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Met not high on treating their staff as equals. Always giving more projects for us to do but not matching with more pay
Merchandiser (Current Employee), Calgary, ABMay 18, 2014
Pros: shares 2 times a year
Cons: it is a dirty job and rude customers every day.
Co workers fun to be with. Management ok. Sometimes in some bays it could take awhile to fix as some need alot of work to be done in it. The only enjoyable part of the day is the Staff in Met and the store.
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A fun place to work
Sales Associate/Flooring Specialist (Current Employee), Richmond, BCMay 16, 2014
A good place to work. overall associates and managers are very friendly and helpful. Interacting with customer is fun. Not many challenging questions after so many years though.
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Loved the People
Assistant Manager, Supply Chain Customer Service (Former Employee), Concord, ONMay 16, 2014
Great working environment with my coworkers. I lenjoyed assisting all the customers including the stores and vendors.
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Micro Managing at Home Depot
Head Cashier (Former Employee), Peterborough, ONMay 16, 2014
Pros: always nice when you can make someones day
Cons: can be long and stressful days when dealing with a lot of issues
Day started with getting the equipment and registers ready for the cashiers to use, as well as morning reports on certain issues that arose from giving customers money off of product. Other daily reports included observing the cashiers to ensure they were completing their job properly.

I learned to manage my time well as I was looking over all the – more... other cashiers that were working that day, as well as making sure they took proper breaks and lunches. Also learning to deal with customer care issues, as I was the one our cashiers went to when they had a problem, weather it be an unhappy experience or pricing issue

People that worked there are great, couldn't ask for a better bunch of people to work with. Management is sometimes not always the easiest to deal with, but they could have been much worse. Getting everyone on the same page can be tough

Hardest part of the job was learning to adapt to stressful situations. When short staffed and busy, plus people are needing your assistance as well as your co-workers wanting some help can be a little hectic, making you feel like your being pulled in many different directions.

On top of learning new information all the time, and pleasing people on a daily basis, working with the people that you get to get to know was the best part of the job, because you become friends. Working with your friends, people that you like, is the best part.

