Pros: Profit Sharing, good environment, good support
Cons: At times, communication between management
Overall I like working at The Home Depot, but I feel as though I need to expand my knowledge to other career opportunities as I recently graduated and would like to find work in my field of study.
Although I have worked sales associate positions before, this was by far the most demanding when it came to product knowledge and providing effective communication as there are nearly 100 associates providing assistance to thousands of customers every week.
As a specialty sales associate in the flooring department, I had to learn everything about the products I was selling, as each customer would spend roughly $1000-$4000 per purchase. Although it was a challenge in the beginning, I found it quite enjoyable as it made it easier for me to manage a wide variety of customers which I haven't worked with before (ie. contractors with their own business and plans). I felt as an important part of their business success as I am the one providing information about the products they actually require.
Overall, from working at this organization, I learned how to approach a large variety of customers and identify their problems and solve them as well. I feel as though my problem solving skills have greatly increased along with my communication skills, making me an effective and efficient communicator in general. That being said, I believe that the experience I gained from this job is something that will benefit my as well as my future employer as an efficient worker, striving to reach the organization's main goal.