Inventory Control (Former Employee) – Groveport, OH – April 15, 2018
Management was awful. Did not care if you were there 11 to 12 hour days -- they always requested more hours from you -- and sometimes just before you were ready to walk out the door after an 11 hour shift. No work/life balance at all. Human Resources would approve the grueling mandatory 70 to 80 hour work weeks. No protection from HR obviously. Company was losing a reported 60 percent of the customers because of bad service. Overloaded hours on employees lead to bad service but management did not agree with that. In fact, they would literally get face to face with you demanding you do a better job or simply just cuss you out.
Senior Lease Administrator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 10, 2018
You are always in fear that you will lose your job. They have consolidated roles and each person has the workload of 3 people (at least). I was very upset, after devoting almost 9 years to that place, it was my life. Just to be let go with no notice at all. I am heartbroken that "my family" just kicked me to the curb.
Stress, Micromanaging boss, no job security (always afraid your next)
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – CT – April 9, 2018
As a manager of a team handling 9 locations it was a welcomed challenge each day. All was good. I was a part of a management team which consisted of 12 managers handling all of CT and MA. We would have monthly meetings to discuss pros and cons of what we were doing. It really was a good thing! As with all good things...Management change. One of US was being bumped up to district Mgr. Great....not. It went right to his head and he opened a gap between us 2 mgrs. left and their stores were split up and I now had 12 stores! Unfortunately at the same time our new "Leader" was really getting a complex! I could not stand by without saying what I felt and subsequently was relieved of duty! Again One bad apple can sometimes ruin the whole barrel!
Competitive environment, must be willing and able to adapt to frequent changes within the company/ Dept. structures. Company has a history of restructuring and changes in ownership and Upper Managers, that triggers down to all employees.
HD Supply was a place you had to move products to locations to be organized. Products were everywhere and you had to make sure you grabbed the right products. If you were not able to the job properly then the work day would be difficult.
Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 27, 2018
Many people were bitter about the previous move of head offices which put a lot of people out of work. This also affected sales in 2016 & 2017. The company is trying to recover and there are a lot of great efforts being made. This is a difficult industry, customer loyalty is near impossible as most customers are price driven.
Inability to work remotely and collaboratively between locations
Receptionist and Cashier (Former Employee) – North Highlands, CA – March 23, 2018
As the cashier you are the one responsible for handling all cash payments.Answering multi-line phones, data entry, filing, customer service, point of sale transactions. Great company to work for.
discounts on merchandise, fun environment, advancement
Having to share space with an employee that didn't have the same religious beliefs as I did, she didn't compromise like I did, She played elementary games in an adult driven environment, Hot warehouse in summer, cold in the winter
Company is a hole is a fantastically run company that you can be proud of working for everyday I very much enjoyed my time with this company. Other than the issue with the one manager I always liked working for this company
CDL Driver/Warehouse (Current Employee) – Louisiana – March 20, 2018
White cap as a company is great. Management on the district level is where the problems start. Every branch is ran differently with no regards to anything other than the numbers at the end of the month. (Basically if your store makes money then they will leave you alone)
There are a couple of stores in the gulf coast region that are great to work at with really good people who actually care but do not expect much from the branch managers or the district manger. If you ever get to actually meet the district manager don't even expect for him to speak to you as he probably won't. I have personally witnessed him walk past a new employee without even acknowledging his existence.
There isn't much room for advancement within the company. Once your hired in for a job, your pretty much stuck there until you leave. They will hire someone from the outside over you for a position regardless of your knowledge and experience.
Overall if you are looking for a job with decent pay and benefits then its not a bad place to work. You will meet some great people and most of your co workers are great at what they do.