United Stationers

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United Stationers Reviews

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United Stationers President and CEO P. Cody Phipps
P. Cody Phipps
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    Project Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, People, and Empowerment
    The culture is not stuffy as long as you are a doer. You have to be your best champion and you can't be waiting for things to happen. People are energized. Most are very knowledgable and willing to step up to almost every opportunity even when they have no stake in the outcome. As a project manager you are expected to lead and drive the project. Very little micro-management as long as you control your budget and explain your actions. The end results should be desired results.

    Cons

    No clear grow path. Benefits are good but not great Sometimes leadership is old school on the modern worker needs and environment. No flexibility in working arrangements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better advancement and growth opportunities. Success should be recognized and rewarded from within the organization.

    Recommends
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United Stationers Interviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
Updated Jun 30, 2014

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    MBA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at United Stationers.

    Interview Details

    Had a brief 1-1 interview at campus with a HR staff member. Then selected to a final round in Deerfield. When out with all candidates and senior leaders for dinner the night before. The following day I had 3 45 minute interviews with various people throughout the organization. These were people I would be working close with. Very laid back interviews. Resume walk through, where do you see yourself in 5 years, why do you want to work here, tell me a time when you had to deal with difficult people, what level is your Excel skills. Truly basic interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really threw me off. Having spent a year in an MBA program, you should not struggle with there questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Set pay plus housing
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

United Stationers Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.unitedstationers.com
Headquarters Deerfield, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (USTR)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Don't think that United Stationers is just another paper pusher. The company is a leading wholesale distributor of office supplies and equipment in North America, offering some 100,000 of its own and national brand products to more than 25,000 customers. Through subsidiaries United Stationers Supply (USS), Lagasse, and ORS Nasco, United Stationers supplies such items as business machines, computer products and peripherals, janitorial supplies, and office products and furniture. It also offers office furniture for such markets as education and health care. United Stationers... More

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