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United Stationers Reviews

Updated October 24, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for. Many perks, good benefits, fun environment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts, fun environment, open door policy, super clientele.

    Cons

    Some plans are not executed well.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from the employees living the day-to-day task when developing new programs or procedures.


  2. "I experienced a lot of personal growth, very rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Stationers full-time

    Pros

    I worked for a very high growth company.

    Cons

    Old corporate philosophies sometimes got in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the high performers appropriately and promote these people above the malingerers.

  3. "United Stationers is a great and rewarding company to work for. They believe in doing the right thing by their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    United Stationers provide a work life balance for there in employees and believe in the overall health and well being of its employees.

    Cons

    The only pros to working for United Stationers is that if you work anywhere besides HQ in Deerfield, there is not much room for advancement or growth within the company if you are already in management.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fair over all. Would suggest adding more training and opportunities for lateral and promotional moves within the company other than HQ office.


  4. "Best company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Commute to work is long

    Advice to Management

    NA


  5. "Great company with exposure to many parts of the business."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Stationers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A leader in business product distribution. Strong management and positive team environment.

    Cons

    Inconsistent titles amongst each department. No gym or subsidized memberships.

    Advice to Management

    Advance our work from home policy.


  6. "Process improvemnt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    industry leader, motivating leaders, loyal work force

    Cons

    hard to improve old habits

    Advice to Management

    IT folks are mostly older generation. need new talent, new ideas: work from home policies, new softwares...


  7. "Great culture & respect for employees"

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for and I'd recommend it to a friend looking for a job. Need... twenty .....words .....there!

    Cons

    Flex time policy is a bit restrictive. Not sure why i'm being required to hit a twenty word minimum but this is how i'm going to get there!

  8. "Great growth and career opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Stationers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great career growth opportunities
    - Team oriented environment
    - Great corporate growth strategy
    - Great Senior Leadership Team

    Cons

    - Conservative corporate culture
    - Salaries are middle of the road

    Advice to Management

    - Develop formalized career paths
    - Implement development plans in the performance review process
    - Grow employment brand


  9. Helpful (2)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    During my interview I began to love this company even more. They care about their employees

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say about the company although I have only began working there a bit ago.


  10. "Solid work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reliable hours, excellent coworkers, good compensation, and excellent union benefits. All in all, it's a very positive experience.

    Cons

    Graveyard shifts were lengthy, working with certain drivers can also be a pain.


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