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Essendant Content Developer Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017

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  1. "Mostly good, but very corporate"

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    Former Employee - Content Development in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had great managers here and was paid decently. The benefits are solid, the building is pretty nice. There were good perks. Reviews were done fairly and raises were pretty consistent.

    Cons

    There are a lot of complex processes that take time to learn. It's very corporate and they didn't seem to have much focus on direction of the company which led to constant changes and semi regular layoffs. Unfortunately I was the victim of one. I was treated fairly but it was very sudden, and I can never work there again.

    Advice to Management

    If you value your employees, you should treat them better. It's not easy to find qualified people who can learn all the processes quickly and do them well.

    Essendant2017-03-16
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    "Nope"

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    Former Employee - Content Development in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers at the associate level. A few decent managers. Nice facility with cafeteria and walking paths. Work-from-home flexibility.

    Cons

    Managers without corresponding education and experience in management roles. Lots of "it's not what you know, it's who you know." No opportunity to advance or build new skills. Too many re-orgs. Morale is low and nothing is being done to change it. Pay not equivalent to similar jobs in Chicago market.

    Advice to Management

    Know your people. Drill down before you make sweeping changes. Attract more qualified people and pay them commensurately.

    Essendant2017-05-22
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