THE HOME DEPOT U.S.A. at a Glance


  • Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement chain and the second-largest U.S. retailer (after Walmart), is known as a stable place to work.


  • Home Depot must improve its customer service and figure out how to raise morale among its store-level employees, many of whom feel overworked and underpaid.

The Bottom Line

  • The Atlanta-based company employs 321,000 workers at about 2,200 stores and is ranked No. 30 on Fortune magazine's list of the top 500 American-based companies. It's doing a lot of the right things to attract and retain customers during a difficult economy, but it needs to continue to improve or Lowe's will gain ground.


When it was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, The Home Depot began changing consumers' perspectives about how they could care for and improve their homes. The Company created the "do-it-yourself" concept, spawning an entire industry that now spans the globe.

Today, The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,200 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

As for its offerings, the firm's name, The Home Depot, says it all: it's a one-stop shop to help customers build, improve, and maintain a home.  It targets the do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional markets with its selection of some 40,000 items, including lumber, flooring, plumbing supplies, garden products, tools, paint, and appliances. Home Depot also offers installation services for carpeting, cabinetry, and other products. 

The Home Depot is an Equal Opportunity/M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.  Available positions may vary by location.  Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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2455 Paces Ferry Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 1 (770) 433-8211
Fax: 1 (770) 384-2356


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: HD
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO and President: Craig Menear
  • 2014 Employees: 300,000

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA (HQ)
  • Over 2,200 locations nationwide