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Updated Oct 15, 2019

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26 Ratings
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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 14 reviews)

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  1. "I worked for United Stationers, now Essendant, I love the company and would recommend it to anyone seeking employment."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in City of Industry, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with and would love to work for them again.

    Cons

    There are no down sides None.

    Advice to Management

    Always had a good relationship with Management, work well with all, they listen when I had any questions, they help to make my job easier.

    Essendant2019-10-04
  2. "Lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Director, Project Management in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good culture. Lots of empowerment and opportunities to make improvements.

    Cons

    New acquisition so lots of uncertainty.

    Essendant2019-06-20
  3. "Uncertain times"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Uncertain future due to potential merger

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open- especially when it comes to the merger. Silence doesn't ease the minds of the average associate and they don't all have access to internal communications.

    Essendant2019-01-27
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    "General Review"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Consultant in Orchard Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great people and benefits.

    Cons

    Advance opportunities are few and far between.

    Essendant2018-04-03
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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    For many years it was a good place to work. Organization has great people who work hard and are trying to do the right thing. There's also a strong focus on supporting local communities.

    Cons

    Low morale due to sales decline, turnover, and lots of uncertainty. Company is internally focused and doesn't appear to be taking enough action to address the situation. Some senior management members seem out of touch with what's happening on the frontlines.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what to do given all the changes going on in the industry. Incremental changes won't turn the ship around.

    Essendant2018-03-29
  6. "Excellent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orchard Park, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    health insurance is not the best

    Essendant2017-08-15
  7. "👌"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and environment if u enjoy working with hard working people

    Cons

    I don't really approve of the points system this year.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the associates more questions how to improve. And everyone appreciates an at-a-boy.

    Essendant2017-01-30
  8. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essendant full-time

    Pros

    Lead and Manager care and are great people. Care about when you do get hurt and what not. More like a family. Laid back and easy going. Works with you. People are great. Pretty strict on safety

    Cons

    Don't pay enough and higher ups managers don't care about employees. Higher risk of getting hurt. In a warehouse so having to deal with heat and cold.

    Essendant2017-01-29
  9. "Essendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, and a highly collaborative environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance career

    Essendant2017-01-22
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    "What a Disaster!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essendant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Learned the ins and outs of AR, valuable experience. Met some really great people until everyone decided to stab each other in the backs.

    Cons

    Used to be a phenomenal place to work. As years went by and more companies were acquired, started to go downhill in a hugely disastrous way! Was fine when it was USSCO and office supplies and jan san products only. As more companies were brought in, more work was assigned to same amount of staff. Co workers very "clicky", like it was in high school. Smile at you face to face but don't turn your back to them!... Extreme favoritism played at HQ in Deerfield. Promises of "room for growth" are B.S. Once you are in your job, plan to be there till you leave or get sent packing. DO NOT rock the boat with suggestions for improvement, you will be tagged as a trouble maker and black balled immediately! Worked there for many years, began to offer suggestions for improvement, suddenly I'm no longer a reliable and dependable associate. Was given unattainable disciplinary improvement plan and was ultimately terminated. DO NOT get on mgmts bad side, you will NEVER get back in good graces.

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    Advice to Management

    STOP ACQUIRING COMPANIES! Start worrying about your associates again. You used to be a great Company when you were on Golf Road. You need to start listening to the little folk at your Company, because there are some really good ideas if you'd give them a chance. You have gotten way too big for your own good, and as a result many people are jumping ship and negatively reviewing you. You cannot continue to have... unreasonable expectations and hope for a positive outcome. If you continue on the path you have chosen, no good will ultimately come of it. In the end, you will be scratching your heads wondering "What Happened?"

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    Essendant2017-01-05
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