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3.9
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79%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Bob Hillis
121 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Middle management is a bit out of touch with what their employees do(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not seem to care about this poisonous situation(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and work/life balance are exceptional. The people really care about each other and the work they do. It's a fun place with exciting new work and technology challenges. The company is building a new fitness center for employees only and the downtown tech center is being completely modernized. I think the managers and leaders care and will listen to you. They genuinely want you to be happy and successful...

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    Cons

    It would be great to hire people from outside of the Midwest to get different points of view although that's challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Always look at new ways to challenge your employees and keep the company one step ahead of the competition.

    Direct Supply2018-08-28
  2. "Better than most comparably sized companies in the area"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Direct Supply full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Direct Supply's greatest asset as a company in terms of developer retention is the relationships between developers outside of work. Many either went to school together or simply have very similar interests so work largely feels like hanging out with friends. Intern benefits also exceed a lot of other local offerings. Flexibility on hours and tuition reimbursement make for a pretty killer deal if you're at one of the...

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    Cons

    People are shifted around extremely often to work on random projects in unrelated parts of the business. This means you have to learn a ton of domain knowledge to understand the entire business to be effective. This takes serious interpersonal skill (because little is documented), as well as system spelunking skill. Not for the faint of heart. Software quality is often a story of tragedy. Plenty of time will be spent...

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    Advice to Management

    Seek out the feedback loops in your development practice that reinforce bad practices. Bring in developers from small companies that are willing to say no. Reward people who are willing to say no. If you don't figure out how to move faster, Amazon and Silicon Valley will have your lunch.

    Direct Supply2019-05-04
  3. "Great starting position"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Direct Supply full-time

      Pros

      family friendly, casual work environment

      Cons

      work is often undervalued but you can get a lot of stretch assignments to grow skills

      Direct Supply2019-04-15
    • "Great Company"

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        Current Employee - Product Manager 

        I have been working at Direct Supply full-time

        Pros

        Great culture, good people, solid industry

        Cons

        Pay is below market, politics

        Direct Supply2019-03-21
      • "Great work/life balance"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        There is a relaxed work environment, you can bring your dog, great trail for taking walks

        Cons

        Takes a lot to get a decision made

        Direct Supply2019-03-14
      • "Great Company to start your career"

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        Current Employee - Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Culture, access to leadership, opportunity to make an impact

        Cons

        Slowed growth has slowed development opportunities

        Direct Supply2019-03-09
      • "Great place to build a career!"

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        Current Employee - Operations 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Its a company that works hard and plays hard - you definitely are busy your entire day, but they also reward you with great perks and an ownership culture!

        Cons

        Because we want to see individuals grow, we sometimes promote to management/leadership positions too soon, resulting in unhappy workers with poor middle management. So great as a growth opportunity, but please 'know thyself.' If you wont make a good leader, don't go that path across the backs of others.

        Advice to Management

        Be careful not to loose your culture. Its truly what makes DS unique!

        Direct Supply2019-03-01
      • Helpful (2)

        "It’s pretty good"

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        Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        There are decent people and a cool culture

        Cons

        Wasting money on free drinks and stale pretzels 🥨. Should be paying more. Health insurance is horrendous for a company that caters to seniors and families. Thw male employees get away with murder. Women are heavily scrutinized for EVERYTHING. It’s a good old boys club. They give a sense of autuonomy but it’s not reality. If you play basketball with your boss a lot gets swept under the rug. Some leaders are more fair than...

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        Direct Supply2019-02-04
      • "Great organization"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Direct Supply full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Culture, work life balance, mission, colleagues, growing company in growing industry

        Cons

        I have no cons...love the organization

        Direct Supply2019-01-09
      • "Specialist"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Direct Supply full-time

        Pros

        Great Benefits, great perks, great culture

        Cons

        Burn people out then they seem to move on.

        Direct Supply2019-01-08
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