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Horrible workplace culture
Driver (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIDecember 11, 2018
I would not recommend working at First Supply. I have never worked for a more dysfunctional company. They are top management heavy and treat hourly employees bad. They are the only company I know of that makes you do a self review
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Benefits
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Poor management
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Fun fast pace work
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Plover, WIDecember 8, 2018
The company is a great company to work for.
Ware house management works close with you with lots of opportunities for input. Branch manager works well with all employees. Drivers are now back in a timely manner.

Over all a great place to work
Pros
Benfits vacation friendly work environment
Cons
Sometimes gets cold in the warehouse
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Stay away
Manager (Former Employee) –  ManagerNovember 7, 2018
Stay away. This will be the worst or nearly the worst job you ever have almost guaranteed. They have no clue how to train and have a terrible work environment
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Great place for growth and advancement.
Branch Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Tomah, WIOctober 9, 2018
Work hard and show initiative and the sky is the limit for advancement here. Supportive management, great co workers. Great employee discounts. Gain knowledge of latest trends in plumbing, heating, kitchen, and bath.

Show up with a great attitude and willingness to work. You will be greatly compensated in all aspects.
Pros
Discounts, time off, great work envirement.
Cons
none
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Great customers and workers makes work enjoyable
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  WisconsinOctober 9, 2018
Fast paced busy days makes the days go by quickly.The coworkers & customers are AWESOME! Being able to fix a customers problems are very rewarding; it doesn't always happen but when it does it's certainly worth it! The hardest part of the job is keeping your tasks at hand in balance so you don't become overwhelmed. As in any job you may not enjoy everyday; but the GOOD days are far more common than the bad. If you are a hard worker and have good work ethics this is a GREAT company to work for.
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Product discounts, Health care & benefits, Advancement opportunity
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Fast paced with lots of opportunity
Manager (Current Employee) –  Madison, WISeptember 25, 2018
The company has placed a lot of emphasis on continuous improvement and opportunities for its employees and customers in the past several years. There is a willingness to listen to ideas and input is valued. Without exception, there are great people here in every location. Anyone is willing to drop what they're doing to help. The organization has grown in a variety of ways in the last decade and is not complacent resting on its 120-year history.
Pros
Always new opportunities and challenges if you're willing to work hard.
Cons
With a large number of locations, communication can be a challenge.
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Poor leadership
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Sheboygan, WISeptember 5, 2018
Lacked leadership, direction, product and customer service. No training. Worker input was neglected. No benefit program. Little job security. Poor warehouse organization.
Pros
Insurance was satisfactory.
Cons
HR was distant in dealing with.
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Mentally draining
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Rhinelander, WIFebruary 25, 2018
Overworked && no help. Not my job...not my problem attitude. Management is horrible...little help from him. Only priority manager has is him && looking good .. so to hire help is not happening just work present empoyees harder & longer. Large employee turn over, lots of coming && going so means alot of people clueless..
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Bemefits
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Long hours && not knowing what time you will be home
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Wouldn't recommend to a friend or family member
Delivery driver (Former Employee) –  Plover, WIJanuary 3, 2018
Worked many years for them. I was underpaid for the amount of work you were expected to perform. Many times a helper should have been utilized. Dealing with the customers was the positive side of the job. They have many wonderful customers. Management fails to adopt policies that would get drivers on their routes earlier and home earlier. The other high point of the job is the leased equipment (truck) which was very good.
Pros
Customers and trucks used, other coworkers awesome
Cons
Too much heavy lifting expected, pay too low for work expected
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Branch Manager
Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNDecember 4, 2017
Lack of communication by the Branch Manager leadership and follow through with much needed information for both inside and out side sales force to adequately do their job correctly.
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Fast paced and fun
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  South Saint Paul, MNNovember 19, 2017
In my position, I started at 5am and worked until 3pm at times. Worked until the job was done. I filled orders and stocked merchandise onto the shelves. The manager at that time was new and was hired because he knew the building manager. At that time it was fun, but there was no room for advancement within the company.
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Fast paced but great people to work with
Returns Specialist (Current Employee) –  Oak creek, wiAugust 29, 2017
Typical day is putting product away. Contacting vendors for defective material. Process warranties. Pull and ship UPS orders. Help in receiving when needed as well.
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Awful work experience
N/A (Former Employee) –  La Crosse, WIJuly 28, 2017
Personally, there is nothing good to say about working for this company. Worst work experience of my life. Owners treat people like they are less than them. Management is terrible. No training and you are expected to know the awful 80's computer system. IT is extremely rude(yes you are a bother to ask for assistance) Plus side- 2 nice people work there. Benefits are mediocre at best. I would honestly rather work anywhere else.
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Disturbingly bad
Corporate (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIApril 28, 2017
They promise a lot, but don't deliver. Good people are leaving or have left the company. New managers and supervisors are clueless and make questionable decisions. My job training was terrible and had very little help in my department. It's a do more with less culture. People aren't happy in their jobs and it show in the office atmosphere. You have to be careful with what you say and who you say it to. There is a lot of talk behind peoples backs. I started looking for a new job after 6 months.
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None
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Insurance, management, training
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Terrible Company
Sales & Inventory (Former Employee) –  Sheboygan, WIApril 9, 2017
Horrible Company to work for. Branch Managers do not do their job.It is amazing this company has any customers.. STAY AWAY. Worked at this dump for 5 years.
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Beware
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Oak Creek, WIApril 2, 2017
Co-workers were nice and helpful, but management need help with communication on how to do your job. Sales Reps also have an issue with guarantees to customers about their product and the driver will get the blunt end of the stick, when you show to the jobsite. Many customers don't like dealing with First Supply.
Pros
dealing with customers
Cons
Bad/no communication, no structure to management
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Run away fast
accounting/office clerical (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIDecember 26, 2016
Newer mgmt. in place, nice on the outside but have no clue on how to properly make changes to better the workplace. Some co-workers should have been fired for bad mouthing other employees long ago.

There is a reason on why 2 people before and now 1 person immediately after me is gone in same dept. and attempting to hire another person again and again and again
Pros
pay
Cons
poor purchasing/accounting system, everything else as well
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Average place to work.
Branch Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Delavan, WIDecember 8, 2016
Solid Company to work for. They don't go above the minium to try and make it a Great place to work. Which is to bad because it could be a great place to work.
Pros
Co-Workers, Customers
Cons
Average pay and benifits
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Great place to work
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Madison, WINovember 25, 2016
Most everyone is very helpful and friendly. Love the holiday pot lucks.
Great Christmas parties. Always make stuff volunteer and net demanding. Always have great up to date office equipment.
Pros
Great Place to Work
Cons
Health Ins is expensive, you and your spouse (if wanting family coverage) have to go through a wellness check every year, High deductibles
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close to home good wages
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Eau Claire, WISeptember 27, 2016
good place to work,lots of hours.good benifits,Learned how to run a lot of equipment,coworkers were a great bunch of guys,owner was not afraid to help when needed
Pros
good pay checks
Cons
some long days
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