Dierbergs Markets

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Dierbergs Markets Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
33 Reviews
3.3
33 Reviews
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    Maintenance

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    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Current Employee - Maintenance

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great job as a teenager. Plenty of room to grow. Everybody is friendly. You get paid weekly. It's an awesome place to work in general.

    Cons

    Barely trained, I had to learn as I went. The starting pay after union dues is below minimum wage, that's not cool. Store managers nag on you for walking from point A to point B, and accuse you of not doing your job even though it's a requirement. Some managers will even nonchalantly disrespect you: "Oh yeah, clean that real nice". Co-workers of this department try to pin all of their wrongdoings on each other. I'm very sorry I got into this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This department needs to be reformed big time. I thought working fast-food was bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maintenance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets

    Pros

    It is a paying job

    Cons

    The employees are overworked and under paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After union dues, starting pat is less than minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Was not ever appreciated for my hard work, wasn't paid fairly, and felt over-worked.

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk, Salad Bar in Manchester, MO
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk, Salad Bar in Manchester, MO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are very flexible about scheduling around other commitments (school, vacations, etc). It was a very good first job to have as a high school student.

    Cons

    Although their starting pay is above minimum wage, once they take the union dues out of your paycheck, you're making LESS than minimum wage. The union doesn't do anything for part-time workers, so it felt like such a waste of my time and money. Over the course of my three years working there, I was only given a total of 30 cents in raises. They don't appreciate their employees for the hard work they do, and lazy employees aren't reprimanded for not pulling their weight. Their standards are very low, and I often felt very used. They started watching their employees like hawks while I was working there...if you didn't greet every single customer you encountered, you'd get written up. Many employees feared their jobs because of it. Overall, the company seemed to care more about making money than having a good environment to work and shop in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would've been nice as an employee to feel a little more appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    A downhill progression.

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    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Deli Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Deli Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets

    Pros

    Flexibility with scheduling: You can ask off for any day of the week and sometimes weekends too with little problem. Union benefits. Generally, very easy work. Ability to earn decent money if you start young and get promoted quickly. A friendly environment between co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor corporate management that tries to operate a large company on a small business model. Labor cuts that make goals unattainable. Unable to get promotions based on performance. Little recognition for jobs well done. Constantly introducing new programs that have not been tested or researched enough to be successful. Labor intensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Take the focus back to quality and service. More workers = a better product and more people to give the "Extra Step" customer service you're so fond of. 2. Remember to get input from your management team before introducing new programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management claims can't give raises because of poor business climate, but Greg Dierberg builds $14 million house.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets

    Pros

    It isn't quite minimum wage. Most jobs have decent working conditions.

    Cons

    Unions are needed because management doesn't respect employees. If it wasn't for the unions, you get the impression management would pay as little as they could get by with. Contracts are coming up again and rumor is that employees are going to be asked to take another hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees are your bread and butter. Give them a living wage, and stop cutting medical benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Even though they are a union company, they do not pay well at all..I was very disappointed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are very flexible on your hours and the coworkers are very nice.

    Cons

    Not enough hours and not enough pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your wages and offer more hours to those who want them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The Central Kitchen Workers great, management sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you will meet many good people, and the insurance is the best.

    Cons

    No room for growth, raises take forever to get. I was there for three years and only made 9.55 after starting at 8 per hr. Management gets angry if you try to change departments. theres many more cons but I'm tired of writing...sorry .....p.s the top pay is only 11.15 per hr obtained after close to 7 years of employment. Only hire part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great job for part time help but for anyone out there who is interested in a career, this is not the place to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets

    Pros

    In the grocery business, you do get to enjoy the perks of making "friends" per se with the customers. Many customers shop every day. You gain relationships with these people. Everyday tasks are inevitable but each day is different. Most of the employees are hardworking and I enjoyed going to work everyday for the most part. I made many friends throughout the years.

    Cons

    The people they employ for upper level management are generally not too professional. I worked there for ten years and saw the decline in people who took over those positions. Yes, there are many hard working, encouraging, ethical managers in their stores but there's also plenty that are not. I've had the unfortunate pleasure of having worked with many of them who were not "team leaders" whatsoever and who'd push work off onto lower level employees. Also, if you are wanting a full time 40hr a week job-don't even bother. They promote from within and unless you're "liked", you will not advance. I was fortunate enough to move into lower level management and secure a 40hr position but most will never have the opportunity. If hired from off the street, you will only be hired for part time work with minimal hours. Benefits are not available until...I think the 3yr mark. It could be 2yrs (I'm fuzzy on that being I received my benefits very early on due to the currant contract at the time). Also, with any union job you have to expect that while you may work hard, "Joe" over there could be milking the system and getting paid the same as you are. Even if you are working and going the "extra step", raises are rarely handed out except for your yearly union raise of a quarter...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Dierbergs would hire suitable, hard working managers who are pleasant, encouraging, ethical and true team leaders, I believe that the overall moral in the stores would rise. When the corporate office is trying to come up with "games" for the stores to play to encourage good employee moral instead of actually addressing the issues and concerns the employees have, customer service will inevitably go down. Store management as well as corporate management need to understand that and try to be good role models for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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