patches for employee aprins that they don't notice the real inside culture of employee goings on. I have worked and watched customers walk out of the store, no-one available to help them! Just go around the corner and you would usually see 3 orange aprins socializing and fliting, pretending not to hear the page. I got out fast.

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mill14 in Springfield, Massachusetts

89 months ago

I know exactly what you are venting about man. Home Depot near spfld ma is a secret crazy cult. Trust no one not even the "sweet" ladies who work there. They all find ways to poor the orange koolaid and offer it to the guys. Then they cut your veins and watch the orange dribble out. People will stoop to any level to get one up! GM

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js57 in B, Massachusetts

89 months ago

my husband worked at home depot on boston road and it alsmost ruined our marriage. The stories he described of inner relations between co workers sounded so sick and sneeky. A friend who also works there confirmed some of these secret relations. My spouse left and got a better job for a similar competitor and that organization has very strict policies about this kind of stuff. I hear home depot has a great inner dating site! What is the management doing about this? I almost filed a complaint but decided to post after reading some of this stuff.

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B40 in wilbraham, Massachusetts

89 months ago

liz pace in Stoughton, Massachusetts said: I have a question regarding the dress code. What do you do about a person who is mourning and is wearing only black for 1 year after their loved ones pass and the apron is of color other than black? Do you make them wear it, and make them go against their religion? or do you let them not wear a apron for a year? Or do you let them wear a black apron?

I don't believe suggesting they wear a black apron will help. Has human resources attempted to get counselling for this depressed soul? I wouldn't be surprised if no-one at hd thought about that one.

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tm28 in springfield, Massachusetts

89 months ago

js57 in B, Massachusetts said: my husband worked at home depot on boston road and it alsmost ruined our marriage. The stories he described of inner relations between co workers sounded so sick and sneeky. A friend who also works there confirmed some of these secret relations. My spouse left and got a better job for a similar competitor and that organization has very strict policies about this kind of stuff. I hear home depot has a great inner dating site! What is the management doing about this? I almost filed a complaint but decided to post after reading some of this stuff.

Inner dating service? I heard you have to actually work there to be a member! Big shots look the other way because they don't want to expose themselves! No accountability and very sick culture. TM28

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tm28 in springfield, Massachusetts

89 months ago

B40 in wilbraham, Massachusetts said: I used to work at home depot in western ma and agree that it is it's own dysfunctional secret cult. Drinking orang kool-
aid got pne of my co workers promoted and now that orange bleeding dept manager treats employees under him like they are all Tangy tarts fruit cakes to be shuffled around by his orange bleeding authority. Nothing worse than an orange bleeding boss telling you what to do. Management is so busy manurfacturing their orange pins and patches for employee aprins that they don't notice the real inside culture of employee goings on. I have worked and watched customers walk out of the store, no-one available to help them! Just go around the corner and you would usually see 3 orange aprins socializing and fliting, pretending not to hear the page. I got out fast.

Responding to Atlanta:
I agree with you. Home Depot has lost it's consumer vision. They are so dysfucnctional and mismanaged. When you walk into the store environment you immediately feel consumed with overwhelming tension from rude unsupervised staff. Who really runs the place anyways? I used to work on boston road home depot and could not cope with the pressure of the inner cult thing. You are either in, which means screwing around and not with the tools, or you are out of the cult, actually trying to help customers choose the right tools! I think a lot of places function like this but hd on boston road was more than I could cope with. Left to work for Lowes. At least the culture and environment are not sexually pressuring. tm28

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prtybrwnis in Austin, Texas

89 months ago

I am interviewing for a cashier job for HD in Austin, Texas tomorrow. I just want to supplement my full time job with a part-time job since I am coming from California with higher wages. What starting salary should I request? I am not familiar with the wages in Texas yet.

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carlil in Granby, Connecticut

89 months ago

tm28 in springfield, Massachusetts said: Responding to Atlanta:
I agree with you. Home Depot has lost it's consumer vision. They are so dysfucnctional and mismanaged. When you walk into the store environment you immediately feel consumed with overwhelming tension from rude unsupervised staff. Who really runs the place anyways? I used to work on boston road home depot and could not cope with the pressure of the inner cult thing. You are either in, which means screwing around and not with the tools, or you are out of the cult, actually trying to help customers choose the right tools! I think a lot of places function like this but hd on boston road was more than I could cope with. Left to work for Lowes. At least the culture and environment are not sexually pressuring. tm28

I have heard stories about the inside world behaind the orange mini managers at home depot everywhere. I here that Western MA are some of the worst. Oh if only soomeone would pay me for the information I know for fact, I could retire forever. But, it would come back to kick me in my orange outfit. Just hope that someone is listening.

