Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 9 August 2018
Been working at the depot for 5 years now. Trying to move up to full time took me forever but finally got it after 4 years when an opening came up. The co-workers there are nice and friendly, but some of them only care for gossip and drama instead of doing their jobs and helping customers. Sometimes also feel your being under paid compared to the work others do and your doing twice the amount of work.
Benefits are great with home depot as a part time and full time. was surprised to even get a few great benefits when I started as part time and now I'm full time even better coverage.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 7 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 associatesmore... 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.less
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Barrhaven, ON – 31 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.
Great Company with great benifits within the company
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 25 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.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 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.