United Natural Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
45 Reviews
2.8
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United Natural President, CEO, and Director Steven L. (Steve) Spinner
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  1.  

    The departments can really vary depending upon management.

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    Current Employee - CSO - Specialist  in  Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - CSO - Specialist in Rocklin, CA

    I have been working at United Natural full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable company. They are changing some departments around so I think it will be better organized in the near future.

    Cons

    Some departments are overworked and the lower managers that have been around too long need to learn some skill so they can motivate their staff and make it a positive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To many of the managers, but NOT all of them - smile once in a while and act like you care about your 'team'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for with lots of room for growth.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Dayville, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dayville, CT

    I worked at United Natural full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked independently with autonomy and was able to create my schedule. The company offers average benefits for a company of its size.

    Cons

    Very long works days most of the time and very stressful. Often left to resolve issues created by other departments that would not support you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company continues to grow and my advice to management is please don't forget about the industry that has helped build your business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No support. No incentive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at United Natural full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good job during bad economy.

    Cons

    Work RIDICULOUS hours. Especially supervisors who are salary! Supervisors have been working 15-20 hour days, for weeks on end, with no bonus, or incentive...

    Payroll will push your payday if it falls anywhere near a holiday. IE. Labor Day was Monday, payday was supposed to be Thursday, but who cares, we'll pay you A DAY LATE anyways and use the holiday as an excuse. Hope you didn't need to pay your mortgage on autopay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take care of ALL employees. Production is covered by unions... but what about your leadership?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst job ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Natural

    Pros

    Benefits, that is if they would stop taking more and more away

    Cons

    This companies managers play MAJOR favorites. Basically if you are buddy buddy with a higher up, you WILL excel, otherwise enjoy your short term working for UNFI.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Good until management changes...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I worked at United Natural full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discounts on products, flexible schedule (depending on the department you work for, location, and manager), some room for growth opportunities,

    Cons

    Lack of communication, some departments/managers are cliquey and only hire their "friends", lost focus of the company and cater to supermarkets and mass market while ignoring independent retailers, pay isn't great

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    IT is a great place to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Natural

    Pros

    Infrastructure group is full of brilliant people
    Leadership believes in doing things once...the right way
    Comfortable workplace and relaxed culture
    Hierarchy provides efficiency and expertise in all the right areas
    ESOP and Education benefits are a nice plus

    Cons

    Below average compensation
    Work/life balance is less than ideal
    Medical/Dental Benefits are average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those employees who perform well or you will never be able to retain quality talent for long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    they talk a great game but in the end they want corporate suck ups

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Natural

    Pros

    good benefits. transfers are easy

    Cons

    they never fix any problems for real they just hound everyone to make sure the key accounts are covered and everything else slips through the cracks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix the real problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Sucks I hate this warehouse

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    Former Employee - Warehouse House Woker  in  Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse House Woker in Moreno Valley, CA

    I worked at United Natural full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people there are really friendly grate to get along with..

    Cons

    They are very unorganized, they don't pay you for the work you have done you will do more work then what you are paid to do. As long as every thing is clean for there little exceptions that they have every once in a while or if some one gets hurt but underneath all of it is a bunch of bull crap and they are there just like every one else which is to get a pay check and go home!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    UNFI - Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chesterfield, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, NH

    I have been working at United Natural full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overtime opportunities, challenges, changing tasks.

    Cons

    Not paid for the job done. Feel used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone is doing a job above their current role, promote them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at United Natural

    Pros

    Versatile company, that gives employees the chance to get hands on with different aspects of the business.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes as the company gets bigger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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