Food Lion

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Food Lion Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.8 460 reviews

51% Approve of the CEO

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Beth Newlands

(70 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible hours with reasonable responsibilities and pay equal to level of work i am doing(in 19 reviews)

  • Co-workers are usually friendly and easy to work with(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • You needed to have full time hours but expected you to get everything done in a lot less hours(in 25 reviews)

  • Although there are some benefits offered for part-time workers, these benefits could be better(in 25 reviews)

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    Great Management

    Cashier (Former Employee) Salisbury, NC

    ProsThe management at the store I worked for was wonderful, like a family. Work load was shared pretty evenly and customer service was top priority. Flexible hours.

    ConsThe compensation is low and not much chance of raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider pay raises based on merit.

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    Great place to work. Worked there while I was in school.

    Cashier/Bagger (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked with my school schedule.

    ConsWorking every weekend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy to work your way up if you show up and do what you're told and do it better and faster than the next guy/gal.

    Cashier/Office Assistant (Former Employee) Kinston, NC

    ProsThey worked around my needs in scheduling me. I was given life insurance for my whole family for only 15 dollars a month. You can work your way up quickly if you show up, do the work and do it without complaining, smile and in general, have a good work ethic.

    ConsInsufficient training. There was a mentality of "no one showed ME how to do it, so I'm not going to show YOU how to do it". It was often sink or swim. I managed to swim and work my way up and past others who'd been there MUCH longer than me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management would be to schedule time where you work the jobs below you. It would help you gain understanding of what really happens on a day to day basis which would then help you tailor your requests to the reality of what can be achieved.
    My advice to supervisors would be to spend more time training your cashiers and not leaving them to fail, then shooting them down for failure. It's a culture of shame, rather than one of cheering them on and that only leads to quick turnover and depressed employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's been 5 years

    Office Assistant/Customer Service (Current Employee)

    ProsIt has been a fun job for the most part, like all jobs it has it's hard times. There have been several opportunities to advance, that I just missed out on, I blame my availability for that though. I moved fairly quick through the beginning , started off as a bagger, then bagger/cashier, then I picked up another job in the store, doing price changes. Price changes aren't the job for me though. Then from there, I went back to just the front end of the store as a cashier, within a couple of weeks, I got promoted to office assistant. On the front end, as long as you can keep up with the pace, it's the place you want to be, you get a little more freedom with it.

    ConsThe only real cons I have seen with working with Food Lion, they are a little stingy with raises, if you are lucky you get one on your yearly anniversary even if all of your evals have been really good. That could also be in part due to certain members of management or corporate , depending on district I would guess. Communication isn't always up to par , even with me working 5 days a week, sometimes it's two or 3 days into things before I ever really hear about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management, if you value your employees , let your actions and words show it. Yes we are easy enough to replace as everyone wants a job these days, but people who will do anything within their power to make sure the store runs smoothly, you won't find as easy. So reward us a little better from time to time without us pure having to beg for it. The policy about "part time" employees not getting over 30 hours needs to go out the door, I've made it this long without benefits , I just need the hours for money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My Food Lion Experience

    Part Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) Fredericksburg, VA

    ProsThe benefits are nice like a 10-min on the clock break. And a 30-min off the clock lunch break. Friendly management and staff. Getting to know your customers, All staff are happy to train, and will let you get some hands on training.

    ConsSome of the stores cash registers are kind of old, so they can be a little bit of a pain to work with sometimes. But its pretty much straight forward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you say you are going to upgrade cash registers or the POS please do as the POS system in some stores are getting really old and do need a big upgrade. I know plenty of my fellow co-workers would like to see that sometime soon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Food Lion Experience

    Cashier (Former Employee) Norfolk, VA

    ProsFellow employees we're nice. Hardly any drama. Some nice Customers. Managers work with you on scheduling. Was able to do more than just Cashier. They train you very well.

    ConsPay was average. Some Customers we're rude. Very little room for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work and pay but there is chasm between full and part time.

    Meat Cutter (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is reasonable and the pay isn't bad.
    I appreciate one of the core values is humor most coworkers take it to heart.
    Being full-time comes with good benefits.

    ConsUnderstaffed throughout the region.
    Seems a lot of management keeps leaving or ask for a demotion.
    My part-time coworkers can never seem to get enough hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI like your company re-strategy adjustment I just hope the management I keep hearing about leaving is the type I wouldn't like to work for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get Place to Work for Teens/Young Adults

    Produce Associate (Former Employee) Sanford, NC

    Pros-Flexible work hours
    -Great experience and work environment for high school and college age adults

    Cons-Weekends
    -Pay
    -Swing shift between early and late hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Move up quickly if you show promise

    FT Meat Cutter (Current Employee) Wilmington, NC

    ProsI needed a small part time job and it evolved into a Full time meat cutter position within 6 months.

    ConsTraining is in house, trial by fire, and extremely brief. You are expected to learn the trade at a very low rate of pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop saying there isn't anyone up for hard work or there isn't much talent out there. False negative statements

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starting point for retail management prospects.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly coworkers and customers (usually)

    ConsLittle benefits, low pay, high expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does a good job i think

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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