Essendant Employee Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stay away from this place
Distribution Associate (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH 45246May 29, 2018
You will be overworked and asked too much of. To get off work by your scheduled time you are dependent on all other team members to carry their weight, which they most often do not. The physical labor wears you down day by day.

The pay and benefits are the only saving grace besides the comradery. Don't waste your time here. Apply somewhere else.
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Just pass this company up.
Distribution Associate II (Former Employee) –  Perris, CAMay 27, 2018
Don't be fooled by this companies, sugar coats, and lies. they are a shady company to work for and I wouldn't recommend working for them AT ALL not even if you're desperate for money, there are thousands of other better opportunities than this, just stay patient and steer clear of this company
Pros
Pay is above the ridiculous $11 that other warehouses think it's cool to pay.
Cons
Almost everything, Empty promises, half assed answers, no real time management structure, and more!
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Standard Warehouse
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Hacienda Heights, CAMay 26, 2018
Standard warehouse operations. Union so not much room to be promoted or advance. The management can vary from very effective to not at all helpful. For the most part other employees are friendly and interesting.
Pros
Decent Salary.
Cons
Repetitive
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Unorganized
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Perris, CAMay 23, 2018
This company relocated to a new building in August. Management themselves said they cannot meet the customers demand and also have had high turnover. Management however is non existent, it seems as though employees do what they want and no leadership is actually on the floor making sure things are going smoothly.
The starting pay is decent but expect 0 training and long work hours with no communication from anyone as to what is going on in the warehouse. My manager didn't even know what time breaks were to be given. The employees will be voting in a union and if they are smart they will vote yes.

Bottom line if managers cared about retaining long lasting dedicated employees they would actually train new hires and have a active presence on the warehouse floor. Instead they just buddy you up with someone who has no experience training and could care less about showing someone what is expected. This company seems like they are in over their heads and has tried to cut corners moving two buildings into one. Currently everyone works 12 hours shifts 5-6 days a week.
Cons
expensive benefits, small break room, long hours
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Fast-paced work
Order Selector (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMay 18, 2018
a typical day on the job will require a minimum of 8 worked and overtime is mandatory if needed to get the work done. work life balance isn't very good as i have 3 kids and the hours for this job are 1-9:30 p.m. monday-friday
Pros
weekends off
Cons
work life balance
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3.0
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good benefits, fast paced
Inventory Control Clerk (Former Employee) –  Cranbury, NJMay 17, 2018
work was fast paced , no room for advancement training was pretty much someone will show you how to work the job once or twice then you are left to own devices.
used to be employee oriented then culture switched to just do the work and uncaring atmosphere.
Pros
benefits
Cons
changed shifts and times at drop of hat
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Great work enviroment
Outbound lead supervisor (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLMay 16, 2018
Awesome place to work for. Continue to grow year after year. Always moving forward. Leader in Jan San and office supplies. Great 401k and health insurance
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