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Unisource Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
74 Reviews
2.8
74 Reviews
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Unisource Worldwide CEO Al Dragone
Al Dragone
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I have created what I hope to be lifelong bonds with several great people in this team and will gladly be a resource to them for as long as I am able (in 5 reviews)

  • Pretty flexible scheduling and good Work/life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No standards for senior management and office personnel (in 5 reviews)

  • Challenging work environment and very political (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Okay place to work

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

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worklife balance and pay were okay.

    Cons

    Too many silo's - not enough training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Collector

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide

    Pros

    Employees hired in mass hiring in 2007 were well compensated.

    Cons

    There were way too many managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    Many years of working for this company have proved rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unisource Worldwide

    Pros

    Very organized Corporate structure
    Professional Leadership

    Cons

    Expense reductions in the headcount area have led to a lack of upcoming promotion candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very fragmented organization with a lot of broken promises from leadership

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

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide

    Pros

    leader in its industry, work with some good people

    Cons

    weak leadership, worked with some very dishonest and political people

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

    Good Leadership, vacant after merger. Corporate culture ruined by new leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Unisource Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Logistic team, Very solid packaging organization

    Cons

    Merger has taken the existing culture and replaced it with the nothing new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to talk team work than actually understand how to coach.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    A good company in a dying industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Unisource Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has been proactive in finding new ways to grow sales in a marketplace that is declining.

    Cons

    Difficult to get answers at times. Too many layers of management and cross over between segments which leads to conflicts between personnel. Programs are not always well thought out for all the pitfalls that can occur which leads to failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point the advise would concern the merger. There is too much uncertainty about where everyone fits and it only causes frustration. Get the people involved in accounts together - make a decision and move forward. Don't let people hang on wondering what is going to happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Operations
    Current Contractor - Operations

    I have been working at Unisource Worldwide as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a comfortable atmosphere. For the most part everyone is a time player. Management will work with you in most cases.

    Cons

    I am still gaining experience. I don't have any Cons at the point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Complex Place. Upper management is not trusted to tell the truth. There is very little communication.

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

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are helpful.

    Cons

    No training and I mean NONE. The company has so many controls it is hard to navigate the 7 systems in place. The credit department is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from the Ivory Tower to visit and show a true interest in the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Unisource has supported me for over 19 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paper Plus Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Paper Plus Store Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Unisource Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, feeling of running your own business

    Cons

    Lack of training, upword movement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible company because of the culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays reasonably well, talented team members here and there.

    Cons

    office culture is horrible, promotions are hidden, people are let go regularly without notice, managers watch the clocks, unstable senior management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some rotten apples in the senior management team that everyone knows contribute to the horrible culture of the company. Go fix the issues and please do it before it impacts the new Veritiv organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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