United Stationers - Good company, takes care of employees, but dont expect to make a transfer internally. | Glassdoor
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"Good company, takes care of employees, but dont expect to make a transfer internally."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in North Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Manager in North Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Telecommute in some departments
-Flexible work arrangements
-Good crowd of folks
-CEO isnt holed up in his office- very down to earth.
-Reviews & promotions are fair
-Room for negotitation when made offer (external)

Cons

-They take forever and a day to make a hiring decision. And if your internal, they just might not get back to you at all. When I came onboard, it was a full month before they decided to hire me. Internally, on the other hand, there are issues everywhere. HR will keep giving you the "Ill follow up" line, when they could just ease your worries and send you an email stating you didnt make the cut. Even longer wait for answers than if you applied externally. My take- yes, the company/culture is GREAT, but if you intend on progressing to a different department entirely, you might run into a snag.

Advice to Management

Keep your people informed, or you might lose some valuable talent that can quickly be picked up by another Fortune 500 company...There are 1000's of them. :)

Other Employee Reviews for United Stationers

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than 10 years)

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Decent company to work for but don't expect too much"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good for the type of work. Benefits "were" decent. Ability to work around your schedule if needed at times. Vacation time was fair. 401k

    Cons

    Company has shown less and less care for workers in previous years. Freezing pensions and lowering top salary. Health benefits have changed and now cost more for less coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking benefits away or making them worse. There is only so much a certain amount of people can do. If you keep cutting in departments the quality of work will go down and the injuries will go up.

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