The Home Depot Employee Reviews in Canada

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Fun and fulfilling but little room for advancement
Paint Associate (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ONMarch 16, 2016
The environment is great, parties and meetings are genuinely fun. Management is warm and understanding of personal issues. Scheduling is fair and usually made up to 3 weeks in advance, which is very nice and hours are generally good. Pay is competitive and benefits are as well. All-in-all a great place to work, my only complaint would be the lack of room for advancement. Due to the high number of people who stay past retiring age, I've found that there is little room to advance your position unless you are making a life long commitment to the company. That being said, students can cross train in different departments for more hours, which is also nice.
Pros
Fun environment, good management
Cons
Lack of room for advancement
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Good place to work with good benefits
Sale Associate in the Seasonal Department (Current Employee) –  Coquitlam, BCFebruary 12, 2016
Is a good place to work. You have to be ready to be on your feet most of the hours worked. You can't be scared of hard work for the salary they pay. You have to know your products you are selling or you can't be a great salesman/woman.

Other associates are great!! They are friendly and willing to help when needed.

Working with customers is great! You get the one on one interaction. You can get the odd person who had horrible service but it is your job to fix that problem.
Pros
Free Lunches, Awards Programs, Great Benefits
Cons
Odd hours but little flexible
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Friendly and fun
Customer Service - Part Time (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 5, 2016
Check safety of the store, cleaning, doing pack-down, helping customers.
I learned technical information about different products, software of the company and other important subjects.
The management and co-workers are friendly
the hardest part of the job is being part time worker but, I manage to get shifts from other co-workers so I keep my salary on track the most enjoyable part is that you interact with different people every day
Pros
free coffe and pizza some times
Cons
short hours
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Overnight Freight Associate (Current Employee) –  Spruce Grove, ABApril 4, 2016
Overall they would be a great company but are unfair when it comes to giving raises. They don't acknowledge a lot of the hard work that people put in but it seems the lazier you are the more you are rewarded.
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A lot of nice people but not a great place to work
Cashier (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NLJanuary 18, 2016
Made a few good friends. But employment wise, the salary is terrible and expectations high for the money paid.. No full time positions. Benefits are not all that great. It seems in my experience, there is not a whole lot of support for associates from management.
Pros
Great people
Cons
No full time positions. Pay isn't great. not so great benefits
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Strong culture and great core values
Sales Associate/management trainee (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ONOctober 29, 2015
Home Depot is a largest and most successful home improvement company in world for good reasons. Emphasis is always placed on the customers and the Home Depot associate take pride in providing great customer service. There is allot of room to grow your career at the Home Depot, and both part time and full time associate receive numerous employment benefits. The home Depot is an all round round great company and it provides associate with a great work experience everyday.
Pros
Great people and Culture
Cons
Very demanding, Stressfull
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Great work environment
Lot Associate (Current Employee) –  Woodbridge, ONMarch 23, 2016
Great company. good benefits, great co workers, fun managers, understanding management, steady, okay hours, all types of customers
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Friendly work environment with good management
Lot Associate (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONApril 4, 2016
Home Depot is an excellent company to begin one's career, as the management is helpful, understanding and help you learn the various skills you'll need in a retail field.
Pros
Flexible schedule, good pay and end of year christmas party
Cons
Long hours, low chance of getting weekends off
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good place to work at
Sales & Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONDecember 13, 2015
comparatively low pay plus long hours. physical exertion balanced with amazing work benefits. Would love to stay if provided with higher pay because the work that is required doesnt satisfy the amount paid for it thats all. other then that amazing and friendly environment
Pros
reimbursements for tuitions
Cons
long hours
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Freight (Overnight) Associate (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ONMarch 3, 2016
Great work experience and terrific staff but the consistency in the hours were not accurate. I would be all over the place with scheduled hours.
Pros
benifits
Cons
random scedual
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Not what was promised.
Contractor Services,Estimator (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NSMarch 17, 2016
Full time hours,no benefits.Have you work full time and keep you on the books as part time so they do not have to give you benefits!~
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Too much focus on credit
Head Cashier (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ONNovember 8, 2015
I enjoy working at The Home Depot, although a lot of times I do feel under appreciated by my management team. I feel they put a lot of enforcement on credit card goals, when thats only a small part of the over all job at hand. sometimes, its more important to please the customer and ensure that they will be returning, rather than trying to score a new credit card.
Pros
Benefits, nice break room, flexible hours
Cons
short staffed, under appreciated
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Good job for part time work while in school.
Lumber Associate (Current Employee) –  Spruce Grove, ABSeptember 6, 2015
The Home Depot is a good place of employment for those looking to gain entry level experience in the work force and for those attending school. They are very accommodating when it comes to school. Where they fail to provide incentive is when an employee learns a useful skill such as obtaining their in house forklift license, there is nothing gained from achieving a skill such as this(i.e. pay raise or acknowledgement). However, one thing the home depot excels at is hiring, management hires people that fit well within the present community of home depot associates.
Pros
Excellent co-workers
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Merchandising Execution Team Associate (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ONOctober 3, 2015
Working for the Home Depot in general was not bad - the associates within the store are mostly friendly and accepting. It is extremely difficult to advance in any manner - promotion is based solely on the single interview and not on what you have actually accomplished during your time in the company. Human Resources does not help when there are issues, and there is very little accountability for actions.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Low pay, no chance for moving higher in the company
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Great Community
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ONOctober 6, 2015
Home Depot has a great social committee that frequently plans fun events. At least once per month they cook breakfast, bring in baked goods, etc. They also do their best to get to know you as an individual.

