Tool Rental Associate (Current Employee), Victoria, BC – August 26, 2014
Pros: good customers, goot employees, lots of activites. good stories.
Cons: bad priorites, cant hold on to employees, god like contractors will walk on yo, broken promises
I started at home depot as a lot attendant im a vary hard worker and vary particular about how i do things so it was a good fit to start with i was 17 at the time and could not go in any other departments at the time. I was originally shooting for the position of tool rental tech which the managers promised me. I did eventually after 2 years move to – more... rentals but not as a tech but as a regular associate being told that i needed to go to special training that they also continued to promise me never got lol. as well as no matter how much i beg for full time i never get it my attempts to show my value to the department are unsuccessful :P This well watching them hire ppl in the positions i want that never last longer then a month often leaving because they cant stand the bs or being fired.
how ever as much as i think i get taken advantage of before this i was at TIm Hortans were i contently got coffee thrown at me or spat at so not exactly the worst place to be, And i do get to still work on the equipment as there simply isn't a tech to do it not to mention the family like enviermint i have met a lot of interesting ppl learned a lot (no thanx to HD Canada) and created a reputation with my regular customers. the only real down side Ive found it home depot seams to purpusly make you look bad in front of contractors crating an enverment were the contractors think i need to give them deal or that the rules don't apply to them...
As a hole i quite like working there it dose have it bad moments but i like helping the customers with their projects and spreading my knowledge.
there are good benifets for part time the medical is good but the dental for part time kinda sucks if you require alot more then $300 a year of work done ur out of luck.
would i recomend it? yes but dont expect much and turn over is quite quik just as a warning love the work not so much the company. – less
Department Supervisor (Current Employee), Sherwood Park, AB – August 21, 2014
Pros: social committee, good associates
Cons: salaried management
Come in to work, walk the floor, create an agenda for the day. Lots of lifting and heavy work, as well as driving equipment to ensure that the department stays clean and organized. Directed associates to help, set both personal and business goals with associates, helped them achieve them. Learned a lot about retail management, and how to plan for sales, – more... ordering, goal setting. Management is alright, unless they deem that you're not worth it. It's an obvious favoritism. Some people can get away with 23 schedule occurrences, where as others are not so lucky. HR doesn't know what they're doing (Even within 90 days they have to go through the discipline process.)
They hire assistant store managers externally, hardly promote from within. The guidelines for promoting from within are completely out to lunch. If you want to move up in the company you're better off quitting, and reapplying for the position that you want.
Department Supervisors are a dime a dozen, and they treat them as such. Completely replaceable, even if they've shown results. – less
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – August 19, 2014
Home Depot is a wonderful place to work and i personally liked working is as i am a civil contractor and there are products which are used in building or a house. Home Depot also provides training for employees who are interested in moving up their career ladder. Having many branches in different location and the job application with the selection process – more... being on line, employees can see where they would like to apply. – less
Right place to learn excellent customer service and product knowledge, we used to play table tennis in break times.
Freight and Packdown Associate (Current Employee), 3065 Mavis rd – August 17, 2014
Pros: i had free lunches many times from my employer.
Cons: i worked over time on my manager's request and went home.
One day 2 co-workers called sick, I took that day as a challenging day to complete my work and co-workers duties. My boss appreciated me! It is great fun place and nice to learn lot of things like customer service, product display and safety tips.
Cashier (Former Employee), Brantford, ON – August 14, 2014
Pros: meeting new people everyday
Cons: small chance of promotion
A typical day consisted of helping customers at the registers. Some days can be very busy and when there isn't enough help, it can be very stressful. Co-workers were always nice and easygoing which made the day go by.
After moving into different positions at the help desk and seasonal departments, it was nice to have a break from the front line. Unfortunately, – more... there were not enough hours in the seasonal department to give out to the amount of seasonal employees so I did not get to work there very often.
Overall it was not a bad place to work. In a corporation as big as The Home Depot, it is the people that make the job worth while. – less
Department Supervisor (Former Employee), Scarborough, ON – August 12, 2014
Pros: free bbq's and sometimes managers bonding lunches
The Home Depot was a fun place to work especially at nights. We will do BBQ's for the associates and sometimes we would all go to breakfast after work in the mornings. Overall i had a great experience there
Lot associate/Lumber (Former Employee), London, ON – July 24, 2014
What i did at Home Depot was loading customers vehicles correctly And working lumber isle and saw.
I learned a lot about lumber sizes and specs and workplace safety, also how to correctly load costumers vehicles.
I felt that the managers and head cashiers were really unfair and felt like they where better then us lower positioned workers. I also felt – more... like we were getting under paid as we worked full time hours but was employed as part time.also had no say in how many hows you were able to work, even if you had an appointment.
there was no challenge working at home depot
the most enjoyable part was i worked with a lot of friends. – less
Night Crew (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – July 24, 2014
Pros: independent work
it's your typical night crew "box on shelf" job.Didn't really learn anything noteworthy. Management was good, but if your employees don't agree with the store's choice on who the new night crew manager is it will affect production, and employees might end up quitting. A night crew manager should be working like the rest of us, not walking around, and – more... monitoring us. At most, all they should do is say: hey, i got a pallet of (whatever) in Aisle X when you're done with that one. That's about all we need, that bit of direction, otherwise, we'd just grab whatever would be easy to put out. Co-workers were all great to work with. Hardest part was keeping up with the volume of merchandise that came in. The most enjoyable was when we put in place an organization system that VASTLY improved the productivity. – less