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Minimum wage and high expectations
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ontario18 November 2018
They take advantage of minimum wage, un-consistent work schedules, no weekends off. Staffing is bare minimum to help maximize profits with no concern over employee work life balance. All this and the company recorded record profits, there focus is not on employees, it is on investors. Not a good mix.

There is no room for advancement and if you are not sure about these comments, ask yourself why are they always hiring, turn over is very high. They will smile and sell you on the great work life balance, don't drink the cool aid.

Not only do they offer minimum wages, they even offer 0% percent discounts for employee purchases, generally a cheap employer who is not worried about employees, but driven by profits and how to please stock holders. Ask how much the average bonus payouts work out to be, if your told a lot, don't be shocked with a $150 or less payout while being pushed to sell credit cards.


You can use your cell phone to find company related info, but don't get caught using it for personal use.
Pros
Workers are close knit team
Cons
It's an us versus management environment
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Politics
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC27 December 2018
If you do not want or cannot drive the equipment, consider yourself as a low hours employee. One day you get praised next day you may get stabbed in the back by management, HR works more against you than for you , although they make it like they are on your side. Plus HR cannot keep confidentiality, this makes it uncomfortable environment to work. Full timers get most of the benefits not part timers, as it seems .
Pros
Coworkers, challenging, Best store Manager money can buy.
Cons
Department Manager, hard on the body, unreliable scheduling
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Could be worse
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC & Saint-Henri, QC18 December 2018
Managements could be all over the place. If you're at least semi-competent you won't get fired. More hours than you can handle if you're a student. Amazing benefits if you're full-time, part-time.. They're negligible.

Doesn't matter how much you think you're worth, you'll never get paid that.

Free all you can eat food three times a year.
Pros
Decent food at times, benefits (full-time only)
Cons
Long hours
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Horrible place to work
Prefer not to say (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 October 2018
Home Depot is a horrible company! Managers change all the time & when they come into Kitchens, they will argue with your point on an issue as they don’t know the correct terminology, & have admitted to not knowing it!
It is a very petty atmosphere, with suposedly “grown” adults arguing over sales & sales goals... even on the floor, swearing at one another, challenging to take it outside with fellow associates. The pay is horrible! When you get your annual review they think a .25-.45 cent raise is good enough?? Inflation is more than that??
There is no recognition for a job well done, if you sell a $40,000 kitchen, they’ll say “good”, “when’re you selling another one?
There are blatantly younger associates stealing, no show, no calls & they almost get rewarded for it?!!
One, or more associates can make up a “horrible” situation & management believes their heresay not the true facts.
If you’re looking to be verbally abused by other staff & management, by all means apply!
If you have any sense of your own knowledge, expertise & respect, DO NOT BOTHER TO WORK HERE!!
Fair warning!!
Pros
None
Cons
The whole company
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Merchandising Associate
Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC26 December 2018
The Merchandising Associate job is the best option.
You work Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM with weekends off.

I started on the Merchandising Team at $12.00 an hour and after
5 years I was making just under $14.00 an hour, however they did have good benefits and you get a discount on Home Depot shares but not on merchandise.

You work the hours management assigns to you In the sales positions including weekends, evenings and holidays.

There is quite a turnover of people and. lower management.

