Current CEO: Frank Blake
Home Depot is a major retail company that specializes in home improvement, construction, and other home services. It’s based in Atlanta, Georgia and is named the largest home improvement retail company and fourth largest general retailer by the Stores.org, based on revenue. With around 2,248 number of stores in 2011, the sizes of the chain range from warehouse to megastores. Though it began in the US, the company has found success overseas in the UK, Canada, Mexico, South America, and China. The company currently employs 321,000 for a variety of Home Depot jobs.
The Home Depot company not only owns the chain but also exclusive rights to brands including: G.E. water heating, Homelite outdoor and power tools, Martha Stewart Living furniture and decor, and Hampton Bay ceiling fans, as well as house brands: Husky tools and Workforce tools. The home services giant also gives back to the community by the way of The Home Depot Foundation as well as major sponsorship of US athletics. Home Depot’s latest slogan is: “More saving, More doing”—encouraging consumers to be proactive about home improvement at an affordable price by shopping at Home Depot. The company has been recognized and awarded for its environmental efforts and named Top 50 Most Reputable Companies by Forbes in 2009.
Careers at Home Depot
If you find satisfaction in jobs that heavily focus on customer service and helping people improve their homes, check out Home Depot’s career opportunities in the following fields:
• Retail: Retail associates deal with customers on a daily basis.
• Distribution Center: manage distribution facilities that ship to over 2,000 stores.
• Call Centers: Addressing all inquiries and questions from customers regarding installation sales, installation service, and Internet customer service group.
• Corporate & Affiliates: Support associates through finance, marketing, brand development, and merchandise.
Working at Home Depot
Home Depot offers a video series that offers an inside and behind-the-scene look at what it’s like to be an employee at Home Depot. Everyday life of Home Depot involves a major concentration on customer service, team work, and outside volunteering to help the environment grow and prosper. Home Depot employees are committed to serving and helping communities. Check out some of our Home Depot jobs below.