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  1. "I had a fantastic time working with upper Management and the Sakes Manager."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are given the tools to succeed and the commissions are paid promptly.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management can create and inundate you with email overload. The packaging division was disorganized at best.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to what the sales reps report that the customers are most interested in will help the company to grow.


  2. "Packaging distribution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding co-employees in sales

    Cons

    Upper management detached from customers

  3. "Good company work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surround by good people and talented skills. There are always people that will help you and guide you. Not bad company to start with.

    Cons

    Management positions occupied by uneducated people in undeserved roles...It can sometimes like being a Dr. taking classes taught by a third grader. Yet despite managements lack of knowledge about anything... and Indo mean anything... they are more then comfortable speaking down to everyone as if they are peasants!

    Advice to Management

    How about you work and earn your way to your position in the company rather then be handed it by another person who has no clue how to do their job


  4. "Small fish, big pond"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Tenured employees allow for experienced staff. This can also be a con when new ideas are brought to the table. Change is not welcome.

    Cons

    See above for other side of tenure. Systems are antiquated and don't necessarily interface. A lot of manual data mining.

    Advice to Management

    Look into Lean Six Sigma for refining corporate processes.


  5. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot and really valued that from both colleagues and management. I felt that working at Unisource prepared me for future career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very corporate and old school. I think this company is not a good fit for a younger workforce.


  6. "interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My direct manager was a pleasure to work for

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints with the company


  7. "Company's values aren't what they use to be, or where they need to be."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Buyer Merchandiser in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Buyer Merchandiser in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unisource Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent training & access to company resources, friendly people once you determine who the Stepford 'bots are, awesome opportunities to kiss butt/suck up.

    Cons

    Management doesn't recognize the day to day blood & sweat of the peons that help them accomplish those lofty projections. When is "IT" ever ENOUGH??? Always one more thing to be added to your plate, to be reached, to be achieved, to be done, to be measured, just one more friggin' thing. "IT" is NEVER ENOUGH! The culture rewards those that can smile, look you in the eye, lie right to your face, and stab you in the back, and then kiss the most, best, butt. Don't ever have a personal opinion (EVER). Management discourages that. Just be an automaton like all the other good robots, keep your mouth shut and don't question management. Too many cliques to maneuver through, and not one sincere person to be had amongst the bloated waste of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Listen when people down the line tell you there's trouble. If enough people are telling you there is a problem, listen. When those at the level that work with the customers and sales reps daily , repeatedly indicate trouble, guess what? There might be trouble. Stop rewarding bullies and those who have no respect for others. Reward the hardest workers, get rid of the dead weight and phonies.
    Be honest and keep your word. It should not matter who is standing there or might be listening in. If you can say it, own it.

  8. "energy engineer"

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    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Hartford, CT

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    management doesn't seem to listen to employee

    Advice to Management

    listen to employee


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There used to be some prior to the merger/acquisition of Unisource and announcement of the new company - Veritiv.

    Cons

    In the new Company - Veritiv, it is not an environment you would want to be a part of. It is VERY top heavy (management) and their only concern is keeping their own position. They will look you in the eye one day and tell you everything is great, and walk in the next and let you go. I would not recommend it to anyone. Very unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think you can do it - but START OVER! You need to get rid of all current upper management who have lied to your (most loyal) employee base and restructure the top end. You have lost the confidence of 99% of your remaining employees and it doesn't take new employees long to discover what they've just stepped in to.


  10. "Contract & Rebate Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Contracts & Rebates Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Contracts & Rebates Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, Casual business attire, they had may events during the year to make it a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    If you did not get along with management it made for a bad working environment

    Advice to Management

    Should judge people by their what is happening in their personal life.


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