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Uline Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits as full time employee" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Great pay for what the job entails" (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "Strict dress code, guys had to wear ties everyday" (in 66 reviews)

  • "silly little things that the big boss doesn't personally like, micro management, super corporate culture" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (47)

    "Company in Growth Mode!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Uline is a fantastic company to work for with a strong culture and unlimited future. Management is very transparent with the way the company is performing. As a strong North American, family-owned company, Uline is a company that you are proud to work for. The work/life balance may not come in the form of working from home but you can be sure that at the end of the day you will not feel the strain or pressure to work through the night.

    -Fully vested in 401K after 30 days
    -Great benefit plan
    -Competitive pay
    -High-performance workplace culture
    -Transparent owners
    -Low turnover
    -Opportunities to volunteer
    -Happy employees
    -Owners focus on growth of business and are heavily invested in their employee's success
    -First generation owners
    -Double digit growth, annually
    -Open door management style
    -Free personal trainers on site
    -Free haircuts
    -Reasonably priced massages
    -Miles of walking and running paths
    -Lunch & Learns focused on topics of interest

    Cons

    Tough to get in. Once you are in you tend to stay.

    Uline Response

    Dec 14, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you’ve had a great experience here. At Uline, we invest in the company’s success as well as our employees’ success. This includes providing great benefits... More


  2. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great support, training and development.

    Cons

    Wish it was commissioned based.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  3. Helpful (25)

    "Horrible Owner and Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pleasant Pr, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pleasant Pr, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Uline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good Bonus
    - Worked with some cool people and made some good friends.
    - Cared about my career development and helped me build a good resume.

    Cons

    - Owner shoves Conservatism down your throat.
       Example: At year end celebration presentation, joked that they would start selling bean bags so millennials who are upset about the election can feel comfortable like their mommy's are hugging them. Joked they would sell toilet paper with Obama's face on it.
    - Owner leads by fear. Not friendly, cannot talk to, and is not approachable.
    - Constant drug testing all the time.
    - I have never worked somewhere with more corporate politics. It feels like a high school with cliques, gossip, drama, and emotion led decisions instead of logic.
    - Owner bashed her own analysts work in their catalog "Message from the Owner Section" that went to every customer? Why? Again, why?
    - Strict dress code to point where if a female employee wears a pant suit, the tags of the top and bottom have to match. Also have to wear certain shoes and pantyhose certain months of the year. Men - shirt and tie always except Friday's.
    - Can not have more than 3 personal items on desk even if said item was given to you by the company which makes absolutely no sense. I have seen them tell an employee to take down a picture of their family because the frame was too big.
    - Managers/Directors/VP's don't have to do anything and are not given responsibility because Liz makes all the decisions.
    - The company operates as if its 1980.
    - Owner hates millennials and Liberals.
    - Heard rumors that she has asked people who they voted for in elections in interviews.
    - Warehouse and CS positions are paid above market, everything else is paid below market unless you are an external hire Manager or higher.
    - Forced to clock in and out even if on salary. This is terrible because you would have to hit your hours regardless if you had work to do so this would cause you to sit and stare at the clock for the last hour or two every day doing absolutely nothing.
    - Analysts have sent memos to Liz before and received them back graded from her. People have received literally an "F-" before for no reason. She is not an expert on what all these analysts do every day.
    - 0 recycling. They use an absurd amount of paper and do 0 recycling. Owner thinks trees are being planted faster than they are being cut down.
    - Wanted the company to cutback on Volunteer work yet she donates her money to anti-LGBTQ funds movements.
    - I could go on and on and on....

    Advice to Management

    - Have someone other than Liz run the company.
    - Empower people sometimes and stop micromanaging.
    - Try and remove all the drama and gossip that Liz loves to push into the culture.
    - Get with the times, its not 1980 anymore.
    - Don't bring politics into the culture.
    - At least pay market value.
    - When Liz stops running the company, please change the culture.


  4. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Company is in growth mode

    Cons

    There are not any cons... great company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits great work

    Cons

    Nothing honestly to say about this company

    Advice to Management

    Great management, right there to tell you what’s right & wrong


  6. "Customer Service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is outstanding
    Amazing bonuses at year's end
    Supportive management and great fun culture
    Team outtings to dinner and fun events
    End of year picnic at corporate
    Holiday Ball
    Excellent work life balance
    Company paid life insurance
    Easy to obtain metrics. Anyone who says otherwise is just no good at listening and typing.

    Cons

    Cigna medical I
    Strict dress code, women must wear skirts M-Th all year round. With tights November through May
    Always drug testing "for the children's according to president

    They do not promote from within.
    Upper management has high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Follow in the footsteps of our recently departed VP of Customer Service and trust you reps to do what's right


  7. "Warehouse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Work hard ready to learn be a progressive person

    Cons

    When work is slow starting be Boring

  8. "Not Completely Honest"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Uline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent, but competitors in the area are offering the same, if not more. If you can manage to keep your error rate down, there are some small rewards. There is also a performance bonus at the end up the year, but the amount calculated is based on your first year, so you have to absolutely kill it the first year.

    Cons

    HR will tell you there is occasional overtime, but you will work OT every single day, 1 hr only if you’re lucky, but usually 1.5-2 hrs. If you’re a female or a minority, you’re going to have a hard to moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Burnout is real. How many veteran employees have to leave before you hire enough people so that everybody can go home to their families on time?


  9. Helpful (6)

    "I put up with it for as long as I could."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Uline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits.
    - Decent compensation.
    - Successful company.

    Cons

    - Extreme lack of diversity in most senior leadership positions, especially at the VP and Branch Manager level.

    - Husband and wife are C.E.O. and president. They make the news often with their large political donations/contributions. Makes it a bit awkward to read about if you don’t agree with their politics.

    - Old school dress code is dated at best, if not outright sexist.

    - Random drug tests multiple times a month shows the company does not trust their employees and are not with the times.

    - The company has been successful but the culture does not support creativity and outside of the box thinking. They expect you to conform, get in line, and learn the way things work. New ideas and innovation are not supported. This will keep the company from ever reaching full potential.

    - President of company reviews and approves each and every internal decision. This doesn’t sound crazy at first but there have been lower level internal transfers that have been finalized that have been halted at the 11hour due to a the president deciding against it. It was always explained that “you have to catch her in a good mood.” That is just ridiculous and embarrassing for a company of this size.

    Advice to Management

    As long as the president is still calling all the shots, there is nothing much that will change. She is set in her way. Hopefully the family has the right plan in place whenever the transition of power happens.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Uline full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Knowledgeable and helpful management

    Cons

    Warehouse can get hot some days


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