things aren't always what they seem to be sometimes
front end cashier (Current Employee), Chicago – October 15, 2014
Pros: paid every week and meeting new people everyday
Cons: short break, no respect, no one listens
day started out going to a CSR to find out which spot they wanted to have me for the day. As a front end cashier, you never know which spot, because sometimes the CSR in charge would play favorites and put you on the busiest spot, otherwise, you are sent to "hot foods", or sent to clean the floors. The managing CSRM was for the most part, clueless, – more... they mostly paid attention to the monies coming in and if there was a mistake at the register. Many times it would be boring, especially if you started before 9 am. (not many shoppers at that time). A few CSRs would walk the floor, like they owned the store, but would make sure that you would do as they say, even if they sat around talking to other employees on break... some even eat all day, with no problems. It's just hard to respect people that are your superior and they don't know as much as you do. If you complain to the "right people" it just goes in one ear and out the other. Not the best place to work if you're looking to "get ahead" – less
Salad Bar Clerk (Current Employee), Arlington Heights, IL – October 7, 2014
Pros: free food occasionally, once a month reward for safety
Cons: short breaks, very cold working conditions in back room
There's always something to do and it's impossible to slack off. I learned to efficiently cut vegetables and fruit and work very quickly. Co-workers have complained extensively about the way the company is run, but I haven't experienced anything negative first-hand. (yet) Very strict management with little room for personal issues and life crises. Co-workers – more... are fine. The hardest part is the variable hours. I've worked anywhere from 5am to 10pm and it's hard to have a regular schedule. It's enjoyable because it's busy and time goes by quickly. – less
Massive company/grocery store involved with the Union
Bulk Foods Manager (Current Employee), Hoffman Estates, IL – October 3, 2014
Pros: the other employees you work with
Cons: not a lot of hours. no discount on food. not enough staff
This is a large grocery store with a lot of part-time employees. They are involved with the Union. So if you don't want a chunk of your part-time paycheck taken each week, I'd go searching somewhere else.
I Honestly think it was a good job i got paid good what i didn't like is that i was not appreciated for the things i did
Dairy Clerk (Former Employee), Elmhurst, IL – September 18, 2014
I learned alot at that company like how to multitask because management would put me to do my job and then sometimes would make me do something totally different but i learned how to become in charge to be a leader.The management was alright i did not like it when they would not appreciate the hard work that i would do and the new rules that they had – more... put which made my job alot harder then it already was.My co workers were ok some were very hard working and some you just had to keep watching them and motivating them to finish there job and go faster.The hardest part was when i had a short shift and management would put me into grocery when i was the dairy clerk to help out when i would have lot of dairy work to do and i had to then finish my work and grocery and i would be so tired at the end trying to keep up so i leave on time. The most enjoyable part of my job was honestly helping the customers find exactly what they were looking for. – less
Mariano's was an amazing fast growing company to work for.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – July 25, 2014
Working for Mariano's was very interesting. I learned a great deal about different kinds of foods and gelatin ice cream. I enjoyed seeing a company grow so fast and customer's enjoy their perience simply from purchasing soup or a cookie from the bakery. The store was very pleasant and professional. Mariano's is a company who strives for greatness in – more... their employees as well as the products being served. I was blessed to be apart of their team. – less
Help, and assist customers in the store (Current Employee), 3350 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL – July 15, 2014
Pros: making new friends
Cons: no benefits, no set schedule
A typical work day keep shelves full of product stock them if needed. Keep the store and back room clean. Help Customers with any questions they have and greet them when you see them. Management goes through changes quite often and have to adjust to the person style of managing from aggressive, to laid back, to ones learning on the fly. Hardest part – more... of the job when have to work the frozen department. Most enjoyable part is helping a coustomer. – less
Great environment and interesting people to work with
Deli Associate (Former Employee), Lake Zurich, IL – May 6, 2014
Pros: great employees
Cons: short breaks
I enjoyed working with my open minded co-workers who came from other departments at Mariano's. There was never a typical day at work because things were always changing day in and day out which was nice. I learned all about the different bries, blues and other cheeses that they had in our area. The hardest part of my job was dealing with a boss that – more... didn't tell me what I was doing right or wrong at times. – less
Bakery Clerk (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – April 10, 2014
Pros: excellent salad bar, very clean environment, and pay day every week.
Cons: pricey product
My day go by pretty fast, with it only being a part time job and me starting so early in the morning the day fly by. The managers are great to work for because they work with you. A lot of the co-workers are excellent to work with. Very helpful when I first started and they also work well with me. I enjoy making the customers happy the most. I love – more... to know that I sent a customer away with a smile. – less
Wrong Paychecks, egotistical management and crummy leadership
replenishment (Former Employee), West Suburbs Illinois – March 30, 2014
Pros: there are no pros.
Cons: they are cons.
Three weeks straight they didn't pay me for hours worked and promised it on the "next check" and there were 8-9 employees behind me with the same issue each week. Assistant manager referred to co-worker as "blondie", store manager looked and acted like a used car salesman and every assistant manager barely made it through high school and expected their – more... rings kissed for their 45k a year big job.
Never a thank you to employees for their hard work and empty promises from management devoid of dignity. They promise 28 hours a week and give you 18, four hour shifts 4 days a week, (although I was given 24 and was the first one called when someone called off) but most people were given lousy shifts, short hours and bad attitudes from the assistant managers. Line managers all worked 6 days a week and 12 hour days and are the lifeblood of the company. Most don't manage their people, just getting product on the floor and schedules and ordering, but they are not managers of people just 40k a year laborers.
The jobs are no different than any other retail/grocery shop, but the management are simply arrogant weak leaders. You can do better than Mariano's and if they are messing up your pay, call the Labor Board. don't be afraid to tell your boss he is too dense to be so arrogant, he won't get it anyway. – less