HD Supply

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Ten Separate Companies with Ten Separate Cultures... Integration Synergies Unrealized...

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

I worked at HD Supply

Pros

o HDS has only been stand-alone company since 2007... Still retains a very 'start-up' feel.
o If you have a brain (and care a little), you can excel quickly here.
o Much integration synergy (savings, effeciencies) opportunities still exist... but (for various reasons) have not yet been executed upon.
o Generally, tenure here is long... very blue-collar company, with workers who remain in the industry for a very long time (both a pro & con, actually).

Cons

o GE leadership (at Corporate) often out-of-touch with branch-based distribution model... Too focused on short-term financials, and not enough on long-term business model viability.
o Glass ceiling... If you're not closely connected to Senior Management... Limited senior level promotional opportunities
o Integration challenges persist... Company struggling with 'One Team' identity... and ability to sell off business at drop of a hat. Series of fast acquisitions from 2005-2007 created a company, which is only loosely integrated at Corporate level. Individual business units operate independently.
o Salesforce has no incentive to 'play nice' with other business units... We compete with ourselves for same customers, and job-level opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company leadership is too focused on short-term (3-5 year) IPO-event, and related financial gains (for ownership). Should be more focused on longer-term integration of salesforce and business units, and realizing the low-hanging, but unattained integration synergies.... creating a company that will last 50 years, not 5 years.

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    HD supply

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    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at HD Supply

    Pros

    laid back place to work

    Cons

    a little too laid back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont be afrid to be brilliant

    Recommends
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    HD Supply Interiors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD

    I have been working at HD Supply

    Pros

    The associates work hard and are dedicated!

    Cons

    Management doesn't care enough about the associates. Management doesn't ask other for input in the decisions that are being made!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for input from the people doing the work each day!

    Doesn't Recommend
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