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

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Stationers full-time

    Pros

    job was close to home with good pay & good benefits. Most of management were caring individuals. A lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism, advancement is sometimes, because of employee management friendship and not based on knowledge. Every five/six years they reshuffle and layoff top paid employees.

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    Rewarding and promising in the beginning

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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)

    Pros

    Friendly senior leaders; outreach activities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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