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Essendant Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Oct 3, 2019

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  • "Great people to work with and would love to work for them again(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, relaxed and friendly atmosphere,(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Strong, friendly company culture Good benefits

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Essendant2019-08-16
  2. "Essendant’s Failure"

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    Former Employee - Operations Support Specialist in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, relaxed and friendly atmosphere,

    Cons

    Conflicts in management techniques, most not very effective

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to be on the same page. That’s part of the companies downfall.

    Essendant2019-06-14
  3. "Nice place to work at"

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    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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with very good benefits and good vacation plans for new hires.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and very low merit increases. No teamwork withing management

    Essendant2018-02-26
  5. "Financial analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Work from home. Good benefits

    Cons

    Not much scope to grow

    Essendant2018-01-30
  6. "Ample opportunity, supportive management, experience builder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wholesale is under pressure from e-commerce players, office products are in decline. As other reviewers have mentioned, both of these factors create a unique environment at Essendant. But the employees are gold. You will find a supportive community of coworkers that support and believe in each other. And you will find management that will support those who demonstrate the passion, willingness and talent to make... things happen. With Essendant's recent leadership changes have come new, energetic and passionate leaders who believe in the company's mission to support independent businesses, and who bring a new style of agile, compassionate and inclusive leadership. On top of this, the benefits are good and the compensation is very competitive. If you can work in a challenging industry like this, Essendant is some place you will thrive.

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    Cons

    Being a large, public company means the business lives quarter to quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Create a fun and energetic environment. Fan the flames of associates' passion and ambition.

    Essendant2017-08-08
  7. "Safety Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, room to grow in current role, tuition reimbursement and good benefits

    Cons

    Perform duties not related to current position.

    Essendant2017-06-10
  8. "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
  9. "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

    Good benefits, lots of choices, great teamwork environment.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, kind of impersonal the lower down the totem pole you are.

    Advice to Management

    Connect better with your employees.

    Essendant2017-03-06
  10. "Shipping"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a really good place to work, the company cares about its employees and they have good benefits.

    Cons

    The company may be moving away and management is not great at all, has little to no experience dealing with people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to ideas from associates who have been doing the job for years.

    Essendant2016-11-30
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