Management (Former Employee) – NY – August 16, 2017
The store staff is good but the corporate level only takes care of themselves. You will be used and abused and when the guy below you wants your job look out cause the back stabbing will begin. If you don't abide by what they want you are no use to them. They promise you the world when your hired but dont mention the ridiculous schedule you work. Not a place for manager experience. Not a company to see open in the forseeable future.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Yorkshire, NY – May 30, 2017
For being just a hardware store, Valu showed me more respect than I have ever gotten at any job. They treated all of their employees with equal rules and regluations. Valu was a fun environment and allowed creativity. We had an opinion in company changes and it was a respectable place to be. The only doubt was the hours and wages I was receiving.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – New York State – March 14, 2017
Great experiences with employees and a real joy watching them grow into the job. Biggest challenge is finding qualified people and getting them to stay. Very professional yet fun environment that is often undermined by upper management therefore leading to very low moral among management team.
Freedom to execute business plan on a daily basis
Micro managing; Favoritsm among tenured management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Warren, PA – February 19, 2017
Very relaxing environment and great for a first job for a teen. It was a great stepping stone for me! They give you opportunities to take classes to learn more and pay you for your time to go take the classes. There is a product fair every year you can go to and you are paid for your time but you get to see new products and they take great care of you!
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hornell, NY – August 31, 2016
I only worked at this store for only a few months. it was a very fun place to work. i wasn't the biggest fan of working as a cashier. i liked working the floor more and helping customers. there was a lot of room for advancement but you had to take classes on your day off to get a raise. which granted was only for a few hours but still you had to sit through a lecture
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Western ny – June 8, 2016
Overall a great place to work. For some one who wants to work for a family owned company. Not worried about your numbers everyday and your profit. Just take care of your customers and they will take care of you. Lots of training for management. I felt the upper management was more fair with he managers. The was good
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – 3275 Sheridan Dr Amherst, NY – June 9, 2015
I learned great CRS skills and enjoyed being a valuable asset to this company while gaining a considerable amount of knowledge and skills. A typical day is exposure to customers looking for advice on projects and assistance finding their products necessary to complete their projects. Also there was considerable amount of stocking of merchandise. My co-workers are awesome. The most enjoyable part of the job is assisting my customers who many times come looking just for me, Hardest part of the job was the heaving lifting of 50 lb. plus objects.
Hard time getting hours, Sometimes lifting very heavy objects