UniGroup

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UniGroup Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.3 15 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Rich McClure

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Company With Benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsHas two gyms on site and two rooms for workouts with DVDs or pay for an instructor class. Matching 401k and cafeteria on site which is environmentally friendly. Leader in the industry, innovative and sets the bar.

    ConsLimited room for growth. Management staff sometimes selected before job is posted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for but better opportunities for outside applicants.

    Payroll (Former Employee) Fenton, MO

    ProsGood benefits, good life/work balance. Flexible work hours enable employees to support other required obligations. In-house cafeteria, gym, and credit union.

    ConsStaying in the same position limits the opportunity for salary increases. Some areas show a lot of favoritism, rather than equal treatment to all employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Large corporation with many opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fenton, MO

    ProsThere are several amenities at the facility - new workout rooms and equipment, on-site exercise classes, cafeteria, easy access to the highway. They have a good performance management process in place. Quarterly reviews help with good feedback and direction for current projects. Can easily maintain schedule flexibility if in the right areas of the company.

    ConsThere's no clear direction for future initiatives. Several processes are just working under a Band-Aid without a real fix. Promotions and new positions are created for certain people. There is a. lot. of. management. And many don't know what they're doing at times. While the company offers a wide range of areas to work, there's a severe lack of career opportunities. It's hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere seems to be a constant level of restructuring within the company, but more attention should be spent on the mid-level management instead of shifting the Sr. Execs around. Make UniGroup work more strategically and eliminate some of the unnecessary middle levels. The "worker bees" know their jobs and don't need to be micro-managed. Trust your employees and the job will be in good hands.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Keep on Looking!

    Relocation Management Specialist (Former Employee) Fenton, MO

    ProsThey have a cafeteria that has nice people.

    ConsThe worst part is the fact that to get hired on you need to know someone. Mainly you will be hired on during their "seasonal business', and trust me it is seasonal. Most days you will deal with individuals who are customers who talk down to, bully, and harass you to get their way. Do not worry if they are upset they will not be filling out a "survey". You will be paid less than the full time individuals around you and you will end up doing the majority of their work. You are a temp to them and always will be and nothing more. Culture and value are the same as saying drink the corporate kool-aid with these individuals. Use this company for what it is worth and that is a paycheck and that is it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell the best advice is also considered criticism in some circles. 1. Realize your value 2. Turn over is because you are a seasonal business and that is it. 3. Stop using temp agencies for agents to increase customer satisfaction. 4. Think before you speak 5. Management 101 was apparently missed by everyone the first day of class. 6. People that work there are people and not robots. 7. You are in an industry that needs to go green now before you end up having temps year round 8. If you have turn over higher than 50% in any area consider the individuals pay, bonus, and work atmosphere. 9. Structure the organization the way it should be and not how you believe it should be 10. Good luck finding people who consider the job a keeper after being there for over a year. 11. People who are full time ask themselves what they did wrong to end up working there (clue).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have been working at UniGroup full-time for more than 10 years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUniGroup has an on-site cafeteria, credit union, exercise facilities at no cost to the employees and several wellness programs. The new CIO is bringing the company out of the dark ages and applying new technologies that will be a game changer in the marketplace.

    ConsLimited growth opportunities and the best candidate is not the one that always get the promotion (I image that it is that way at most corporations). A lot of weak middle management that have been at the company forever. The review process is time consuming and offers no feedback on how you are doing. No plan in place to develop employees who want to advance within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the current employees to promote from within. Revamp the performance review process to actually help the employees grow instead of focusing on the process and not the person.

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    Good work environment. Learned a lot from co-workers and management.

    Relocation Management Specialist (Former Employee) Fenton, MO

    Prosgood pay for internship, good management

    Consnot enough training, sometimes boring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wasted Time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFocused on some charity contributions. Wellness programs active and small gym on-site. Non-smoking campus.

    ConsManagement not seeing the "big picture" and too focused on small tasks. Employees micromanaged to the point that nothing of value is completed. Chain of command long and non-responsive. Non competitive salary for expectations and workload. HR extremely powerful, but not for the best. Career opportunity growth made difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrowth is a possibility, but welcome change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people!

    Management (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsMost of the people that work here are extraordinary and life-long relationships are easy to establish. Many volunteer opportuntiies to give back to the community and get to know co-workers. Great benefits such as an on-site credit union, excercise facilties, cafeteria and wellness programs. The new CIO is bringing the company out of the dark ages and creating new technology that will be a differentiator in the marketplace.

    ConsLimited growth opportunities. The company trend for the last few years has been to hire exectuives (Director and above) from outside the company. Definitely a male-dominated company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the current employees to promote from within. Revamp the performance review process to actually help the employees grow instead of focusing on the process and not the person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    from household goods to high-value specialty products, we provide superior service to every customer, every time

    Professional Role (Current Employee) Fenton, MO

    ProsUniGroup employees make the company a success. UniGroup shares a deep heritage and passion to serve others with employees knowing their daily work makes a difference.

    The company value strong relationships with its employees, customers, agents, suppliers and communities. These relationships are reinforced by the continuous events in which employees get involved with various non-profit organizations. Opportunities abound to volunteer or have fun being a part of the many social events or teams throughout the company. At UniGroup, putting people first and embracing and valuing the differences of every individual have been the cornerstone of our success. It is how we do business.

    UniGroup has a rich history of strong relationships with its associates, who in turn, provide outstanding service to our customers. The organization embraces and appreciates differences in its workforce, which enable them to be more respectful and responsive to the changing needs of the customers and communities served in the US and around the globe

    To foster individual performance of each of its associates, a performance management and development process system formalizes feedback and coaching. A commitment to personal growth and life-long learning is what encourages associates to attain career goals. UniGroup provides numerous online and instructor-led courses to help associates develop technical, business and leadership skills... Its tuition assistance program is generous and widely used, but it's only one of the many ways to experience personal growth with a company that values personal improvement as a lifelong goal.

    ConsNo downsides to share...the employment process might be considered lengthy to some, or in comparison to a few other companies, however UniGroup is very selective during it's hiring process and performs the due diligence necessary to ensure there's a good fit between the needs and expectations of both the employer and employee.

     UniGroup, believes giving back to the community is an essential element of its corporate culture. The company hosts of a variety of events and fundraisers to benefit community organizations throughout the region each year. Associates help organize food drives, walking teams, collection drives and much more. UniGroup is also proud to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis, which helps fund more than 170 local nonprofits in the area. Each year, UniGroup participates in the United Way’s annual campaign and host two popular events to provide the public the opportunity to get involved: The UniGroup Open Golf Tournament and the United Way 5k+10k.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great summer job especially for logistics

    Realocation Management Specialist - Seasonal (Current Employee) Fenton, MO

    Prosreally good internship over summer especially if you are a logistics major. Great people and you get a good feel for how the house hold moving industry works.

    ConsIf you are looking for a full time position it is very hard to get hired for even if you work there for multiple summers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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