Uni-Select Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Richard G. Roy
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Pros
  • The good people that I have made friends with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • part time help no more than 25 hours a week (in 3 reviews)

  • Communication from upper management down to employees was mediocre (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Counter person

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uni-Select (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    co workers were great

    Cons

    Pay virtually no training

    Advice to Management

    Pay Employees more they are the backbone of the company


  2. Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    coworkers are great
    plenty of work to catchup on.

    Cons

    job uncertainty, difficulty with working with Canadian coworkers

    Advice to Management

    communication to employees as to whats going on


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good bye Canadians

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at Uni-Select

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay & benefits acquired thru union negotiations. Steady work with summer OT due to vacations for stocking. Senior personal still keeps the whse viable.

    Cons

    micro managed leader, low inventory including 'A' numbers, attendance by few employees herendess, new SAP system slows production down, newer employees with no work ethic

    Advice to Management

    Bring back original owners to get the business back prior to Canadians purchase10 years ago


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  5. Helpful (2)

    A Little Insecure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid Teamwork for the most part but we are a new warehouse and we are told the only one of it's the only one of it's kind.

    Cons

    This company is too concerned with keeping part time staffers from getting more than 25 hrs and full time from getting more than 40. Nine new stores have been added since we opened for business but we are actually expected to meet the delivery schedule with fewer employees than we started with.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Micro managing and get out of the way, trust your experienced staff to set the example and bring new hires up to speed. It will boost morale and and enhance teamwork.


  6. Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - A/R Collector in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - A/R Collector in Amherst, NY

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is attempting to turn around

    Cons

    It seems very one sided....Canada vs. U.S. .....Canada generally wins


  7. Helpful (2)

    It alright.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uni-Select

    Pros

    VERY flexible with PTO, work/life balance

    Cons

    Management do not take ownership of things gone wrong


  8. Helpful (1)

    There are peaks and there are valleys.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operations in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Uni-Select full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Uniselect provided me with an opportunity to gain industry experience. Local control of operation has helped grow this company over time. Many employees were good people with tremendous experience.

    Cons

    New SAP platform has severely challenged morale and stability. Board has changed leadership way too frequently, seemingly blaming them for performance.

    Advice to Management

    It was not your employees fault that operations have deteriorated. Your system (SAP) is seriously flawed. Be honest with employees, firing several hundred people and calling it unlocking shareholder value is absurd.


  9. Not a bad place to work overall!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY

    I have been working at Uni-Select

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable company, great experience-you will definitely learn working for this company. Work environment is high pressure with high praise - Management thanks its employees as often as possible.

    Cons

    Work - Life balance is not the best. There is a lack of structure in onboarding employees. Many times rules change and everyone is unaware. The company is behind the times with technology.

    Advice to Management

    The company should update its technology. The company should not be so quick to aquire other companies until they can control the businesses they already own. The company needs to create a brand identity for itself.


  10. Competitors

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Uni-Select

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    family oriented
    leadership opportunities
    customer oriented
    advancement opportunities
    fun environment
    recognition opportunities
    fnancially stable
    good marketing tools
    good inventory mix
    busy

    Cons

    lack of leadership
    lack of communication
    lack of decision making
    no training
    no formal procedures
    wasteful
    work too many hours - not enough staff
    no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they are doing the work and know what is going on in the field. Don't make decisions until you know the facts


  11. Uni isnt a bad place, good starter company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some Good People, New system is adding value

    Cons

    Low pay, Montreal Controls everything.



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