Home Depot have been great to all associates by providing a flexible schedule (3 weeks in advance) to make sure they have a well balance life. Home Depot is all about inclusive and diversity, which is very welcoming to all associates from all over the world. Therefore, it is a great place to work.
Not a bad place to work as far as retail goes, could use an increase in wages for freight. The staff and management were great to work with. Need to be more aware of people who are not slacking all the time and not pulling their weight and reprimand then accordingly.
Working night shifts at The Home Depot had it's ups and downs. Adjusting to the sleep schedule takes practice but with the help of some great coworkers and coffee I had a great experience developing my people skills and getting exercise.
A typical day starts with unloading freight and distribution.
Hard work and dedication to succeed in life.
The management is fair to every one. My concerns are heard.
Diversity and equality from all race or ethnicity.
Unloading heavy products manually and visually reading small nos.
Company appreciation for the work done and food rewards.
down fall is getting few shifts scheduled and still working 5 days because of short handed. but it felt that begging for shifts because if you did not ask you did not get the shifts even if you were needed.
Meeting with the team on the floor to discuss the expected night ahead, everyone is ready to put in for a tough night; Several Depts had big sales and there is an event at the front to prepare for. Knowing the team can handle the load, the manager and fellow associate hands out the duties and can be seen through the night giving a hand to any swamped areas. Its a close call yet the team manages to pull through in time for open hours, thanking everyone for the hard work the manager surprises everyone the next evening with snacks and cold drinks for the effort of the previous shift.
One day of many to look forward to at the Home Depot
Work Hours guaranteed/People with fun and mature attitudes
Night shift work included getting various freight from the truck brought to which ever department you had been stationed at. Then you would replenish empty spots with new products the rest was stored above. You would then fill any empty spots with products if possible. Stocking shelves essentially. If skilled on the machines you would use forklift for lumber or seasonal dept. Reach and or order pickers for anywhere else. I learned plenty about store operations and the details that one has to pay attention to when replenishing products in the store.
People generally had been kind, however several supervisors seem to have an agenda. The Asm's for the most part sided with the supervisors if situations came up. Alot of politics and drama going on.
Hardest part was to be neutral and just focus on the job and not get involved in the drama.
Most enjoyable was operating the vehicles(forklift,reach,orderpicker).
Too much drama, supervisors will lie and backstab, pay is not great.
Home Depot is a great place to work if you work in the right department and have a good supervisor. You get benefits as a part timer. You get an yearly raise. Hours can between 20 or less to 30 all depending on what department you work in and how many call ins you get.
The Home Depot is a place to learn about operating in a safe open warehouse to accomplish a variety of tasks with experienced people available to help teach and lighten a heavy load. Your feet may ache and your body will yearn for rest those first weeks, yet hang in and your time will not be misspent with valuable skills and talents found in a friendly and lively workplace.
5 days a week, 8 hours a night, I worked night shifts, every day of the week, including weekends. Co-workers were well informative, and very helpful. I learned it is very important to stay on task, and do your assigned job, as instructed to do so, without any complaints. It is important to keep a positive work attitude, and stay on track with your hours, if not, it could affect you in the long run.