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  • Sporadic hours, union dues, low wage compared to some other stores (in 12 reviews)

  • Hours are scarce unless full-time which is hard to obtain (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Cart wrangler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Average job to have in high school.

    Cons

    At 8 hours you get two 15 minute breaks and a lunch. You scheduled me to work for 7.5 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Fix it


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meat Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets part-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and store managers.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with store level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show your face in the stores more often and try to find out what you can do better.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great part-time, awful full-time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -As a part-timer, they're great with schedules.
    -Great coworkers for the most part.
    -Store core management are generally a pleasure to work with.
    -Real clean workplace. Well-kept.
    -Union break schedule.
    -Very good advancement opportunities once you get to full-time. You've gotta be in the club and willing to kiss-up, though. That gets you in the club, which is essential to being promoted. It's truly NOT based on merit.
    -Set pay increases. But they are per the union contract, so it's number of hours, not merit.
    -Higher class of customer and coworker than say a Walmart/Shop n' Save, Schnucks.

    Cons

    -They run the business aspect of things from corporate without knowing what's happening in your particular store. Like they'll order 5+ pallets of product for a given department (grocery/frozen/dairy/liquor/etc.) without coming to the store to look at your back room or talking to the department manager. They rely on the computer system movement, which reflects NONE of your back stock or backroom situation.
    Former department manager rant, sorry.
    -The bigwigs don't give a hoot about ANYONE below assistant store manager.
    -Retail is retail: weekend/night/holiday hours.
    -Morale is AWFUL at a lot of stores. It's heavily dependent on your store director and how they choose to implement corporate's guidelines.
    -They're cutting hours wherever possible to make the books look as good as possible. Maybe to sell? Greg and Laura never wanted the business and their grandma (who was the sweetest lady and incredibly proud pf her family business passed, so...
    -They try to run the business and claim the environment of a small, family owned local business, but it's simply not the case when you do that much revenue and have that many locations.
    -Some customers can be a pain, especially in the high income areas.
    -The HR department at corporate is mostly terrible. Especially in development of promising employees. Their CDC (career development center) training is archaic and uninformative if you know ANYTHING about business and sociology/psychology.

    Advice to Management

    See above?

    But seriously, most store core managers are fine. It's corporate that needs the advice, so:

    -Stop cutting every corner to line your pockets.
    -Value your employees.
    -Get in the stores more than once a year at Christmas.
    -Talk to more employees than the store director and assistant store director. Ask for feedback.
    -Get back to doing what you did 10-15 (and more) years ago. It was a truly wonderful place to work then. It's terrible now.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Deli Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets part-time

    Pros

    Great customers, you will meet different people. Ok pay for 1st job. Good benefits if full time.

    Cons

    Bad managers, talk to you any way they want. Do way more that job description, have to take up slack of other worker. A lot!!

    Advice to Management

    Step up and be nice to your employees.


  6. "Dierbergs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    low pay, no benefits, holiday hours.


  7. "The company completely changed when it was time to renew the union contract in 2014."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Hot Food Available for lunch (for purchase)

    Cons

    Salary, Low Hours per week, Stuck on Seniority
    I put in a request in December 2013 to have my birthday weekend off (July 2014) and was forced to use vacation hours because someone with higher seniority requested the same weekend off only weeks before the actual day.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dierbergs Markets part-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a paying job

    Cons

    The employees are overworked and under paid

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dierbergs Markets part-time (Less than a 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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The Central Kitchen Workers great, management sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Be more about the employees.


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