True Value
3.2 of 5 49 reviews
www.truevaluecompany.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

True Value Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.2 49 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

True Value CEO John Hartmann

John Hartmann

(10 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    K&B True Value is environmentally friendly and has a great staff!

    Cashier and Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Annapolis, MD

    ProsI would not change a thing.

    ConsThere are a lot of items but in a small space.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced company but very little room to grow career

    Senior Inventory Planner (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood work life balance and overall fun culture

    ConsOutdated systems and lack of overall leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement new systems to help achieve business objectives

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not an Organization to Grow your Career

    Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Work/Life Balance
    - Located in Chicago

    Cons- Low Compensation
    - Lack of Career Mobility
    - Low Talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementMerge with other COOPs or become extinct

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great jumping point

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-The store hasn't been updated since the late 80's, but that adds to the rustic mom-and-pop vibe that the place is known for.
    -The learning curve is pretty steep, given that most customers have off the wall questions, but you learn where things are in the store quickly as part of it.
    -You also learn how to problem solve and think outside of the box to solve various situations.

    Cons-You need to keep track of your own hours as I've had times that the paycheck doesn't match up
    -It's essentially a dead end job with minimal room for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise more! Good show of employee appreciation! Update the POS and computers to at least the early 2000s please.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great Career Move

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsAbility to wear many hats and get exposure to multiple areas of the business as my position is very cross-functional in nature. I would definitely say that one of the big draws that I enjoy is the people that I work with. Warm, friendly and open are some adjectives that I think of to describe True Value Associates.

    ConsSome outdated IT systems from a productivity / collaboration standpoint.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDetermine and take the necessary steps to attract and retain Milennial talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best jobs I've had

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    Pros-Great coworkers
    -Always something to do
    -Awesome customers
    -Great boss

    Cons-Sometimes truck days could get overwhelming

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    I have had a good experience working here.

    Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsI have been able to learn a lot in my time here and I continue to grow.

    ConsI really could not tell you any cons at the time except having to cover weekend, night, and holiday shifts at tmes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Williston, ND

    ProsIt's mostly low stress. If you put in time off you will ususally get it.

    ConsThe pay is $11 hr. Its not bad, but since starting pay at McDonald's is now $12 hr, and Walmart is $17 hr.

    Aside from that you do not get to choose the hours that you work. One day you start at 8am the next day 11am. Along, with that you don't get weekends off.

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    Laid back and learned a lot

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Salinas, CA

    ProsLearn a lot
    Cool Tools
    Not stressful

    ConsNot exactly a job with mobility

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a solid plan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This was a high school job

    Stock Clerk (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros-Management allowed employees flexible shifts
    -Management extremely knowledgeable on various house hold issues, learned a lot

    ConsIt was a high school job, that's all that can be said.

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