Essendant Reviews | Glassdoor

Essendant Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
54%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Essendant CEO Ric Phillips (no image)
Ric Phillips
27 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place for a career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Nice Atrium, Free Coffee, Clean Bathrooms

    Cons

    Everything Else but the 3 Pro's above

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time actually working than you do trying to create proof that people are working. Stop management for wasting so much time and take the blinders off. Stop passing the work just to get it off your desk and actually do the work.

    Essendant2018-08-13
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Brighter days ahead"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supports a balanced work/family life with work-from-home day options, PTO system, and somewhat flexible hours. Pay is generally competitive for responsibilities. Current senior leadership are generally bright, good people, especially for this industry.

    Cons

    A challenging industry the last few years has resulted in a lot of good effort by many people still not translating into results that meet expectations. Like being at a lame party, waiting for the excitement to begin.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Continue to strengthen our core identity by listening to customers and finding ways to be relevant in the space we occupy.

    Essendant2018-06-22
  3. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, decent treatment of people, longevity

    Cons

    distribution is not the easiest field, but if you ever worked in this industry elsewhere you will appreciate the culture.

    Essendant2018-06-28
  4. "Not bad company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dedicated Customer Care in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    comfortable environment. Laid back and they do try to make an employee happy

    Cons

    They are going through many changes and consolidations. No telling on the future of some departments. Need better communication between leadership and staff.

    Essendant2018-06-01
  5. "Nice place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Good hours Good benefits Great Environment

    Cons

    Pay is definitely under market

    Essendant2018-05-30
  6. "The managent sucks. To many favorites."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Hanover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. some people there are nice. Your always so busy the day flies by so fast.

    Cons

    You have to work harder because their are picks that barely work so u have to work twice as hard

    Advice to Management

    Do your job instead going to the hard workers putting it on them. Get the lazy people the same consequences as the ones busting their behinds

    Essendant2018-06-11
  7. "Senior Merchandising Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic department, engagement on all levels of the company.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the future of the company. Merchandising owns everything.

    Essendant2018-05-24
  8. "Overall poor experience with this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Twinsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Has decent benefits upon hire

    Cons

    -Never know when you will clock out. Your shift is done when all the work is finished. -Poor communication between management/leaders -No discipline for people who perform poorly, and no incentive for over achievers.

    Essendant2018-06-15
  9. "Key Account"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    The customers and people you work with.

    Cons

    Upper management was often MIA.

    Essendant2018-04-26
  10. "Good environment no real growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, very understanding. HR will go out of there way to accommodate.

    Cons

    The top rate you will most likely see is around $16-$17. And will take some time to see.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cheap, you get what you pay for.

    Essendant2018-04-27
Found 212 reviews