Uni-Select Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  • The good people that I have made friends with (in 5 reviews)

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  • part time help no more than 25 hours a week (in 3 reviews)

  • Communication from upper management down to employees was mediocre (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Human Resource Generalist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Uni-Select full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    International organization with many opportunities for people who are looking to advance.

    Cons

    Pay is low, management expects everyone to work to death, there is no training but you are held accountable for mistakes on things. Management is very far removed from the day-to-day operations and are not aware of the many issues and problems that need to be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Get to to know your employees, don't be afraid to ask for their input regarding operational effectiveness and streamlining processes.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Really bad

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No pro this company sucks I rather go somewhere else don't waste your time.Nelda is the worst manager that I know.

    Cons

    Do not work for nelda she will change moods every minute if anything listen to somebody else,and when raises for the employees come around they forget about all the good you did for the company while the managers get bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers from within,they rather hire somebody that doesn't know where parts are located or how the warehouse works,this is why people always quit,especially on nelda's team.


  3. Helpful (4)

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

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    Former Employee - Retail Parts Specialist in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Parts Specialist in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Aggravating

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sanford, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Titanic" sinking faster then they think

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    Current Employee - Counter Person in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Counter Person in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    This company can only hope they get bought out!

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    Former Employee - Counter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Counter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was ok. Co-workers

    Cons

    Cutting all part time workers to 25 hours a week. Which cut staff. Not replacing staff in stores that truly needed bodies. No overtime. But still questioned by management why customers aren't happy with service! The good old work harder with less.!

    Advice to Management

    This company will be swallowed up by the competition. Your cutting of staff has hurt morale and your service. Nobody feels safe working there. You will continue to bleed quality help unless you change the way you do business. I've been in this business 20 years. I left after 10 years. I have never seen mismanagement this bad. I don't see the light at the end of tunnel for uniselect. It's a shame you have ruined this place with your practices.


  8. Helpful (1)

    under appreciated and underpaid for amount of knowledge i bring to the job

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    Current Employee - Parts Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Parts Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    most of the people i work with

    Cons

    impossible to advance,upper management does not appreciate employees,expected to keep sales numbers up while getting hand tied completely,nearly impossible to establish new customers or try to service current customers because of lack of support from company

    Advice to Management

    start listening to employees,especially parts specialists,we are the ones who take care of customers,both retail and commercial


  9. Auto Parts

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    Former Employee - Counter Person in Crystal River, FL
    Former Employee - Counter Person in Crystal River, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Uni-Select part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned about car and truck parts.

    Cons

    Did not pay even after years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Let the lazy people go and hire motivated ones.


  10. Helpful (2)

    not impressed with this company as compared to parts depot

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Severn, MD
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Severn, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Uni-Select full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nothing that i can see

    Cons

    the moral at our store is lower than i have ever seen it

    Advice to Management

    think of you employees that are busting their butts for you


  11. Helpful (1)

    a paycheck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Uni-Select full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was ok. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very little or no job training. Too many people have been laid-off at UniSelect. No one seems to take pride in their job.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and customers!



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