As a part-timer, partial health benefits are offered after three months. Also, with Success Sharing, there is bonus money given in each quarter.

If you are a student, they also offer financial assistance with schooling.

As a cashier, your hours can vary drastically. The hours are often very poor in the winter.

Customers are the rudest at Home Depot than I have ever encountered, but the staff makes up for that.

Overall, it is a great place to work.
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The staff and middle management were supportive
Cashier & Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Kingston, OntarioSeptember 15, 2015
The department supervisors were supportive to their staff but were limited by the assistant store managers and department managers.
There was a great social committee providing activities to staff as well as arranging for staff to participate in volunteer time to the community. Schedules are flexible but one must be diligent in balancing private time and work time. I enjoyed the customers and gained skills to handle the most difficult. There could be a lot of variety in what I did each day but standing on cement floors with safety boots can be taxing on your feet and legs.
Pros
Great Supervisors and floor staff
Cons
Salary increases are very low
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I find Home Depot an excellent place to work. there are lots of different benifits working at Home Depot.
Vault Associate (Current Employee) –  Bracebridge, ONNovember 27, 2015
Everyone at Home Depot is easy to get along with and is very helpful to their co-worker. all you have to do is ask for help and you have it
Pros
Often have lunchs, have birthday cakes, along with many other benifits that come with the job
Cons
I love my position I am in, but it is not a full time position.
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Homr Depot is a great company to work for.
Book Keeper (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJanuary 20, 2016
I enjoyed the experience. My co-workers were from all walks of life. I had a great time learning and bonding. The benefits are great.
Pros
The Hours
Cons
The Hours
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Good for a retail job, but still retail
Lumber Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONFebruary 15, 2016
The Home Depot has a very enthusiastic work environment. The management is very respectful and there is a lot of thought put into the basic clerk's contribution to the company. Success Sharing is an integral part of the income that each clerk receives, and part-time and full time employees both qualify for certain insurance coverage with Manulife.
Pros
Success sharing, good management, encouraging work environment
Cons
Retail, long hours, inconsistent scheduling
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Lots to learn, little to gain once you do...do not care for employees
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONOctober 20, 2015
They will use you up and pay you less than the new people and it is just a revolving door of employees. Not learning your job very well is an asset here.
Pros
Work Relationships
Cons
Bad management, low pay, small raises, ruthless with giving hours.
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