DXP Enterprises

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DXP Enterprises Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
31 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    Loved being able to work from home.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was my own supervisor. No one looking over my shoulder. Great customers.

    Cons

    Company kept me in the dark. Never let us know what was going on within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love working for DXP

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I noticed so many negative reviews about DXP and felt I needed to speak up. When people are dissatisfied they tend to look for an outlet to complain. On the other hand, if you're satisfied with your job, you aren't logging on to glassdoor to tell the world. So if you're thinking about working at DXP, take the complaints with a grain of salt.

    DXP executives have a true personal interest in seeing the company and its employees succeed. They have millions of dollars at stake in company stock (public information) and are working hard to make DXP the top industrial distributor. You don't achieve that with 3,000+ unhappy employees. So they do care about all of us. Some people's issues may stem from someone in middle-management or a supervisor that doesn't know how to manage people. That is with every company though. If you are in that situation, you request a transfer.

    Opportunity for advancement does exist. Again, with 3000+ employees, people come and go. Management opportunities open, and if you've worked had and have the education and skills, you can certainly grow with the company.

    In response to a particular comment about overtime, DXP operates the same way as every other company, which is required by Federal law. If you are a Non-Exempt (Hourly) employee, you are paid time and a half for hours over 40. If you are an Exempt (Salaried) employee, you receive a fixed salary and aren't eligible for time and a half. You know this when accepting the job offer, so it's no one's fault but your own for not understanding the labor laws.

    Lastly, my experience with DXP, from the first phone call with the recruiter up until today has been a wonderful learning opportunity. While I do have a heavy work load, I am learning so much and staying busy which I'll take any day over a slow job that teaches me nothing.

    Cons

    The company has purchased numerous companies over the years and still has the challenge of integrating them into the DXP culture. DXP seems to be highly segmented, with a lack of communication across each business segment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is 100plus year, but no employees have 30 plus anniversary

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    Former Employee - IT/BI/Report Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT/BI/Report Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at DXP Enterprises

    Pros

    Get to work from home and collect pay check
    No college or accredited degree required

    Cons

    No Employees value
    Take credit of other hard work
    IT have access to everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat and value hard work and talented employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    YOU who choose to apply ... Tread Lightly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX

    I worked at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn much, the " learning " comes in the form of added work you will receive because your peers are finding other jobs that pay 25% or 50% more than what DXP offers you.

    If you're an optimist, just see it as a paid internship into the corporate world in which one can attain the skills to further their career elsewhere.

    Benefits = Good

    Cons

    If you're a realist, you work for a company that piles more and more work on top of your job description. This company will fight you tooth and nail if you request a raise in your annual review, one way they accomplish that is by the extra added work. They will load you up to where you will find difficulty meeting their standards for your 3% raise.

    Think of DXP as the WAL-MART of the supply chain world and other companies and the COSTCO ( and we all know how much Wally World values their employees )

    DXP compensation is in the lowest 10% in the field.

    Average Salary of my Peers were $27- $30k ( if youre lucky ) ... no you don't automatically get your salary check on the 1st and 15th. You have to hit your 40 hrs ( understandable )

    However if you go over 40 hrs, you are not salary you are hourly in which case they pay HALF of your hourly wage, NOT time and a half,

    I REPEAT ... NOT TIME AND A HALF

    if you figure your salaries hourly wage is say $14.50 and hour, you will be paid $7.25 per overtime hour. ( who does that ? )

    Every negative thing you read about this company you have to take it with a grain of salt, in the case of DXP enterprises my experience there confirms every negative thing I've read so far in regards to how the company operates.

    On my 3rd day someone in upper management mentioned in private that DXP isn't the kind of company where you move up, its the kind of company where you come in for a few years, get your skills and leave. I never asked him why but quickly found out for myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    read the advice employees and former employees have posted on here and follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    disjointed conglomeration of companies from different industries

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    pay, potential opportunity, expense reimbursement

    Cons

    lack of support, broken promises, poor organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider deeper on whom you rely upon

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

    DXPeople

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the great things about DXP is the people who work here. You will find that this company has an employee base that is diverse and dedicated. I personally work in a great team environment and have supportive management . There is plenty of room for professional and personal growth. DXP has a great culture and set of values.

    Cons

    I would like to see more departments interacting together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to progess in updating benefits in order to maintain being competive in the recruitment of top talent. Continue to increase employee engagement by offering more employee perks like opportunities for training, recognition, and anything else that creates value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good local team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DXP Enterprises

    Pros

    Great Company, family first

    Cons

    Corp HQ is out of touch on what is needed to grow in new market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from this place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Item Maintenance Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Item Maintenance Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing good about this place was the person I worked under who was an awesome guy! That's about it.

    Cons

    Low pay and expensive benefits! Not to mention there is absolutely no room for advancement, You're stuck and once you are in a certain position, you are there. And a raise? Please.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the time they're busy buying up other companies, some of that money should trickle down to their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    An incredible learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A company with great values and benefits for thier employees. Thorough training with exceptional opportunities to grow and develop within the company.

    Cons

    The same you would find at any job where different people come together with one goal in mind. Sometimes ideas clash and not every voice that's heard can be satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst Company I've ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    I worked at DXP Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company was being about to talk to other employees that could empathize about how terrible it was to work there. Walked away with some good friends - who are no longer working there.

    Cons

    Racism and good old boy behavior was supported from supervisors and managers. Supervisor would commonly insult and ridicule workers publicly. Also my supervisor seemed to be even worse when he as clearly hung over or had shaky hands from withdrawals. Management frequently hire family members who were inexperienced jerks who thought they could then run the place and treat people disrespectfully. Management and workers were routinely unprofessional being rude, cussing, chastising, calling names, talking about one another and more. When I went to upper management they said that everyone complains about management and did nothing. There were no opportunity for promotions. The pay was awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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