Unishippers

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Unishippers Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
62 Reviews
3.6
62 Reviews
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Dan Lockwood
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great support staff willing to help you be successful (in 4 reviews)

  • great work atmosphere to work in (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not a lot of room for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Corporate training was not as helpful as I thought it would be (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truckload Coordinator in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Truckload Coordinator in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Unishippers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Constantly learning, team outings, and lots of potential to grow

    Cons

    No cons to mention. This was a great learning experience for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a Bad place to work

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Unishippers

    Pros

    Good management/employee engagement. It is a decent entry or mid-level sales position where you can learn to prospect businesses. The training program is great and sets you up to succeed provided you are willing to work. Owners are good people and it is a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    When I worked there it was smaller then now so it was a bit too familyish. They were just starting to grow so some promises were made, like retirement plans, that were never delivered. The commission is capped and territories that are owned can be picked over limiting success in sales. The owners are a bit quirky. They have most of their family working there making the others feel like outsiders, although not intentionally.

  3.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Unishippers

    Pros

    Transportation will always be a viable career. Asset based carriers continue to rely on brokers to solicit business from the SMB segment. Unishippers is a tier 1 3pl and is highly regarded by the carriers.

    Cons

    Very competitive and requires a lot of cold calling and follow up. Very easy to lose motivation because of rude people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training, Training and more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unishippers

    Pros

    Great work-life balance for franchise owners.

    Cons

    Narrow minded franchise owners.
    No career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Unishippers

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with some sharp people. It's a flexible work environment where you are given a lot of autonomy as long as you are getting your work done. A lot of opportunity to work on meaningful projects that impact the company's bottom line.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management does a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't expect more than what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping Consultant
    Former Employee - Shipping Consultant

    I worked at Unishippers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're new to sales, or are comfortable with making a lot of calls and repeating yourself over and over again, and if you have tenacity, you can make a pretty decent living. I would suggest this position to a recent college graduate or young person to get their feet wet in sales.

    Cons

    There isn't much more to the position than what you learn in the first month. Depending on the independent company under the Unishippers umbrella, the focus will either be small package or freight shipping. I believe most of the companies focus on freight. You will be making the same phone calls over and over again, saying the same things, and facing a LOT of rejection. As a result there is a very high turnover. These are independently owned franchises and the benefits are lacking due to a lack of size in the group. The franchise I worked for had an HSA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be patient with your crew and treat them like gold if they perform well. Don't sugar coat the position. Be upfront about the monotony of the position and you'll keep people longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great pay, HORRIBLE management!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Unishippers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good
    wonderful co-workers
    Training was great

    Cons

    Management sucks, rude, overly egotistical.
    They treat their employees horribly and aren't embarrassed about it.
    They expect too much from new employees.
    Family owned company, with family problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No training, no customer service, difficult job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at Unishippers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Young sales team is fun to work with.

    Cons

    There was no training which made it difficult to see. Management wanted employers to cold call business to business 4 times a week. A lot of companies did not like the services, have had bad experiences before, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training.

  10.  

    Lots of freedom no guidance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Unishippers

    Pros

    Like my title said lots of freedom. You have the ability to have your own business without the negatives of it. You are essentially your own boss. You work form home or at least I do. Decent base pay, and to make your own schedule and work virtually anywhere.

    Cons

    If you are a people person that is looking for a career in which you interact and have a relationship with your customers this in not for you. You must have a home office, if you don't it will be very hard to stay organized. The product you sell is not very exciting, and is highly competitive. It will take time to build your book of business. We are talking 100+ active accounts in order to make a decent commission, this takes time and a lot of time something from what I have experienced you do not have a lot of. After training you are on your own. On co-workers just you in your office. For me being a very social person it got very boring. Unfortunately there is no room for advancement unless you purchase a franchise, and if you do purchase a franchise you have to also buy your book of business from your current franchise owner so the years of really hard work is all gone and you must start again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would only be in your to mentor your sales consultants spend as much time with them as they need to be successful. Be more transparent in the beginning on how the commission structure works. Set goals and work to make them attainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unishippers

    Pros

    Great training by the corporate sales team in Salt Lake, UT.

    Cons

    High turnover do to the unrealistic expectations and goals, which are designed for you to fail. Most of the franchise owners are only considered about your keeping your accounts after your gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold the franchise owners more accountable

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