HD Supply

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HD Supply Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most important is the encouragement to have a healthy work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Branch level associates are great people that are fun to work with (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has no clue about whats going on in the field (in 6 reviews)

  • Communication between the lines of business is poor (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Can be a great workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in La Habra, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in La Habra, CA

    I worked at HD Supply

    Pros

    The work schedule was flexible. Overall quality depends on the other people you worked with. Management is very open to suggestions.

    Cons

    The quality depended on the people you worked with. This could be both a pro or con depending on the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial for management to provide more perks to improve overall company morale. Suggestions are taken into consideration, but management should take a pro-active role in making the workplace a better place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has competitive pricing for customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at HD Supply

    Pros

    Steady salary with a competitive portfolio of products.

    Cons

    Can be micro managing. Company is on the market because it went public. Bad move for the employees.
    Did ruthless layoffs a few months ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most managers are good and have a Home Depot background.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    HD Supply Response

    Feb 3, 2015HR Leader

    Thank you for sharing this information with us. We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Developer

    I worked at HD Supply

    Pros

    Latest IT software, salary, location

    Cons

    Company hypes itself too much. No room for advancement that is get stuck in a rut. Not able to use your talent. The management is very tight in accepting anything creative, that is there is a lot of political jungle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train your managers to 1. accept suggestions for improvement. 2. Train them in good management practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate giant lots of strength slow to move no ajustments too much competition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Slackland, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Slackland, AL

    I have been working at HD Supply full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great autonomy
    easy sale
    wide scope to sell

    Cons

    management just rule keepers
    too big too slow
    health plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your customers and front lines don't tell them what the customer wants actually know by asking not based on market research

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    HD Supply Summer Internship San Diego

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at HD Supply as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    friendly
    Comfortable working conditions
    Great effort to keep steady flow of high-level strategic goals and company mission to all associates

    Cons

    unorganized
    lacking communication of objectives
    Not challenging
    I viewed this company as a great stepping stone to the next opportunity or for someone who wants to collect a paycheck and not want to grow.
    I was told the path to management is to keep my head down and do my work and have people recognize me for it. This may take up to 10 years. (ridiculous!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For each intern there should be a well thought out plan with specific goals. The people involved should be dedicated from start to finish. It should be more challenging and prove to have an actual use and impact to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work experience, negative environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Production Artist in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Production Artist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at HD Supply as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here as a design contractor in the Creative Services department. This was good for my overall experience as an entry-level designer at the time.

    Cons

    I felt very disrespected here, often, and the overall vibe was extremely negative. I observed others being treated poorly as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful of temporary employees. Just because someone is not a full-fledged employee of the company doesn't mean he or she shouldn't be treated as an intelligent human being who is of worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't work for this company!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HD Supply

    Pros

    Hours allow you to have time for a family. Office building is nice and offers a pretty walking trail, a tiny gym, and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Benefits - I had to pay more out of pocket for a procedure that was medically necessary than the portion that the company picked up. I paid 4x the amount that they covered with their horrible insurance policy. 401k has pretty much no company match. Everything that goes into that acct is mostly what has been deducted from your check.
    Management - This company promotes people that have been with the company for a long time. It's all about who you know and how big of a brown-noser you are. Most members of management in the Renovations Dept should not be in their roles, with the exception of the female leaders (they are there because they know their stuff). There are cliques. Most members of management have not spent one day in college and do not know how to talk to people, much less lead them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are qualified for their positions. Do not promote just because people have been with the company for 10+ years. Pay more and put together a better benefits package.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company with small company feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Norcross, GA

    I worked at HD Supply full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance
    Compensation
    Flexible work schedules for some positions, ask to confirm
    Colleagues
    Industry is on the rise

    This place is a revolving door to a better career. If you can get through it for about a year, it makes a decent resume builder to find better employment since many people still associate the company with another very large home improvement retailer.

    Cons

    Middle management is usually not aligned with executive leadership. They are a billion dollar company, but they haven't successfully determined the direction of the business. There is no transparency into how their sister companies are doing, initiatives, and goals. There is barely details given to employees about the initiatives of other teams within the organization and their performance. The 401K matching is less than stellar and bonuses are only given to managers and above.

    There are some good teams within the company, but there are many more bad ones. It is not uncommon to find many middle mangers that lack the experience, vision, and leadership to actually possess their position. They do not have any continued education classes or training whatsoever. The benefits are somewhat expensive and there are not many perks for the average employee. They have had some layoffs and frequent change of leadership which could be what the company needs to improve or could mean that you should keep your skills sharp in case you are under the chopping block.

    If you are at a decent company, don't just come here for more money. After a few months, you will have the bitter taste of regret if you manage to get in the wrong department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees and actually implement change. Don't strongly request participation in an employee survey if things will stay the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Disappointed in management

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HD Supply

    Pros

    Location is great (San Diego), the facility and environment were very positive. I liked the ability to talk with anyone in the organization from the top down.

    Cons

    Management did not have clear direction. I started with no clear directive and really thought they were innovative in there approach (IT). That was not the case they were to focused on other priorities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company places profit in front of employees and customer service.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at HD Supply full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with good hours for a family person. Company has been growing which allows for promotions and ability to transfer around the country.

    Cons

    This company was known for great benefits in the past but now under the new owners most benefits like 401K, stock purchase plan and stock options have been stripped away and replaced with reduced benefits. 401K was a 6% match on your first 5% now it is 1.25% on your first 5% and if they hit their numbers as a company you get 1.25% additional and .5% if they hit their extended numbers. So if we do really good we get 3% match compared to 6% before. Stock purchase program was a 15% discount from the lower of the beginning or ending price now it is 5% discount from the ending price (not a good deal). Stock option program was for all of the sales team based on your performance now the stock option program is for only the very high level management. During this time we have experienced record sales growth and many of the top executives have made millions while the ones who built facilities maintenance have taken a hit financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget who built this company and refocus on your best asset which is your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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