The best part about working for Dierbergs is the customers you work for..
Courtesy Attendant - Part Time (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 22, 2014
I worked at Dierbergs for about 9 years and for the most part, enjoyed most of my time there. If you like service work, that is waiting and helping customers, you will like Dierbergs. That is their priority and it usually shows-but this depends on the store you go to also and the department you are at. A typical day is a 4 to 5 hour shift- depending on the time of the year (Holidays will have longer shifts, weekends before ball games etc.) spent mostly bagging and helping customers. There are usually 2 shifts on carts- clearing the lot if you are on a morning shift-providing extra help if things get tough. This part of the job kills a lot of people. In a busy store, like mine, it is a tough demanding job.
Management is or can be difficult. The first 5 years I was there things were fine. With new management came new supervisors with different and negative approaches to getting things done, such as yelling at you. It was one of the reasons I finally left the company.
Co-workers, for the most part, were always helpful and I worked with a great bunch of folks. As with any place, I think success depends a great deal upon who your supervisors are, and how well-trained they are. The most important thing I learned is knowing what I was willing to put up with and what I was not.