Unified Grocers Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. long hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time

    Pros

    great pay, great management, every morning i wake up and ask my self did they hire the right person and when i get to work i relies they need me.

    Cons

    Long hours. go in to work early for a meeting. not staggered start time for supervisors no IT supplor after 1600


  2. Unified

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, vacation time and health benefits. Good people within that are doing the work.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, they do not promote from within, don't have a good vision of who the customer is and how to service them.

    Advice to Management

    Train current staff and promote from within company.


  3. Maintenance engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for "but"short on staff in the maintenance dept Only 2 maintenance engineer per shift and no overtime only to favorite engineers But I do recommend this company to anyone out there .

    Cons

    This is a dairy bottling milk and drinks company.


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  5. Hard Work - Good Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay for the area. You're not going to find these types of wages in this area for people with no formal education.

    Cons

    Hard work, back breaking work. Very cold and very hot conditions in the warehouse...


  6. HR Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my co-workers and the job was not stressful. The amount of work allowed you to complete most of it without working absurd hours. It was a great opportunity to learn about an industry I knew very little about prior to accepting the job.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement in Portland while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people and be willing to adapt and change more quickly.


  7. Use to be a great company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The hourly rate is good for the work as are the benefit packages due only to being a union based warehouse.

    Cons

    I've been an employee of UG for over twenty years and have seen it go from a great local business that appreciated it's workers to an out of state based company that could not care less about it's employees or Portland facility. The upper management are poor excuses for who should be running a company and making important calls that do more harm than good for the operation at large.

    Advice to Management

    Work WITH your employees to come to decisions that make the facility run better and more efficient. It can't always be about ego and bottom line.


  8. pueden ir a la verga cabrones jajaja

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Unified Grocers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay Decent benefits A lot of work at the moment Hire w/ no experience blank blank blank blank

    Cons

    Do not even make yourself known to management, if they don't like you for whatever reason its over. bl bl bl bl

    Advice to Management

    Improve on your people skills, every attempt to communicate seemed hostile. Perhaps get some experience at the actual position you're managing so you can effectively assist and aid in error correction.


  9. Don't do it

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It has good hourly rate.

    Cons

    Keep taking benefits and could not care less about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  10. Great place work

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people; definitely the people. Whatever the reason I really enjoyed my time there. I had a great manager, my coworkers were pretty nice, and the outside department interactions I had were very friendly and helpful. The departments ran pretty lean and they kept the layers of management to a minimum which made thing easy to navigate. It wasn't uncommon to hear so-and-so had 15, 20, 25 years of service with the company; it was one of those places where employee hung around.

    Cons

    The downside of a lean and trim organization with little turnover is there wasn't much room for growth. Some IT processes and best practices around project management would have been nice to see.


  11. Wage Slavery

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Poor work environment, long mandatory hours, poor management, fear of write ups or being fired for large or small mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Work on a reward systems and stop belittling employees.



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