Food Lion

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Food Lion Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
551 Reviews
2.9
551 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are great, customers are great, can go on breaks when you need to (in 14 reviews)

  • flexible hours with reasonable responsibilities and pay equal to level of work i am doing (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • You needed to have full time hours but expected you to get everything done in a lot less hours (in 30 reviews)

  • Although there are some benefits offered for part-time workers, these benefits could be better (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    15 years in various positions including lower management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    They will hire just about anyone.

    Cons

    Constantly varying schedules, pay scale not remotely in-sync with responsibilities expected. Hourly employees treated as though they're on call 24-7 although this is not SOP. Promotions are very rare. Pay raises (merit or cost-of-living) non-existent. Benefits (Christmas Bonus) that made it somewhat worthwhile have been rescinded, out-of-pocket health care costs for full-time employees rise at least $30 a month every year. So you make less every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is too focused on their own paycheck, do not value hard working employees. Training non-existent, favoritism & criticism runs high. Focus is not on the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Food Lion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in White Sulphur Springs, WV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in White Sulphur Springs, WV

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    good hours, and a lot of time off

    Cons

    low pay and no way to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time employees instead of everyone being part time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Its a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule, good work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough hours for the little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marshall, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marshall, VA

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience great bosses wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of communication lack of team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your staff. Let them know they are appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    The people I worked with were pretty cool to work with. I somewhat enjoyed working for Food Lion. It was literally around the corner from where I lived so it was convenient.

    Cons

    Low hours, lazy management, no raises, low pay,

    Recommends
  7.  

    A lot of work for little pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for all employees

    Cons

    Little pay for all employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees and stop being cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    hard working young man, who always worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Butcher in Rocky Point, NC
    Former Employee - Butcher in Rocky Point, NC

    I worked at Food Lion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits and the pay

    Cons

    being able to deal with attitudes on a daily base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    customer satisfaction is the key to success

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good Benefits, Salary on lower end of the competition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Food Lion full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good for full time employees. Can't beat the number of weeks you can get for vacation. The bonus for store managers is quite good if the district hits its numbers. Customers tend to be loyal and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Politics play a large role in management. It's hard to find good part-time workers because of the low pay they receive. Overall, the pay for all store employees is on the lower end for this industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good job but not so good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, work is easy

    Cons

    low pay, raises mostly on 1% freeze

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I've been there for 8 years but haven't been promoted like it....it's a bittersweet experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    Everyone in the store gets along

    Cons

    Not every employee works hard as others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within the company in order to build regular practice strategies

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