Unified Grocers

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Unified Grocers Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
11 Reviews
3.4
11 Reviews
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Al Plamann
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  1.  

    Happy with the time i as here.

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great hours, good company. Flexible schedule and great location for me at least!

    Cons

    Time to pull the orders is real tight!! Need more time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that many of us need this experience to get better at this job and for future jobs. Try to be understanding of tjhe rough days!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture. Good Work/Life balance

    Cons

    No Career growth.

  3.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unified Grocers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Set hours for most jobs and many of the employees have been here for years.

    Cons

    There has been some downsizing in different departments as they consolodate and maximize profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not so good in the customer service department

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, stable company, large company.

    Cons

    In the department I worked in there were issues with regards to management using intimidation as a means of managing the employees. Also, because the department only employed women there was the whole gossiping and clique thing going on. They used too many different programs instead of one that could do everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The team was very much unhappy with the supervisor. I found her to be rude and unprofessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Old fashioned company, mired in the past; average leadership capability

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    Former Employee - Management in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice folks, dedicated to doing a good job, in spite of antiquated processes and leadership philosophy.New leadership under Bob seems to be making some positive social changes that employees appreciate.

    Cons

    Salaries were not competitive, opportunities for development were limited
    Leadership capability is limited to a 1950's philosophy - very old school and white male- very evident under the prior Plamann regime
    Treatment of women and minorities fits in with that 1950's perspective - at times hostile work environment, discrimination of minorities evident and not corrected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an active step to eliminate poorly performing managers who create a climate that is disengaging and unsatisfying to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's the best employer I have ever worked for!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acct Rec-Spoc-Bakery Clerk in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Acct Rec-Spoc-Bakery Clerk in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company with long term employment and great benefits that
    you can promote, but now with only an educational background.

    Cons

    With our economics they have had to downsize quite a bit, which has never been
    seen before as much as now. Sales are down, retailers are closing/selling stores.
    Its

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees really work hard for years without college that would like to move up in the company and now it is very hard to do so to get recognize without some type of a degree to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a nice place to work, but corporate has some real loons working for it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Seattle, WA

    I worked at Unified Grocers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, on site cafeteria vending machines that won't kill you.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't understand how the Seattle plant works, and instead of trying to learn about it, they force bad ideas down your throat instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the bosses the autonomy to keep people based on merit, not length of service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall this is a great company to work for. Their benefit package and salaries are better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package and salary.
    Employees usually renain here for years.

    Cons

    Employees usually renain here for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Don't expect any help along the way....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Unified Grocers

    Pros

    Many of the employees are very sharp, smart and know what they're doing. There's a lot of very useful information to be gleaned from them.

    Cons

    Upper management has a vision, but lacks the foresight to make use of the brainpower they have in the offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unified Grocers

    Pros

    Great benefits if you stay long
    lots of projects and initiatives

    Cons

    The process which raises are based on
    Performance review are not accurately affected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    No opinion of CEO

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