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Essendant Warehouse Associate II Reviews

Updated Sep 29, 2017

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    "Warehouse Associate II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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    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.

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    Essendant2017-09-29
  2. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Moody, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, nice amount of PTO and vacation days, good benefits, flexible schedule and bosses willing to work around family needs.

    Cons

    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
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