I would be questioning why this is happening if I was in an upper management position and find a solution to the problem.
Pros
Good advice from people in the departments when you are doing a project or home renovation.
Cons
Lower management needs improvement by upper management in order to keep employees long term.
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Fine place to work
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 January 2019
No real way to advance, benefits are okay, hours are fine if you're full time, if you're part time they don't give you the best hours. Pay is low and they want you to stay at your current position. Raises are nearly nonexistent, and they expect you to work hard. Overall it's an okay place to work if you're looking for something to pass the time while you save for something better.
Pros
Okay benefits if full time
Cons
Lack of advancement, bad raises
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A Decent Well Paying and Professional Job
SEASONAL ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON2 February 2019
Working at the Home Depot was great because the benefits were good and the applications for the skills learned were large. Unfortunately out of the three Home Depots I've worked for employees have discriminated against and profiled young people as being prideful, stuck-up and overall not good workers. Management could also use some work with having a more centered viewpoint on a conductive workplace environment. Overall though, they were a good place to work for if you want real life applicable skills and knowledge.
Pros
Lots of opportunities for employee awards and rewards
Cons
Non-flexible scheduling
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Good place with great culture but erratic hours
Department Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON26 October 2018
Great place to work. Good management and all employees get benefits.
Work life balance is difficult with the hours.
Good opportu it for advancement to lower tier management. Pickings are slim to move beyond that.
Pros
Culture, enthusiasm, benefits, security
Cons
Hours and erratic schedule
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The Home Depot Company is great, the Orleans location management is not.
Millwork Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 January 2019
Employees on the floor are great; most of the management at this location has no concern for following THD procedures, safety standards, etc. They do not treat their employees well, unfortunately.
The upper management actually tried gaslighting me about the safety issues that greatly concerned me, telling me that I was imagining (for 3 years) any problems at the store, for example.
Because of the turnover rate, there is pretty good job security, if you can handle all the UNnecessary stress.
Pros
working for The Home Depot
Cons
the management
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Absolutely no work/life balance
APPLIANCE SALES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  London, ON29 August 2018
There Homer awards are fun but feels like elementary school. You will be paid min. wage to do not just your job but also your managers job, customer services job, the delivery companies job etc. If you are looking for a work/life balance, you will def. not get that! They say a computer makes your schedule and it can not be changed, even if you are working 7 days a week. You will close at 10pm and open at 7am and continue to do this every other day until you snap. They do not want real sales people and will not give you what you deserve, they just want disposable people. When they get a real sales person they just over load you with work with no compensation or incentive and you will be paid min. wage to do so, when most places offer commission as an incentive to sell. There profit sharing is a joke as well. Just avoid them all together as it is not a long term job.
Pros
Event teams do work hard to provide free breakfasts etc. some days and fun raffles.
Cons
Low pay, long hours, no routine at all, over worked, no management help, no training after initial training (everyone will tell you their way is the right way, up to you to figure out whose right)
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Lousy Management!
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Current Employee) –  CA29 December 2018
Home depot especially Cambie has the worst possible management system. There is no place to grow and promote especially for minorities. While an employee works just 15 hours a week. they require full availability! It means one has no chance to have a second job to make a living . Wages are the lowest among other similar companies. There is no place for creativity and initiative culture. Micro management is all they know, unfortunately!
Pros
Customers are great.
Cons
Managements
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Great Benefits
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB12 December 2018
Home Depot has great benefits. Work hours vary from day to day if desired, however opportunity to specify availability exists. Very limited opportunity for advancement. Good leadership by management. Enormous amount of walking in certain departments.
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Productive
Chef caissière/ Service a la clientelle / Vente (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC29 December 2018
Making sure the dept.is ready to receive our friendly customers. I learned so much, there is no limit at HD. Management is awesome! Workplace culture is diversified. The hardest part of the job was to answer incoming calls every second, I mean every second while serving customers. The most enjoyable part of the job was
having lunch with some partial handicap young adults, that got up every morning and enjoyed coming to work.
Pros
Free 15 min.breaks
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Good Job
Paint associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 February 2019
Very busy and always lots of customers who need a hand. Nice staff and management. Good benefits and a nice work/life balance. They seem to care about the staff. No discounts for employees which I don't agree with.
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Great work culture
Ware House Associate (Current Employee) –  GTA, ON6 October 2018
• Received order selection & processed, palletized, and loaded the merchandise based on requirement
• Safely operated various types of machinery in order to complete tasks such as loading, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting product
• Use computerized Ware House Management system or other tools for tracking, information gathering and issues or concerns in day to day operations
• Met Safety expectations for this role as outlined under The Home Depot Canada Environmental Health & Safety Management System
Pros
Work culture, Safety
Cons
Shift timings and duration
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Management have favourites
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Ajax, ON23 October 2018
If you are not in good with management, your life will be stressful in this environment. Go in, do your job and go home kinds of environment

This job for me was just for extra cash and not meant to be a career
Pros
it"s a job
Cons
store politics are horrible to say the least
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I had the best experience working at Home Depot Windermere
Head cashier (Former Employee) –  Alberta7 December 2018
I had the best experience working at Home Depot Windermere.Management is really helpful and understanding.Specially Grace Duheme.She was my manager at that time.The management is helpful there and customer service is better then in another stores.Every customer is special not only customer.Good jobs guys and Home Depot has really good culture
Pros
Free lunches and store meetings
Cons
Not enough cashier's sometimes
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Great people, and great place to work.
Vault Associate (Current Employee) –  Duncan, BC23 January 2019
Work hard and you will be rewarded. Good opportunities for advancement.
Great benefits for part-time associates too. Retail is hard work. Good training opportunities.
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Client Operations Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 January 2019
- has awesome culture.
- Very supportive management.
-Great work life balance . Training
- The most enjoyable part of my job is having lunch with colleagues
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Store managers are driven by profit lines and bonus eligibility
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Alberta15 February 2019
Store mangers value numbers not employees
Store managers challenge all HR practices to suit their need to bonus.
The store culture can be toxic when employee loyalties programs are not made a priority.
Some store managers are better than others.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
benefits are hard to access based on eligibility
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