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"It was a job."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, room for advancement, fun people to work with, treat their employees with respect, professional environment yet still friendly

Cons

Lower pay is really the only thing that comes to mind. Some managers can be control freaks as well even though their ways are tired and outdated.

Advice to Management

Don't think that you always know what is best for employees. Talk to them and see where things can be improved upon. Their knowledge is valid too.

Other Employee Reviews for Dierbergs Markets

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Was a great place to work, not anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow co--workers, on the most part, are the best - they are intelligent, capable people! Store locations and office locations are great.

    Cons

    Low pay. Employees are taken for granted. Executive leadership does not allow for out-of-the-box thinking (you must do it their way) - very narcissistic. Work overload - and work inequality in some departments. Poor management by some department directors who focus much time on personal business and not on department issues. Promotions granted to those in the "in club." Others are managed by fear. Morale is horrible and HR motivators are child-like. Overall company management is old school and not in line with contemporary management models. Seldom is anyone complimented for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Trust your very capable staff to do their jobs and interact with you rather than just following your direction. Listen to them. Value them. Be aware of the work load that has caused great burn out. Even in these economic times, you should offer some monetary reward. Tell your staff thank you, or good job - and mean it. This treatment will go a long way. Make your staff feel secure. Send some of your department directors for management training. They need it. Again, wake up. Things are not as they appear to you.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A downhill progression."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Deli Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Lead Assistant Deli Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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