Sale Associate - Plumbing & Electrical (Former Employee) – Westmount, Edmonton, AB – 21 September 2017
If I could improve one thing there, it would be the training. They could do a much better job teaching the technical knowledge needed to really help customers. I had to learn on the job, which was pretty difficult and frustrating, especially when the company advertises that their employees are supposed to be there to help.
If you are looking for a a career in retail and want to learn how to manage a department or a store, The Home Depot will invest time in helping you learn that part of the business.
Most of the management team were approachable, easy to work for and cared about their employees. They seemed to be have a lot of additional tasks outside of their departments that took them away from really running their respective business units effectively.
The company really took the culture they preach to heart. The management team did a great job recognizing when employees did the right thing according to their values.
The hardest part of the job was not being able to help customers because I didn't have enough background knowledge that was specific to my department.
The best part of the job was when I felt I really was able to help someone.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 20 September 2017
people pick favorites here and it sucks, my yearly raise was out beat by the minimum wage by 2 days. its hard to book days off without complication. the people there are great though, youll make really good friends and bonds with the community. hard to move into departments or part time to full time and other people get moved constantly
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 September 2017
job is very interesting, because you are working in many different departments, stocking shells from daily receiving, very busy every night , only bed things is the hours of work , usually 10:30 to 6:30 .
it is good learning job for getting to know a lot of differnt parts.
Seasonal, Flooring and Millwork Associate (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 18 September 2017
- The scheduling is very flexible - There is lots of training for new associates so you'll never be overwhelmed on your first day on the floor - There are occasional free events like free pizza lunches - It is a great part-time job for students.
Overnight freight associate (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 18 September 2017
Working here is pretty good, as a night owl I enjoyed being up and just logging away at a stack of boxes until the end of shift, I learned how to better organize overstock and handle task management better, tyhe workplace is safe and can be quite comforting when all you do is walk in and out of aisles with your carts. the hardest part of the joc for me was the initial sleep schedule reset, but after you get used to that it's a cinch. and the most enoyable part of the job was the ease of organizing the stock, just picking up tricks to make the stock go awa faster you really get a feel for the work and get into a groove.
Vault Associate/ Cross Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 13 September 2017
I started as a vault associate and moved to Cross Merchandiser. I fully enjoyed this position as I had to be very creative, well organized, and at times very challenging. This position was eliminated due to a fulfillment team coming into play.
Lumber & Building Materials Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 September 2017
the friendliness of the staff is exceptional, never a dull place to work. Always have people to lean back on for support. A typical day at work mostly consists of walking the aisles and engaging customers and supporting their needs in the aisles. Maintaining the in stock is important in keeping customers happy with our one stop shopping experience that we promote. A Lot of workplace activities to keep all staff happy and the reason why Home Depot is such a diverse employer.
Fun place to work part-time, but not secure long-term
Special Services Associate (Current Employee) – Kanata, ON – 11 September 2017
I enjoy working with most of the associates in my department and most of the customers that I deal with.
Some days are harder than others, depending on how many people you have to cover your breaks and lunches. But overall, the work itself is rewarding and helping customers is satisfying.
The only issue I have is - their wages are terrible. I feel like I am working a mid-level job, but being paid the minimum salary for it. The amount of responsibilities I have do not correspond correctly to the money I earn maintaining those duties. And the raises we get every year are in pennies, not dollars.
If Home Depot paid their employees more and gave more benefits, they wouldn't have such a high turnover as they do now.
Friendly work environment, light-hearted atmosphere, free lunches (sometimes paid)