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Senior analyst programmer

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Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in Deerfield, IL

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

Pros

work life balance is good.

Cons

salary is low. promotion possibilities are low.

Advice to Management

Recongize internal talent and contributions. and promote them to higher designations.

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    Fortune 500 or Unfortunate INFINITY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The 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).

    Cons

    Pay 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 Management

    Listen 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.

  2. route supervisor

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    Former Employee - Route Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Route Supervisor in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at United Stationers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good hours driving and length of routes

    Cons

    lot of hours depending on daily routes

    Advice to Management

    good upper management, however several operations managers lacked management skills

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