Uline

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Uline Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
111 Reviews
3.0
111 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

     

    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.  

    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
  3.  

    This job is repetitve and they pick favorites.

    • Culture & Values
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK choice for your first job, but not a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good post college experience, but crazy micromanagement

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    • Culture & Values
    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
  7.  

    2nd shift Recieving. Fast paced, goal oriented work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    GOOD

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uline

    Pros

    They have very good benefits

    Cons

    They have bad management most

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    chose better the people you have in charge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanage

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uline

    Pros

    Lots of work non-stop all day

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement every minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More trust in employees

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent pay, not much else.

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    Current Employee - General Warehouse in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - General Warehouse in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Uline

    Pros

    Bonuses, paid holidays and hourly wage

    Cons

    Management in the warehouse is pretty much out of control with demands. Make one mistake and you are villified for it. Very passive aggressive from top down. Constantly emailing instead of dealing with issues face to face. If you start on third shift, expect to stay on it until you find another job no matter how many promises they make when you are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make all management take a course on how to communicate with people.Forced overtime does nothing but kill an already low morale. Promote from within, it stinks when you bounce around and learn every aspect of the warehouse, then take advice and leadership from someone who has never done the job. Tons of candidates right under your noses, give them a chance!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Was alright.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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