Creating solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers requires teams that represent a broad blend of experiences. - Angie Brown, Vice President of Store Technology
As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, we aim to provide the highest level of service, the broadest selection of products and the most competitive prices.
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retail industry.
Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In more than 2,200 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference. Our culture and success are built on an unwavering loyalty to eight guiding principles, and we live by a simple premise by our founders: Put customers and associates first, and the rest will take care of itself.
- Excellent Customer Service
- Taking Care of Our People
- Building Strong Relationships
- Respect for All People
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Doing the Right Thing
- Giving Back
- Creating Shareholder Value
The Home Depot’s Core Values:
Orange is at the heart of our culture, and everything we do here at The Home Depot – from our aprons, our stores, our sites and more. So it makes perfect sense that OrangeLife Advantage is how we describe the unique culture and strong benefits we offer to help our associates and their families get the most out of work and life. Some of these perks and programs include:
Parental support benefits (including 6 weeks 100% Paid Parental Leave for Moms & Dads and 6 weeks 100% Paid Maternity Leave for Birth Moms)
Flex time policies (including remote working, part-time working, and flex scheduling)
Care-taking policies (including onsite childcare, back-up childcare, elder care, sabbatical leave)
Employee resources groups and initiatives to engage associates in professional development, awareness activities and community outreach.
Plus, so much more!
Over 35 years ago, we established the foundation of our commitment to diversity and inclusion through our eight core values. Respect for all people and building strong relationships are top priorities for The Home Depot, and we maintain our competitive advantage because of our 400,000 plus associates who reflect the diversity of our customers.
To show our commitment to our associates, at our Store Support Center we launched seven Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) in 2007 to drive associate engagement. The Women's Link, one of those groups, connects women with growth opportunities and helps increase women's visibility to enhance professional growth and development. This group also supports our efforts to attract and develop the finest talent to create the best experiences for our customers. We are focused on engaging, inspiring and developing, the careers of all of our associates at our organization, which continues to help drive our business performance. Ultimately, an inclusive and respectful environment means all associates can bring their whole selves to work.
We offer comprehensive healthcare plans and paid time off benefits, including 6 weeks 100% Paid Parental Leave for Moms & Dads and 6 weeks 100% Paid Maternity Leave for Birth Moms), numerous corporate discount programs, employee stock purchase, and so much more.