Uline

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$60,000+ Great Sales Career

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

I have been working at Uline full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Sales reps have great support system by their admins. Good starting salary, wage increase yearly, plus bonuses during contests. Good training - managers ride with you to help improve your skills, online exams, always receiving new information on products. Weekly meetings, you work from home, schedule your own appointments (with correct size of customer and dollar potential). Everything is measurable (i.e., orders after visit (vs.) sales prior to visiting the customer). From day one you are told you are lucky to get the job.. due to the 1000+ applicants who have applied before you. Bachelor degree is a requirement. Knowing AS400 is a plus and can get you the job - 75% of all reps coming from Enterprise RAC.

Cons

Long Hours. Very Stressful. If you are not a perfectionist you are screwed. You are micromanaged to death (meaning, management performs surveys by calling your customers and asking them questions about you. If you visit a large company that do not know one another, during the call from management, you are screwed and it looks like you were never there. Call Sheets have to be very accurate (dot your I's and cross your T's). If you have experience in sales - forget it.., you are still treated like you still wear diapers and need your ass wiped by mommy or daddy Uline manager. You may hit top sales or be in the Presidents cup, but you will still be told you are not doing your job good enough.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be nice, take a breath and quit micromanaging and putting fear in your employees. Spend time with your family. Manage with kindness and not by intimidation. Realize that sales reps are people oriented and not computer calculating robots on caffeine. Realize that a pat on the back can go a long way. After all Uline is a catalog based company, with an excellent website, and management really is not needed.. so quit it!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place for a Job, Not a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Asset Specialist in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - IT Asset Specialist in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Uline full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Great Benefits
    Good People
    Corporate Headquarters is nice - Cafeteria, walking path, Fitness Center
    Clean and Tidy place to work

    Cons

    No real career paths. Employees are hired with the expectation of working in the same role forever.
    Have to punch a time clock whether your hourly or salaried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating opportunities for young workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    If you're lazy go work for them, if you're looking for a career avoid it like the plague

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and job security are the only reasons to work here. Possibility the company could treat you great but these are far and few in between.

    Cons

    Uline was great before it moved operations from Lake Forest to Ontario. Wish I could give specific details but my review won't be approved. Avoid if you value yourself. Micromanagement doesn't begin to explain how operations are conducted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rededication to your EEs will put the company back to 35-40% growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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