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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Compensation and Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Essendant full-time for less than a year
Set schedule, weekends off, weekly paychecks, vacation days accumulate quickly, overtime frequently available, opportunities to learn multiple warehouse functions and to gain experience operating different types of material handling equipment.
The hiring process is needlessly lengthy and complicated. The costs of the health benefits packages offered by the company have skyrocketed while the quality has taken a nosedive. The job itself is very physically demanding and full of safety hazards, yet management alternates between consistently demanding increases in productivity while simultaneously stressing the importance of a safe work environment, without... giving adequate pay raises to those of us who go above and beyond in exceeding performance requirements and maintaining perfect attendance. As a result, the turnover rate among warehouse employees in this facility is by far the worst I've ever seen.
Advice to Management
Your employees are feeling burnt out and underappreciated for all the years of back-breaking work they've put into helping this company become a distribution powerhouse. Either give significant wage increases to those who have demonstrated high levels of dedication and work ethic, or at the very least make an effort to provide a decent benefits package that doesn't tear a massive chunk out of each person's paycheck.... Until that happens, new hires will have little incentive to remain in the company and the staffing shortage will continue indefinitely.Essendant2017-09-29
- StarStarStarStarStarDoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 3 years
Family oriented, nice amount of PTO and vacation days, good benefits, flexible schedule and bosses willing to work around family needs.
Low pay and small rate increases, upper management is unresponsive and often unavailable. favoritism plays a heavy hand and lowers morale.
Advice to Management
Be more attentive to employees and get out of the offices more to see what is actually going on on the work floor.Essendant2017-05-22