United Stationers

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United Stationers Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
70 Reviews
3.4
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United Stationers President and CEO P. Cody Phipps
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company, branching out and diversifying

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    workforce reductions about every other year hinder morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Orchard Park, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Orchard Park, NY

    I worked at United Stationers

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager is great

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

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

    Pros

    Manager is very effective and efficient esp in getting you acquainted with your role

    Cons

    Some employees are whiners but talk behind manager's back instead of discuss issues to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Best company to work for!

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

    I have been working at United Stationers

    Pros

    Great management, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Commute to work is long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    content specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Stationers

    Pros

    good and stable, friendly staff and flexible scheduling

    Cons

    slow to evolve, not so creative

  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable Company

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

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Limited training budgets, and opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work, you have the ability to move up into a management position over the course of time.

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

    I have been working at United Stationers

    Pros

    Great pay for a warehouse job
    Ability to work OT when it's available
    Nice superiors, easy to work for.

    Cons

    The hours we work could be a lot better. I would like to see morning shift like (9am-5pm).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people - good culture

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

    I have been working at United Stationers

    Pros

    The culture emphasizes associate feedback, so you will always have an opportunity to give your opinions and suggestions. Not much turnover at the facility I work at, so the group is pretty tight socially. Good benefits, 401K matching (50% up to 6%), relaxed attendance policy (allows a 6 minute grace period before being considered late), employee purchases at cost. Overtime is normal, but almost never on the weekends unless you're working inbound.

    Cons

    If you're in the warehouse, it gets pretty hot in the summer and pretty chili in the winter. If you're on third shift, you don't go home until all the routes are out. This company is big on SOPs, so not much room to do things your own way (unless you try to get the SOP changed). As previously mentioned, not much turnover, so not many opportunities to move around (not the case in all facilities).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The annual review process needs work. It's been proven that competency models are bogus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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