Direct Supply

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Direct Supply Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
73 Reviews
3.6
73 Reviews
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Bob Hillis
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, friendly people and a younger work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Great Culture, Intelligent Co-Workers, Causal work environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible accountability throughout the organization, especially in middle management (in 5 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance means you can work as long as you want (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work life balance in a good industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Direct Supply

    Pros

    Work life balance, culture, the people and serving and industry with a mission. Opportunity for growth and cross department development if you work hard and express interest in other areas. Networking is welcomed and encouraged.

    Cons

    Compensation is really the only con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How many great people would still be there if compensation was in line with market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a great place to work if you are a young white male

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Direct Supply full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is an entrepreneurial spirit in this workforce. They seek out "Brains, Character, and Drive".

    Cons

    Women are treated as second class and there is virtually no diversity in the whole company. Work/Life balance means you can work as long as you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some great things about this place, but you aren't as fabulous as you think you are. There are many other organizations with better practices out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Direct Supply Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Direct Supply

    Pros

    Culture, flexibility, co-workers, familiy inclusion and benefits

    Cons

    Poor compensation and job opportunity - short career ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career pathing is missing. Current management does not have prior experience thus is insufficient for the responibilities that fall under their title

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with an awesome culture

    Cons

    Opportunity to be more competitive with compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    With eyes wide open, I can confidently say my experience has been absolutely refreshing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a very laid-back environment. People definitely work hard, but there isn't an expectation to look or dress a certain way. People are open, honest, friendly, good-natured, want to get to know you, laugh, and generally just create a positive place to work. There are a TON of opportunities here: options to move laterally, cross-departmentally, and to get promoted. The culture is great and they really believe in living their values. P.S. I finally have work/life balance!!

    Cons

    I can honestly say, I don't have any cons about working here. After the same amount of time in at my last job, I would have been able to write a novel about the cons, but this place is so amazingly different! I love it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like that our five core principles are shared during training and that we are encouraged to memorize them, repeat them on a daily basis, do our work based on them, and be ready for Bob to quiz us on the walking path!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CEO Loves Technology

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Direct Supply part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -CEO Loves engineers
    -Employee owned

    Cons

    -Outdated technology
    -Struggling to adapt to Scrum Methodologies

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

    Wonderful company filled with abundant challenges and rewards for driven people!

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    Current Employee - Operations in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Operations in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    -The culture is amazing, very high flexibility, work hard play hard type of culture
    -Coworkers are best in class at what they do, interview process is stringent and most coworkers have high passion and same desire for company to succeed
    -Company is 100% employee owned, great transparency and joint gain from the companies success
    -If you work hard, and are assertive you can move quickly in the organization
    -Committed to company stability and the Milwaukee area, much higher job security than other industries

    Cons

    -Growth of company has led to siloed departments and thinking - starting to make better with new strategies
    -At times, the entrepreneurial culture lacks high accountability, some people can get away with lack of results for too long
    -Have a mindset of needing to spend more to make more, instead of optimizing the spend we have and cutting out things that don't need to be done, spend too freely compared to other companies
    -Lacking on technological innovation (recognize that and working to catch up)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive high accountability and be more critical of investments that aren't paying off

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

    Company Owned Culture with Outstanding Opportunities to Grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Wonderfully positioned in huge growth market of Long Term Care
    - Flexible, growth based work environment with many opportunities
    - Company growth goals are based on the long haul (not short bursts to appease external shareholders)
    - Good mix of different job functions and lines of business
    - High level executives are extremely accessible

    Cons

    - Second stage growth company working to establish repeatable process and standardization in many areas
    - Newer lines of business and established lines of business often have very different processes, roles and expectations leading to silos within the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to recruit key outside talent to drive game changing new business opportunities
    - Partner this outside talent with the immense amount of LTC and internal experience built within Direct Supply over the last 30 years
    - Continue to establish a world class compensation and benefits program to acquire and retain the absolute best talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Direct Supply helps you learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Direct Supply (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, your ideas are heard and implemented, very fun culture. Great leaders and great training. There is a lot of energy around the company and the people who work at DS are extremely friendly.

    Cons

    I do not love the location of Direct Supply

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement.
    Fun work environment.
    Growing industry.

    Cons

    Top management positions will never open up.
    Location in dangerous part of Milwaukee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new facilities/location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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