Uni-Select

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Uni-Select Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It alright.

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    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

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uni-Select

    Pros

    IT'S A PAYCHECK AND CLOSED WHEN THERE IS A MAJOR SNOWSTORM

    Cons

    Completely ignorant employees; unprofessional and clueless management; can barely make a living with the small pay; too much responsibility for the amount of money I make; dread going to this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your job and be professionals. Pay your employees more money.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No hope in sight for the Automotive distribution business

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Did have many good people working there, a small core that tried to make a difference. Good to work with.

    Cons

    No Leadership - changed org chart at least twice a year over 10 year time span. They moved the same people around the chart and continued to get the same results.

    American management always worked against their Canadian owners - as a result one of the worse cultures in the Automotive Aftermarket in the US

    Most of the talented people were either let go or left on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy back the stock of your largest stock holder and clean out the family management in your us wholesale division. Replace with with real leaders like those brought in at Advance Auto

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Auto Parts

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    Former Employee - Counter Person in Crystal River, FL
    Former Employee - Counter Person in Crystal River, FL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Let the lazy people go and hire motivated ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Uni-select auto plus does not care about there employees!

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    Current Employee - Senior Counter Sales in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Counter Sales in Binghamton, NY

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

    Pros

    I like some of the people I work with. The occasional spiff from vendors to promote there products.

    Cons

    The hacking of hours in the stores. They wonder why sales slump when there is no staff left to handle volume of customers. I can only hope some company buys them out before they run us into the ground. Uniselect is so cheap to pay for employees with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at the morale in the company and see how bad it is. Staff the stores that have the sales so they can continue to profit. We as employee don't feel like we have a future here. You have lost a lot of good quality people! You will loose more if you don't fix this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    think of you employees that are busting their butts for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    a paycheck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uni-Select full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees and customers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uniselect is going under. It's a question of when!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They promise the world and deliver very little.

    Cons

    This warehouse is the worst supplyer in the industry. Their fill rate is horrible, their prices are not competitive. They talk independant part stores into setting thier computor to order online, then they charge a handling fees. The don't care about their customer, only gross profit for them. They also sell to your customers threw their online web site ROCK AUTO. They are a direct compititor to independant part stores. Watch these guys business ethIc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work for these guys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traveling through a Rough Spot but use to be Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    Five years ago things were very different with this company. Uni-Select used to be employee and customer oriented and it was a pleasure to work for them. The Best thing to come from this company in the last five years is the recent appointment of the current President of the US Group

    Cons

    SAP computer conversionhad to be done due to all the different computer systems in the field but it has been a challenge to say the least... Reduced Inventory due to binge purchasing by SAP; Poor Service to Customers; Higher Cost of Goods- This could be done if you were giving customers a great level of service with awesome representation but we are no where close to that...
    From the Sales Side of the company- Compensation packages have taken a huge hit. With all the focus on internal issues and making the shareholders more money, Uni-Select has lost sight of taking care of the customers. Customers who are now inundated with semi poor service and higher cost of goods. So when sales go down the best way to counteract this is to cut the number of salesmen and then when that doesn't work cut the remaining salesmen's compensation packages. Also the sales group car allowances have been drastically cut in the last couple of months. All this could mean a focus on the good folks looking elsewhere for employment but...
    The one good thing is that the Uni-Select Sales Force is much older in age. Most of them could not go find another job due this fact. So they will stay put and this could be great news for Uni-Select. Maybe a second act encore???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way of business that got you here in the first place... ie-Take care of the Customers and Employees like family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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