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Uni-Select Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
36 Reviews

2.2
36 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggravating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sanford, FL

    Pros

    Nice not being micro managed.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement, raises are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    "Titanic" sinking faster then they think

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    Current Employee - Counter Person  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Counter Person in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Not much good to say only that its a pay check. the spiff's that vendor's offer to the counter person is very nice at least they appreciate what you do for them.

    Cons

    Customer service doesn't seem like it exists anymore all corporate management cares about is gross profit and to do more with less. part time help no more than 25 hours a week. Full time only 40 hours and if you work past it they alter your time so it is only 40 hours. God forbid your helping a customer and work 15 minutes overtime and make a nice sale they would rather you not take care of the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out from behind the desk and work out in the field and see what it is really like. Not everything that you see on paper works in the real world. Take care of your employee's better show them you care not treat them like they are all replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This company can only hope they get bought out!

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    Former Employee - Counter  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Counter in New York, NY

    Pros

    Pay was ok. Co-workers

    Cons

    Cutting all part time workers to 25 hours a week. Which cut staff. Not replacing staff in stores that truly needed bodies. No overtime. But still questioned by management why customers aren't happy with service! The good old work harder with less.!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company will be swallowed up by the competition. Your cutting of staff has hurt morale and your service. Nobody feels safe working there. You will continue to bleed quality help unless you change the way you do business. I've been in this business 20 years. I left after 10 years. I have never seen mismanagement this bad. I don't see the light at the end of tunnel for uniselect. It's a shame you have ruined this place with your practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    under appreciated and underpaid for amount of knowledge i bring to the job

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    Current Employee - Parts Specialist  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Parts Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    most of the people i work with

    Cons

    impossible to advance,upper management does not appreciate employees,expected to keep sales numbers up while getting hand tied completely,nearly impossible to establish new customers or try to service current customers because of lack of support from company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start listening to employees,especially parts specialists,we are the ones who take care of customers,both retail and commercial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Auto Parts

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    Former Employee - Counter Person  in  Crystal River, FL
    Former Employee - Counter Person in Crystal River, FL

    Pros

    Learned about car and truck parts.

    Cons

    Did not pay even after years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the lazy people go and hire motivated ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    not impressed with this company as compared to parts depot

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher  in  Severn, MD
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Severn, MD

    Pros

    nothing that i can see

    Cons

    the moral at our store is lower than i have ever seen it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think of you employees that are busting their butts for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    a paycheck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was ok.
    Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very little or no job training. Too many people have been laid-off at UniSelect. No one seems to take pride in their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees and customers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traveling through a Rough Spot but use to be Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

    Pros

    Five years ago things were very different with this company. Uni-Select used to be employee and customer oriented and it was a pleasure to work for them. The Best thing to come from this company in the last five years is the recent appointment of the current President of the US Group

    Cons

    SAP computer conversionhad to be done due to all the different computer systems in the field but it has been a challenge to say the least... Reduced Inventory due to binge purchasing by SAP; Poor Service to Customers; Higher Cost of Goods- This could be done if you were giving customers a great level of service with awesome representation but we are no where close to that...
    From the Sales Side of the company- Compensation packages have taken a huge hit. With all the focus on internal issues and making the shareholders more money, Uni-Select has lost sight of taking care of the customers. Customers who are now inundated with semi poor service and higher cost of goods. So when sales go down the best way to counteract this is to cut the number of salesmen and then when that doesn't work cut the remaining salesmen's compensation packages. Also the sales group car allowances have been drastically cut in the last couple of months. All this could mean a focus on the good folks looking elsewhere for employment but...
    The one good thing is that the Uni-Select Sales Force is much older in age. Most of them could not go find another job due this fact. So they will stay put and this could be great news for Uni-Select. Maybe a second act encore???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way of business that got you here in the first place... ie-Take care of the Customers and Employees like family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    current NY warehouse employee

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    its a job, free coffee, good hours, able to come & go as you like, don't have to be very intelligent,

    Cons

    very weak management team, health insurance cost extremely high, parts lines disorganized & hard to fine, new employees have no work ethic, employee requests disregarded. company future is bleak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your resumes updated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Some of the most unorganized and unhappy people I have ever encountered

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    Former Employee - A/R Collector  in  Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - A/R Collector in Roanoke, VA

    Pros

    decent pay, discounts on auto parts, banker's hours, free parking,

    Cons

    seriously outdated accounting tracking systems, non ADA compliant building, miserable people - all they seem to care about are their smoke breaks and where they are going to eat lunch.
    If you meet your goal for the month, there's no incentive. You don't get extra pay, a day off, a paid lunch, a pat on the back - nothing. So what's the point in having goals w/o rewards?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your stores and your corporate headquarters on the same accounting tracking software!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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