United Supermarkets Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. frozen manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Supermarkets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    you have to work weekends

  2. I've worked at United part time and then full time for three years.

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    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Pampa, TX
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Pampa, TX

    I have been working at United Supermarkets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance (I started as a sacker and am now in a management position)
    Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Benefits
    High turn over rate

  3. Produce Clerk/Service Specialist

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at United Supermarkets part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment for a first job. Work around your schedule. Really teach you lessons that are applicable to all aspects of life (both professional and personal).

    Cons

    Starting off is hard and there is not much room for advancement. Tough work/life balance at times (especially busy on holidays).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower-level employees.

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  5. Great company

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    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker in Laredo, TX

    I worked at United Supermarkets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good managers
    Friendly
    Easy job
    Not demanding
    At first I thought it'd be difficult but later on you come to find out this is the easiest job that exist.

    Cons

    There really are no big cons to this job. Very easy.

    Advice to Management

    you guys do a good job.

  6. Great first job.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Frisco, TX

    I worked at United Supermarkets part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly company culture, and low-stress environment are all very positive factors related to working for United Supermarkets.

    Cons

    Among the cons of working here are the few opportunities for advancement, monotonous nature of the work, and virtually 0 in-store benefits as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Create more incentives for the team members who put in the most work. Employee motivation can be adversely affected when team members don't feel that the work they are putting in leads to better results.

  7. Poor leadership and lack of training

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    Former Employee - Night Stocker
    Former Employee - Night Stocker

    I worked at United Supermarkets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Well, you get a small discount on groceries

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership
    - Poor training leads to poor performance and effects morale
    - High turnover rate due to constantly being called in on days off
    - Overnight works seems to attract the weirdos and drug addicts

    Advice to Management

    - See that there are better training protocols in place to improve working environment
    - Teach management to hold one another accountable

  8. Good job for a high school student

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at United Supermarkets part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and great company values.

    Cons

    Pay is small and it is hard to work more than 30 hrs (even full-time).

    Advice to Management

    Work with full-time employees to increase their hours and pay.

  9. I've had ups and downs but all in all, relatively good experience.

    Current Employee - Cashier/Guest Service in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Guest Service in Wichita Falls, TX

    I have been working at United Supermarkets part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    How well they work around school schedule
    Good hours
    Nice co-workers

    Cons

    Having to work with a lot of people at once
    Rude customers
    Lots of co-worker drama

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged with their employees

  10. I worked at the Market Street less than a year.

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    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at United Supermarkets part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment was typically fun, they were flexible with the scheduling, and everyone was overall very enjoyable.Company values were also good too, there were a lot of company events to volunteer or to have fun outside of work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for personal growth, promotions based upon length of employment and who you know in higher-up management. You do not receive any benefits as a part time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the culture but look throughout the organization for qualified employees for promotions.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced, challenging, stressful and compensation is low.

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    Former Employee - Management in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at United Supermarkets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with different demographics of team members and guests allows you to meet all different types of people to network with.
    It is a great job to develop you for the next one specifically the financial industry (banking) or vendors that supply the grocery chain. Depending on what side of the business you work in, customer service or a department role.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid.
    It is hard to attract a good pool of applicants with the compensation in its current state.
    Raises should be based on performance and not on hours worked.
    Management is required to do too much in such a small window of time, and doesn't allow them to make creative decisions to problems they are faced with but rather just run with the situation and hope it turns out well.
    Promotions are political. When you apply for an upper management position most times they have a person in mind for the position even before the interview.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust your management and team member compensation. Those that work in the stores deserve to be compensated for the poor work-family balance when working the retail hours required of them.

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