BI-LO Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
127 Reviews
2.8
127 Reviews
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Randall Onstead
3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to be flexible with scheduling and maintain a decent work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Very supportive Management, works to give you the best schedule, great people to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible upper management, from the district/regional managers on up (in 12 reviews)

  • Minimum wage, part time, you are expected to do everything a manager asks, even if it's not in your job description (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I learned a lot in a short amount of time due to efficient training.

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    Current Employee - Deli  in  New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Deli in New Iberia, LA

    I have been working at BI-LO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff & a lot of teamwork

    Cons

    Inability to finish a task in a timely manner d/t interruptions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New managers that are hired need to communicate better with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    it was alright....bosses seemed lazy

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at BI-LO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible, co-workers, pretty easy, customers were friendly

    Cons

    management, hours, it sucked working overnight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best job I ever had..

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at BI-LO part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with school hours, and very friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Advancement Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at BI-LO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of different stores to work for. Great people that work in the stores

    Cons

    Working every weekend and holiday. As a manager, you are always "on the clock".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people like people and not like robots. Adhere to the 90-day trial period for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A changing company for a changing time!

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager Center Store  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Co-Manager Center Store in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at BI-LO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The positive aspects of working for BI-LO in my opinion, is that commitment goes a long way. Associates that display a desire to work hard are awarded with the ability to further their career.

    Cons

    There are cons in every arena of employment. In my opinion, BI-LO needs to become more competitive in their compensation regarding salaries as compared to other retailers in the retail grocery business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BI-LO has sold off some of their higher grossing retail locations to competitors to purchase numerous older and smaller locales (quantity vs. quality).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company with a lot of potential, but a lot of work needs to be done.

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    Current Employee - Deli Bakery Manager/BAKER  in  Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Deli Bakery Manager/BAKER in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at BI-LO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Certain stores had great supervisors. Good insurance. Good hours, depending on your seniority.

    Cons

    Poor communication from the very top of the chain to the bottom. Not ideal for family life.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at BI-LO part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing about this job had a pro.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees a little.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Wasn't awful, but could have been better!!!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  Lexington, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Lexington, NC

    I worked at BI-LO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company, Excellent benefits if your full time.

    Cons

    Some very bad managers, training was not completed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really check out who you put in management positions.....Some of them are awesome but others are awful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Craziness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at BI-LO part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great customers quit place

    Cons

    Poor management no order a lot if drama pay doesn't match work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Purchasing WD was mistake and it's apparent to all.

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Systems Administrative  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Enterprise Systems Administrative in Greenville, SC

    I worked at BI-LO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co workers and some managers made working there wonderful, once they got out of bankruptcy things where looking up.

    Cons

    The greedy for greedier and the purchase of Winn-Dixie cause not only the headquarters to move to Jacksonville, but they adopted all of WD's work ethics and practices. I was asked to move to jax but they wouldn't help with relocation. They refused to keep some roles in Greenville, but allowed WD employees to work from Colorado?! Shows you who's much they came to appreciate the BI-LO employees, which is to say, not at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BI-LO used to stand for employees now they stand by WD employees only. Try being more united with the people that helped make the name BI-LO great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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