UNFI Employee Reviews in United States

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Decent company to work for
Accounts Payable/Check Processing (Former Employee) –  Rocklin, CAFebruary 10, 2016
This company has many benefits and very positive people through out the company.

They do not have a good/health life to work balance even though they pride themselves on it. From the time i worked with the company there where many issues with in the team I worked with.
My management was great but the team environment is very much like being in high school. They are very much so stuck in their ways of handling things and do not know how to move forward with technology and new programs, or just different opinions for that matter.

I enjoyed my time with them for the most part but I think they try to make the company more of a family rather than a well oiled machine to progress.

I was also informed by other employees that raises rarely occur and they are not that great.
Pros
Very laid back atmosphere and dress code
Cons
short breaks, very hectic and under staffed for work load
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2 years with UNFI
Inventory Planning and Replenishment (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIJanuary 24, 2016
After 2 and half years with UNFI, I've had 3 VPs, and 2 Directors Unfortunately the company is promoting people who have no previous skills with people management and some of the managers do not come with any type of business professionalism or etiquette.

Fortunately we have some decent leadership above our Director levels which sometimes makes up for the shortcomings of what we endure at the director level

The company culture and people are wonderful, fair wages, good benefits, and a safe working environment.

In the pressure cooker positions there is no life balance in inventory, supply chain, and sales. You give give give and its really never enough or good enough

Its really too bad because every other department seems to be enjoying themselves just fine. It's really bothersome to get a yearly salary base don 40-45 hours a week but really have to work 50-60 just to get to everything everyone wants.
Pros
Great People who care
Cons
Overworked and no appreciation.
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Not a Job for carreer .
Order selector (Current Employee) –  Sturtevant, WIJanuary 9, 2016
When you start like most jobs , you will like it . They start off telling you about all this opportunites of advancemenf and etc when you get in .. its a whole different story .
They make you work long hours . And the worst part is that its not just one day a week its almost everyday . Knowing they need to hire more people they still expect 20 pickers to pick 95 thousand cases in a day .. 15 hour day , for the next day to come and complain because to many people call out ! .
Meanwhile they still want you to pick at least at 90 percent rate which they fixed to be harder to do . And your inccentive starts after 100 percent .. starting only a quarter . You dont get sick time or vacation you only get paid time and if you miss a day they give you points and take your hours permenentley . Yet management and everyone else they get to leave after 8 hrs of work !
Cons
No vacation, or Sick time . Take your paid time automatically, poor management and rate system, no chance to groa
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Great company had the feeling of working for a family organization.
Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Texas and Rocky Mountain RegionsFebruary 11, 2016
United Natural Food Incorporated is #1 in the retail assortment of natural and organic products.You will need the right products to grow or stay ahead. With over 80,000 of them, from established favorites to the latest trends, the possibilities are endless with UNFI. An ever-expanding selection of 1,000 new products every month from national brands to local entrepreneurs. Everything for your store, kitchen or website inside the natural and organc space you can find within UNFI.

