True Value

  www.truevaluecompany.com
  www.truevaluecompany.com

True Value Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
57 Reviews
3.1
57 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
True Value CEO John Hartmann
John Hartmann
15 Ratings

18 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    In the midst of change

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

    I worked at True Value full-time

    Pros

    Medium sized company that feels like a small company. Benefits are decent, Nice corporate office building with amenities. Most long time employees are friendly. Emphasis on company values. Training/extended learning opportunities. Some people return after being at other companies.

    Cons

    Co-op business model is challenging to work in. Some systems are outdated. No career ladder for advancement. People leave for another company and sometimes return in order to advance. Still a large silo environment, making cross-functional work challenging.

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

    A Time of Growing Pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at True Value

    Pros

    The majority of the longer term employees are friendly and welcoming.They seem to really care about the welfare of the company. The company is now addressing the lag in technology.

    Cons

    Unorganized chaos in the IT department. Frequent verbal changes in direction of "vision". Departments need more employees to handle the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too few contacts between IT and Departments. More clarity in how things will be done to move forward.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive, although lack of upward mobility

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

    I worked at True Value part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, the company culture was good

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, the pay was minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider upward mobility program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Overall a good place to work

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

    I have been working at True Value

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO, and co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best and this is well known. Yearly raises are not the best either. People leave the company and positions not filled resulting in more work for current associates. Limited vertical growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with calling everything an opportunity. Buzzwords don't fool anyone. Be straight with the associates.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tax Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay job growth value change hr people

    Cons

    Pay managers small opportunity small politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Value

    Pros

    I had an avenue of employment.

    Cons

    Benefits...company didn't want to back employees with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better benefits.

  8.  

    It's a great place to work for someone about to retire

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

    I worked at True Value full-time

    Pros

    Company celebrates employees, great benefits

    Cons

    People stay at this company forever which means there's little room for growth in a single department.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fulfilling Work but a Bitter Ending

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

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Doing your job well gives the independently owned hardware stores a better chance at profitability. A lot of great, knowledgeable people to work with. A fairly collaborative atmosphere among associates across all departments. For the most part, not a company of micro-managers.

    Cons

    Project deadline pressures can mean later hours and weekends at work for extended periods of time. In my case, the company allowed years of achievement and positive reviews be belittled by the opinions of one new to the company supervisor. Company lags far behind the times in their uses of new retail technology. Limited resources to make dramatic positive changes within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people's overall performance and contributions to the company. Social media, YouTube and other digital retailing tools are here to stay. Don't be so afraid to make use of them. Even a company with limited resources can do some amazing things online these days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have had a good experience working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at True Value full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been able to learn a lot in my time here and I continue to grow.

    Cons

    I really could not tell you any cons at the time except having to cover weekend, night, and holiday shifts at tmes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Cashier in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Cashier in Williston, ND

    I have been working at True Value full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's mostly low stress. If you put in time off you will ususally get it.

    Cons

    The pay is $11 hr. Its not bad, but since starting pay at McDonald's is now $12 hr, and Walmart is $17 hr.

    Aside from that you do not get to choose the hours that you work. One day you start at 8am the next day 11am. Along, with that you don't get weekends off.

True Value Photos

Work at True Value? Share Your Experiences

True Value

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.