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  1.  

    Creative & dynamic technologically but backward from a HR perspective

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Univenture

    Pros

    The leadership is very open to innovation and creative ideas that can make money. The Entrepreneurial spirit in the company is strong.

    Cons

    The company's financial constraints and organizational structure make it hard at times to get the things done that you would like to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Meh.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Univenture as a contractor

    Pros

    The staff was knowledgeable staff and seemed genuinely interested in the products being sold.

    Cons

    There were often unrealistic expectations from management, constantly changing direction, and unclear feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    6 years of ups and downs

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    Former Employee - Inside/Outside Sales Representative in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Inside/Outside Sales Representative in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Working at an off-site location gave us the ability to work in a relaxed environment. Good ballance of travelling as needed to meet with clients and prospecting by telephone.

    Cons

    Management constantly switches accounts around. Regardless of how hard you worked to bring in an account and build a relationship, it will be taken from you soon. After being given an assistant and training her, half of our accounts will be given to her when she gets promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the products that make the most profit as opposed to those you think are hip (vinyl vs poly). Let the reps own their accounts. If they get too many accounts to handle alone, that's good. Give them a CSR and let them development more accounts without taking their commission away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sink or Swim!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Univenture full-time

    Pros

    Great sales manager and support within the sales team.
    Products have a place in the market

    Cons

    Took me a few months to understand the processes which also kept changing on a regular basis. NO support from management. They were so busy working on other company projects mainly AlgaeVenture that Marketing never gave support in helping with generating new leads. Wasn't surprised they closed 2 other locations and laid off reps. Its all up to you to ":Google" to find new leads in between playing as a csr and referee when mfg or shipping doesn't want to do their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to have a sales team and marketing team then utilitize them both. Marketing should be focusing on the B2B market instead of consumers. Seem everytime sales requested something we were told they were too busy designing websites or on an AlgaeVenture project. How many do you need?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    There are a wide variety of skills involved. As a sales person of manufactured plastic packaging and marketing supplies, you are very involved in design, decoration, and shipping. This gives a sales person much to learn and breaks up the monotony of making one call after another.

    Cons

    Two facilities closed without warning, putting all employees out of work. This definitely tops the list of cons at this company. Looking back, the company has a long history of downsizing and shifting jobs to China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go all out in a specific filed. If you are going to make binders, be the best binder maker. If you are going to make envelopes, go all out. Print the components and fulfill the mailings. Master at something.
    Consider establishing a fund to pay for retraining of the long-term employees that you let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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