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Pleasant Prairie, WI (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1980
Company - Private
Wholesale
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
In 1980, after recognizing a local need for a shipping supply distributor, Liz and Dick Uihlein started Uline from their basement. Their first product was the H-101 carton sizer (still offered today). It sold far beyond their expectations and encouraged the Uihleins to add more ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to offer our customers the finest quality and best selection of products with the quickest service in the industry. We believe good service is worrying about the details so our customers don't have to.

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Uline Reviews

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Uline CEO Dick Uihlein
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  • "Awesome company but terrible mgmt team at Milton branch"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Milton, ON (Canada)
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    I worked at Uline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, employee recognition, bright & warm, social committee, onsite gym, not cost conscious, great employees.

    Cons

    Unskilled mgmt team, lots of favoritism in mgmt ranks, not metrics driven, extremely long hours, no work life balance, zero empathy for home life problems, l lots of unprofessional leaders, leaders are also lack integrity & are dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be professional & take courses in ethics, integrity & honesty. If mgmt. is working 12-14 hours daily, something is broken in the system. Instead of doing nothing fix the issue,

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Uline Photos

Uline photo of: NYC / PHILA Distribution Center
Uline photo of: Uline is full of employees who love what they do everyday.
Uline photo of: Uline warehouses have all 32,500 products in stock.
Uline photo of: Uline Corporate Office in a blanket of snow.
Uline photo of: Uline is a bubble wrap lovers paradise.
Uline photo of: Delicious discounted lunches for employees.
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Uline Interviews

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    Marketing Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasant Prairie, WI (US)
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Uline (Pleasant Prairie, WI (US)).

    Interview

    First interview is n person, with HR staff. In addition to the testing you had to take before you could even get this far, you then have to take additional tests (Excel, Access, and more). Second interview is with people who you may report to or work with in the general area. During this interview, they try to let you know what it's like working for Uline. The good thing is that people who are there do tend to stay, and are likely well-compensated for their efforts. They work in a very nice building with decent pay, good benefits and a good on-site cafeteria, with other nice on-site amenities as well. If you can make it past the first six months, I'm told, you get used to the culture and even start to like it. And they are a very successful business, with consistent growth.

    BUT - the Uline culture includes specific attire requirements for everyone. For men, it's formal business attire (slacks, dress shirts, ties and jackets and, of course, dress shoes) Mon. - Thur. and business casual on Fri. For women, it's dresses, skirts with modest and tasteful blouses, and neutral pantyhose or tights, at least in the winter, or suits, where the jackets must match the slacks (same color separates aren't good enough), with biz. casual on Fridays as well. No visible tats for anyone - ever. No making suggestions about processes or anything at all until you're there for at least a full year, and by then, you're already used to the culture and assimilated. Can't have too many pictures on your desk (1-2 at the most, and must be tasteful), only a tasteful calendar is permitted, and if you don't clean your desk at night to their standards, it's noted. The owner is made aware of all infractions (clothing, desks - everything) weekly. Although HR denies the desk checking, I've heard from actual employees that it's true. There is a culture of fear of the owner - she is very, very picky and you must be up to her 1950s, extremely conservative standards. And, if at the in-person interviews they don't like you, you get bogus reasons for not moving forward in the process. I wrote notes in my car after each interview, so I know exactly what went down. The reasons can be ludicrous. Ultimately, if you don't think you'd fit well within that culture, trust your instincts - you won't fit.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you could fit in with our culture?   1 Answer
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Uline Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
  • Business of the Year, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, 2016
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