Ok place to work, pay is awful
Pro Account Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 August 2017
I work in Commercial Sales, typical day includes helping commercial customers (contractors), signing up contractors for commercial credit, selling special order items, etc
honestly I love working here. Very good atmosphere, co-workers were awesome, some are very educated and knowledgeable
Hours were great and flexible
Pay is awful, terrible for what they expect you to do. They want you to sign up contractors and business owners for commercial credit, yet there is no bonus or incentives for doing so and the hourly rate you're getting is awful, barely above minimum wage. They term this a *sales* position but real sales jobs offer an incentive and bonus plan. HD does have a *success sharing* program where if the store makes 100%+ of their goal for 6 months, they bonus all the employees of that store. However, it's one check for an entire 6 month period. It doesn't reflect your true value as an employee, much less commerical sales. This is how HD makes their $. They don't pay, they want all employees to sell and schmooze customers.
Overall work environment is great, it's great for beginners or if you don't really need the $. Great for students. If you have a family and you're reasonably educated you'll probably feel exploited, as you should.
Great working environment, great benefits
Extremely low pay; no incentive/bonus for so-called *sales* positions