True Value

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True Value Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
59 Reviews
3.3
59 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    this place is just so so

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    • 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    It is an extremely old outdated company.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
  2.  

    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 a lot of it is so outdated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
  3.  

    Probably one of the worst companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Value

    Pros

    I really can't seem to find any Pros for this company other than the Vendors were great to work with.

    Cons

    -Managers get shuffled around and placed in areas to manage in which they have no experience in
    - Way behind on technology- no remote set up. Employees still bring a pad and paper to a meeting or the option of an online meeting is completely not an option
    - Grandfathered employees think they are entitled and have job security regardless of their performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better work, life, balance environment for employees and re evaluate your "grandfathered" employees, they are ruining your company. This is a new age! Either they are on board or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lower management needs to improve communication skills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good here.

    Cons

    Lower management does not have the proper manager employee communicating skills. I have read on here where they yell at you, and that is very true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your employees, not stress them out. They play a big role in the operations of the distrubution center. Ask them how are they doing when you approach them, don't talk to them like they are nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helms True Value - Selah, WA 98942

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Selah, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Selah, WA

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, decent full-time benefits. Rotating weekends for every employee which is nice since most retailers require employees to work most weekends.

    Cons

    To many managers, disorganized and conflicting direction from leaders. Don't get on the managers bad sides because they will screw you over some how, very vindictive. No advancement, no opportunities to advance in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design a better management philosophy, get an employee hand book and follow your own rules that you set forth, don't just enforce them on specific people. Learn to communicate and to be truthful and honest with your employees. Treat others like you would want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cannot advance your career here

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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

    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
  8.  

    Fast paced company but very little room to grow career

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

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and overall fun culture

    Cons

    Outdated systems and lack of overall leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement new systems to help achieve business objectives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Could be a lot better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Driver in Springfield, OR

    I have been working at True Value full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Out and back on run

    Cons

    I never worked so hard for so little

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out where you are going

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Too Much..!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Handler in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandise Handler in Westlake, OH

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice pay after about two years of work there.

    Cons

    want you to move at a fast pace...But whn you do you get penalized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Double standards between management and associates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Clerk in Springfield, OR

    I worked at True Value full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    I was written up for raising my voice (out of frustration)to a manager, however, when a manager yelled and screamed at me (supposedly out of frustration) and I complained about it, I was written up. My supervisor said it was my fault that she yelled at me and therefore justified. Double standard. Twice during this disciplinary action, I had to ask my supervisor to lower his voice (he has a history of yelling at associates under him). This is common practice at the Springfield, OR RDC as upper management turns a blind eye to how their department managers run there associates. I was terminated on the grounds that I create a negative environment. How negative is it when managers and supervisors are allowed to yell and belittle their crew on a daily basis, as well as talk negatively about an associate to other associates. The Outbound Manager routinely told me about others' production rates, personal problems, disciplinary problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Find out what is going on in your RDC. Knock down the silos and get involved in how supervisors treat their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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