True Value

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True Value Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
55 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, great people, great work

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    Current Employee - Category Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at True Value full-time for less than a 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
  2.  

    Love working for True Value

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    • 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Time of Growing Pains

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    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
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  5.  

    this place is just so so

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    Current Employee - Inventory Planner  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at True Value full-time for 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
  6.  

    a 3 on scale of 10 so far

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Tax Accountant

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    Former Employee - Tax Accountant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at True Value full-time for more than a 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
  8.  

    Traditional company in mostly good ways.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at True Value full-time for 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
  9.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cannot advance your career here

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    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going places, but growing pains expected

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    True Value has a great mission and vision, to support locally owned businesses across the U.S. and around the world. The culture is warm, and believes in their cause and their core values. They're also preparing and getting aligned for growth.

    Cons

    It's been a slow-moving, siloed organization for years, and hasn't invested much in infrastructure over the past few decades (which I believe was out of a good intention to be stewards of member/shareholder funds. But you know what they say about "the road to hell"). They're vastly behind technologically, and while they're looking to change this, and change fast, the growing pains are going to be pretty harsh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the current drive for increased collaboration and focus on the customer chain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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