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Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot, United States on Feb 11th, 2020
"Plaid is a manufacturer and retailer of craft and DIY products and tools. Given its roots in manufacturing, the overall culture and operations is quite dated. Heavy reliance on paper products in the corporate setting with feeble or inconsistent attempts to reduce usage or recycle. Marketing decisions are not largely data led. Most approvals for campaigns are rooted in their personality and preference. Consider too, there is no company funded benefit for parental/family leave, only short term disability insurance (if one qualifies and has been paying for it prior to needing it) in conjunction to FMLA. Paternal leave does not exist here.Flexibility in work hours is little to none. You actually have to fill out and submit a paper-based schedule at the end of each week. Key fobs are regularly monitored with company-wide emails to all staff reminding them to be on time, despite there being only a few consistent offenders. Working from home is never an option even if your role is primarily a digital one. The only exception to this is if it is medically and absolutely necessary - ie late stage pregnancy symptoms is not reason enough. The lack of trust from senior management permeates throughout the daily operations in these ways. The company also lacks real project management tools and staff equipped to maintain project goals and tasks for true accountability. Departments are in a constant state of varying degrees of catching up. Very heavy reliance on Excel to manage internal requests. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot, United States on Feb 7th, 2020
"In my experience, the Home Depot is a good place to work if you’re committed to making your job your life. The employees are quite close, but many bond because of the poor management and gruelling workload. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot, United States on Oct 14th, 2019
"Great place to work and very inclusive of women at THD "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot, United States on Oct 7th, 2019
"It's an amazing opportunity to work and earn as well as learn alot... You can take that knowledge home with you. I have never seen a company who is about equality in every way imaginable!!"
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot, United States on Jun 25th, 2019
"Better than many corporate cultures, but a gamble of who you work for. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot, United States on Jun 3rd, 2019
"Corporate looks down on store associates, especially women and attempt to discredit them at every suggestion they make."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Mar 10th, 2019
"they won't restrict you to certain departments due to age or gender but your pay may not compare to what a male your age is making"
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jan 31st, 2019
"The Home Depot is a great place to work and people are respectful of each other here. We do interesting work that is pushing the future of our industry."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Nov 30th, 2018
"Very good company for women and extremely inclusive of people who are LGBTQ-identified. Very respectful atmosphere despite the little petty politics you would find anywhere, lol."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jul 1st, 2018
"It’s a great stepping stone to learn the name and outs of retail."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jun 8th, 2018
"If your not a man you won’t be promoted to good positions"
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on May 29th, 2018
"Be prepared to work hard and to strive to make a difference without any recognition, compared to other associates. Do you best, fulfilling your job requirements to the very best of your ability, and let that be enough. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Apr 21st, 2018
"Be prepared to be bulldozed and dismissed, and don't dare say anything about the fact that those situations are happening."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Feb 14th, 2018
"On site daycare at corporate but it’s very hard to get in. Only pay for 6-8 weeks leave as part of Short Term Disability.@"
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jan 24th, 2018
"THD has a great on site daycare and some generous maternity leave for a southern company."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jan 12th, 2018
"This is not a pleasant work environ.ent, especially for women."
"It's a great part time job but going full time was the worst decision I made."
"Men and women are treated fairly, though vacation and maternity leave are minimal compared to other companies. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Dec 16th, 2017
"At a company known for hammers and nails, there is definitely a place for women to leave an imprint. We have female leaders that are constantly inspiring associates at The Home Depot. As a woman, you have a voice at the company and you're encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with others every day."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Dec 15th, 2017
"It is a very positive environment. They truly live their values and care for their employees. Their are many opportunities to grow careers."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Nov 20th, 2017
"While the pay is lousy, the vision, dental, and 401 K are excellent benefits. “Older” women are skipped over for younger women when opportunity for promotion or advancement arise, which is their loss since the millennial crowd does not have the same sense of job loyalty. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Oct 27th, 2017
"Customers often treat you lesser than the men because they think you know less."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Oct 18th, 2017
"Home Depot was a relatively diverse company for females in software engineering. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Oct 6th, 2017
"If you want to climb the ladder, go to Georgia... your work ethic and passions will take you as high as you want to go. If you don't want to move there... it's limited to how much growth there is."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jul 12th, 2017
"Be prepared to get dirty. Home Depot has a lot of building material that is dirty !!! Very dusty place !!!"