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buddy rowe in San Diego, California

89 months ago

I'm getting 5 dollars over what I asked for and all the asm's are great. No problems at all. Must be the weather.

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june in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

88 months ago

thats great i'm happy for you,just keep it real

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LeeLa in Rochdale, Massachusetts

88 months ago

I'd like to see the letter in Carrollton, Georgia said: I totally agree!

I have to laugh at this post. Because it is so obviously true and I agree. What is foing on at Home Depot? Why is nothing changing? UNION might wake up the CEO's. Why are the middle managers trained at the BIG ORANGE KOOLAIDE BOOT CAMP SOMEWHERE??? They all seem sort of normally functioning until they get their Orange Diplomas granting them special questionable rights to mistreat subordinates. I think th orange drink is toxic or tainted with negative brain washing juice. LeeLA

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LeeLa in Rochdale, Massachusetts

88 months ago

B40 in wilbraham, Massachusetts said: I used to work at home depot in western ma and agree that it is it's own dysfunctional secret cult. Drinking orang kool-
aid got pne of my co workers promoted and now that orange bleeding dept manager treats employees under him like they are all Tangy tarts fruit cakes to be shuffled around by his orange bleeding authority. Nothing worse than an orange bleeding boss telling you what to do. Management is so busy manurfacturing their orange pins and patches for employee aprins that they don't notice the real inside culture of employee goings on. I have worked and watched customers walk out of the store, no-one available to help them! Just go around the corner and you would usually see 3 orange aprins socializing and fliting, pretending not to hear the page. I got out fast.

Hi Bob
I love your adjectives and with many of them, but my dear, you need to double check your spelling. It actually makes your post more interesting. I think that the BIG ORANGE BOOT CAMP THAT THEY SEND MIDDLE MANAGERS TO for training??? Well they just don't come out of it the same, wierd but it is almost like anorange alien abudction. Or brainwashing. Same thing. It is sad to see these middle managers making fools of themselves when the CEOs would dispose of them in a blink.
Woops, have there been any missing workers reported recently? Or do they just run, get fired, or diappear into the Big Orange Tank called Witness Protection Program in Atlanta. HA HA HA LOL Home depot is a strange place.
LeeLA

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LeeLa in Rochdale, Massachusetts

88 months ago

tm28 in springfield, Massachusetts said: Inner dating service? I heard you have to actually work there to be a member! Big shots look the other way because they don't want to expose themselves! No accountability and very sick culture. TM28

Should we capitalize on this inner market and start a dating surveyfor lonely employees to fill out. We could charge a fee for this with the guarantee of an inner hook up? It is happening in many stores, especially in Western MA. I know because my cousin just got fired from the Wilbraham store and is blabbing it all. Maybe the National Inquirer would pay for a story, we have some good ones. LeeLa Soryy H.D. but you need to shape up.

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LeeLa in Rochdale, Massachusetts

88 months ago

tm28 in springfield, Massachusetts said: Responding to Atlanta:
I agree with you. Home Depot has lost it's consumer vision. They are so dysfucnctional and mismanaged. When you walk into the store environment you immediately feel consumed with overwhelming tension from rude unsupervised staff. Who really runs the place anyways? I used to work on boston road home depot and could not cope with the pressure of the inner cult thing. You are either in, which means screwing around and not with the tools, or you are out of the cult, actually trying to help customers choose the right tools! I think a lot of places function like this but hd on boston road was more than I could cope with. Left to work for Lowes. At least the culture and environment are not sexually pressuring. tm28

This is LeeLa and I can assure you that this is going on. There are some h.d. managers that could be held accountable for the behaviors of their subordinates. There is an Home Depot Hot Line that employees can use to file complaints. Where these complaints end up is a mystery? Never much feedback. Their is probably a Gigantic Ornage Paper and Phone Complaint eating commode at the other end of the complaint line. They should just put this orange commode on display in all of the stores so people can purge, their frustrations directly into the ting. Flushing that Big Orange monstor could be a release. Honestly, what are these CEOs doing about these horrible working conditions?

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Brad Gables in Brimfield, Massachusetts

88 months ago

LeeLa in Rochdale, Massachusetts said: This is LeeLa and I can assure you that this is going on. There are some h.d. managers that could be held accountable for the behaviors of their subordinates. There is an Home Depot Hot Line that employees can use to file complaints. Where these complaints end up is a mystery? Never much feedback. Their is probably a Gigantic Ornage Paper and Phone Complaint eating commode at the other end of the complaint line. They should just put this orange commode on display in all of the stores so people can purge, their frustrations directly into the ting. Flushing that Big Orange monstor could be a release. Honestly, what are these CEOs doing about these horrible working conditions?

