United Natural Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at United Natural.

    Interview

    There was an initial phone interview with an HR person halfway across the country from the office I would have worked in. He called 15 minutes late so that wasn't the best first impression. He ended up talking for most of 30 mins we were on the phone. I was then invited to do a skype interview where they sent me the questions beforehand and I recorded myself answering them. After, I was invited to an in person interview at the office I would have been placed in. I met with one manager in the department and he asked pretty generic questions and a few situation type questions. It then took them over a month to get back to me and I was turned down.

    Interview Questions

    •  Tell me about a time when you were aware that a team member was struggling with an assignment.  Describe a time when your ability to read people worked well for you.  Provide an example about a time when you handled a disagreement or conflict.  Describe a time when you didn’t have all the information you needed.   Answer Question
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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at United Natural.

    Interview

    First had a phone interview in March. Didn't hear back for about a month for a second interview. After that, I waited about another month for the third interview. Two weeks after the third interview in June, I am sure that I will be offered the position. I hear back with news that I am a great candidate, but they are unfortunately eliminating the position I applied for...and therefore not hiring anyone. From March to June I waited for nothing. Very disappointing.

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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at United Natural (Arlington, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an HR person for a phone interview first. Then I went to stage two where I interviewed in person with the Western US Sales Manager. It was a one hour interview that went well, I felt. I was told that someone would contact me in two weeks to discuss next steps. I was never contacted again by either the internal HR people or the hiring manager. I even sent them two e-mails requesting the status of my interview. NO reply! Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult employee that you ever managed and how did you handle the situation.   1 Answer
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    A person called and left a msg. They didn't say which company they calling from, but I knew based on the phone # on my caller ID & the job title she stated for the position. They stated they really liked my resume and wanted to do a phone interview & possibly have me come in for a face to face. Then they give me a cell phone # to call back. I found it odd they didn't give me the company's # or an extension for their office. I called the cell # 3 times & left msgs., even texted. They never called or replied. I called the company, couldn't get a person on the phone, just kept going around & around in the automated system. I finally managed to leave a msg. w/HR vm asking if someone could call back to verify this person did call me for an interview or if I'm even a candidate for the position, no response. Having read other reviews on this site and based on my experience w/o even walking through their doors, I'm glad it didn't pan out. This company doesn't sound like a place I'd want to work for.

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    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at United Natural (Providence, RI).

    Interview

    Contacted through recruiter. Had to negotiate for FT with benefits. Urine drug test that was not mentioned until after I accepted job and informed my current employer that I was leaving (fortunately not an issue in my case).

    Interview Questions

    • My particular interview was fairly straight forward, relating to relevant skills, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate. I was willing to walk away and got 2.5% more, might have been able to do better.

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Field Sales/Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at United Natural (Iowa City, IA).

    Interview

    Submitted resume and cover letter via email, got an interview right away. Took a couple of weeks to start job after being offered a position.

    Interview Questions

    • Not difficult at all. I seemed to be the perfect fit for the position. I was a little confused with the vast array of products offered to the customer but after a couple of days on the job there was no question.   Answer Question
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    Senior Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at United Natural (Chesterfield, NH).

    Interview

    The interview process started quickly with immediate feedback from the HR department, including completion of a lengthy application. The interview seemed to go well, but the follow up was non-existent, and there was no response to emails to the hiring manager. I felt this organization lacked basic business etiquette.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no specific questions asked. I felt the interview lacked structure & focus.   1 Answer
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    Corporate Buyer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at United Natural (Denver, CO) in April 2014.

    Interview

    My first interview came about 4 months after I had sent my application; it was a phone interview with one of the HR Managers. It lasted for about an hour; told me about the company and its history, talked about the position and what it all entails, etc. My next interview (three weeks later) was with a Manager who went through the program I was applying to just two years ago. We went more in depth about the Corporate Buyer Trainee and its role in the company. My final interview happened at the office I would be in, I, in my part, dropped the ball on this one as I did not ask if UNFI was going to pay for my flight from Dallas to Denver for the on-site interview. I thought they would ask about it during the interview process or something. The final interview consisted of three, 30 minute long, separate interviews - two with my WOULD BE bosses and one with the head of HR. The first two was pretty rough, they asked technical and behavioral-type questions, as with the interview with HR it was just talking about how I would fit into the company's culture. I was told I would find out the results if I got hired or not within two weeks. Two weeks go by, no phone call or email. Then a month. I called one of the hiring managers and left him an email, no response. I email two other employees that I had interviewed with, still nothing. I call and leave two more messages. I call HR three times. After a month and a half of waiting, I get a plain-jane email stating that I did not make the cut. It was extremely unprofessional for them to do this. At the very least, they could have told me why I did not make the cut, and A PHONE CALL. Frustrating!

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a situation that which you did not plan for?   Answer Question
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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at United Natural in April 2014.

    Interview

    - 2 phone interviews - 1 On-site interview with Director, VP, and HR - Hiring process lasted from April until July - I applied online through the company website for the Aspire Trainee program. I was contacted about a month later for my first phone interview, and had a follow up phone interview about 3 weeks later. Following the second phone interview I was asked to come on-site for an in person interview with the Purchasing department as well as HR. About 2-3 weeks later I received and offer and accepted!

    Interview Questions

    • How do you measure success? What does integrity mean to you? Does not having much experience scare you?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate

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    Creative Services Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at United Natural (Providence, RI) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I had initially submitted an online application and then was able to secure a personal referral to HR. I was contacted by an intern for a 10 minute screening call - which took several days to schedule because of her limited schedule. Her demeanor was very robotic. No acknowledgement that I had a strong personal introduction at the executive level. After a brief screening call I received a pro-forma email rejection 2 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions related to the position or my skills - more general about greatest challenge, learning experience, management style etc.   Answer Question
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