UNFI is a GREAT company to work for...
Pros
Everything benefits, salary, work/life balance.
Cons
None to speak of.
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Keeps Getting Worse
Selector (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, NYApril 6, 2016
New Rules Every Single Day. They Never Tell You When Your Doing A Good Job, Only Pointing Out The Wrongs. Management Does Not Care About Employees Especially Its Hardest Workers. Workload is So overwhelming that people just walk out. You won't see your family with this schedule. Management also talks to workers like they are above them outside of work. Other than that the people you work with is the best thing about this job
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
Poor Management, long hours, new rules, no appreciation
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Good to work, pay is lacking
Customer Care Project Specialist (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 10, 2016
Good jobs with great benefits, management is somewhat clickish. Best part of the job is customers and advancement within.
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Use you up and spit you out
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  York, PAMarch 26, 2016
Corporate nit picking at its finest! They are so hung up on the minutia they only care about getting the sale stuffing the truck and whining when you can't get finished within the 14 hour DOT limit. If I wanted to hand truck every item into a store I'd go work for SYSCO or US Foods and get overtime. Yeah no overtime straight time. Equipment, liftgate trailers and pallet jack is poorly maintained and always breaks down. Customers are fed up with getting wrong items on a weekly basis but are stuck with no other vendor for items they need. Money is good benefits are good but everyone in the office is a chief and there's no Indians. Not worth the headache better off somewhere else
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everyone in supervision 2nd guessing everything you do
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Good Place to Work
Field Sales and Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 5, 2015
I enjoyed working at UNFI and found most of the people to be helpful and honest. Supportive management and good benefits. A lot of red tape each year and seemed to be increasing in getting health insurance. Need to be more supportive of the sales staff as they are your bread and butter.
Pros
Work Life balance, compensation once you are there awhile
Cons
Benefits could be better, lack of sales support and training.
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Productive Place to Work
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLJanuary 28, 2016
This job is the perfect job for someone that can pull up to 75 hours a week, doing the same fast paced mind numbing job each and every day. The pay was good and the benefits were great, but management was severely lacking and productivity was always down to lack of hiring, and not managing a good work flow.
Pros
Money, Benefits
Cons
Overtime, Management
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Hours are great
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  York, PAFebruary 7, 2016
Only work four days a week but you are under constant pressure and scrutiny. The benefits are amazing and affordable. There's also a danger factor. Every where you look heavy machinery is speeding around. People have been injured.
Pros
great hours, decent pay
Cons
long days, no job security, harsh enviroment
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very nice break room
Grocery Selector (Former Employee) –  York, PAFebruary 9, 2016
I loved working here I think everything about this establishment just screams great production and i would advise anyone and everyone to apply.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
really long hours
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Depressing, Management is Rude ,DONT Care about associates.
maintenance mechanic (Former Employee) –  Dayville, CTSeptember 20, 2015
Used to be a GREAT place to work !!!!.the current management at ALL levels has
driven the company into the ground. The bigger they get,the MORE greedy and high handed they get. Many of the benefits that made it a good place to work,have been taken away, while corporate salaries continue to increase.Associates being treated more like cattle than people, Everyone has become expendable, youre just another number on a time card
Pros
Decent Wages and Benefits compared to some of the other companies, s in the area
Cons
Working there is like being under Martial Law.
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Pays well but not a lot of job security
selector (Former Employee) –  Sturtevant, WIOctober 16, 2015
Pays well enough, but you will work hard, long days, constant worrying about job security, and you never know when you're done for the day so very hard to have a life after work.
Pros
good pay steady raises
Cons
very high standards and low job security
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Good beneifts but poor team work and communication
IT Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, TXJanuary 27, 2016
See above. Not much fun to work there. Very long hours and no support from upper management. Always shooting from the hip. No plan or structure of doing things.
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Poor managment
dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IADecember 24, 2015
Long unappreciated hours even after dedicated, record breaking work, no compensation reviews, HR is a joke, and the morale is horrendous.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Poor management, organizational dysfunction throughout, from IT, HR, Transportation, Warehouse
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good place to work great pay
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Auburn, WAMarch 12, 2016
Good hrs great pay, room for advancement its a little bit of work though not just driving, you have to unload and that is a challenge a lot of the time because they batch pick, and it makes the drivers life very difficult some times all the burden is put on the driver.
Pros
Good benafits great pay good home time
Cons
Unoin drivers get screwed when it comes to unloading trl, cause its a mess and its your fault constatly defending your self.
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Unfi
Repack Selector (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 9, 2015
UNFI is a easy and great company, but the long hours can be overwhelming, you never know when you are getting off. Sometimes you can work 15 hours in 1 day. The longest I worked was 20 hours in 2012 due to a lot of call ins. You don't have a set time when you can go home like a regular 8 to 5 Job, you go home when the job is complete, which can be hard because I have a daughter that I barely see because of the long hours and by the time I finally make it home she usually is sleep, also very hard trying to go to school and work at the same time because you be so tired and have to get up and do it all over again, which makes the process of school a longer progress that could have been completed earlier. That is the hardest part for me is being away from my daughter for so long. I literally be at work more than home.
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A great company, a challenging job in an ever-changing industry.
Natural Channel Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Rocklin, CANovember 11, 2015
It's a great company that has always valued making good food available to all, connecting farms to families, and continues a mission to create and advocate sustainability with regard to their eco-conscious facilities and how the food they offer is sourced. And they give millions every year to righteous causes all over the world. They are a company to be proud to work for.

The company offers a great salary and benefits to workers and their families.

The most enjoyable part of the job is that it affords the freedom to manage one's own schedule and the ability to work from home when not traveling for meetings.

Though the Natural Foods Industry has evolved to Mass-Market over the last 5-10 years and with that, new competitive challenges have upped the strategic war Sales Reps must fight to gain business; To maintain outstanding store-relationships with quality service as incentive over the pennies those stores could save by buying a deal with a competitor is primarily the challenge. The time and efforts doing so can take a toll on one's personal life and family. Some Reps are lucky to have better account-bases that yield growing sales to reach goals and bonuses, others find a good many of their store accounts to be demanding, abrasive, never satisfied, or just unambitious and yield little business in return no matter the efforts. Situations and store accounts to call on can change and most certainly will change the longer you're with the company, but there's words to consider when taking any sales position anywhere.
Pros
The freedom of schedule, good salary and benefits.
Cons
The long hours of project planning and follow up that doesn't always yield greater sales.
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Contract Nightmare
Service Desk Technician (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIApril 30, 2016
Most of Service Desk is made up of contractors who have zero benefits and whose ideas and complaints are not taken validly.
They use the contract as a negotiation tactic to keep you in line and abuse the system to promote people who they think fall in line with their "all work no play" ideal.
The hardest part of the job are the "bridge" calls, where we are pretty much secretaries for technical teams while they fix issues in warehouses and offices. We are required to send out updates and handle the minutes of the calls.
The contracting company will not budge on how much they pay you and there's little to no room to move around the company.
The best part of working here is that the SD Techs are easy to talk to and are always willing to help with problems.
Pros
atmosphere
Cons
management, contracting, no PTO or paid sick days, no healthcare, no raises, no internal movement
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Long hours, under-appreciated workers, physically taxing
Warehouse Selector (Former Employee) –  Prescott, WIApril 18, 2016
Day starts off with a pre-shift meeting then it's on to your pallet jack to pick orders. Orders usually range from 800 pounds to nearly 2000 pounds. You will have to pick orders this size up to 20-30 times a shift. Your shift typically lasts 12-14 hours depending on how short staffed you are that night. Management only cares about meeting numbers. I rarely saw a member of management help pick any orders on nights they knew we'd be there til 3 or 4 in the morning. Once your shift finally ends you go home and turn around to do it all over again. My body has never hurt so bad from a job until I worked at UNFI. The turn over rate is also very alarming due the reasons stated above. They also go through a temp company to fill positions. That is a red flag.
Pros
Breaks every two and a half hours, pay
Cons
Crazy long hours, very heavy lifting, bad management, no life balance
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