Uni-Select Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Laid Back

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Uni-Select as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    fun
    catering
    good co-workers
    quiet environment
    nice new office

    Cons

    no opportunities for growth
    stuck with a bunch of paperwotk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Micro Management and Arrogant Attitudes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The good people that I have made friends with.

    Cons

    New COO is a hatchet man. Cut 450 jobs and the stock went up, what a hero. Management grills sales people with weekly conference calls where everyone gets called on the carpet. Reports and more reports. Cut wages, insurance, car plan, etc. And why do I still work here? Moral is worse than a POW camp. Employees at all levels hate this company and are bailing out of this sinking ship. Cut, cut, cut and more cuts. This company will work you to death, pay you little, steal your confidence and then kick you to the curb. Heartless and ruthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Canadians - We know you hate the U.S. Operation so sell it already. If you can. This company was a nice one to work for when the family owned it and you have run it aground. You must change the brutal culture here and treat people like human beings. If not, this ship will sink in short order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unis-Select ruined a great mom & pop operation....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Parts Specialist in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Parts Specialist in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    Many DC's to draw stock from. Some +'s with their POS system. Great foreign nameplate coverage by owning Beck/Arnley.

    Cons

    More concerned with complicating their corporate structure than providing their employees the tools and motivation to do what they're paid to do. VERY investor driven. Wage increases are meager at best. Constantly adds new and expensive layers to corporate hierarchy, while whittling away store level employee hours to compensate. More regional/district/general/middle managers than counterpeople. And Richard Roy, who is also Independent Director of Dollarama Inc. Maybe a strategic merger is in the works? 3 pack of foil cake pans with my brake pads please!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NEED MORE MANAGEMENT!!! Perhaps remove ALL store level employees and hire a few dozen MORE executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst Job i've ever had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time

    Pros

    From the worker's level, we came together to do the job... kinda like how some slaves were cool with each other having to deal with the head master...

    Cons

    Worst place I have ever worked ever... Didnt get anything for pay, yet you were on MANDATORY OVERTIME on saturdays and some sundays. management is clueless and treats workers horribly. horrible training, horrible attitudes, disfunctional and not worth stress. work keeps increasing but the help is not coming. were worked down to the bone and instead of acknowledgement, were told that tomorrow is going to be harder... much harder.. everyday. Dont go here. trust me..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kill yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Aggravating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sanford, FL

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

    Pros

    Nice not being micro managed.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement, raises are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper management is out of touch. Has cut back on employees and left the work up to the customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uni-Select part-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros unless you're a stockholder. Uni Select shows no appreciation to their customers or employees.

    Cons

    Customers dissatisfied with Uni Select and the employees on the front line hear it daily. No leadership and yearly raises are laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone from upper management should make it their business to speak with their customers and their employees to get some advice as to how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Little Insecure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Solid Teamwork for the most part but we are a new warehouse and we are told the only one of it's the only one of it's kind.

    Cons

    This company is too concerned with keeping part time staffers from getting more than 25 hrs and full time from getting more than 40. Nine new stores have been added since we opened for business but we are actually expected to meet the delivery schedule with fewer employees than we started with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micro managing and get out of the way, trust your experienced staff to set the example and bring new hires up to speed. It will boost morale and and enhance teamwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A/R Collector in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - A/R Collector in Amherst, NY

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

    Pros

    Company is attempting to turn around

    Cons

    It seems very one sided....Canada vs. U.S. .....Canada generally wins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    "Titanic" sinking faster then they think

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counter Person in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Counter Person in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Not much good to say only that its a pay check. the spiff's that vendor's offer to the counter person is very nice at least they appreciate what you do for them.

    Cons

    Customer service doesn't seem like it exists anymore all corporate management cares about is gross profit and to do more with less. part time help no more than 25 hours a week. Full time only 40 hours and if you work past it they alter your time so it is only 40 hours. God forbid your helping a customer and work 15 minutes overtime and make a nice sale they would rather you not take care of the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out from behind the desk and work out in the field and see what it is really like. Not everything that you see on paper works in the real world. Take care of your employee's better show them you care not treat them like they are all replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It alright.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uni-Select

    Pros

    VERY flexible with PTO, work/life balance

    Cons

    Management do not take ownership of things gone wrong

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