What ever happened to the old days when you could count on your co workers and community to be there for you? I do remember those days when corp. actually treated you like human beings with feelings and a purpose other than capitalizing on employee misery. I work in Mgmt. at a H.D. and will profess that some of these employee concerns are more than complaining allegations. I have seen much of this going on as well, but where does one start to fix an employee moral problem so gigantic it has taken on a life of its own?
Denial works well where top Mgmt. is concerned. You don't have to do something about the problem if you pretend not to see or hear any of it. Dismissing allegations, works for H.D. because they wait to long to address the problem. As a Mgtm. person I often feel helpless to take on some of this stuff because it does open many other ugly doors. More than one person can handle. There are some poor work ethics, morals gone, unhappy employees, bring down the company. Not good PR as we can all see here.
Where do you start without pointing the finger at individuals? Every single worker at HD is concerned with who knows what about who and who will rat out the other guy. Bad situation. A safe place to report is needed.

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Brad Gables in Brimfield, Massachusetts

88 months ago

carlil in Granby, Connecticut said: I have heard stories about the inside world behaind the orange mini managers at home depot everywhere. I here that Western MA are some of the worst. Oh if only soomeone would pay me for the information I know for fact, I could retire forever. But, it would come back to kick me in my orange outfit. Just hope that someone is listening.

Why don't you try to get the Big Mgmt.in Atlanta help workers to organize a safe/secure forum which is annonymous to report concerns. No pointing fingers at the poor frustrated individuals. Obviously Home Depot is esponsible for allowing this negaive unhappy culture develop. They need you all and I bet would be willing to try to fix this at some level, or all without the BLAME GAME. H.D. should be responsible for investigating stuff within in a manner where employees do not feel their job security is threatened. Higher Mgmt. in each store gets rated by the big guns in Atlanta. They are scared to death as well to even acknoweled some of this stuff. Home Depot CEOs need to handle this the right way, stop firing the people who speak up, and try to fix this huge employee disatisfation. There are some bad actors in H.D. who have some powerful jobs. Who do you trust? Some of the bigest liars and actors have the best jobs. This is so fixable. I do enjoy however sad, some of the references to Big Orange commodes, Orange Tangy Fruit Cakes, Orange Tainted Koolaid and the Big Orange Pandora Box is a scary concept. It needs to be opened.

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DeeZ in Enfield, Connecticut

88 months ago

carlil in Granby, Connecticut said: I have heard stories about the inside world behaind the orange mini managers at home depot everywhere. I here that Western MA are some of the worst. Oh if only soomeone would pay me for the information I know for fact, I could retire forever. But, it would come back to kick me in my orange outfit. Just hope that someone is listening.

YIKES........... Is it really that bad? Now I am getting concerned because I have family working there? Is this for real? How old do you have to be to work at home depot? I hope the minimum is 18 years old. Do they hire minors?
Dee

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DeeZ in Enfield, Connecticut

88 months ago

Brad Gables in Brimfield, Massachusetts said: Why don't you try to get the Big Mgmt.in Atlanta help workers to organize a safe/secure forum which is annonymous to report concerns. No pointing fingers at the poor frustrated individuals. Obviously Home Depot is esponsible for allowing this negaive unhappy culture develop. They need you all and I bet would be willing to try to fix this at some level, or all without the BLAME GAME. H.D. should be responsible for investigating stuff within in a manner where employees do not feel their job security is threatened. Higher Mgmt. in each store gets rated by the big guns in Atlanta. They are scared to death as well to even acknoweled some of this stuff. Home Depot CEOs need to handle this the right way, stop firing the people who speak up, and try to fix this huge employee disatisfation. There are some bad actors in H.D. who have some powerful jobs. Who do you trust? Some of the bigest liars and actors have the best jobs. This is so fixable. I do enjoy however sad, some of the references to Big Orange commodes, Orange Tangy Fruit Cakes, Orange Tainted Koolaid and the Big Orange Pandora Box is a scary concept. It needs to be opened.

Brad

Who ever you are, I have been reading these post and if you are in a position to initiate your good advice, lord help us all, please do it. I believe all of the frightened employess will endorse you. Hope you are a BIG GUN.
Dee

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DeeZ in Enfield, Connecticut

88 months ago

Doug in Los Angeles, California said: I was the manager asked to fire Dianna..literally the day i met her. Dont ever trust that you have any part in their plan. If you work for HD, you are disposable.

So why did you go along with this unethical treatment? You had to know it wasn't the right thing to do? Do you need your job that badly? dee

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