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United Natural Foods Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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United Natural Foods President, CEO, and Director Steven L. (Steve) Spinner
Steven L. (Steve) Spinner
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  • Work life balance is not reality (in 12 reviews)

  • working long hours without a lot of appreciation (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at United Natural Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great People
    Company shows that they care

    Cons

    The pay is on the low side


  2. "UNFI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Natural Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and employee discount

    Cons

    No room for growth within the company


  3. "forklift operator"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Greenwood, IN
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Natural Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the pay is good after a few years

    Cons

    long hours a con if you do not like money

    Advice to Management

    think before you act


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  5. "Worst place i ever worked at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Providence location close to the city. Nice if you need to interview elsewhere in the city.

    Cons

    Total lack of direction from IT management. No buy in from business units. The user community has no confidence in the IT staff. IT management are very poor leaders. Its like being in grammar school.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a little more respect for the people that work for you.


  6. "industry is ever changing which drives the workload of each shift"

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    Former Employee - Transportaton Clerk/Dispatch in Lancaster, TX
    Former Employee - Transportaton Clerk/Dispatch in Lancaster, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Natural Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    consistently implements healthy atmosphere, activities and opportunity for charitable work for employees

    Cons

    at the time an abundance of turnover in upper management which led to turnover in employees including layoffs for downsizing of departments

    Advice to Management

    solidify upper management


  7. "Field Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Natural Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Green Company, Average compensation

    Cons

    Inexperienced lower management, Split days off,


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Needs work"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Buyer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Natural Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are ok, charitable

    Cons

    Processes are hard to follow/stay on top of as they are constantly changing, training is minimal and mostly ineffective, work lots of hours not much home time

    Advice to Management

    Get effective processes in place and leave them in place, if the process crosses multiple departments get the input from all departments before putting process in place. Hear when the employees talk and take that into account.


  9. "Doesn't Get Any Better Than UNFI"

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

    I have been working at United Natural Foods full-time

    Pros

    UNFI is an amazing company to be a part off. There is plenty of opportunity to advance within. Unlike other large companies your hard work and effort does not go unnoticed. I would recommend UNFI to anyone who likes to work hard and put their best foot forward.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.


  10. "stressful and high turnovers"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Dayville, CT
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Dayville, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Natural Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    growing company, but stock is very bad

    Cons

    stressful and high turnovers; too much overtime


  11. "Be careful!! High turnover and heavy workload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Natural Foods full-time

    Pros

    Decent (not great) benefits and volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    Too much work, no support from management, high school like environment regarding rumors and promotions, lack of teamwork and respect, difficult to communicate with other departments. HR and Management are two faced and don't have your back. At first, I thought this was a good opportunity but then realized your just a minion in the company and hold no value. I worked my butt off for my customers and felt as though I was the only one who cared at the company. I went to upper management several times for serious problems and got little or no help. The employees they hire for the warehouse and customer care are not professional and don't care. Supervisor is inexperienced, unintelligent, didn't care and only did things to make herself look better. Manager ALWAYS had their door shut. Very high turnover, lack of training and no room for advancement. At least 3 people fired or quit a month in one department alone. Also high turnover in HR which isn't a good sign. Attendance policy extremely strict and they will make no exceptions no matter how good of an employee you are. This place will give you experience but I wouldn't stay longer than a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees, provide more support from management, hire more people to lighten the work load, change the attendance policy, make it easier to communicate across departments, Reward hard work, more focus on customers. I heard this place used to be great but clearly is headed in the wrong direction.



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