Uline Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Uline CEO Dick Uihlein
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Pros
  • Good pay, friendly people, great motivation, an overall great job if looking to work hard enough (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Benefits are offered to employees (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • I personally wasn't a huge fan of the dress code (in 14 reviews)

  • Micro management style; must have learned management from Kim Jong Il (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    Great company to work for. Owners take very good care of employees and care about your growth as an individual.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Owners aknowledge and provide the employees with every possible way of providing feedback on how the company is doing, and how it could improve. Profit sharing bonuses are great, as well as performance bonus and raise at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Hours are a bit difficult to manage a work/life balance. My particular shift is at night and it doesn't allow me to get my MBA or have enough time with my family. Great company, but they should definitely look into making a 8-5.

    Advice to Management

    Great management staff at Uline. Plenty of managers on duty allowing for proper training every day. Management treats employees with respect and allows them to create their own path by how much effort they put into their work.

  2. Helpful (2)

    great pay and benefits, the managment...so-so

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great pay, not that hard of a job. A few shift leads and managers are amazing to work with....

    Cons

    Little chance of self-growth, unless you're on 1st shift. Some managers will ignore any good ideas you may have to improve productivity. A few new hires make you wonder if the interview process really is working.

    Advice to Management

    Once you're in management, expectations of you go up. However, that's expected. Some newly hired leads or managers should listen to the advice of veteran employees of 10+ years

  3. Helpful (1)

    Material handler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Uline

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits plus profit sharing

    Cons

    Advancement is largely based on who management likes. Turn over rate is on the rise with new people coming on slow.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train and facilitate the development of your employees or you will lose them.

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  5. Intense, Hard Working Place, with Continual Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continual drive to succeed, always work to be done, never bored, bonuses (weekly, merit, and company sales), etc.

    Cons

    Burnout comes easily, they don't seem to scale resources well (most do the work of several employees), etc.

  6. Continual growth, always busy, lots of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and bonuses are great, there's a continual drive to do better and be better for our customers and business operations overall.

    Cons

    Daily operations are micro managed from the top down, there's a report for everything, mixed messages regarding expected hours (too much or too little you fall on a report), accounting for space and resources to support company growth is tightly managed (only what's needed in the immediate future so you're constantly over-extended or out or resources), etc.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations for employees, combat the fear state from being micro managed, and better manage employee workload. Cross train employees to help with workload.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Customer service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Bonuses are very generous. Benefits are good and health insurance premiums are low. Leave work at work; no work is ever brought home.

    Cons

    Customer word always trumps the employee in every situation. This is stressful when you are a perfectionist and are told you do things wrong or inaccurate but really, you did as the customer requested.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more credit for their hard efforts.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Very conservative and hard to get into, but take very good care of their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I worked at Uline as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - lots of employee benefits:
    - cafe with good discounted food
    - workshops
    - employee events

    Cons

    - have to wear shirt & tie every day (other than Fri)
    - strict control of every move (computer monitoring, top 3, clock in/out)

    Advice to Management

    ease up on external regulations

  9. Helpful (1)

    pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Ontario, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Uline as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    the company is filled with both good benefits and good people. the work environment is good and the management team is very engaged.

    Cons

    work hours could be improved as the night shift is difficult to bear with. it does not provide me the time 'id like to spend with family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing. It is working well but of course there's always room for improvement. At my stay at uline i couldn't find anything to really complain about.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Good post college experience, but crazy micromanagement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with opportunities to grow
    Great employees
    Excellent bonus
    Great benefits with dental and vision included
    Generous PTO

    Cons

    So much micromanagement it makes it a tough environment to be in sometimes. Can feel like your "stats" count for more than you do as a person.

  11. Helpful (1)

    This job is repetitve and they pick favorites.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uline

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

    Pros

    Bonus is decent. People are awesome.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to extreme. Dress code is unnecessary. Favoritism. It's a joke.

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