United Stationers Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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United Stationers President and CEO P. Cody Phipps
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Pros
  • Company is very supportive of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • job was close to home with good pay & good benefits (in 5 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. Best company to work for!

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  6. Good company, forward looking, industry leader

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    It is a good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. good company, branching out and diversifying

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Stationers full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and work life balance. Opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    workforce reductions about every other year hinder morale.

    Advice to Management

    consider getting to know what people actually do for the company, visit the DC's more frequently.

  9. Nice place to work.

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Orchard Park, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Orchard Park, NY

    I worked at United Stationers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Monday through Friday schedule. It was great not working weekends ever. It was nice to "turn off the job" the moment I walked out each night. I made many great friends.

    Cons

    This could be very monotonous work at times. Call center environment at its core. Not everyone in same position/title held to equal standards. Like any company, there were plenty of office politics, but this place seemed to have pockets where "who you know" was more important than how hard you worked.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid cursing/vulgarity during team meetings (may not apply to all teams, just the one I was on).

  10. warehouse

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Stationers

    Pros

    A very stable company to work for. Good benefits, training and the ability for advancement. You must be able to manage in a big box environment and be comfortable managing metrics.

    Cons

    There are some weak supervisors which can hurt you since you are all on the same team. Exit 8-A too much congestion on the TPK

  11. Stable Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Limited training budgets, and opportunities for growth.

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