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Essendant Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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27 Ratings
  1. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits, work from home opportunities

    Cons

    The company will be acquired soon. Possibility of layoffs.

    Essendant2018-10-28
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "distribution associate"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essendant

    Pros

    decent starting pay for new employee

    Cons

    low raises and no room to grow

    Essendant2018-10-05
  4. "Accounting/Finance Department"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Staff in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and overall decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Hire anyone, need better talent , need to develop employees better and cross train

    Essendant2018-10-02
  5. "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Cranbury, NJ

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible time off and occasionally they’ll buy you lunch.

    Cons

    Managment as a whole is terrible as well as some of the associates.

    Advice to Management

    They need all new management within the inbound receiving department

    Essendant2018-09-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work, but I'm glad I left"

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     in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Essendant for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Nice people to work with. Good communication from management.

    Cons

    Layoffs were common and at the end, they were cutting into bone. As a result, accomplishing tasks became very difficult when help from a different department was necessary because they were short-staffed. In talking with fellow employees that had been with the company for many years, it's clear the company's best years are in the rear view. Lot's of change at the top of the organization led to a lot of... uncertainty. They went through 3 different CEO's in just 2.5 years!

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    Essendant2018-09-21
  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Care about all employees Very Diverse Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Still needs to improve its WMS

    Essendant2018-09-10
  8. "Facility liaison"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essendant

    Pros

    Decent benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Bad work environment. Most people just show up and do the bare minimum to collect a paycheck. They spread the workforce too thing.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs a better sense of direction.

    Essendant2018-09-22
  9. "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
  10. "A fine place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Multiple work from home days. Lots of company functions and company funded activities. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive. Limited career growth. Duplicate/Redundant processes that add little to no value.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to new processes.

    Essendant2018-08-22
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