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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 for 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.

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

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    Current Head Cashier

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier  in  Bozeman, MT (US)
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Bozeman, MT (US)

    I have been working at The Home Depot part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Treat you like family, work hard and you will generally get ahead, great values and training options, Generally have the support of your managers and department supervisors to get what you need.

    Cons

    Corporate changes all the time get confusing and complicated. Try to make things easier and usually make things worse! If cashiers are the most important part of the entire operation, why do they get paid the least amount? Yes they may be standing around all day, but that is because they are told they have to and they are not allowed to leave their stations. Also standing around hurts joints, muscles, and backs! Maybe they should get paid the same as floor associates or more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication!!! It is the key to everything! Corporate please pick an idea and stick with it. Stop changing everything around every week! Also, Allow each store to come up with their own creative and professional idea that reflects the people who work there! It is more interesting and makes working there more positive.

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    A good job, with potential for a great career if that's what you're looking for

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist  in  Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Tallahassee, FL (US)

    I worked at The Home Depot part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you're looking for a career in retail, opportunity for advancement is pretty high. Almost every store manager, assistant manager, and department supervisor that I worked with began as a regular hourly associate in the company. Salaried managers are paid pretty well and receive a nice benefits package.

    If you're looking for a part-time job, a stop-gap between career positions, or just some extra beer money, this is a good option as well. One of the few companies that provides benefits for part-timers. Management was always appreciative of a job well done (at least at my store) and the work load wasn't overly heavy. You'll learn a lot about home improvement as well.

    Co-workers were friendly, helpful, and generally reliable. Relatively relaxed work atmosphere given the fast-paced nature of the job.

    Cons

    Hours are unpredictable, customers sometimes have unrealistic expectations, and pay is nothing special. These aren't knocks against Home Depot specifically, but against the entire retail industry.

    For this company, benefits have been reduced in recent years (though still decent relative to industry standards) and pay is falling into line with Wal-Mart/Target/other-Big-Box-stores. You'll max out your raises if you're hard working and a team player, but 4-6% doesn't go very far when starting pay is low.

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    Better communication between corporate and the individual stores, better standardization of in-store practices, and a reversal of the decline in compensation would make this a truly great place to work.

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