True Value

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True Value Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
57 Reviews
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  1.  

    Exciting times at True Value

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    With John Hartmann at the helm and huge investments in growing the business announced in Q4 of 2014 it's a great time to join True Value. Having spent much of my career recruiting for technology professionals I'm excited to join the company just in time to see heavy investment in some really interesting IT projects. Not to mention all the other new roles that are being introduced in 2015.

    Cons

    True Value has traditionally not been know as a great place to work if you're an IT professional looking to build on the latest technology infrastructure. It will be interesting to see how that presentation changes as the company invests heavily in upgrades and new initiates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great people, great work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    people, ethics, friendly, driven, strong member focus

    Cons

    we can be restricted by our business model to drive sales for our members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love working for True Value

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a new CEO (1 year in) and is working on creating a new strategic vision, involving the WHOLE company in decisions. The company launched new values about a year ago. People who say they don't have a culture/values haven't taken the time to listen, because they are broadcast everywhere. They value training (internal and external) and people really do care about you. If you work hard, make yourself known (promote YOURSELF people...no one's going to do it for you), and focus on growth and development, you'll go far in this company.

    Cons

    I agree that some managers have a long way to go. I am hoping with the new strategy that a lot of "old thought" is flushed out. I'm also hoping that more people are hired, as we all wear many hats and can be stretched thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you're looking at your Manager/Director level. A lot of them aren't as great as you may think. It's the individual contributors who make this company what it is right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Time of Growing Pains

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    this place is just so so

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Its an easy low stress job. They have so so benefits. they have so so events

    Cons

    It is an extremely old outdated company. they are way behind the curve and even further behind competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to CEO. Please learn how to grow and develop a company. All the way down to management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    a 3 on scale of 10 so far

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

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

    Pros

    benefits and some and only some of the internal training. a lot of it is so outdated

    Cons

    pay, lack of change and vision, no real strategy to compete in space with ACE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up and lift the rocks of leaders both new to TV and long term. IT is a mess as is ecom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Tax Accountant

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    • 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
  9.  

    Traditional company in mostly good ways.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working here and supporting individually owned hardware stores gave me better job satisfaction than working in other companies. The company is a long-term stable company for those looking for that sort of environment.

    Cons

    Being a relatively small company, the opportunities for advancement are minimal as openings occur infrequently. The nature of the business and store owners tend to be more traditional and slower to adapt to retail trends. Store owners can be very set in their ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training programs to build a stronger 'bench' of potential mid-level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, especially with the new CEO and direction the company is headed.

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

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

    Pros

    Personal growth/development, strong focus on values and culture, a lot of managers offer the opportunity to work from home every now and then when needed, everyone really treats you like family

    Cons

    Some managers aren't consistent, but that will hopefully change with the new direction of the company, pay could be more competitive
    (Especially for existing emoyees)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams - there are a lot of great ideas out there, often in the most unexpected places/employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cannot advance your career here

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

    I have been working at True Value full-time

    Pros

    PTO and work/life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    cannot advance your career here, management plays favorites, below market pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to keep your talent here! People are leaving this company for a reason

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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