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Weis Markets Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  • Not really good benefits for part time workers (in 27 reviews)

  • There are no opportunities for full-time hours unless you are in a management position (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good Business"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Newton, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Newton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff team is great!

    Cons

    Not enough hours in a daily schedule


  2. "Severely limiting"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Macungie, PA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Macungie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's plenty of other friendly employees looking to talk and get through the day.

    Supervisors are nice and help make things go by smoothly.

    Cons

    It is extremely repetitive after only an hour.

    Management is rude and unforgiving.

    Employees who slack off don't receive any sort of repercussion, leaving you feeling like your work hasn't paid off.

    No opportunity for raises or growth within the company if starting part time.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict about who you hire. Listen to your employees and get their input before making major changes to their departments. Allow for scheduling flexibility and allow workers to feel more comfortable at their jobs.

  3. "Easy to work for"

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    Former Employee - Dairy Associate in Bloomsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Dairy Associate in Bloomsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy part time job. Mostly consisted of unloading trucks and stocking shelves

    Cons

    May get boring and repetitive after awhile but that is expected


  4. "Horrible communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewes, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewes, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    Easy work if you're a stock associate
    Decent hours
    Easy interview process
    Managers don't micromanage if you've proven to be a good worker

    Cons

    Management let's too much slide
    Seem to be scared of confrontation
    Coworkers who don't do their jobs are kept, meanwhile hard workers are expected to clean up the messes left by lazy workers..then get in trouble when they don't
    Horrible job choosing employees. Basically if you pass the drug test, you're in.
    Will change your schedule and not tell you then wonder where you were

    Advice to Management

    Dear Weis managers....start replacing lazy employees with hard workers who want to work as a team since you like to preach so much about teamwork...when all but one of a departments workers are slacking, that ONE hard worker should not be expected to work extra hard to cover the slack of others....either make them do their god damn job, or replace them with someone who will. Preaching teamwork & having actual teamwork isn't the same...ONE person should NOT be held responsible for another's short comings!!!! Also, start calling employees BEFORE changing their schedule around! People generally use their days off for important things. Even if their schedule must be changed, for the love of god, start letting these people know immediately after altering the schedule so they don't unknowingly do a no call no show. Would help a lot & make sense....


  5. "Bakery"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Kutztown, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Kutztown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, paid well and rewarded for going the extra mile

    Cons

    Sometimes managers let there frustration show in their attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Even if you have a bad day, stay positive in your role for the sake of employee morale.


  6. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some co workers are cool. Some of the managers are good. Easy straight-forward job. 9 an hour

    Cons

    Majority of the current management in Danville Pa is awful. They generally do nothing but socialize with each other and don't know how to talk to employees. I'm often told to do things that have no relevance to my department while trying to d my respective job(things the managers could easily do themselves).Certain managers are difficult with scheduling and calling off

    Advice to Management

    Stop socializing and help your employees. Understand their needs and where they're coming from.


  7. "They've lost interest in this area while moving south"

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    Current Employee - Deli Associate in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck.
    You will learn to be independent and multi task because you will be the only one working for the entire shift.
    If you want a raise all you have to do is threaten to sue the company for something. They'll pay even the worst employees $3-5 more than the good one and promote them as high as they would like to get rid of the threat.
    The word manager will look good on your resume for another job in the future. You don't actually need to know how to be one in order to get the position. Just show up a few days in a row and it's yours.

    Cons

    There's absolutely no staff. Two full service departments are expected to be run by one person for an entire 8-9 hour shift... sometimes longer since the one or two people they do end up hiring won't show up and eventually just quit. People are left completely alone on their first week of the job because there's simply no one else to work with them. Forget about training, you'll learn from a list if anyone has time to write one.
    The employee morale is so low that even the customers can sense how much they hate being there. Corporate is no where to be found when things are rough.
    Absolutely no home work balance. Don't work here if you have kids or a family that you expect to see. If you end up being decent at the job they'll move you to a store at least an hour away from your house because somehow that makes sense.
    Don't bother trying to get anyone you know to apply. They will receive an email saying the position has been filled even though it hasn't. If you are lucky enough to get a call back or an interview, don't expect to start working anytime soon. It takes almost a month to be allowed to start the job... not because of training but because there's no one available to do the hiring paperwork, drug test, background check or orientation.
    Don't expect anyone in corporate to help out with staffing issues either. You'll only see someone when they show up to take an employee from one department to another to put a bandaid on the situation. Obviously if you run a deli you're qualified to be a meat manager too.. product knowledge and experience must not be what the customers are actually interested in you having.
    Department managers are expected to cover shifts for people who don't show up, but aren't allowed any extra overtime to do so. Don't work off the clock or they'll fire you though. No one has figured out how this is possible yet.

    Advice to Management

    Just close the stores in this area if that's what you're going to do. You've backed yourselves into a corner pretty hard in this area and what few employees you have are all on the verge of quitting and filing a lawsuit. Keep moving south and let someone else take over here.
    You ran a good company until a few years ago. People were proud to work for weis. They loved their jobs and planned on this being their life long career. You've screwed over some of the best employees you've had to promote people who can't handle the store level you put them in.
    At this point people in the district are in desperation mode. They're being forced to change careers after almost a decade with the company because you've made their jobs completely impossible to do.
     Less than three years ago you had so many fully trained good department managers you didn't have enough stores to keep them in, now you have people with no experience being put into positions just to have someone to fill them. That's not an employee problem that's a company problem. It starts with the top. Start paying attention to the areas that could bring you so much growth and money. Penn state is growing and weis is moving out.

  8. "Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Seafood Clerk in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Seafood Clerk in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with benefits and customer service

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  9. "Save yourself some time and headache and don't work for weis!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weis Markets part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are nice. (If I could give them no stars I would)

    Cons

    The management doesn't communicate or listen, they're always making empty promises. Weis is VERY cheap and are always cutting hours. They will just tell you what they think you want to hear so you'll keep dealing with all the issues they give you. We are so short staffed each employee right now is doing the work of 2 employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing all the work off on the associates that barely make anything and help out! Communication is key! No one talks to anyone here!


  10. "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Sunbury, PA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Sunbury, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I can't say that there are any pros to working with Weis.

    Cons

    Claimed to be associate orientated, they are not. Pay is not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job......


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