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Overall, United is a good place to work with fair people in upper management.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Deerfield, IL
Former Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Deerfield, IL

I worked at United Stationers full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people I worked with tended to be friendly for the most part and I didn't experience a whole lot of big egos that are prevalent in so many office environments.

Cons

There wasn't a whole lot of opportunity for growth here unless you were in specific departments. The company was very compartmentalized and didn't have a lot off communication across departments. There were major disconnects between Product Management/Merchandising, Transportation, and Inventory Management with little to no collaboration between them. This lead to a lot of confusion and frustration. As an earlier reviewer had written, "all the talent has left" was somewhat true as a statement unfortunately. Many of the new hires coming on had little to no experience in the office supply world and made a lot of poor business decisions.

Advice to Management

There needs to be more transparency across the various departments and more collaboration amongst them, especially when major decisions that affect multiples areas are the business are involved. This will help strengthen the company rather than cause resentments and good people to leave the company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities for growth did not exsist outside of lead or supervisor roles.

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at United Stationers full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Round table and focus group discussions to improve business processes and communication.

    Cons

    Offsite management of local supervisors promoted bias treatment, low accountablity, and high tolerance for low morale.

    Advice to Management

    On site management of supervisors is a must. A supervisor training program should be implemented to ensure certain skill sets equal or exceed those they are leading.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Rewarding and promising in the beginning

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly senior leaders; outreach activities

    Cons

    Hard to change jobs internally. Career advancement within the company is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Act fast. Don't invest a lot on consultants to drive strategies.


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