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Apr 26th, 2017
"It is a good company, with fantastic values. And you will learn a lot and be pushed (in a good way to develop). They incent leadership to develop and promote their people. Compensation (especially promotional compensation once you are in the company) is highly constricted with red tape. So push hard for what you think you deserve before you walk in the door. They WILL pay it, but you won't get much once you are an orange apron."
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jul 18th, 2016
"Don't bother, unless your going to work front end like cashier or service desk"
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Jun 6th, 2016
"I worked a manual labor job, for which women aren't normally hired for but Home Depot hired me and, even though I heard a lot from customers about my gender my coworkers were always incredibly supportive and even told off a customer or two when it got ridiculous. Great company to work for. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Home Depot on Apr 28th, 2016
"Great values as company. Flexibility, support, etc. completely depends on your leadership. My leadership is very supportive and flexible."
"Be prepared to be second guessed on your knowledge and capabilitie to keep up with the men. Don't be afraid to ask for help but don't let them push you around. Management is all male. There will be plenty of sexist jokes."
"Customers will doubt your knowledge and older male associates will assume your incompetence. If you keep your nose to the grind you can make full time pretty easily but don't expect any kind of praise or recognition for doing so."
"I really like my job but u really have to have tough skin. It's all in a days work."
"You can move up fast"
"It's easy to move up on the company. And I noticed a lot of female lead positions."
"Like anywhere else in tech, you have to work extra hard to be taken seriously and withstand a lot of politically incorrect jokes."
"The company has made efforts to improve fairness and have a variety of programs for women. I still think the company (and industry) is very male dominated. No blatant discrimination but depending on the group, can be more challenging to "network" with colleagues (be one of the guys)."
"equal opportunity for men and women , perform well and new opportunities come your way"
"I worked at HQ for 3 years and found this to be an excellent company for working mothers. In the departments where I worked, the leaders (men and women) were very supportive of mothers. The on-site daycare wasn't built yet when I was there, but I've heard great reviews from my former colleagues. Many friends took maternity leave and raised their young kids while working here, and they seemed to have positive experiences. If I could go back when I'm ready to have kids, I would not hesitate."
"Ask for more. Be confident in your knowledge and ability. Seize every opportunity to learn new things and progress."
"Feel good about yourself and the customers will feel good too! Most of the time."
"Accountability is serious here. If you break policy there are repercussions. At the Salaried level you don't get to make many mistakes."
"learn everything you can(no one will teach you)think out the box.dont listen to office gossip.be strong be brave be positive.take the lead."
"aim high you can always negotiate down but never up."
"You may be initially moved ahead quite quickly because the company is so male-dominated, and they are trying to get it more equal. It's very easy to stall at the dept. manager level, though. It's retail, in any case; overworked and underpaid. It's easy to get pulled in to a sense of community - don't."
"I would say to myself: "Self. You should have fought for more money. You are worth every penny." I would also tell myself not to stress over other people's inability to plan accordingly. Everything always works out in the end."
"I don't know if this had anything to do with me being female, but I have tendonitis in my right foot, and despite that, they wouldn't let me sit down. That made me feel as though they didn't care about me but about what i could do for them."
"If you are hired as part time,be aware that you are just the garbage that takes out garbage. You are not valued AT ALL. Keep looking...."
"Don't sweat the small stuff. Go in and do the job that is expected of you. Important to be a self starter"
"I've been with the company for 10 years. Don't stress over the small stuff and take care of the customer there the ones who put the money in the bank. Great company to work for."
"Make sure upper management knows what your goals are and take it upon your self to cross train into different departments"
"Most women think that there is no spot for them in Home Depot; that it is a "man's company". That is so not true. Through hard work and dedication, anyone at Home Depot can reach their goals, regardless of gender."
"Continue to be honest and not compromise your standards. Follow the upright leader."
"I wish I would've stood up and said something sooner about the things that happened in my store."
"I don't know about other stores, but at my store management plays favorites. They are only interested in people who want to move up in the company. Otherwise, they could care less about you and what you do - even if you are a good worker."
"A working mom can handle this. They are crazy awesome at working with your schedule and all of the managers are there for you. This is a family company, everyone supports everyone."