There are newer employer reviews for Uline

8 people found this helpful  

Relatively high pay, but not really worth it

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

I have been working at Uline full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Uline is very detail oriented and really follows through on taking care of the customer. The business model is outstanding, and has kept the company growing even in a down economy. There are year-end bonuses. The educational assistance program is the most generous of any company I have heard of. Warehouse pay is generally higher than other companies.

Cons

The company is privately held and has some obsessive-compulsive issues. Metrics cover everything, but they are not logically developed and can never be changed except by executive decision. The president requires a say in even the most trivial of decisions. Employee input is solicited but immediately disregarded. There is no upward or even lateral mobility, you will generally stay in the job you were hired for regardless of your qualifications. Nearly all positions are filled from the outside. The company is focusing on the future, but this translates to only hiring people in their 20s. Morale is generally low. The company is now proud to state that nearly half the employees have been with the company for over five years. However, it should be noted that back before the economy took a nose-dive, three out of four new hires would quit before they worked there twelve months. Micromanagement is beyond description.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The president claims she is looking to step down. This must happen for the company to meet its long term growth objectives. The company cannot meet the next milestone without improving the efficiency of the operations, which will not happen under the current regime.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

87 Other Employee Reviews for Uline (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Blah

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Management Trainee  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Management Trainee in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Uline full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very little..close access to the 407etr

    Cons

    very mismanaged, and no one seems to know what it is that they are suppose to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retrain EVERYONE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    An elephant in the room

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

    I worked at Uline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Bonuses
    -PTO
    -Training
    -Clean work environment
    -Benefits
    -Positve experience among peers

    Cons

    -Micromanagement
    -Destructive criticism vs constructive criticism
    -Overuse of the phrase in its entirety 'throwing under the bus'
    -Unqualified management
    -Unhealthy working envioroment
    -Overanalyzing and magnifiying minor mistakes
    -Poor use of language toward employees
    -Misleading messages from management
    -Treating temporary employees poorly vs those who are Uline employees
    -Crude dress code--women wear length appropriate dresses or skirts everyday, nylons certain months of the year, certain shoes not permitted, sleveless dresses not permitted, men cannot miss belt loops, women's blazers must be matching to the bottom, etc..
    -Non-compliance to dress code results in being added to a 'list' that goes to the owner which is published companywide
    -Looking for robotic individuals vs those who can think for themselves
    -Poor business ethics and practices
    -Does not promote within to various parts of the company
    -Feels like 'walking on eggshells'
    -Condecending feedback
    -Inconsistent messages from management to employees
    -'An elephant in the room'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Uline

Worked for Uline? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.