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Updated Sep 29, 2019

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4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company. Culture. Hour life balance."

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    Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant

    Pros

    Great management in finance. Finance team continues to grow. Company is strong as a whole. Moving into new growth areas.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is a question. A lot of turnaround. Benefits as very light. Located in the suburbs. Competing with Amazon is tough.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    Essendant2015-09-15
  2. "Great culture, tough climate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangements (work remote, summer hours, etc.), competitive salary and benefits, and bonus

    Cons

    The industry and business climate is tough. The office supply industry is going towards big box companies. Companies like Essendant are going to be acquired

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving your employees the work culture that they want and will help them succeed.

    Essendant2019-09-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A/R"

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    Former Employee - Deduction Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was a decent, stable company back in the early 2000’s

    Cons

    The company culture is horrible. The A/R dept is run by petty people. It has a heavy HR presence, who justify their existence by encouraging people to report the silliest incidents. The lower levels in the company has low educated collections/deductions staff. Managers have “degrees” from trade schools, and have little polish. Highly political. You have to be prepared to be a “brown nose” in order to help... managers feel good about themselves.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect. Pay the money to get qualified people.

    Essendant2019-03-07
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Start with good salary and good interaction with promises of advancement.

    Cons

    Good theoric culture that management doesn’t apply bringing down morale. Raises are very poor and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees like asset to your company and not like your enemies. That’s probably the reason that company never got out of the hole...

    Essendant2018-11-10
  5. "Nice place to work."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people to be around

    Cons

    Managers can disrupt and block your career advancement.

    Essendant2018-08-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees like to celebrate people's birthdays

    Cons

    Not an equal opportunity employer

    Advice to Management

    Stop unfair treatment and be an equal opportunity employer, really.

    Essendant2017-07-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stale culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seems to be good mid level leadership. Provide pretty different tools for employees to get jobs done efficiently, but probably could upgrade. Good culture of giving back to the community

    Cons

    Not a great work environment, very grey and repetitious. Office is nice, yet feels like a government building. They try to seem up to date with culture, but are way off.

    Essendant2016-12-15
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very few to mention not to trust what they say or do. Lead by example and you will fit in perfect.

    Cons

    Management only looks out for them self. Very political. Manager need to go though training. They had so many layoff including VP. They brought in friend from another company and it so obvious it's all political and not a good place to land.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bull with all the games

    Essendant2016-10-19
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Accounting Analyst - Rebates"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst - Rebates in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company benefits and very friendly culture. Apply for any position with the company except for Rebates.

    Cons

    Horrible department, highest turnover in the company. Stay away from Rebates department and you should be in good hands.

    Advice to Management

    Change the manager of Rebates.

    Essendant2016-04-19
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Constant change"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Database Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Inside (but pricey) cafeteria. Good (but decreasing) benefits.

    Cons

    Constant employee turnover (restructuring). Constant work location (cubicle) changes. Very unclear how each department relates to each other (hierarchy) due to the constant company acquisitions and restructurings.

    Advice to Management

    Stability is encouraged. No one's job seems safe.

    Essendant2016-02-09
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