Essendant - Trending in the wrong direction | Glassdoor
  1. "Trending in the wrong direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wellness programs Employee interaction with colleagues Decent benefits Minimal micromanagement by direct supervisor My direct manager was an excellent coach, leader and manager. Extremely helpful and flexible with personal schedules and non work related familial issues. Would 100% work for him again in a revamped setting.

    Cons

    Very “cliquey” Limited to no work from home options due to megalomaniacal VP Extremely limited advancement opportunities No real path for people to advance Managers are entrenched and not advancing/leaving leading to no opportunities to advance themselves Salary is extremely below the national average for job title Commission is paid on profit, not sales, which VP controls. You have very little say in the... profit, thus handicapping your earning potential

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    Advice to Management

    Work from home is easiest benefit you can offer employees and it literally costs you nothing. Wanting people in a building everyday to “watch” them is a culture issue Salaries need drastic improvement and attention Reward top sales performers There are a lot of small things this company can do to fix its employee morale issues, they just choose not to. Since recent acquisition, the exodus of employees elsewhere... is incredibly telling, however egos prevail and no one sees it.

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    Essendant2019-08-16
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The hours work for my family and I.

    Cons

    I've been here for a while. I really don't have anything that I think is grossly wrong.

    Essendant2019-09-04
  2. "Pretty good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Pto easy and layed back after you learn the system

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Essendant2019-10-15

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