Dorothy Lane Market Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Deli Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Prep Cook in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Deli Prep Cook in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dorothy Lane Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great organization with great people. Customers can be hard to handle occasionally but that is not out of the ordinary for this profession. Learn great customer service skills and patience. Learned not only culinary skills from the staff but life lessons.

    Cons

    Pay was meager but standard for this profession. Hours are extremely irregular. Dedicated workers are sometimes undervalued while under-performing workers are given breaks often. This may be due to the lack of demand to work this type of job, however, it does affect day-to-day morale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employees like you have been. High turnover is unavoidable in this industry but treating employees well may decrease it. A bit more generous wage increases as well as more regular hours may help as well. Great company to work for overall.


  2. Great entry level jobs!

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    Current Employee - Meat Department Associate
    Current Employee - Meat Department Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dorothy Lane Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DLM is an awesome place to work. The job can get hard pretty fast (in the meat department) but everyone you work with wants you to succeed. It's a great place to meet people and you get to learn tons of information about food that will make you a better cook in the long run. My manager is pretty good at giving us flexible schedules and pay is weekly. Raises are frequent, and getting hours is very easy to do. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Training isn't very professional there. You end up learning from just making mistakes which isn't very efficient. Be ready for people to ask you to do VERY specific things, as you are working at a high end customer service facility. Other than that, awesome.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management should be required to take a one or two day course on microsoft Excel. We have a lot of long time managers that are not a fan of buying into "new" technology.


  3. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Shift Front End Director in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Second Shift Front End Director in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dorothy Lane Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great atmosphere to be in. The people are very friendly. The company obviously cares about its people. The hours are flexible. The managers are great.

    Cons

    Promotions can be political. If you have a family member it will guarantee you a job and a free pass on how you work. They are sometimes to lenient on poor work behavior, which isn't always fair to the hard working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do some employee reviews to keep everyone accountable. Great job other than that.


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  5. Manager

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    Former Employee - Associate in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Associate in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dorothy Lane Market full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment in which to work. Leadership values associates.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance beyond Manager-level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate to associates.


  6. Grocery Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great benefits, best place I have worked thus far!

    Cons

    There is not much room to grow within the company as it is small.

    Advice to Management

    Expand retail operations to offer positions for recent graduates.


  7. great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lovely people, fun atmosphere, high-quality products

    Cons

    none! would go back in a second

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  8. Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Night Closer in Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Meat Night Closer in Centerville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dorothy Lane Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company! Strong conservative values.

    Cons

    Some times can be a little too strict on some things. I.e. shirts having a cress. Favoritism to family members of management, but that's part of the family ethos.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work, but you can find yourself not becoming challenged very quickly.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company that genuinely cares about there employeees and keeps the service top notch

    Cons

    May quickly find yourself being not challenged enough


  10. Great coworkers, decent pay, disorganized management.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Springboro, OH
    Former Employee - Associate in Springboro, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dorothy Lane Market part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay really well in comparison to other grocery stores. Things you learn there will benefit you for the rest of your life. I am still saying "my pleasure" instead of "no problem" which has made me sound more professional in my current career.

    Cons

    People in management roles such as HR and high up positions have no background in the field and promotions can be very political. Someone who has only been working at the company for a year, yet puts in 110% everyday is still not as good in their eyes as someone who has half-assed their job for 8 years. Good workers are treated poorly some times just because someone in upper management doesn't like them personally.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century. Hire HR people with backgrounds in HR. Or at least teach your HR manager to not make comments that could get you sued for sexual harassment. Don't promote solely based on seniority, even if someone newer/younger is clearly better for the position.


  11. Can't say one bad thing about this place.

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

    Pros

    -Great people running the company -Tuition assistance -Great food -Actually care about the people working there -Plenty of room for advancement up to a point

    Cons

    Not a bad thing say about this place... Can be a little annoying the way people are favored their because they have other family members that work there.



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