united is a good place to start out at, but don't stay too long as you won't progress much
Sacker (Current Employee) – Lubbock, TX – May 20, 2016
United supermarkets is a good place to start out at, but i recommend finding work elsewhere after a year, since they don't give raises and rarely give bonuses for staying late. If you are looking for a place to start, they have good pay, but growth within the company is iffy.
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – Shawnee, OK – May 17, 2016
As a union company where the employees have a say this was a great company to work for however the management was not . On a typical day come in clock in get my cash drawer training was horrible they just put you on the spot if asked for help on certain codes that weren't already written down for you others would get an attitude because you were the newby. I learned a lot about the codes and once inputed them they were easily remembered.
Front End Supervisor; Lead Checker; Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Borger, Tx – May 15, 2016
Standing 8 plus hours while scanning products. Different kinds of personalities, attitudes. It was interesting. And patience. Management was great for the most part. Small community, everyone knew each other. Management worked wonderfully with schedules. Co-workers were amazing. Usually too busy for any issues. Hardest part was being short handed. Especially during Christmas, Thanksgiving. I loved counting down all the tils in the store (13 total) and getting the vault ready for next days bank deposit and balanced out for the evening.
Worked with a great group of people. however was moved to a small department where manager had already been written up twice for gossiping about people. The head of the department did it as well, it was very unprofessional and I had to quit due to the invasion of personal privacy and unhealthy work environment.
do not keep an eye on certain departments, no supervision over those departments
I've made so many friends working here, I'm always greeted when I come into work. The people they hire are a genuinely good group. Usually go, in either work backstock or get ready to unload a truck. Some of the management is good and some, not so much it just depends on the person. I usually work by myself to stock the store. The hardest part of my job is getting everything worked in time.
Good People, decent breaks, the job isnt too difficult
Not enough pay for the hours they work me, i often am kept passed my schedule time, management picks favorites.
Checker/Trainer/Assistant Living Well department (Current Employee) – Amarillo, TX – March 24, 2016
United Supermarkets is a great place to work. They work well with your schedule, whether it's multiple jobs or school. As any retail job goes, dealing with the public has its annoyances, but this is a great first job while going to school.
Store Cashier (Former Employee) – Enid, OK – March 15, 2016
A typical day at work is checking out grocery items for the customers and taking their payment in an honest and polite manner. I learned to manage and count money. The management of the store was decent but the corporate members were too old-fashioned and not open to modern changes. My co-workers were fun and outgoing but handled their duties when on the clock. The hardest part of my job was having to work on the holidays. One of the most enjoyable perks of my job was making new friends and helping customers.
I wouldn't be in college for business if it wasn't for working here. Not only did it give me a good understanding on business and dealing with people. But my managers and the people i came in contact with help make me the man i am today. I love this place so much that when i left it almost cried. I will be forever grateful for the knowledge and the memories they gave me.
Caring Managers, Great Opportunities to move up, Great work environment and Great excersize
Cashier (Current Employee) – Abilene, TX – January 29, 2016
A typical day at work consists of checking and sacking groceries, talking to customers, and working at a timely pace. I've learned that some people are very specific whether it be how you sack their groceries to how you speak to them. I used to work at a different United also located on the same street as the one I work at now, and the management has changed drastically. I love the people I work with, they are a charm and I never had any problems becoming friends, they help each other when they see one is struggling or when a customer needs assistance. I do not think there is a hard part of my job, although the pace and crowd can be a little overwhelming for teens due to this being one of their first jobs. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with hundreds of different people everyday and building close relationships with them.
Cashier/bagger (Former Employee) – Snyder, TX – January 18, 2016
I didn't really enjoy the positions I would do at United, they would promote high school kids before more experienced workers and the pay was not worth all the hard and long nights of work you had to put in.
Food Service Lead (Former Employee) – Abilene, TX – January 13, 2016
I used to work at the 548 location in the deli and I loved it. While there, I was given the opportunity to move up from a food service clerk to a food service lead. I had to opportunity to move up because my managers notice how well I worked with my guest and team members. During the three years I was there, I had so many customers that I knew by name, their order, and some parts of their life. Management also saw that if a team member was struggling with a task or needs the incentive to work, I was there to cheer them on. Being able to know I was recognized for my good customer service and my ability to make my team members stay on task without running over them makes me realize how much more I want to become a leader and open my own business in the future. As long as team members stayed on task, kept themselves busy, and treated guest with ultimate service, the job was well. With every good job, it has it's hard days. Sundays are most of the time the busiest during lunch due to Church letting out. Throughout the week, you might run into guest who come across unfriendly and not pleased with certain products or pricing. The best thing to do is do not argue back and try to fix the problem. If the problem cannot be solved, get upper management to help out to come up a solution. I will say that working at United was one of the best jobs I had due to the fact that after a while, you become familiar with your regulars and your team members become family to you. One thing else is they worked with my school schedule. I was working close to full time hours and going to school full timemore... but if I needed off due to school, they didn't hesitate to give me off because they knew school was a first priority. I loved working with United and it is a wonderful company to work for.Rather it be in the deli, produce, front end clerk, ect.less
Discount on generic items, works with school schedule, had Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter off, benefits
Some management micromanaged, Some equipment needs upgrades