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Cloudy management and inconsistent values.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON7 August 2018
The most enjoyable part of working for this company is the associate-level team. You'll very quickly become a part of their group and make plenty of long time friends within it. Most associates are genuinely caring both instore and out, and it's overall a pretty good time.

That's about it for the positives of the company, however. Though some managers resist it at first, the cult-like spoon feeding of falsities the management spews onto their staff is repulsive and over the top. From being told how evil and awful unions are, to how our competitors don't offer their customers any form of incentives to shop there instead of here, and trying to make Home Depot seem like the holiest of retail outlets.

As a front, there can be a lot of pride one can have working for Home Depot, whether it be their baseline values of working for the community and charitable fundraising, and being the largest home building materials retailers in the country. That pride is very quickly lost seemingly every year you remain within the company. You'll work alongside staff that has nearly nothing positive to say about the store yet they've been there for 10+ years, telling themselves that "they might as well just stick it out at this point" since they've received x amount of raises over the years.

The final nail in the coffin for a lot of the great associate team at The Home Depot came with the recent rise of the minimum wage, which saw most of the staff, though getting a literal raise in wages, was more or less bumped "back down" to minimum wage, and were now working alongside brand new associates
  more... who made just as much as we all do now. A few exceptions aside, this baseline pay has crushed most of the Home Depot team, and we're seeing people drop out of the running left and right these days.

The biggest payoff to spending a few years for this company is my knowledge now to never take a company at face value, and when I'm constantly being told during my first year that my positive outlook will definitely change once I've been in the company for long enough, that I might want to take them a bit more seriously than just shrugging them off as disgruntled workers who'd given up.
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Pros
Great entry-level staff team.
Cons
Cult-like management and cloudy values.
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Overall a good place to work
Department Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 August 2018
Overall a good place to work. The culture is very good, especially for students. As a long time career, advancement is difficult. Management tends to be reactive instead of proactive.
Pros
Good culture, good benefits
Cons
Not much room for advancement
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It's a job
Special Services Associate/Order Picker (Current Employee) –  Langley, BC6 August 2018
Nothing special I can really say about working here, the benefits are good and the schooling is great. Management depends on your store, I have two managers I get along really well with.
Pros
Part-Time Benefits
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Very Good
Specialist Flooring and Decor Associate, Westmount (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 August 2018
All very good !
Good Managers
Cooperative peers
Great benefits
Good opportunities
Good Customers
Easy Place to Work
Good Brand
Nice Place to Work
Good Programs
Pros
All good
Cons
Nothing bad
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high school all over again
Full and Part time (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 August 2018
this place is toxic, its like working with a bunch of immature students. Lots of gossip and drama. The pay increases are awful. Good luck getting even a 0.25 raise per year
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Okay place to work
Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 August 2018
Its ok. Long hours, bad scheduling, and bad management. Never allowed to sit, or to great a friend. If you weren't helping a customer at any given time you would be in trouble.
Pros
good people
Cons
long hours, bad management
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morale is very low...company does not give a darn about employees
Cashier/Special Services Desk (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON1 August 2018
hours are minimal....morale is very low...pay is terrible...co workers are usually great...the hours and money they expect you to live on is a joke...
Pros
nice co workers
Cons
too much to type
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Enjoyable workplace
Supervisor - Special Services (Current Employee) –  Duncan, BC1 August 2018
Great culture, poor work/life balance. They feed us all the time! People who work there are great. Company truly puts customers first and takes care of its people.
Pros
Free food, great staff
Cons
Long hours, changing schedules
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Terrible job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Barrhaven, ON31 July 2018
Only get a job here if you like making minimum wage and never getting a single raise no matter how hard you work. Bad hours, terrible management, constant scheduling issues, and to top it off rude customers all day long.
Pros
None
Cons
Minimum wage, bad hours, rude customers
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Great Company with great benifits within the company
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Brantford, ON25 July 2018
Great work environment, lovely staff. People were easy to work with. Great benefits within the company. Flexible hours but not given enough hours to live off of. Good for someone looking for part time.
Pros
Great Company & staff
Cons
Not enough hours
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Mostly part time work, lots of parking, friendly environment
Store Associate - (Décor and flooring Associate) (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL20 July 2018
lots of free parking. Friendly environment. mostly part time work. Can pick up extra shifts. lots of free training. Computer program is a little hard to get used to but OK after you figure it out.
Pros
lots of free parking
Cons
poor wages
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not enough hours in the day
Department Supervisor I (Current Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON13 July 2018
Great company to work for in regards to benefits, etc....

As a Department Supervisor the demands on your time are unrealistic to the number of hours in the day.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
high pressure
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Diverse workplace
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Halifax Regional Municipality, NS11 July 2018
The big win for Home Depot is the diverse workplace. The company strives and preaches diversity as well as community involvement through various company initiatives.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Big box mentality
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Good place to get experience in different field's
Asset Protection Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 July 2018
Good place to get experience in different field's so you can grow in skill set. The people I worked with were fun to work with and be around. It was nice.
Pros
Team Builds (Free lunch and day with pay)
Cons
certain things for health benefits were not covered
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frendly staff
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 July 2018
I'm a cashier at the home depot current;ly and I love it there. everyone is so understanding and kind and they always make sure you find what you are looking for. youll always be treated like family when you visit the home depot.
Pros
free breaks
Cons
long hours
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Great place
Receiver (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON1 July 2018
Great benifits, associates are nice to talk to, hours are flexible if you are the type to need more time off, fun environment to get to know new people
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uncertain environment
receiver/order picker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 June 2018
If you get f/t status, benefits are good. but as most are now p/t or contract for hire= your status is uncertain. depending on store mgmt, one may have to contend with office politics.
Pros
light work
Cons
job uncertainty
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job culture is great
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON24 June 2018
Pros: 1. Flexible schedule good for students.
2. The working environment is great, friendly peers.
3. Cross training in other departments.
4. Learning environment.

Cons: 1. Minimum wage.
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Poor work place
Paint associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 June 2018
Awful place to work. Part time hours no advancement. Bad supervisors. Terrible pay. Terrible benefits. Work you like a dog and get nothing in return. Rude supervisors and bad environment overall.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Great place to work
Field Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON21 June 2018
Great culture! Vision and values are taken pride in, excellent opportunities for growth and advancement, great benefits and excellent people. Highly recommended!
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