True Value Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. sales clerk

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    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at True Value

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

    Pros

    casual work place .Light duty work. costmer contact.

    Cons

    no room for advancement. poor pay

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Downward Spiral

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    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 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, PTO, and (depending on manager) work/life balance.

    Cons

    Trying to grow too quickly in too many ways all at once. The company does not practice the values it preaches, especially the value of Respect. Managers talk about and cut down employees behind their backs constantly. People are promoted based on who likes them, and not talent or experience. Job security does not exist. Restructuring is leading to the loss of really great talent. What was once a fun, hardworking office that had a family feel is now cold, corporate and clique-y.

    Advice to Management

    There a still a few people left who understand the company and helped build it. Take the time to train them to be what you need them to be in order to move forward, instead of writing them off. Take a good look at what the culture has turned into over the last 2 years. Many people are down and dis-engaged. Set realistic goals. Strategy is having a plan of action that moves things forward while mitigating risk. It is not being a renegade and changing everything all at once.


  3. Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at True Value full-time

    Pros

    Good People, Excellent Product(s). Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Low Pay, No Benefits, No incentives, No commission.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Current employee

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    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 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Truly wants to see the True Value business owners succeed. Decent health benefits.

    Cons

    Inconsistency within departments when it comes to flex time and working from home. Going through a lot of changes at all levels. Great people are leaving because they are under-appreciative by management

    Advice to Management

    Re-think your strategy. Too many changes going on at once.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Employee atmospher

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Mankato, MN

    I worked at True Value full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with at DC level

    Cons

    Corporate is not in tune with the DC's and they have turned over a vast majority of the workforce to outsourcing or just out. Not a good place to work anymore.

    Advice to Management

    None, they won't listen


  7. Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Value

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

    Pros

    The coworkers were awesome. Easy to get along with and it was a good first job.

    Cons

    There was a lot of favoritism going around. Some raises given to employees were unfair.


  8. Small Business with Small Outlook

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Salesman
    Former Employee - Floor Salesman

    I worked at True Value part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family owned and operated business is great with interpersonal interactions since this small business relies on customer service (which it excels at); Management is extremely understanding that life happens and allows employees to adjust schedule whenever needed. It was never difficult to get time off when I needed it.

    Cons

    Extremely outdated way of managing; the entire business is dependent on one extremely old and equally faulty computer. There were times I felt I had nothing to do when business was slow and I had finished all my tasks I was assigned; other times, I had too many things to get done while other employees sat around while the manager had no issue with it -- the hires of new employees were often questionable, as many of them didn't have good work ethic. I felt that because I was capable and knew how to get things done, MUCH more was expected of me while nothing was expected of others.

    Advice to Management

    Be more observant and aware of your lazy employees, and try to recognize when you're overworking the ones who do a good job!


  9. Corporate Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chicago, IL

    I worked at True Value full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great fellow colleagues, always willing to help.

    Cons

    Pay scale is at the low end. Yearly increases are one to two percent. Employee is not valued.


  10. Decent hardware store

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tool and Rental Associate in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Tool and Rental Associate in Marshall, MN

    I have been working at True Value full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ma and pa vibe. Not a giant corporation with tons of red tape

    Cons

    Unstructured. The success or failure of your department was directly up the dept manager. Not much much help from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more stict policies to aid organization.


  11. Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at True Value

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company with flexibility and competitive pay

    Cons

    No cons I am aware of



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