Not much security in your job as it is a cashier position and they are easily filled. As well as I was only part time, and very hard to get a full time position in a store like this. – less
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Lot Associate (Former Employee), TorontoMay 15, 2014
Pros: staff barbecue
Cons: short staffed and poor management at times
It was a fun place to work in the summer. The and co workers will always have pros and cons but for a college/university student i believe that the lot position is perfect for the summer.
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Cashier (Former Employee), Thunder BayMay 13, 2014
Need to know a lot about a lot. Customers were friendly but sometimes the till systems crashed and management was flaky.
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Good for a retail outlet
Lumber Yard Associate (Former Employee), thunder bay, ontarioMay 11, 2014
Wasn't paid enough for the job at hand. Dangerous as well - using vertical panel saws and table saws for low wages.
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Fun work place
Tool Rental Technician/ Sales Associate (Former Employee), Calgary ABMay 11, 2014
Pros: student tuition program, benefits
Cons: n/a
Great place to work. lots of good people who were willing to help out whenever you had a question. excellent tuition programs for students and benefits are great. Sometimes upper managemnt was a little unorganized and new HR made me leave (required all part time associates to work 20 hours a week)
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Available upon request.
Stockyard Associate (Former Employee), Toronto,OntarioMay 10, 2014
Serving customer at 100%,good eye contact,satisfying customer needs and troubleshoot requirements.
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It was very physically demanding but I enjoyed my work!
Freight Department (Former Employee), LeasideMay 7, 2014
Pros: free lunches and bbq's sometimes
I was in charge of stocking the "million dollar aisle," and lighting aisles.
I kept very busy unloading product, stocking shelves and doing pack-down.
Management was supportive and although coworkers worked in different areas I helped when I could.
It was a very friendly environment and we did our job to the best of our ability.
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Easy and enjoyable work. Always busy resulting in short days.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 6, 2014
Pros: relatively easy work, consistent hours, friendly environment.
Cons: wandering around looking for costumers can be dry on some days.
Home depot was as good as a retail job can be. I worked out in the stone yard and I enjoyed the manual labor. I enjoy helping people and I dislike selling something that someone doesn't need. This was not a huge issue at Home Depot particularly as their policy is to drop everything and help the customer.
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Typical home renovation retail environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Belleville, ON; Ottawa, ONMay 6, 2014
Pros: competitive pay, benefit coverage, interesting coworkers
Cons: frequently understaffed, supply issues
A typical day at Home depot usually starts with safety and walking your department. Then you restock the shelves and set up displays until prime shopping time, while serving customers. During the prime shopping time, the focus is only on getting the customers all of the things they will need for their projects.
I have learned a lot about construction – more... and home renovation projects.
The coworkers were great, very accommodating and willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
Management is typical in retail, they are human and try to get what they can done with the time and resources they have available.
The hardest part of the job is trying to get exactly what the customers need for their project when they have very limited time lines and budgets.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with coworkers and seeing a customer's project come to fruition. – less
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Productive friendly environment
Labourer (Former Employee), Saint John, NBMay 6, 2014
Pros: bonus check every 6 months
Cons: part time
Start your shift, help customers find what they need to get their project off the ground.
there is so much in the store to learn about that you are continuously learning.
If you have an issue helping a customer, the staff are more than willing to help you and teach you what you need to know to help future customers.
The Management is great they are – more... more than willing to help you when you need it and answer any questions you may have.
The hardest part of the job is trying to keep up your knowledge of the products.
Best part of the job is knowing that any time you need assistance there are many people to ask for help. – less
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Ok to work if you are a student
Head Cashier (Former Employee), White Rock, BCMay 5, 2014
Overall I felt like I worked really hard and did not have full recognition for the work I did for them. I was able to move up very quickly and once I moved up my manager did not recognize fully all the work i did. I think that this is a good company overall but some locations have managers that could use some help in becoming better managers. Overall – more... I think think this was a good experience for me and it helped be determine what I want and don't want within an employer. – less
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Very busy
Head Cahier (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABMay 5, 2014
Fast paced working environment. Always something to do. Staff is very friendly and they have several benefits for the employees
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good life experience and hands on learning
lumber asst (Current Employee), St. John's, NLMay 5, 2014
Pros: meeting lots of different people
Cons: need more employees to do job properly
taking care of customers is top priority. learning new experiences and working with different cultures. the hardest part of the job is trying to take care of all the costumers with to few employees.
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It was good place to learn new things in Canada and compare with bakground education.
Pro Account Sales Associate (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMay 4, 2014
Pros: benefit
Working hard, concentrate with job design.
Having fun with Co-workers.
Learning new things from managers and college
Using my talent and experience to solve problems for customer and program.
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Great place to work!
Cashier (Former Employee), Pickering, ONMay 2, 2014
A typical day at work consisted of interacting with all kinds of people; contractors, mothers, elderly etc. As a cashier you learn how to put the customer first always and the importance of great customer service. Many different people came through the store everyday and sometimes you are the first or last person they see. Making good impressions are – more... important. I feel like there is nothing special to say about the management, that being said because it seemed like all the other places I worked. This is not a bad thing most of the management I have been under are great people! The hardest part of my job was down times. Most of the times you would get alot of things done like cleaning the registers and sweeping. There is only so much of that you can do when you cant move away from your cash. Things a little boring without customers! I enjoy getting a chance to interact with all kinds of people, helping solving their problems gives you a great feeling of accomplishment! – less
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Enjoy being exploited
Seasonal Sales/Lot Associate (Former Employee), PeterboroughMay 1, 2014
Pros: paid 15 minute breaks
Cons: no hours, constant abuse by customers, lack of management support, no oppertunity for advancement.
A typical day of work at The Home Depot consisted of being demeaned at every possible interval. I would consistently sell upwards of $10, 000 per day, and wound up making just over $11 per hour after 3 loyal years of customer service. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with customers and gaining knowledge of a diverse range of products, – more... but that doesn't compensate for being treated like disposable trash. Management is by far the worst part. I suppose working at The Home Depot is better than being unemployed, but after being bullied into quitting as a result of a serious injury, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There is little to no respect for employees, and often management would go out of their way to sabotage your attempts at advancement. Do not apply to the Home Depot unless you want to work too hard for no money with no possibility for advancement. – less
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Great work enviornment
Millwork Assossiate (Current Employee), Oakville, ONMay 1, 2014
Home depot provided me with additional knowledge in my field of study while providing a means to support my financials.
Management and co-workers are kind and friendly. The hardest part of the job is when there are many customers looking for assistance and you must meet all their needs quickly in a positive manner. The most enjoyable part of the job – more... is being able to help a customer understand the solutions to their inquiries. – less

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