Unishippers Named to Utah's Top Workplaces in 2014 List

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  • Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT (1888PressRelease) October 09, 2014 - Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation's first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, was recently ranked as one of the top 50 companies to work for in Utah. The ranking, published by the Deseret News, was compiled using employee responses via the career site, Glassdoor.com.

    Unishippers received an overall company rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars with the "Culture & Values" and "Work/Life Balance" categories having the highest ranking of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Employee feedback described Unishippers as "dynamic and forward-thinking" and a "great company to work for." 81 percent of reviewers would recommend working for Unishippers to a friend and CEO Dan Lockwood received a 90 percent approval rating.

    Unishippers, LLC, has been headquartered in Salt Lake City since it was founded in 1987 and as a franchise company, has franchisees and their employees across the country. Today, the company employs 59 employees in the logistics sector in Utah with a total of 800 employees nationwide. In August 2014, Unishippers began operation of a new subsidiary in Salt Lake City, Launch Logistics, which is expected to double the company's workforce in Utah by the end of 2015.

    "Unishippers is proud to call Utah home. We are continually impressed by the quality of the workforce and the support of the Salt Lake City community," said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers. "In the last 5 years we've seen unprecedented growth. Through hard work and dedication, our revenue has increased by 87 percent and along the way we've made it a top priority to provide a positive and rewarding environment to everyone who walks through our doors."
    Deseret News is the first news organization and the longest continuously-operating business in the state of Utah. This list includes the top 50 non-governmental companies with a Utah location and at least 25 reviews on Glassdoor.com. Nearly half the companies included are headquartered in Utah. The list was narrowed down by first taking the companies that ranked highest in "overall company rating." The order was then determined after compiling employee responses on company culture, work-life balance, benefits, opportunities and management.

    All stats were taken from employee reviews on Glassdoor.com, the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor.com holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.

    The full list of "Top 50 Companies to Work for in Utah" can be viewed at Deseret News and to learn more about the company ranking and see additional reviews, visit http://www.glassdoor.com/. The latest employment opportunities at Unishippers can be viewed on the company's career page: https://www.unishippers.com/content/Careers.html.

    About Unishippers
    Founded in 1987, Unishippers has grown to the largest reseller of shipping services in the nation with more than 290 franchise locations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Unishippers concept is simple - work with major carriers including UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight™ and UPS Freight® to handle the pickup, transport and delivery of customers' shipments. All the while, franchisees work to provide customers with service and support. By leveraging the combined shipping volume of all its customers, Unishippers gets deeply discounted rates from its carriers, resulting in lower shipping costs. Unishippers serves more than 50,000 small to mid-sized businesses, and has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit www.unishippers.com.

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