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George

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Sep 5, 2008
 
what is a MEA and how much do they get paid?
Josh

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Nov 5, 2008
 
It stands for merchandising execution team. I transfered from a store to this position about a month ago. It's a team that goes from store to store in a district and does resets, stocking, signs, markdowns, rtv's, etc. Pay depends on prior experience

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Newburyport, MA

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Nov 5, 2008
 
It's a good position, since most MEA's can do more correct resets compared to vendors
Shaun

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Jan 31, 2009
 

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ooops, no html huh.... here is the link of the official HOME DEPOT M.E.A.(M.E.T.), and its duties... Its a great gig...the program is just over a year old, and is expanding like crazy.. basically if you worked as an M.E.A. for a certain period of time, but decided you would rather be at store level, you would have a superior chance of being hired on as a department head,(middle management), due to the skills and training you are required to learn every month.

http://www.maddash.net/videos/homedepot/mea
Leenda

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Feb 2, 2009
 

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Just recently hired as an MEA. I love it. It's hard work, but it's fun. Time flies by. The hours are great. Very rewarding. Team leaders are very helpful and always appreciative of our hard work.
Shaun wrote:
ooops, no html huh.... here is the link of the official HOME DEPOT M.E.A.(M.E.T.), and its duties... Its a great gig...the program is just over a year old, and is expanding like crazy.. basically if you worked as an M.E.A. for a certain period of time, but decided you would rather be at store level, you would have a superior chance of being hired on as a department head,(middle management), due to the skills and training you are required to learn every month.
http://www.maddash.net/videos/homedepot/mea
grp

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Apr 29, 2010
 

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What do MEA employees have to wear?
Kilroy

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Apr 29, 2010
 

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Unionize Home Depot

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Ahh the MET team. Here is a little secret peoples. How is the met teams salaries funded? When I say that, this is what I mean. Is the met team a part of Home Depot like other employees? Ahhh....i see the question marks already? Ask yourself why seperate the teams that service our stores? Why not just keep them as part of the stores? If you are fired on the MET team you do not have the same recourse you would as a regular home depot associate.:-) Get informed or get walked on.
matt

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i work for met team in ma and the race company in usa district manager use drugs in the store esteling from the company and vendors the just take the product and mark dowmn like is damage so the keep the product and nobody notes thas why i get fire from home depot a tell the true to the distric manager and get terminete but district manager friend he get cut druk and driven he tell the district manager about that he miss work for goint to court and he promote to a supervisor of plumbing deptment he dont show to work but he get pay for that day aks home about that to home depot ma o call frank blake
not orange blooded

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Leenda wrote:
Just recently hired as an MEA. I love it. It's hard work, but it's fun. Time flies by. The hours are great. Very rewarding. Team leaders are very helpful and always appreciative of our hard work.
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hope you are ready for more work!! The Inventory Specialists are going away---and guess who's getting the work?
not orange blooded

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Shaun wrote:
ooops, no html huh.... here is the link of the official HOME DEPOT M.E.A.(M.E.T.), and its duties... Its a great gig...the program is just over a year old, and is expanding like crazy.. basically if you worked as an M.E.A. for a certain period of time, but decided you would rather be at store level, you would have a superior chance of being hired on as a department head,(middle management), due to the skills and training you are required to learn every month.
http://www.maddash.net/videos/homedepot/mea
who are you kiddingg? you are just a glorified HD associate. you dont have any more special skills than somebody who wears an orange apron. hope your ready to take on more work cuz they are getting rid of the Inventory Specialists and the MET is assuming those responsibilities!
3813 Union

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Yup its all going to the wonderful MET team.. The same guys who waste an hour when they start to stratigise what they are going to do for the day... Then take a 30 min long 15...then lunch..then another 30 min 15... they screw up planograms, "lose" clearance items, and generally fuck up the isles... YAY!
thekaratekid

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Unionize Home Depot wrote:
Ahh the MET team. Here is a little secret peoples. How is the met teams salaries funded? When I say that, this is what I mean. Is the met team a part of Home Depot like other employees? Ahhh....i see the question marks already? Ask yourself why seperate the teams that service our stores? Why not just keep them as part of the stores? If you are fired on the MET team you do not have the same recourse you would as a regular home depot associate.:-) Get informed or get walked on.
MET is funded off the top 2% of every vendors sales per department. It is fully funded by the manufacturers, not Home Depot.

And for those of you that disagree or do not fully understand what MET does, i'd bet that you are new to retail and don't fully understand why MET is actually there. And I'm sorry for those of you that think MET is taking your jobs, you may be right. Why would Home Depot pay for something that is -- free.

(Depends on location and geography of district and Sales(seasonality)

General Metro area
1 Manufacturer representative (ex. BEHR,HENRYS)= 15 stores
1 Department ISS rep = 2-3 stores
1 MEA x 12 departments x (6 stores)= upwards of 20-50 people

1. customer service
2. X store appearance
3. X In-stock (fix your on-hands DHs)
4. Completing Task Management projects (could range from anything from pulling every single pallet out in garden and sweeping behind it, too setting 15 new faucets on the self and resetting all the displays, easy finds, printing new tags, POGO(purging), and re-sequencing)
5. Down stocking, Facing, replacing damaged tags

I've worked for a manufacturer, ISS, Home Depot (21,22,26,29,28, Closing, Opening, and mids), and now for MET, if you were wondering.
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MET is a joke and will be gone within the next 12 months. Get informed or get walked all over.
CaliMET

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to the met haters. We ae getting more and more support from YOUR store managers. Once they start to get a feel for what it is we do, they tend to be pro-met. Were not scared to help out of our department. How many store workers can u say that about?
Chris

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I just dont understand how you can say that depot is going to be profitable with all the travel that the MET team has to travel. They have to reimburse individuals for the mileage travel. I bet you as a MET member you claim 100+ Miles a week.
Chris

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how does MET memebrs even cover all the stores in districts were we do not have alot of Home Depots. Are we now paying for airline tickets and hotel stays. Again I just dont see how people defend this. This program sucks and I challenge any MET Manager to deny what I have said.
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Sep 18, 2010
 
i just got hired as a MEA, and i travel 90miles a day....they pay me $23 a day for gas.... 45miles to work, 45miles work to home....i live in anchorage, im assign at wasilla, its hard if it snow hard, and lots of moose crossing...very dangerous....its fine for me cause it only cost $10 gas for the 90miles.
MET MAN

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3813 Union wrote:
Yup its all going to the wonderful MET team.. The same guys who waste an hour when they start to stratigise what they are going to do for the day... Then take a 30 min long 15...then lunch..then another 30 min 15... they screw up planograms, "lose" clearance items, and generally fuck up the isles... YAY!
Why don't you come and find me next week when Im there. I'll talk to your manager so you can work with us and see what really we do.
MET MAN

Independence, KY

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Sep 26, 2010
 
Chris wrote:
how does MET memebrs even cover all the stores in districts were we do not have alot of Home Depots. Are we now paying for airline tickets and hotel stays. Again I just dont see how people defend this. This program sucks and I challenge any MET Manager to deny what I have said.
Those would be what are called remote stores. They have there own small MET team maybe 1 or 2 that are stationed to that store. And what you seem to have forgotten is that The Home Depot does not pay for our salary we are funded by the vendors that pay into our program.

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