United Stationers Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Company is very supportive of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits were pretty good, and there are some good managers at mid-level (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Whether you get to work from home depends on your director/VP - some get 2 days some get 0 (in 3 reviews)

  • poor work-life balance and disrespect between associates ignored by management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great growth and career opportunities!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great career growth opportunities
    - Team oriented environment
    - Great corporate growth strategy
    - Great Senior Leadership Team

    Cons

    - Conservative corporate culture
    - Salaries are middle of the road

    Advice to Management

    - Develop formalized career paths
    - Implement development plans in the performance review process
    - Grow employment brand


  2. Great culture & respect for employees

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

    I have been working at United Stationers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for and I'd recommend it to a friend looking for a job. Need... twenty .....words .....there!

    Cons

    Flex time policy is a bit restrictive. Not sure why i'm being required to hit a twenty word minimum but this is how i'm going to get there!


  3. Process improvemnt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    industry leader, motivating leaders, loyal work force

    Cons

    hard to improve old habits

    Advice to Management

    IT folks are mostly older generation. need new talent, new ideas: work from home policies, new softwares...


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  5. Great company with exposure to many parts of the business.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at United Stationers (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A leader in business product distribution. Strong management and positive team environment.

    Cons

    Inconsistent titles amongst each department. No gym or subsidized memberships.

    Advice to Management

    Advance our work from home policy.


  6. Best company to work for!

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

    I have been working at United Stationers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Commute to work is long

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. United Stationers is a great and rewarding company to work for. They believe in doing the right thing by their employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at United Stationers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    United Stationers provide a work life balance for there in employees and believe in the overall health and well being of its employees.

    Cons

    The only pros to working for United Stationers is that if you work anywhere besides HQ in Deerfield, there is not much room for advancement or growth within the company if you are already in management.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fair over all. Would suggest adding more training and opportunities for lateral and promotional moves within the company other than HQ office.


  8. I experienced a lot of personal growth, very rewarding.

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

    I worked at United Stationers full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for a very high growth company.

    Cons

    Old corporate philosophies sometimes got in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the high performers appropriately and promote these people above the malingerers.


  9. Great company to work for. Many perks, good benefits, fun environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative II in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discounts, fun environment, open door policy, super clientele.

    Cons

    Some plans are not executed well.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from the employees living the day-to-day task when developing new programs or procedures.


  10. Good company, forward looking, industry leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director In Finance Function in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Director In Finance Function in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at United Stationers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Constant growth and expansion into new business lines through acquisition.
    Business changes keep job interesting and fresh.
    Good benefits
    Activities of United Foundation are fun, and offer chance to use your time, talents and treasures to support charitable causes..

    Cons

    Finance under resourced for special project work that is expected to be completed in addition to regular role.
    Many lateral moves in finance, but very difficult to move up to higher level role
    Low margin business means that costs are tightly controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate resources to Finance area for special projects. People want to do a good job and need to make difficult choices between work and family life. Continue to invest in higher margin businesses.


  11. Helpful (2)

    It is a good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at United Stationers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers were very friendly and the managers were very hands on, If needed they jumped in to help on the line.

    Cons

    A 8 hour day is not the norm more like 10 or sometimes 11 hours in a shift.



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