Uline Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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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

    6 people found this helpful

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    ease up on external regulations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. This job is repetitve and they pick favorites.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uline

    Pros

    Bonus is decent. People are awesome.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. I have warehouse experience previously from working at manpower stationed at uline. But have 6 years warehouse experienc

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at Uline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience on how to load and unload trucks in a faster timely manner. And gave me a chance to work hard

    Cons

    It was a day by day job no standard hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give good hours and not a day by day job because their are hard working people out yo actually work and provide for families

    Recommends
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Plan on feeling like a robot, not what I expected.

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst

    I have been working at Uline

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the people are great. The lunch they served was pretty decent as well. Plus, the company has been growing at a rate of 20% a year so you typically csn get some sales bonus pay added to your paychecks.

    Cons

    The pay was not worth it for how much work you were actually putting in. You always have the feeling that you could be replaced as they are constantly interviewing people. You literally have no time during the day to talk with your colleagues which is rather stressful. I feel like it will be very hard for them to attract milllenial talent moving into the future as the company is very old school. Over 10 people quit in the year and a half I was with Uline, it seemed like employee turnover was management's goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up a little bit, prospective millenials do not want to be micro managed and you will continue to lose people because of this. The atmosphere you are creating is high stress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good post college experience, but crazy micromanagement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    OK choice for your first job, but not a career

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    Current Employee - Sales in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Uline

    Pros

    If you are without much sales experience, this will be a good job to get some training
    The company is pretty solid and dependable
    Since there is no commission, the paycheck is dependable and they give little raises and bonuses every year
    The business is growing pretty fast
    The health benefits are good
    Not much work on weekends

    Cons

    After a couple of years, you get burned out doing the exact same thing over and over again
    You'll only succeed if you agree with everything you're told and don't plan to come up with any creative ideas on your own
    The vacation time for the first few years sounds good, but it includes sick time, so it's really about the same as every other company
    There is a constant stream of criticism and pressure that for experienced sales people is demeaning. People with a lot of talent are either moving on or getting ready to move on. Only the super obedient stay with it.
    Management does not trust the employees to make good decisions. They secretly listen to phone calls with customers (this is illegal in CA) that makes you wonder why they went through all of the trouble to screen out bad workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust people and have respect for their experience
    Allow some variation so that the employees can work in a way that they will do their best

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Forget Job Security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uline

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Nothing else. Sorry.

    Cons

    You could be let go at ANY time. If you want job security forget Uline. If you want to express your opinions, work for someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2nd shift Recieving. Fast paced, goal oriented work environment.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in North Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Uline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Night goes by fast due to focusing on your daily numbers set by management.

    -Coworkers and managers work together as a team, great attitudes by all.

    -Industry leading pay, benefits, 401k

    -Separate bonus programs (profit sharing, weekly sales goal, employee referral etc.)

    -Plenty of opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    -Hard at times to manage family life with mandatory overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints to upper management. Great company to work for. Growing at 20% every year with no end in sight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Was alright.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I worked at Uline full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is great at Uline. They offer 401K, 3 weeks PTO the day you start, and an amazing end of the year Bonus.

    Cons

    Management is the worst part about Uline. They constantly talk down to you and treat you like a child, unless of course you are one of the "favorites". As long as you know about fantasy football, you will be a favorite of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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