Direct Supply Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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Direct Supply Founder & CEO  Bob Hillis  (no image)
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131 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is there along with the ability to grow within the company(in 38 reviews)

  • "Great culture, good people, solid industry(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Direct Supply full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee owned and founder is amazing.

    Cons

    Could get paid more at bigger companies, they are losing their employees come first mentality.

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  2. "Growing company with many opportunities"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Direct Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Great Culture * Competitive Pay * Interesting Work * Awesome people * Great work life balance

    Cons

    * Benefits need work - 401k program is matched with company stock which has mixed performance * Healthcare isn't as good as similar employers * Management was frequently unavailable on my team * Desktop computers only. Had to remote in from personal computer if you wanted to work remotely. When working remotely, remote-ing in was very slow.


  3. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Freight Associate 

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time

    Pros

    They are built on a foundation of trust with their employees.

    Cons

    Truly do not have any cons to report.

  4. "Looking Back...The Ideal Company To Be Part Of"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Learning Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Direct Supply part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I had never worked for a company whose dedication to its employees and concern for its customers is the reason it exists. That may sound simple, but when attention is paid to those two assets, financial success, both for the company and for the employees…happens. I was a part of this great company for over 11 years full-time, one year part-time, and left only because I had made the decision to retire. Throughout my tenure with Direct Supply, I worked hard, enjoyed projects that put my talents to use, and met friends with whom I stay in touch today. I wish I had known about this ‘hidden gem’ of a company years ago. It is employee-owned, which means as an owner, you can treat your role, other employees, and your internal or external customers as if they are number one, because they are. I’d recommend without hesitation employment with Direct Supply. If you aspire to professional success, Direct Supply is the company that will provide the means for you to achieve it.

    Cons

    Some projects require long hours; keep your leader in the loop as he or she is there to help with your success.

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  5. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - OTX 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture. You can bring your dog to work. Many opportunities to continue your education and pick up new skills through on-campus training. A great place to start your career and find out what you want to do long-term.

    Cons

    Compensation. That's really it, DS is a great company. Especially for interns or young professionals looking to start their career on the right foot. You can gain a lot of great experience at DS.

  6. "Excellent company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installation and Fulfillment Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee owned company, profit sharing

    Cons

    The location of main campus

  7. "No Work Life Balance"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Direct Supply full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People and Culture Good Pay

    Cons

    There was no work/life balance. The job took 90% of my brain capacity at all times. I was checking email constantly - even on PTO because there was no one cross trained and the expectation was that you would be available 24/7.

  8. "Great opportunities if you can play the game"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Sandbox with a large amount of opportunities -Flexible with hours, working remote, etc -Plenty of fun events throughout the year -Relatively modern technology stack -Feels like almost everyone has passion for their job -Strong mission statement -After 8 years I can honestly say each flaw I list below has gotten better each year, little by little the company improves

    Cons

    -Management politics can be a little dramatic at times -Sort of clicky in certain areas -Can have wildly different culture depending on which team you are on -Your end users are typically poorly run (external) corporations who have difficulty adapting to process change

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  9. "Great Company with a Great Culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture and Great Leadership

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth

  10. "Innovative Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 

    I have been working at Direct Supply full-time

    Pros

    Want you to succeed, networking is easy and very supported, innovative, and want the best for you

    Cons

    Tenure is low, have to play politics to get promotions

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