Weis Markets Reviews in Allentown, PA | Glassdoor

Weis Markets Allentown Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Allentown, PA

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  • No opportunity for raises or growth within the company if starting part time (in 28 reviews)

  • There are no opportunities for full-time hours unless you are in a management position (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Could do better, could do worse."

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    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weis Markets full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Days go quickly at times. You learn to trust your associates and strong relationships are formed. The job can be challenging in a good way.

    Cons

    At times, A lot is required/expected of front end management. Almost too much. Also it's retail, so the shift hours are kinda crappy.


  2. "Should Care More"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is easy, a lot of the people you work with are cool, and most of the managers are alright.

    Cons

    Hard to take a day off, your needs never come first, did not pay well

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving employees such a hard time about needing off, spend more time looking for the right people so there is not so much turnover

  3. "Assistant Grocery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Weis Markets (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet New People, Management, New Experience Daily

    Cons

    Schedule,Pay, No Home Life, Backroom CGO counts


  4. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weis Markets part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro that I can think of about working at Weis Markets in Allentown, Pa, is that the schedule was flexible.

    Cons

    Where do I start. Management was terrible, and was always making mistake after mistake, they punished cashiers for requesting off by taking away their hours all together. Extremely disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites.


  5. "deli"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weis Markets (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Part time scheduling was very flexible to work around my full time job. Part time workers were paid vacation and holiday pay.

    Cons

    Deli did not pay well for the amount of work. Marginal employees were kept and made the jpb difficult for those who did their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Mangers need to work up to closing once in awhile to make sure employees are doing their jobs.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It's just a job"

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    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Allentown, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people working here and I've made some friends. The store is also conveniently located about 7 minutes from my house.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, Weis upper management is penny wise and pound foolish. They save pennies on payroll by maintaining an insufficient work force, while ignoring the dollars lost due to inferior customer service and overworked, demoralized associates.

    Advice to Management

    You aren't Wegmans, and can't be, unless you decide to start spending Wegmans money. Stop trying to implement every random little marketing idea that pops into your head and stick to fundamentals.


  7. "unethical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job if you are looking for money and need one desperately and can get hired by them.

    Cons

    Unethcial. Managers and customers are allowed to harrass and abuse employees. Managers threaten employee jobs over bs. Managers cut hours for employees who depend on a certain amount so they can pay bills. Company is run by "old boys club" mentality. Conduct of mangers and corporate is unprofessional and unacceptable. Good customer service can not be achieved by having a few emplyees doing multipe tasks at one time.

    Advice to Management

    Get out from behind your desk and get a clue about what is really going in each and every store. I would gladly talk to the CEO anytime.Good customer service is not "kissing the but" of every customer who is unhappy.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Management doesn't care."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job. They're always hiring.

    Cons

    It may be easy to get a job, but they're always cutting hours. You must submit any request offs 3 weeks in advance, but you're lucky if you see next week's schedule 1 day in advance. And sometimes they change the schedule after its been posted without notifying employees who had their hours changed. And then the managers get upset when you don't know about your modified hours.

    Management from the top on down to the store level bullies everyone into doing things. Senior management will come in one day and yell at you to do something one way. Your District manager will come in a day later and yell at you to change it to another way. And then a week later a "specialist" from Corporate will yell at you for not having it the original way. Its like Office Space. Except it really happens.

    Disagree with the management or have a complaint? If they don't like you, be prepared to have your hours slashed or changed to something you don't like. They never fire people they don't like. It's Standard Operating Procedure to cut the person's hours or treat them like crap until they have no choice but to quit.

    They cut hours all the time, sometimes refusing to call in replacements if someone calls off. Apparently having *1* cashier on at 5pm is acceptable. Management gets bonuses if they go under their hour budgets, so they can be pretty aggressive with cuts. To the detriment of both customers and employees. Ever wonder why you're waiting in a long line and there's only 1 cashier, 1 person watching the self checkouts and *maybe* 1 lone person trying to watch everything else while the manager hides in their office? Bonuses!

    Training is barely existent sometimes. We used to have an extra person on when we had a new employee start to help train. Now the new person gets thrown on the line with little or no training.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so mean. Seriously. Why do you think you're better than you're employees? The employees at store level are your direct interface with customers. They're the people customers see. Make your store employees happy and they'll make your customers happy and profits will follow.

    Stop cutting hours so much. You say customers are top priority, but don't have enough staff to serve them.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Weis Markets chews up its' employees and spits them out without a future to be had."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weis Markets full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    clean stores and stocked shelves without big crowds during the off seasons.

    Cons

    Weis does not care about the future of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the 'good ole' boy' network that still exists; allow those with an education to prosper within the corporate environment.


  10. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Weis Markets part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, management, workload, pace, salary

    Cons

    Holidays when you would have to work.


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