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Belk Department Stores / marianita montero

1 Wilmington, NC, United States Review updated:

I have worked for belk for the last twelve years, we always had problems in our store but things really went down about 3 years ago when marianita montero was hired as a regional manager. She is the most umprofessional, incompetent and clueless individual in charge I have ever worked for, she is a dictator, she micromanages and she is ruthless to everyone that works for her. Nobody is allowed to express their opinion nor go against her ideas, if anyone goes against her they will not last very long with the company. She will make their lives a living hell until they quit. Marianita montero has destroyed the career of many people that tried to stand up for themselves or to what they believed in by either demoding them or simply by making them quit. It is very discouraging to witness the low morale in the stores, the unfair way the managers are treated without any consequences to her. I know she can not continue doing this forever but, by the time someone realizes what is happening it will be too late, the northern region will be damaged to unrepairable conditions.

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  • Ma
      2nd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have also been victimized by this woman and nobody does anything about it.
    Bob Greiner, Bill Roberts wake up!!! She is harming you!

  • Jo
      28th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    Call corporate or the Belk hotline.

  • Be
      10th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    i wrote to bob & tim B too. she is ruthless. and they love her. she has chased associates away, asm's have left. she causes managers to leave. and the brass love her! they promoted her! all the way to charlotte.
    they talk about their charity and christian ways etc... but they are all bloodsuckers. while associates lose wages and hours because they cut everything in the stores, the corporate guys still live well.
    CONCLUSION: she will continue to rise in the company as long as she does their dirty work. BELK is a company that use its' employees until they break, then they throw the worker away and get another one.

  • Co
      20th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Since the 1st of the year, believe it or not, Belk is worse!!! Apparently, they are all corrupt. I have worked at Belk Greer, SC and Belk Westgate Mall in Spartanburg, SC. Our region was combined with another, so our Regional Manager moved to Myrtle Beach. Since he left in January, our MC is the store manager. People have been fired and quit (due to being forced out). While the MC, Jennifer Stuman sits on her lazy butt upstairs with her invisible chess board moving associates out and around the store like we are pieces for her to play with. She is a disgusting and vile creature who will step on anyone to get to the top. I wish the public knew how this "family owned" company treats the people who work for pennies. Do the Belk Brothers know and just not care? Or are they fooled by people like Chris Faranella, Dennis Carusso (Loss Prevention), and Jennifer Stuman?

  • In
      15th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    While I do have to admit that most of these complaints are very true. I have to leave my name and location out for the time being. The company since the beginning of the New Year has taken a turn for the worst. The company management talks down to the associates and berates them in front of anyone that is there. There company policy handbook is there for all of you to read. There is a problem with the harassment in the stores. Read your hand book under sexual harassment. Degrading, insulting or making your job harder to perform is a form of sexual harassment. I would suggest collectively that all of you go to your labor board and file your complaints as ONE. You may also consider collectively getting as many as you can and hire an attorney to stop the corrupt behavior. It does fall on deaf ears and they don't do any about it. It will take a law suite in order for them to wake up. Then again in my vast experience. HIT THEM WHERE IT HURTS THE MOST in the PURSE! Make it a public issue. The are taking the down turn of the economy and using it as a tool to take advantage of the employee's. I have heard the ASM's clearly tell employee's that if they didn't like it go and try to find another job. They do cut back the hours even though the store's show great increase's and yet cry poor mouth. There are employee's that have walked off in the last several months and the count has been forgotten at this point. Most of them walk off for the very reason's listed above. They are continually harassed over the work not done but, then again they don't rehire the staff they add it to the associates plate and berate them because it's not done? They want your "pay for performance" and your "required credit card applications" to keep your job. Yet you go from sales associate to a glorified maid, cleaning crew and stock person. While there is nothing wrong with any of these jobs, it is virtually impossible to do all of it and maintain there strictly enforced "pay for performance." Not to mention that the write up's for not getting the required FORCED on consumers Credit Card applications. If you don't meet the requirements you will be terminated (threatened). I don't know if anyone has but, then again I am talking about being harassed from the company management.

  • An
      25th of Nov, 2010
    +1 Votes

    She(Marianita Montero) was the worst manager I ever worked for. She will stifle you. You will not learn anything good from this woman. She has a very underhanded way of managing and has all sorts of hidden agendas. Get out from under her is my advice or find another job before she drives you to that. For the company to continue to allow her to work for them, with all the values they claim to have is really funny. Just ask anyone in Wilmington that ever had to work for her. The company never cared enough to get statements or talk to managers or associates about the way she corrupted the store and people's careers.

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