Uline Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Uline CEO Dick Uihlein
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Pros
  • Good pay that is the best part do have a 401 K program also comes with full benefits as well (in 13 reviews)

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

Cons
  • strict dress code and nor for at the place (in 14 reviews)

  • MICRO management at the ut-most (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (20)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (1)

    Great team to work with

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

    I worked at Uline

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Amazing Facilities
    Structured Process

    Overall I would say that there are a lot of great people at Uline. Their culture is different than most, which is why they have a long interview process.

    Cons

    Older Technology
    Long Hiring Process

    They are not really up to date when it comes to technology, which sometimes causes a problem. The hiring process is often times very slow which could be a problem for someone looking to find a job quickly.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company Culture

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

    I have been working at Uline full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture. Once you are in the door and hit the ground running you notice that everyone around you is working toward a common goal. Positive interactions with all levels of employees. No slackers here. Great work/life balance which is hard to find.

    Cons

    Interview process can be extensive but it makes sense once you join the organization.


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  5. Warehosue

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

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    This place is unlike any other. As long as you do your job correctly there is no problems. They like people who have degrees because it shows commitment.

    Cons

    Warehouse starting hours are hard to manager at first, but if you show passion and do your job correctly you receive better hours


  6. Lead

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

    I worked at Uline full-time

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, fulfilling work environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Minimum advancement opportunities. Would be nice to offer more routes to get normal hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting your best from within.


  7. Great but conservative

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

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Local mgmt is good and at a branch level, PA is fantastic.
    Great pay, bonuses, benefits.
    Awesome people to work with.
    Customer minded business for the most part, but has declined in that area this past year.

    Cons

    From a corporate standpoint might as well have a number on the back of your striped jumpsuit. They want you to be a soldier in the herd. Most don't want your opinion if it might rock the boat.
    Not much room for advancement at the branch level. Hope you like to talk on the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to corporate for what matters to your employees. Dress down days are great, let WI know it helps with morale. Etc.


  8. Great work/ life balance. Not so great pay.

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

    I worked at Uline

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

    Pros

    Stable for those looking for a typical 9-5.
    Good benefits.
    Good profit sharing bonuses at end of year.
    Good work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of serious advancement.
    Very low individual raises at end of year.
    Job can become redundant after a while.
    Cubicle style work environment.
    Extreme micromanaging culture.
    High stress at times.
    Underpaid.
    Internal politics can be an issue.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Buckle up and hold on tight - very fast paced!

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

    I worked at Uline full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, the day flies by because of the non stop orders coming in, if you work hard you will get promoted.

    Cons

    Upper-Management plays favorites and doesn't always follow through on promises. They have an outdated dress code that scares some excellent candidates away.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is phenomenal so keep doing what you are doing. Try to tone down the micro-management.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Not worth the pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Warehouse in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - General Warehouse in Waukegan, IL

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay/benefits
    Yearly bonuses for just doing your job
    Many events to keep things interesting

    Cons

    It's hard to tell what the management staff even does around the warehouse. You'll see them chatting it up among themselves and pulling their phones out in the middle of the day while general warehouse workers are scattering to pick/pack orders and meet their daily quota. Too much work for amount of workers there are which means overtime every night. Yeah you only work maybe 45 hours a week which doesn't sound awful, but that is legitimately 45 hours of straight work. There is no time to chat with coworkers since you have to hit your daily quota for lines. There's barely time to go to the bathroom or fill up your water bottle. I've seen guys get talked to for spending too much time in the bathroom.
    Management has to get a certain amount of negative audits throughout the day so they will literally hide behind places so they might catch a worker doing something incorrectly. At the end of the night when there is still a lot of work to do management refuses to hop on a truck and help out. They'll just tell guys that they are going slow and overtime is inevitable.
    Don't bank on moving up. There are guys who have been there years who are still picking. The company doesn't promote from within often but rather hires from the outside. The outside hires get barely any training on the job but then are given the responsibility of telling others how to do theirs. The company does very well because it is very customer friendly but most employees, in the warehouse at least, are very unhappy.
    Managers hang job over head constantly. General warehouse workers literally avoid talking with the management staff because they only bring bad news to the table. Management staff seem to get off on making people feel bad about themselves. I'm guessing it's a motivational tool to continually get people to improve, but all it does is destroy confidence or make people jaded
     Oh and the hours are terrible. No time to do anything before or after work. Uline becomes home.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put yourselves in general warehouse's shoes. Think about what they do all day compared to the "work" that you do. Also, just talk to them like people. Understand that mistakes are made and you don't have to give a 10 minute lecture when a simple "hey you messed this up don't do again" would suffice. Overall, the company is extremely successful and will probably continue to be, but you need to realize that the majority of your staff is unhappy and I can't see that being a good thing for the future


  11. Excellent company to work for - I wish I had never left

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

    I worked at Uline full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Absolutely beautiful environment to work in with many perks available

    I was given the opportunity to come up with new ideas and process improvements for my department and when there was IT time available, I was allowed to work towards implementing and testing the improvement.

    The C-level and above were accessible and I was able to speak with them when necessary.

    The pay, bonuses, time off, health insurance, etc. were outstanding.

    Cons

    You can get pigeon-holed into a position.

    Work/Life balance was difficult in some areas of the company if you were a manager or higher.

    In my opinion, the company relies too much on scores during pre-employment testing. Unfortunately, many excellent candidates were never given the opportunity to move to the next
    stage in the hiring process because of a "wrong" score on a test.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your hiring process and maybe tweak it to not rely so much on testing as an initial weed-out tool. Otherwise, keep up the great work as numbers don't lie and your incredible
    growth and name recognition that you have accomplished over the last 15 years is truly amazing!



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