United Stationers
3.0 of 5 52 reviews
www.unitedstationers.com Deerfield, IL 5000+ Employees

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Fortune 500 or Unfortunate INFINITY

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsThe people around you are usually what keep you coming to your job. Somewhat job security if you fly under the radar and keep your mouth shut while making the same salary (or less) year after year (starting after Mr. Gochnauer left).

ConsPay has decreased over the years even though a "quarterly review" pie graph with some color try to convince you otherwise. They change to a more expensive (for the employee) health care offering (which charges you to have a spouse) and then send letters asking why their costs have increased more than yours have. Internal systems make the vendors that do business with them cringe at how archaic the processes are. Managers that are part of the "good 'ol boy" club and have no educational background are rewarded to move up in the company. People who stream YouTube and Pandora are rewarded; if not promoted regularly.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the front line defense of your company. The MBA professionals that you have hired are more figure heads than industry leaders. Don't let your ego get into the way of vendor and customer relationships. Creativity and entrepreneurship are the keys to success in our dwindling business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company just okay

    Channel Marketing Associate (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Coworkers are nice, PTO is convenient, 401k is okay. They are finally investing some resources internally, but at the expense of letting others… Cons: Can't work from home, limited internal advancement. Making investments internally… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your employees! The working world is changing. You need to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    not the best but not the worst place to work

    Ops Manager (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: the pay's not bad, you get some vacation but wont… Cons: no work life balance. And H/R is out of control at this company. I always thought H/R is… Advice to Senior Management: Please practice what you preach on the cultures and values. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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