Dierbergs Markets

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Dierbergs Markets Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
30 Reviews
3.2
30 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for first job, but not a big enough paycheck to live off of.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Awesome co-workers and managers
    - Flexible hours and request-offs
    - Very generous tardy/absence policy
    - Usually promote from within, and they will mentor you to improve management qualities if you are willing to put forth the effort

    Cons

    - Required to pay union dues but virtually no benefits to young, part-time workers (this would be a pro for people who do need health care and retirement)
    - Amount of hours scheduled can vary wildly from one week to the next
    - Recently hired many new employees and then switched to a scheduling system that drastically reduced amount of hours (employees for less than a year are now working about 12 hours a week).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring new employees when there are plenty of current ones willing and available to do the work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Maintenance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Work with some of the best people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I started part-time hoping to make a little extra cash when my kids were little. I loved the atmosphere, company philosophy and the customers. That was 29 years ago. There are lots of opportunties to grow with Dierbergs if you like to work hard, learn, and don't mind the retail hours.

    Cons

    The retail hours, physical requirements and low wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with your Associates, invest in them by sharing your time and knowledge. Give people feedback on how they are doing and opportunties to do new things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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 for 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
  6.  

    Started as a Job, Ended Up as a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HUman Resources Management
    Current Employee - HUman Resources Management

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I started out working part-time at Dierbergs while in high school, Over the years they let me try to new things and now I am in management at their corporate office.
    I love the people I work with at Dierbergs.
    Great work life balance. I know other retailers expect their managers to work 60 - 70 hours a week. Dierbergs understands that work-life balance makes for happier associates.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unbelievable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Peters, MO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, friendly Co workers and training

    Cons

    Not enough hours and the Salary is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the opportunity to work more hours and raise the pay considerably.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Leadership in most cases. Great training dept. Great employees overall. Best Produce and Meat in the area. Greatest selection of foods and services. It is the Grocery Leader in the St. Louis Market.

    Cons

    Raises are not equal to the increase of the cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that Store Directors need to take ownership of the moral in their stores. The tone of the store is the direct involvement of the store director's attitude, compassion, and ability to connect with and motivate others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Deli and Seafood Associate  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Deli and Seafood Associate in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Extensive training, great coworkers who are committed to doing a good job. If you're a people-oriented person, this you'll love this job because there's lots of opportunities to interact with customers and to enhance their shopping experience.

    Cons

    Some managers can be a little inflexible when it comes to scheduling and requesting a day off here and there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closely monitor managers, because some of them can appear to be super happy and friendly towards customers while turning around and not being friendly to employees at all. However, every store manager I've met has been pleasant and more than understanding with any issues brought to them by employees.

  10.  

    Great place tonwork

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, customer service philosophy and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Starting wages are low but if you can ride it out, there are great advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not A good Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Bridgeton, MO
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Bridgeton, MO

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pro with this company is you get paid weekly, I will say that I have encountered some life long friends here, and will always have them in my life. I have worked here for more than 3 years.

    Cons

    There are only a few managers that are worth anything. I will say I have witnessed a female manager verbally abuse a employee and nothing is done about it. The work environment is unfriendly, the pay is bad, and the employees are not team friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that you need to control your managers, and be a little more appreciative of the employees you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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