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UniGroup Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "The work life balance (at least in my department) has always been positive" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Cafeteria on site, the work life balance" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of room for growth unless your career is in the field of transportation" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Senior management is a joke and has no clue what to do" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UniGroup full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing that i have seen in my 1 year


  2. "Company to grow old with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like working here, they take care of employees they value. Lots of fun activities, a decent gym and workout area and a nice locker room.

    Cons

    You get the impression form lesser paid employees that they are not valued as much. Some people are chained to their desks unless "allowed to leave." Which is concerning. While my experience hasn't been that way, I'm afraid of ever leaving my department (thereby foregoing any opportunity for growth) to end up with one of the dictator-like managers you hear about. IT is valued more than any other department and it's plain as day. They have new furniture and a nice environment. The rest of the buildings look like they haven't been cleaned since the 80's let alone remodeled.

    Advice to Management

    There should be consistency between management.

  3. "Good Opportunity for Individuals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UniGroup full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance.
    Good benefits - workout facility on-premise, workout classes, in-house cafeteria, health, dental, short-term disability, and life.
    Online training.
    In-house bank.
    Conveniently located.
    Great people.
    Great opportunities in IT to learn and be creative. Great people and staff to work with in IT.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for IT to advance.
    UniGroup is dealing with other companies taking a part of the their market share.
    Driver shortage - Affects their ability to increase business. They are working hard to figure that out.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working at UniGroup"

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    Former Employee - Government Transportation in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Government Transportation in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UniGroup full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty easy-going atmosphere
    Very nice coworkers
    Flexible hours (may leave earlier if arrive earlier)
    Managers are flexible enough to give you days off if needed

    Cons

    Don't expect to rise to the top of the ladder. Usually, they hire outsiders to be managers, instead of employees who've been there for 15 years.
    Long hours in front of a computer
    Not enough room for advancement
    HR takes long time to make contract employees full-time
    Company seems to be slowly dying. Young people are using U-Haul or other, cheaper services, not a company that charges $10,000 for a move.


  5. "Revenue Accounting Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UniGroup full-time

    Pros

    EASY job, with a lot of training.

    Cons

    FAVORITISM and a weird work culture.

    Advice to Management

    be more approachable, friendly and fair when it comes to overtime.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Cargo Claims Specialist in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Cargo Claims Specialist in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UniGroup (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Building is modern and has a great cafeteria.

    Cons

    As expected with the Transportation Industry, it is top heavy with male managers; defers to younger workers, salaries are not commensurate with position responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline operations; promote diversity; make it worthwhile to walk thru the door each day.


  7. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at UniGroup full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria on site, the work life balance.

    Cons

    Managers failed to supervise and take charge of the activities and productivity of developers. Experience with the team doesn’t form their opinions because they are not engaged. They see their work as a job rather than opportunity for advancement of employees and the company.

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    "Culture Culture Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've been here a few years, and the culture is currently attempting a 180 in the right direction. I can't say I was ever completely dissatisfied with that, but their improvements are major. There is always something fun going on here. The work life balance (at least in my department) has always been positive. Relatively casual dress code that allows for jeans and comfy shoes daily. On site gym and cafeteria.

    Cons

    The cafeteria is hit or miss and the food prices are getting a bit high. Front line employees are underpaid, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees equally.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "1 step forward, 2 steps back"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UniGroup full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have their own cafeteria

    Cons

    The people in charge don't know anything about IT and constantly demand it change directions. Usually spending millions to go one direction only for the next board or manager to contradict and go the opposite. In the end they get no where and have a hodgepodge of legacy programs that don't work well together and have spent more on half started projects then if they would have done one good one to completion from the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Let an actual IT person run IT and stop giving directions from suits that need secretary's to send emails. Stop changing managers and directions. Get rid of the legacy programs. Condense all these mismatched programs in to 1 modern program with a user friendly GUI


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Move coordinator- Allegiant"

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    Former Employee - Move Coordinator in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Move Coordinator in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UniGroup full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only positive factor is the competitive pay.

    Cons

    Terrible management. No communication. Shady closed door meetings. Overload of work. Understaffed. Impossible to get permanent position, always temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Management is terrible!