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Hydraulic Supply Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2019

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  1. "A great place for talent and hardwork"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hydraulic Supply full-time

    Pros

    Talent- Young or Old thrives here. Management is constantly looking for “A” players not hanger on ‘ers. Hardwork definitely pays off for those who go the extra mile. Management communicates the vision well thru town halls & email updates. Management is firm but fair and sets aggressive but attainable goals Don’t expect to be babysat – your expected to achieve results and do the job they hire you for, and they...

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    Cons

    Don’t expect to get promoted or have more opportunity if you don’t want to put forth the time and effort and energy to excel at your job. Negotiate your first year vacation if its not your first job or you have to wait till 5 years for 2 weeks .

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your middle level managers to update you on the company – they sit in the meetings – but I have heard from others that their managers sometimes forget to cascade information.

    Hydraulic Supply2018-05-30
  2. "Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hydraulic Supply full-time

    Pros

    Small company feel, with big company vision.

    Cons

    none that are detrimental to one making a decision. Now that they are owned by Motion Industries...not sure about the MI influence on pay etc.

    Hydraulic Supply2019-04-20
  3. "Retail sales"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great atmosphere

    Cons

    Cant think of any at the moment.

    Hydraulic Supply2018-09-21
  4. "Good and solid fluid power distributor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hydraulic Supply full-time

    Pros

    The people. Many employees with long tenures and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Mature industry with limited opportunities to grow and below average market compensation

    Advice to Management

    None

    Hydraulic Supply2018-08-22

    Hydraulic Supply Response

    August 24, 2018Chief Strategy Officer

    Thanks Anonoymous in Sunrise. We agree.,we have amazing people here at HSC. There are definitely trade offs when working for small companies like HSC vs. Fortune 500 companies as it relates to opportunity. We hope on balance that they work out favorable for everyone and we try ...

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  5. "Pretty good job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydraulic Supply

    Pros

    Good quality products. 401K. Health Insurance. Paid Holidays. One of the better hydraulic stocked stores in the area with h fittings and hose

    Cons

    Lack of communication with employees. Needs to be more team players. A lot of people are looking out for themselves instead of working together

    Advice to Management

    Listen and communicate better with middle management. All companies have their issues but this one seems to get upset when the negative truth is told instead looking at the issue and correcting it.

    Hydraulic Supply2018-02-13

    Hydraulic Supply Response

    March 5, 2018Chief Strategy Officer

    Thanks for caring "Pretty Good". It seems communication is a constant theme we need to work on. We share the vision once per year, hold quarterly town hall updates, and have all day monthly Sr Staff meetings that our Department leaders sit in on and are expected to communication ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's a prevledge to serve."

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydraulic Supply full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hydraulic Supply Company has a history of more than 70 years of serving our clients and building new long lasting partnership with team members and the industry we serve.

    Cons

    Even after 7 decades we are still growing at a tremendous pace. With this growth comes many opportunities to advance through internal promotion. The down side is losing key team members as they are rewarded for their hard work and dedication. Happy to congratulate so many team members this past month.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to increase contact and communication between Leadership, middle management, and team leaders. I would suggested more coaching team members with up lifting and positive reinforcement. Restructure of incentive programs to reward those who excel and make big impacts.

    Hydraulic Supply2017-09-30

    Hydraulic Supply Response

    February 13, 2018Chief Strategy Officer

    Great feedback " Its a privilege to serve". We are currently cascade information thru our middle level managers, have weekly Team leader standups where appropriate, and our President holds quarterly "State of the Unions" that are video taped to be viewed if you miss the live Periscope. ...

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  7. "Great Place to Grow and Learn!"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Florid, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hydraulic Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company. New products, new Services, new locations, new opportunites for employees. Great chance to show off ones skills

    Cons

    Some want to live in the old days- no change - so communication between departments can get strained. Overwhelming majority of people i work with love this company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who care.

    Hydraulic Supply2017-05-06

    Hydraulic Supply Response

    August 24, 2018Chief Strategy Officer

    We hear you. Thanks for sharing. If you dont stop sharing - we wont stop caring! We need feedback in our PowerCore Suggestion box, or Online Powercore suggestion box, or into HR, or even here in a public forum. The continuous feedback will absolutely help to make us a stronger ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Reality Show?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hydraulic Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not sure any is left.

    Cons

    Everything under the new regime. The culture used to great albeit not perfect, however there was integrity and respect for each other. Now no culture, no integrity and there is absolutely no respect. This has run moral into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Lead without arrogance. Be honest with each other and STOP talking behind each others backs. Your entire team is disorganized, uncommunicative, judgmental, and incongruous. Lacking vision and guidance to the entire company. With a Leadership Team as this it trickles down from the top and it is a shame that the rest of us are paying for it. It is sad that looking at the past reviews they went from fairly positive reviews...

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    Hydraulic Supply2017-05-04

    Hydraulic Supply Response

    February 13, 2018Chief Strategy Officer

    "Reality Show" have you really been here less that a year? If so, how would you know the culture was so great in the past?. Anyway, HSCs core principals for over 70 years have been: 1) Honesty, Integrity, Ethics in all we do, 2) Opportunity for team members to Grow/Advance 3) Atmosphere ...

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Used to be a great place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some of the best, hardest working people here at HSC. HR really cares about the employees, when they are allowed to help. Warehouse guys are a tight bunch. The folks at the offsite stores really work miracles in spite of the roadblocks from management.

    Cons

    The president forbids us from going to hr. Before with the old president we would get at least a 3% raise. With this president we barely got 2% because the company is investing in other things. How is that our fault. We work hard all year for this? He should have planned better and set aside $$$ for employee raises. With this president there is no structure. Its a free for all and the president and this new guy...

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    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately advice and dissent is not tolerated! But if they did choose to take some advice it would be that a company is only as good as their front line employees. No matter how good our products, prices and services are, if the employees are disrespected by management and feel disengaged, it is going to be a slow painful death for this once great company. To Jim the owner I would say get rid of John and Tim and "MAKE...

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    Hydraulic Supply2017-02-10

    Hydraulic Supply Response

    February 13, 2018Chief Strategy Officer

    " Used to be a Great Place". You are so right - HSC is truly ONLY good as the weakest link on our front lines, aka: those who provide a great experience for our customers. Hopefully you will share with HR the exact situations that cause your anger towards your Sr. Leaders in a ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "New president"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hydraulic Supply full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at HSC were the people you worked with. Everyone made you feel welcomed and happy to be there. The schedule was great and the pay was normal. There was opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the new president of the company has made the cons out weigh the pros. Everyone is unhappy and is constantly complaining about how much things have changed and not for the better. Management doesn't trust the employees to make any decisions and everyone is micro managed. The new president likes to embarrass people in front of everyone and doesn't take feedback well. And it is obvious if you don't agree...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust the people who you put in lead roles to know what they are doing and back them up when needed. Make your employees feel valued and not scared of what might happen if they make a mistake. Nobody likes walking around on egg shells. Communication is key when working with different departments and different people. Appreciate the great employees that work for you and show them they are valued. Happy employees are productive...

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    Hydraulic Supply2017-02-16
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