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United Natural Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at United Natural.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    I was able to negotiate. I was willing to walk away and got 2.5% more, might have been able to do better.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Field Sales/Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at United Natural.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at United Natural.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Corporate Buyer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at United Natural in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    - 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 Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Creative Services Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at United Natural in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truck Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at United Natural in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with 2 people, both of whom were gone within a year of my hire. They called me several times before doing an in-person interview. The interview itself was fairly straightforward. They did over-promise a lot, however. Their were no extra Smith System training certifications and once hired, the promised work-life balance was out the window.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here? Difficult because I was making several dollars more an hour with the job I had already when I interviewed.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. They also insisted I not give two weeks notice. I did anyway and still got the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Second Shift Warehouse Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwood, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwood, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at United Natural in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was given a phone screen by the HR manager at the time and she then passed me on to a phone call with the GM. That call was short as I was asked to come in for a face to face with him as well as the First Shift Warehouse Manager in a separate meet. Most of the interview questions were behavioral based questions which are answered easily if you have the past experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked if I had and hands on budgeting experience, which I did not. I had accountability for a department but not necessarily the line item of the budget. Here I would be paying for my supervisor salaries as well as the hourly wages and overtime. I would also be purchasing all clothing for the freezer personnel.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate vacation time with my offer. I also was given relocation and 3 months hotel stay while searching for a house.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at United Natural in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by the HR-Rep very personable. Most of the questions were your basic phone interview type questions. Was contacted several days later to come in for 1:2 interview process. The interview was conducted in a large conference room. The interviewers gave a overall description of the company and the position applied for. The interview consisted of both interviewers asking questions and taking notes.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were offered the position over and internal candidate who interviewed, how would you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    • Most of the employees have worked 5+ years in this department. Being the leader in this position how do you motivate them and gain their trust.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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