United Stationers

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

Prefer Not to Answer (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL

ProsThe 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.

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding and promising in the beginning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Friendly senior leaders; outreach activities Cons: Hard to change jobs internally. Career advancement within the company… Advice to Senior Management: Act fast. Don't invest a lot on consultants to drive… – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at United Stationers full-time


    Pros: job was close to home with good pay & good benefits. … Cons: A lot of favoritism, advancement is sometimes, because of employee management friendship and not… More
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