Essendant Employee Reviews

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Great environment with fun and easy going coworkers
Warehouse Associate/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAAugust 13, 2018
Great work and experience. forklift experience training. Great benefits with paid time off and vacation pay.Learned how to receive merchandise, stock the merchandise, as well as pulling and palatalizing for shipping.
Pros
Provides a workout while working
Cons
Small lunchroom
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Productive fun and positive work environment
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Antelope, CAAugust 10, 2018
Great company to get hired on permanent with great pay over time and other Beni fits overall great co workers and management busy work to make time go by
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Temporary position
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Old school leadership
SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 7, 2018
Essendant is trying to get back to profitability but is too arrogant to listen and be open to fresh ideas outside of what they know. Their Care leadership team is holding the company back; too focused on self preservation; they do not let leaders from the outside execute their plan - they nit pick until they leave. They need fresh leadership who is not afraid to say something is wrong (rather than pointing fingers) and then having the support to fix it. Leadership needs to connect with the frontline more - they hide in their offices or conference calls, again contributing to the 'gotcha' culture of this company.
Pros
They can't hire/retain employees so associates get a.lot of leeway.
Cons
Poorly managed company which starts with leadership.
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Horrible management, lack of intelligence at the manager positions, unfair workplace for employees, poor raises.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 5, 2018
Very stressful job. Horrible and unsafe material handling equipment. There's a shortage of forklifts and the forklifts are always breaking down and constantly need repairing. Managers always hassle employees about overtime while it is impossible to decrease with the volume of work and absence of employees regularly. Raises are very small annually and never exceeds 45 cents per year even if you deserve more. Managers are constantly changing the way employees work which in turn ends up causing more overtime and puts more stress on the workers and there have been many times where we go back to the original way of performing the tasks. Ultimately just an unintelligent management staff and just not worth it. Anyone can vouch for this
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3.0
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Great Team / Poor Management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Orchard Park, NYJuly 27, 2018
The team thatgtoh work with is great. Once you get good at your position and get cross trained you’re a slave to management. They have a lot of expectations, but reward the laziest employees. If you’re not a favorite you won’t go very far.
Pros
Good Team Member, great benefits, lots of onsite activities
Cons
Management is inconsistent and lack of caring
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It was a good place at first
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Carol Stream, ILJuly 23, 2018
When i first started it was a great job but, they didnt wanna move me up, kept me the trailer all day for 8+ hours with rarely no help or no help and just kept working me. Don't get suckerd into what they tell you, only if you become their pet they will listen to you.
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Long tenure
warehouse/ office worker (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 16, 2018
Many of the employees have been at this facility for many years. There is a great feeling of family at Essendant. There are many different areas to work, so you don't feel like you are stuck in the same job all the time.
Pros
great people
Cons
location
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4.0
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My experience at Essendant
Warehouse Distributor/Shipper (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAJuly 14, 2018
Based on my experience at Essendant, it is a good company for those who want busy and truly productive job. Its located in a good area too. But I wouldn't want this job forever.
Pros
Nice management, good co-workers, good job security
Cons
Health insurance, lack of breaks, excessive overtime
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4.0
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large corporation with changing values
International Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 5, 2018
busy days working with different people throughout the company and overseas. Given new challenges each day and given the tools to work them out.
Management was huge and did not always listen to employees needs.
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stressful and no room to grow
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Eagan, MNJune 20, 2018
The management at Essendant treated it's employees like children in a school yard. They made promises of advancement that they never intended on keeping.
Pros
close to home
Cons
no advancement and poor management
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3.0
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Ok company
Distribution Clerk (Former Employee) –  Walker, MIJune 19, 2018
Lots of different jobs to to. People can be “clicky” and hard to get a long with. Hours aren’t bad though unless you want to get on a different shift.
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4.0
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Not a bad place to work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Suwanee, GAJune 16, 2018
I always knew what i was doing when i went to work. I enjoyed who i worked for and who i worked with. The kind of work and amount of work i was asked to do wasn't hard.
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Overall, Good Experience
Distribution Associate (Former Employee) –  Whittier, CAJune 15, 2018
Essendant gave me the opportunity to grow and learn new skills. There is advancement positions if one would like to advance. The job basically becomes what you make of it.
Pros
Easy going environemnt. Weekly pay.
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Avoid at all costs...
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Orchard Park, NYJune 15, 2018
This place is a joke. They make promise after promise and dont follow through on anything. The managers are awful. They rely on the few employees who work their butts off and then let everyone else slide. Zero to no communication and shady practices. Stay far away
Pros
Flexable Schedule
Cons
Pay, Managers, Environment, Pto, Poor Communication
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Productive but a bad environment place to have a career at.
Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Whittier, CAJune 12, 2018
A company with bad managements, managers who are not qualified to be managers and a place very low morale environment to work at. The pay was low and the raised was very low.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Low pays
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5.0
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Wonderful company to make a career with
Customer Service Trainer, Traffic Specialist (Former Employee) –  Suwanee, GAJune 11, 2018
I grew with this company for 27 years. The benefits are great. Clean, modern electronics and stations to work. Plenty of room for advancement. The customers were fabulous to work with. Highly recommend this company to work with.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
none
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2.0
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like a pinball machine if you like to be bounced around
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Twinsburg, OHJune 1, 2018
not at all offered after many years of service when started was given many sick days then some were taken away was given many vacation weeks then some were taken away was told at one time that I should change attitude or look for another job.
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not a career just a job for expierence
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Orchard Park, NYMay 31, 2018
they are very flexible but pay is not good. could have better management also. They pay people that come in as much as the people been working there for years.
Pros
flexible
Cons
not enough pay and very unfair
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3.0
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a typical day at work
Shipper/Packer (Former Employee) –  Paris, CAMay 31, 2018
fast paced, need to be willing to work and able to meet all time frames. Company has relocated to Paris so there has been some transition and that brings many trials and errors.
Pros
nice people
Cons
transitioning
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safety
Lead (Current Employee) –  Cranbury, NJMay 29, 2018
The daily safety challenges are a slight break from the daily stressful work day. We have wheel of fortune, pong, in house golf challenges.
The company also provides fun raisers like grass soccer events which help boost the competitiveness.
Pros
pay
Cons
work through lunch every day
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