Univers Workplace Solutions

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Univers Workplace Solutions Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at Univers Workplace Solutions

    Pros

    Supportive, Loyal and focused team

    Cons

    Not many I know of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very unorganized company and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associated Benefits Counselor in Hammonton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associated Benefits Counselor in Hammonton, NJ

    I have been working at Univers Workplace Solutions part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is great, you make good money especially if you are licensed, but that is if you even are scheduled to work at all.

    Cons

    Company is very disorganized and disrespectful to employees. Unless you suck up to certain people, such as the administrative assistant's, you are likely to get less hours and cases to work on. Not a very good environment to work in at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very limited to get a full time position here. Management is nice but never around for the part time/temps. No real perks, you are a sales person for the company and are not getting paid the commission for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Although it's a very upfront company, they don't tell you Everything...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Univers Workplace Solutions part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you're licensed/bilingual, you get paid more $... that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    They'll communicate that you're a customer service rep, but it IS A SALES POSITION. If you're NOT looking for sales, this IS NOT for you!! They emphasize that educating the customers is the most important thing, and for the most part, they believe that and enforce it. But you will ALSO be penalized if you have a bad string of customers where no one wants to spend money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (the CONS section only allowed 20 words, so I'll continue cons here. You can't tell management anything at any company. They never care or listen)

     Sounds just like a salesperson, right? If you don't upsell, you WILL be penalized.

    The gist is that employers pay this company to administer the benefits that the employers choose. WHILE you have them on the phone, you have to UPSELL them Univers' optional benefits.... Univers makes money that way. YOU get NO commission... if you spend the hundreds of dollars to get licensed for this position, you just did it so that they can reap all the benefits and don't get commission like a traditional salesperson.

    Don't get me wrong - it's VERY do-able if you need a job or need some money. But you should ALSO know that it's nearly impossible to get hired full time. The temp positions is so much less than a temp position. It's like a PART TIME temp position. For example - if you get a temp position, lets say from September to December. Within that 4 month period, you may work a 2 week case... then wait weeks before you get given another case.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Misrepresentation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefit Counselor in Hammonton, NJ
    Former Employee - Benefit Counselor in Hammonton, NJ

    I worked at Univers Workplace Solutions part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of. (I had to write five words here)

    Cons

    Leading employer of senior citizens who have additional income and can afford to be laid off for long periods of time, often. If you are under 63 years of age, this company is not for you. Unless you have friends and family or you know the ceo, you will not be working for univers for a long period of time. Your time is better spent search for full time work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth to young vibrant employees looking to work hard and begin a career that they are in the wrong place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Counting my days to get out!

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

    I have been working at Univers Workplace Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like to sleep your way to the top - this is the company for you!

    Cons

    Long hours with no OT
    Unprofessional HR Team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just close the doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    If u like selling insurance for no commission, and working like a dog, take their contract work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefit Counselor in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Benefit Counselor in Maitland, FL

    I have been working at Univers Workplace Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good temporary work, flexible hours

    Cons

    Office politics will only allow relatives of people in charge to get the best full time assignments, regardless of their ability to perform.(You should consider this a blessing - if u work there very long, u will see why! Every year they expect you to do more and more for less and less pay.)

    This year they are hiring people with no license and paying them 14/yr instead of licensed reps.
     (have to pay them more)
    The people they bring on full time are so happy to get regular work that they ignore the negative work environment (no appreciation, complete disregard for handicapped needs,
     NO THANK YOUs - even on the last day of an assignment!!!)
    For new people: IN THE OLD DAYS THEY PAID COMMISSIONS AND BONUSES FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR $1/ per hour, and you could make $100K. Now you are expected to do it for FREE, with a SMILE on your face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those with ethics may have enough money / talent to pool their resources and start their own Benefits Administration Co. This company is not well-managed, and will rip the bones from your back, as the Boss once said so eloquently in BORN TO RUN!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefit Counselor Perpetual Team Lead in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Benefit Counselor Perpetual Team Lead in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Univers Workplace Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay in American Dollars. The benefits used to be good which you would expect from a benefits company but have steadily decreased each year.

    Cons

    This company pays their employees horribly. It's basically a white collar sweat shop. Benefit counselors are paid the lowest in the industry and management teams are paid (a very little) salary and expected to work from early in the morning until late in the evening; I'm quite certain that many of these employees make way less than minimum wage considering their workdays.

    The corporate culture is basically kiss up to anyone above you and stab everyone else in the back. Office politics rule the west coast branch and typically intelligence and professionalism are discounted and childishness and stupidity are celebrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the executive branch at Hammonton is do an actual investigation of the west coast branch and not just another cursory check up. Management of this branch is extremely unprofessional, racist, sexist, bigoted and the list could go on and on. You are definitely going to end up in multiple lawsuits if you do not handle the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Irvine location Review Only

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Univers Workplace Solutions full-time

    Pros

    - Convenient location
    - Easy parking
    - Nice office and kitchen area
    - Flexible dress code

    Cons

    - Unethical practices by management
    - Very long hours, including Saturdays, so salary is not that great after all
    - High turnover!
    - Little to no opportunities for advancement
    - Some employees’ behavior is unprofessional (bulling, cursing, racist comments) AND it is not addressed by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Be professional, ethical, and care about the very few good employees that you still have. They will not stay for long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Conspiracy to Defraud Former Owners of Acquired Firms Out of Full Purchase Price

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Univers Workplace Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Because the are aggressively acquiring firms as the only means of growth as clients scatter and may make a decent offer for your firm. It's the only growth option available. Lack of operational organization and leadership.

    Cons

    After they buy your firm, they will set out to sabotage you so that you lose employees, clients, and any chance at earning the full payout. Make them mad and they will sue you for non-compete violations. The tide Is turning in favor of former employees and some owners acquired firms will file countersuits seeking millions. The corporate arrogance is astounding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You shouldn't have documented your fraud. Not wise. You are going to start losing more cases now. Your corporate name is severely damaged in the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great 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 Univers Workplace Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with this company for over 10 years and it has truly been a great place to work. If you are willing to put in the extra effort you will be rewarded. There is a lot of room for creativity and growth potential.

    Cons

    Make the tough decisions even though it may not make everybody happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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