HD Supply Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
124 Reviews
3.1
124 Reviews
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HD Supply CEO Joe DeAngelo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of good people still work there who are very good at what they do (in 6 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Upper management is strong and has an aggressive, exciting plan for the future. Upper management's long term goals are well thought out and plans are carried out when decisions are made.

    Cons

    HD Supply was built through acquisition, therefore everyone is a Sr Manager or VP of something. Their corporate structure is so complex that decisions are slow to be made, if they get made at all. Communication between the lines of business is poor. Communication between the central corporate management and the "field" is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a cohesive corporate culture that flows through all the business groups. Life at the corporate office is much different than at a garden variety branch. Stick to the culture you say you want to build.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Upgraded talent is smart, however they lack the ability to focus on being entrepreneurial

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    Former Employee - Principal Technologist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Principal Technologist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at HD Supply full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great idea - to be the best wholesale building supply company. They have the ability to define the market and be #1 in the world.

    Cons

    Too focused on being GE, Motorola, or Home Depot. They should not try to be any of those.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    HDssfff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HD Supply

    Pros

    It's a tight community within the organization.

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal benefits, low 401k employer contributions

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to get your feet wet

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Loyal company, flexible hours, and good pay.

    Cons

    Too many Politics and not enough standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standard operating procedures always work best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, challenging, and rewarding internship!

    Former Employee - IT-Intern  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - IT-Intern in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    You never feel alone during your internship at HD Supply. With the support of nearly each employee or fellow intern, it makes it a great work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of different software available for use but no clear instructions on how to obtain the software or how to use them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The intern program is fantastic and you should never do away with it. Although it is great to expand the program, it can get pretty chaotic trying to coordinate with so many other interns for projects.

  7.  

    HD Supply has been a very enjoyable plvce to work with good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People, Work Day, Work Atmosphere, Decent Benifits

    Cons

    No real Structure at Branch Level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a job. Nothing more.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HD Supply full-time

    Pros

    Great friendly people to work with. There is definite job security.

    Cons

    Poor career development, pay is mediocre, long hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    lots of good talent but poor leadership in IT at Facilities Maintenance

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at HD Supply full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good stable technology. Lots of investment over the last 5 years. Hard working team.

    Cons

    The local IT management team keeps chasing the latest IT fad. They do not take the time to understand how everything fits together and believe that throwing good money after bad fixes everything. The corporate CIO gives them a pass on almost everything and does not hold them accountable for results. Most projects are late and seldom deliver the value or ROI promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to all your employees, not just your inner core of yes men

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HD Supply as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Little communication and understanding especially from senior personal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be involved

  11.  

    Best Job I ever had

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    Current Employee - Renovation Operations  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Renovation Operations in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at HD Supply full-time

    Pros

    Advancement, schooling, career path are all sky is the limit here. Tuition help, healthy living benefits.... They are paying for my health insurance this year since I quit smoking. Promoted twice in three years. I came from an industry that devalues is force and this is a huge difference. HD cares about its family members.

    Cons

    Understanding that people are sue happy and entitlement is rampant the company has a habit of letting lazy people who are not as productive as others keep there jobs when they should be at McDonald's wondering what happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document all you underperforming personnel and get them off the books. Your holding this company back by forcing others to pick up the slack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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