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Helpful (12)

$60,000+ Great Sales Career

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Territory Sales
Current Employee - Territory Sales

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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!

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  1. Helpful (11)

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

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

    I worked at Uline full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Uline Summer Internship Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Waukegan, IL
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at Uline as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing company in an industry that has benefitted from online sales. There is a lot of room to move up in the company and a first-class management team. Good pay, but not great.

    Cons

    Very strict corporate work atmosphere that seems unnecessary given the location and industry. Not the best locations if you are young and looking to live in a city.

    Advice to Management

    Take on a more relaxed company culture!


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