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United Natural President, CEO, and Director Steven L. (Steve) Spinner
Steven L. (Steve) Spinner
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    I worked at United Natural full-time (More than a year)


    If your union your pay is good. if not union there are some positions in warehouse that are non union for a reason STRIKES. Benefits are nice especially with the wellness program your rates can go down for healthy lifestyle choices (eight, smoking, blood pressure, etc)


    There can be some really long hours and the hours themselves can be crazy. So if your a really big early bird or a extreme night owl, this the place for you. But going to bed at 6:00PM in the middle of summer and working all holidays except 3 of them can drive you crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell employees one thing and then 2 weeks later sorry. Yes contracts negotiations can suck and sometimes fail, but to quit and go home effects more than the companies pockets as well

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


    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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America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies , Fortune, 2008

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Website www.unfi.com
Headquarters Providence, RI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (UNFI)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Distribution is second nature for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). The company is one of the top wholesale distributors of natural, organic, and specialty foods in the US and Canada. It owns about 25 distribution centers that supply 60,000-plus items to 23,000 customers, including independently owned retailers, supernatural chain Whole Foods, and traditional supermarkets. The company offers groceries, supplements, produce, frozen foods, and ethnic and kosher food products. UNFI also operates a dozen natural-products retail stores under the name NRG (mostly in Florida ... More

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