Great environment, happy employees, good benefits.
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee) – Oak Lawn, IL – July 26, 2016
Majority of employees showed up at scheduled times due to satisfactory work environment; I learned food processing and packaging, good customer service skills, and communication skills. Co- workers were enjoyable and all got along; restocking because tedious due to heavy crowds in the aisles. Working with the public became enjoyable.
bakery clerck (Former Employee) – Lake Zurich, IL – July 26, 2016
I can do most of all jobs in bakery so they would be able to move me in any direction needed. breakout and setting up for the morning shift. I was able to learn more about selling and helping people on items they would need for their party and more. management for the most part was great. the hardest part was not being able to grow with the company.
Salad bar Prep/ Customer Service (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 25, 2016
On a typical day at Marianos I start at 130pm-11pm. I learned how to prep salads and also fruit salads/ salad bars. Management was ok not really on the scene to much. My co-workers were awesome great people to keep in touch with. The hardest part of the job was working in the freezer area. The most enjoyable par of the job was hearing customers tell me how much they love my work.
Best part of the job was celebrating the different holidays
Clerk (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 11, 2016
The work is busy and fast paced. I learned a great amount of knowledge regarding the food service industry. The fast pace of the work allowed me to learn quickly and perfect my skills at preparing the food necessary to improve the service with in the department I worked in. I worked in the hot foods department of the store. I met many nice people. The work environment was friendly and pleasing.
To much turnover in employees, a shift is many times short handed because of employees not showing for work.
Great Company to work for - enjoys their employees and their hard work.
Front End Lead/2 (Current Employee) – Oak Lawn, IL – July 11, 2016
Working in the Customer Service are I'm always exposed to our customers and their moments. Some good, some not good - remembering Mr. Mariano's way - our customers will always be number one - but I have always treated people like I want to be treated - so it comes very easy to me. A smile goes a long way. I have a great upper management and field team. Working with the young front end associates remind me that there is still good in the youth and much yet to be done. I only wish that I could make each and every customer one hundred percent satisfied - however that is truly out of my control and I understand that and I'm ok with that.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Oak Lawn, IL – June 29, 2016
Everyday is a new day with great challenges. Always learning new things. Co-workers are great. Employers care about their employees. Can level up to a different position fairly quick. Different opportunities in the work place.
Baker (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 24, 2016
work night was baking bread, pastries and bagels. Management was unprofessional at times. The hardest part of my job was not having what I needed to complete my job.most enjoyable was the finished product and the smiles on customers faces.
Associate (Current Employee) – Oak Lawn, IL – June 16, 2016
I opened with the Oak Lawn store as a first job. I saw it as an opportunity to gain experience for a future job. August 2016 will be my second year working for Mariano's. A typical work day: I will punch in, help customers, do my job to the best of my abilities with a smile on my face. Very often I am asked to do much more than I am being paid, and I will always be underappreciated. I have no choice but to tolerate terrible managers and some of the most unpleasant customers I've ever encountered.
The managers at this location are jokes, they do not know what they are doing and have been in no way properly trained. Favoritism in Mariano's is rampant and will be the deciding factor for who gets to "level up" in the company, meaning there is minimal room to grow here. The store director is by far the most incompetent individual I have seen, this individual is unable to even operate a cash register while their bagging skills are also lacking.
Here at Mariano's you will be used and abused. They will squeeze every hour that they can get out of you. They will throw you from department to department because they're short EVERYWHERE. Possibly the worst turnover rate. Nobody lasts anymore, nobody wants to stay. No matter how well you do, you will not be recognized. But they will be more than happy to write you up and/or suspend you for any possible reason.
However, your co-workers are there for you, I have made many friends. They are the only reason I would have regret not working at Mariano's, they are also the only reason I'm still here. The hardest part of this job wouldmore... be dealing with horrible customers. My co-workers and I have been called any and every bad name. If you can't handle being openly harassed in front of others I advise that you move on.less
General Team Member (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 14, 2016
Days go by fast because it is usually busy but that is a great thing. Learned a lot about customer service from working here. management is good. Only thing I disliked was that breaks were only for 15 minutes. Other then that its a nice place to work if you like interacting with people and helping them.
Level 3 cook (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 14, 2016
There is no organization or customer service at all. The employees are rude, the managers are rude and don't handle any of the issues that arise between the employees.There is more work to do than you are paid for.
Produce Lead (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 13, 2016
Good company to work for if you love working with people. Management that i worked with very friendly and easy to talk to. Co-workers for the most part is good, of course you will run into negative people but thats life.
Cashier/ Bartender (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 12, 2016
I'm a floater I can be a cashier one day and a bartender the next. I love my job. I have a high customer surveys compliments. I have customers that come to just see me. I enjoy the freedom and the customer service there. The job is not just customer service it's about the customers experience and I feel that I do a great job in providing that.