True Value

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True Value Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
56 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.  

    An exciting and new experience every day at work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ocean City, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ocean City, MD

    I have been working at True Value part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    While working there I felt like the people that I worked with became like a family to me. I looked forward to going to work every single day. The managers were always more than helpful to teach you everything they know, they were really good about taking my under their wings. They also taught me the real-life side of business, nothing was fabricated to make it seem better than it was. They are extraordinarily knowledgeable and experienced.

    Cons

    The only con for me really was progressing upwards. The pay did increase slightly year by year but as far as obtaining new responsibilities I did find that I eventually hit a wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I learned so much about sales, hardware, and customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with competitive pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    The pay is above average in the surrounding area. Training depends on what department you are in. Once you learn how the system works you will do great. The people are nice, friendly, and helpful.

    Cons

    No overtime allowed at all. If its not spring time, dont count on any overtime. There are times when managment tends to micro manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring people that want to work not just a paycheck. It costs more money to keep hiring people and training, then it does to hire a quality employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In the midst of change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Value full-time

    Pros

    Medium sized company that feels like a small company. Benefits are decent, Nice corporate office building with amenities. Most long time employees are friendly. Emphasis on company values. Training/extended learning opportunities. Some people return after being at other companies.

    Cons

    Co-op business model is challenging to work in. Some systems are outdated. No career ladder for advancement. People leave for another company and sometimes return in order to advance. Still a large silo environment, making cross-functional work challenging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    this place is just so so

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Time of Growing Pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    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

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